My name is Eunice and I live in southern New Hampshire.
I am in a Master Beading Program where I am still an apprentice after 1 year. So much to learn. I have been learning how to do Peyote, Spiral and Herringbone stitches, which I use in earrings, necklaces and bracelets. I also make eyeglass lanyard using a technique known as Kumihimo . This is an ancient Japanese beading technique done with cord and your choice of beads.(I will be adding photos of projects I have finished to give you an idea of where I am at with designing)
I also love melting(fusing)glass in my kiln. I use fuse-able glass as well as Dicrohic Glass. I also own a torch and love taking a glass rod and mandrel heating them in a flame and watching the glass wrap around the mandrel and forming my own glass bead. I can decorate it with the use of stringers and frit. Stringers are very thin rods of glass and Frit is crushed glass I can roll a hot piece of glass in to pick up different colors as well as texture. I love my time in the barn where I do this work.
I am also in love with photographing life around me. I always have been but have just started sharing with others.
OK now for a real surprise for those who do not know me. I am an injured Tractor Trailer Driver/Owner. I have been driving big rigs since the late 70′s when it was really unheard of to see a young female behind the wheel of a Big Rig. I have traveled across this country of ours and have so many fond memories of life on the road as well as years I spent hauling goods, all over New England. I was hurt in an auto accident in 2000 which has since taken the ability to drive a rig for 15 hours
a day so I had to find something to keep myself busy and happy, as I was a complete mess after being told my trucking days were over. It was who I was, now what? So I went back to my roots. I always loved crafting and art in all forms. So as I learn this BLOGGING I hope to show you what I love through my photos and words. Feel free to comment or follow me as I really do want to get better at all I attempt to do.