One thing that has kept me motivated is that people like my bead work enough to buy it. I try to keep my prices low => I am rewarded by sales => gives me enough money to go out and buy more supplies => allows me to do what I love => improve my beading skills => HAPPY! I know this is a touchy subject for the professionals on Etsy but yes, I am a hobbyist.
Certainly one day I'd love to make enough money selling my charms and accessories so I can send my kids to college on the money I earn. I'd love to have a professional reputation. I'd love to be on the Etsy front page as a featured shop. I'm working towards that...slowly.
I am a little fish in a big pond but I still make every beaded piece with lots of Imagination, Love and Care. I hope you like what you see.
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