So, valentines day was approaching and I was browsing craft sites for some inspiration to make a "Heart-Felt" card for Gaurav. http://www.marthastewart.com/ is my favourite site for crafts. While I am doing something important, distractions keep coming my way. And they came this time also. I came across a video tutorial on "How to make a chunky pearl necklace". Immediately, my heart said, "lets go check it out". But my mind said "Finish up what you were doing and come to this later"
Next morning, I hit craft stores first thing in the morning. And yes, I came with full preperation. All 50% off coupons were stuffed inside my bag. After two long hours, I had my shopping basket one-third filled with beautiful beads, findings, tools and things alike. But my wise mind advised me to take it easy for this time. Afterall, it was my maiden experience with beading. So, I came out with just a few chunky pearls and ribbons.
After my first facebook post, my friend Archana(Prabhu) asked me to start selling on etsy. Today I think, she was too modest to ask me at that time. My first necklace was just a beaded piece, lacking style and clarity. I hadn't heard about ETSY before this and didn't even bother at that time. But, somethings are meant to happen. I met Sneha after a few days. We instantaneously made friends after chatting for 15 minutes for the first time in our lives. We had so much in common. This was a turning point of my life. She educated me about ETSY and encouraged me big time :)
So, finally, I want to give special thanks to the following people for changing my life for some good.
- Martha Stewart(.com)
- Archana Prabhu
- All my supporters who have encouraged me so much..