Hi there, I'm Maria!
And, just like you, I LOVE crafting. I've made bags, soap and a whole lot more. But, the one hobby that holds a special place in my heart is jewelry-making, specifically off-loom bead weaving.
If you don't know what off-loom bead weaving is, it's the art of stitching beads together using a beading needle and thread to create beautiful pieces of jewelry.
I originally started this business because I wanted to share my love of beading with the world. It was as simple as that. Later, I realized that I could eliminate the problems that I had when I first started out.
You see, when I first began bead weaving, I was on a mission to learn all the different stitches. But the problem was, I couldn't find all the information I needed in one place. And, it wasn't always quality content that I found.
I spent a lot of time trying to develop my beading skills and it was incredibly frustrating at times.
But, I stuck with it and I'm so glad I did. Once I learned the different beading techniques, jewelry-making was a breeze. I began teaching classes and even ran my own bead shop for a few years.
As it turns out, my bead weaving journey is a familiar one for lots of aspiring beaders. Many students and customers have told me how confusing it can be to just get started, how discouraging it is to struggle with complicated patterns and how maddening it is when there's no-one around to help.
And, that's what I aim to fix.
These days, my mission is simple — to make bead weaving easy by providing the simple, practical tools and resources you need, all in one place.
Because, beading is supposed to be fun! If you have to spend hours searching for the answers you need or easy tutorials you can actually follow, then you're likely to throw in the towel. And, I don't want that for you at all.
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