A little about me!

new-profile-picture-small3Hi!  I’m Cindy and I’m so glad you came by for a visit.  I hope you enjoy reading the little stories and photos I share about life, my family, and creating jewelry.  Please leave a comment and introduce yourself…I love hearing from each and everyone who visits.

I’ve been making jewelry for 7 years now, and have found that it’s a fun-filled road to happiness. I am a Mom of four busy, highly imaginative boys. When I can sneak a spare moment, I’m off creating jewelry. I absolutely love working with wire…sterling silver, copper, and even stainless steel. I also love to work with art beads that are one-of-a-kind. 🙂

Here are my top 3 favorite things about designing jewelry:

1. A jewelry project can be simple or very detailed, you decide. No matter what, when you’re finished you’ll have a little piece of art that you can actually wear!
2. The possibilities are endless… there so many styles and materials to try. I love learning new techniques and finding new challenges.  My latest interest is working with metal and vintage finds.
3. Oh the people I have met! I have made some wonderful friends through our common love of jewelry. There are so many talented designers, suppliers, bead artists and teachers out there, all surprisingly willing to share their knowledge and passion.
4. Bead shopping!….alright it’s easy to get carried away…. I said I would only mention my top 3!

In case you’re wondering just how I came up with the name, sweet bead studio, I have my oldest son to thank.  We were driving along in the car talking about my new jewelry shop that was in the works.  What to name it…hmm…that’s when he called out, “How about Sweet Beads?”  I added “Studio” to it and my  new shop was born!  The brilliant little guy was only 5 at the time. 🙂

I made these little lumpy beads!

I made these little lumpy beads!

My jewelry endeavors are dedicated to my Grandmother, Rose, whose hand-crafted creations were treasured by many and who will always be with me as a source of inspiration.