My mother and step mother passed 10 years ago. Some of their jewelry items were interesting enough to be remade into other pieces of wearable art and it was a way for me to keep them in my memory. Quickly I got the bug and started learning lots of different techniques - spreading myself way to thin, and buying way too much stuff. It was fun and still is - this is the only hobby I've really stuck with. As I look back at the photos of some older designs I am pleased to see how far I've come.
Why do I love it ? It's amazing that one pile of beads can be interpreted so many different ways, depending on the eye of the artist. I also love it when someone else loves it enough to offer to buy it from me. That is a great compliment.
Artfire has afforded me a reasonably priced place to show my work - just for fun.