Hi All, have posted in other threads but thought I’d better do this too. I’ve been on folksy for over a year now but trying to really get it going properly. I’m Paula, have been making jewellery since I was a kid, did a couple of years of silversmithing as mental relaxation during my A Levels. I used to make bead jewellery that was sold to staff, a stall at a school craft fair and so on. My supplier went under so I did, but Uni was looming. I’ve always been creative, cross-stitch and knitting since I was 7, Mum taught me, and growing up overseas there was little tv etc so plenty of time to do crafts. I still made a few bits and bobs of jewellery, something to go with a ballgown and so on. About 6 years ago a friend had commissioned a special dress for the school prom for her form leaving, and I offered to create something to compliment it. I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed it and felt those creative juices flowing again. I found some new suppliers, this time gemstones, rather than shell, plastic, wood and glass and have gone from there. A couple of wirework courses and a true addiction was born. When I see the beauty nature creates, I don’t see the point in using anything else now. Most of my sales have been offline but I’d love to really develop online sales. In the real world I’m a Maths Teacher, so often my creativity has to go in fits and starts around the job, the bonus though it a number of regular customers, especially at this time of the year! I’m always interested in feedback, I know some of my photography needs upgrading, I’ve been waiting to see some sunlight for a fortnight now to improve some of them!