I was fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom for the first four of our children, but when my husband took ill, I had to take on the role of bread winner, and I gravitated back to crafts and become a demonstrator for a now defunct crafting kit company. The idea was to teach a simple needle craft at a home party to the attendees and then sell the kits available to them. Made some money, still have a TON of sample kits stacked in a closet, and got to the Regional Manager position (which anyone who has ever done home parties, knows that is where the road turns into a major highway).
Of course, nursing was my first love, and after doing 42 years of it, my tired feet would no longer cooperate. So after moving to Florida with my retired husband, I followed suit and retired too, and then found polymer clay, and bead making to fill the hours while he was watching his football, hockey, etc, sports on TV. A natural progression was to jewelry designs and other creations.
It has been an interesting, richly rewarding and mind expanding experience. One I never thought I would have the confidence to show the world, and you, what came from my head and hands. Thanks to so many successes, and flubs, and innumerable words of encouragement from others, it has given me the desire to step out and share again.