Oh, Snap! I Have A New Addiction…

How have I lived this long without discovering how fun punching holes and setting rivets, snaps and eyelets can be? I am a pretty crafty gal – not only do I love beading, but I also draw, paint, do calligraphy and the occasional crazy HGTV-style home improvement project – but I will let you in on a little secret: I cannot sew. Not even a button on a shirt. I have never been interested in working with fabric or knitting or anything of that ilk. I guess that is why my experience with working with leather was always limited to crimping or gluing on ends. When Karla came to me and told me that we had to have snaps and rivets and eyelets and mallets and all this other crazy stuff, I wondered what on earth we were ever going to do with it. When the new products arrived, I have to admit I was curious. In her typical way, Karla sat with me patiently as I learned how to use a hole punch and how to set snaps (even through I did it backwards the first time) and rivets. After days of driving my colleagues crazy with the sound of my hammering, I found that I had created over 30 pieces and discovered my newest addiction. It just goes to show that what I have said all along is true: there is always something new to discover in the wonderful world of jewelry making. Maybe next I will finally learn to sew a button on a shirt…

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Shanna Steele

Shanna Steele is a product manager and occasional jewelry designer for Auntie's Beads. When she is not playing in the beads, she enjoys reading, listening to music, cooking - especially baking - and good times in the great outdoors.

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