I thought I should take a moment to introduce you to myself.  Since I will be authoring this blog, I think its important that you know a little about me and why it is that I love this job so much. 

My name is Kelsy and I have been in love with Shipwreck Beads for as long as I can remember.  When I was a child, I remember my mother taking me and my little brother to the store.  We were going on a family trip and my mom wanted something to keep us busy, quiet and not fighting with each other.  We ended up taking home a bunch of wood beads and some leather to string it on.  Even after the trip, both my brother and I had a lot of good times with those beads.

And it was just the beginning of my love of beads, and not just beads, but all crafts.  Scrapbooking, sewing, photography, beading… I love it all.  I love any opportunity I can have to create and express myself.  And now I am happy to be able to share that love with all of you. 

When it comes to beads, I love jewelry.  Earrings especially.  I love fashion and current trends.  One of my favorite things to do is to try to reproduce designer jewelry on a budget.  I love a good DIY. 

But please don’t get the impression that this blog will be all about me because it won’t.  It’s going to be all about beads and Shipwreck.  I want to share with you what it feels like to really shop at our store.  The beautiful beaded inlay on the front walk, the beads on display when you walk into the store for the first time, the smell of coffee from our cafe and the warm hello from you will receive from the staff. 

I’m looking forward to being able to review product, provide tutorials, and spotlight many of the talented and creative staff here at the store.  This is going to be a great adventure for the store and for myself and I know that with your help, it’s going to be a lot of fun. 

I’m going to have my first project up on the site for you tomorrow and I can’t wait to share it with you!