Introducing Meg……

Hi everyone!   I wanted to introduce myself to you.  My name is Meg and I am going to be your friendly and sometimes funny blogger on the Eureka Crystal Beads Blog. Eureka Crystal Beads, graciously handed over the torch to the blog to me. Me!!! I still can’t wrap my head around it. I mean come on, it’s not every day that a company that you love wants you to help write their blog.  Obviously,they think I know what I am talking about.  And, I stress “think I know”.  I just really hope I can live up to it.

And by the way, check their website and you’ll know right away what I mean. It is all about quality, friendly service and love of beads and beading!

Now, I don’t want to bore you with a long list of everything that I have done that makes me an appropriate choice to give you bead advice and information.  I mean who wants to listen to that.  I certainly don’t.  Boooooring!!! So, I am going to give you a very small look into my world.  Here it goes…

I jumped with both feet into the beading world over 10 years ago.  It definitely wasn’t one foot in to test the water.  I don’t know about you but, when I like something I tend to learn everything I can about it.  And, beading wasn’t any different. I started to bead to keep myself busy.  I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2002.  Beading helped change my life.  Gave me a purpose.  I started doing my own designs and started teaching after meeting a friend who owned her own store. This same friend introduced me to others in the industry and that is how I met Bonita and Walter and the rest of Eureka’s team. And,as you know,  I am now writing a blog.

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In ending my first post, I just wanted to  give you some insight on where the blog is going to go.  We are going to be doing free projects (see the most recent Dragon’s Back Bracelet), tips and techniques on beading, fashion and color advice that relates to beading, and anything else that you as readers would like to know. Please let us know if you have any ideas on posts for the blog.  Go to our Facebook page(Eureka Crystal Beads) and leave a post.  I really would love all the help that I can get! Until next time….have a bead filled day!

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3 responses to “Introducing Meg……

  1. Hi Meg, like you, beading fell into my life at a time when I needed a distraction, too. Like you, I also have been disabled by Artritis, in my case Ankylosing Spondylitis, complicated by back problems, (4 Spinal Fusion Operations). When my mom died 12 years ago, it was more than I could handle, but it seems mom is still looking out for me, you see, I inherited her beads. You will more than likely laugh, as you consider what was going through the airline baggage handlers mind when he wanted to know what was so heavy in our suitcase. We told him, Beads! His response was, There’s more than a 100 pounds in this suitcase, you don’t mean those tiny little beads, do you? The look he gave us was something we could have photographed! What I could not tell him was, that wasn’t all of them! The remainder was to be delivered at a later date. My mom did not believe in wasting money, if she could not use something, she found a home with somebody who could. I was a fair weather Beader up until that point, she had plans for me, and yes, I still include some of her beads in every project I make! Thanks mom!

  2. Linda, What an incredible story! I can just imagine the baggage handler’s face. I guess not everyone knows how heavy they really can be. It seems to me that your mom definitely had a plan for you. It is hard enough dealing with the issues that we face everyday, but knowing that your mom gave you a nudge to be more in the bead world is something that you should treasure. She was giving you something in life that makes you happy but also keeps you interacting with others. Plus, you will always think of her as you are beading and to me that is the most precious thing. I am really glad that you reached out to me. I really enjoyed your story. Plus, it is nice meeting someone who knows what my life is like. I haven’t met too many people with arthritis like we have. I hope you are doing well now. But, no matter what just keep on beading. It will keep you going. And, keep you close to mom. Please let me know of any changes with you so I can give you some support. We beaders need to stick together. Thank you for reaching out.

  3. Hi Meg, welcome, I look forward to reading your blog. I saw that they have the new mini super duos, I can’t wait to try them. There are some sample projects made with them and I love the one that is a tube type shape (they are pins/reddish color). Is there or could you do s tutorial on that type of bead made with the mini super duos. Thanks!!

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