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Hello, hope everyone has had a fantastic start to their New Year!

I wanted to let you know that, I’ve been having a lot of problems with my hands, for quiet sometime now and it has been preventing me from beading like I’m used too.  I have good days and bad days.  The doctors are still trying to find out what is wrong.  To many tests and not enough time for beading, but I will never give up my passion, even if I have to use my feet instead. LOL
The joints in my hands swell, along with my whole hand, feet and all,  its makes it hard to bead for long periods of time, especially when I’m using bead embroidery.  Hopefully they will be able to give me a confirmed diagnosis soon and I can get on with my beading!  There are several competitions I need have  completed before April, so wish me luck.

My reason for sharing this is the whole reason of this post.

Last week, I was in a waiting room, waiting of course, to have some x-rays done.  While I was waiting,  this wonderful couple and I started up a conversation.  She complemented me on my boots and I of course complemented her on the beautiful earrings she was wearing.
She told me her daughter had made them for her and you can imagine my excitement as began talking together about her daughter’s craft and my craft of beading.  It just so happened I had one of bead embroidered bracelets on and of course quickly took it off to allow her and her husband to admire it.
Come to find out, her daughter created beautiful Fused Dichroic glass beads and I had to know more!  I learned that her daughter and son-in-law had study Spanish for two years in secret and moved to this wonderful little town in Mexico, called Alamos, Sonora.  They are living their dream.  You can find out more about this little place in Mexico on her daughters Linda Lou’s blog.   I must say, the conversation with Mr & Mrs. Hughen was the highlight of my day!  I asked Ms. Hughen for her daughters blog name and quickly wrote it down.  I promised her I would look her daughter up and email her about meeting them in the waiting room.

When I arrived back home, I went straight to the computer and find the blog and her daughters Etsy Shop. Look for an Artist Feature on Linda Lou’s wonderful fused glass in one of my new blogs called Terri Faye’s Beading Hub.  Below is one of item listed in Glass Pond Studio.

During our conversation, I was called to go back for my x-rays.  After I was finished, I hoped that Mr. & Mrs. Hughen were still in the waiting and to my excitement, they were.  I stopped to say good-bye, when Mr. Hughen asked me to hold out my hand and dropped the most adorable little carved wood duck!
I was so thrilled!  I only hope he knows what that meant to me.  I love wood crafts.

He said to me, “You and all you women talking about your crafts, here’s what I do”.  I asked, “Is this for me? and he told me yes.  I will treasure this little wooden duck and it now sits with me in my bead room as inspiration.  Here is a photograph, below.

Mr. Hughen had even signed it for me! Well, maybe it was already signed, but I love to believe he really signed it just for me!

He must of had this adorable little duck in one of his pockets.

I truly believe the universe is an amazing thing and it sends you just what you need in that moment!

Here is my wooden ducks place of honor in my bead room.

Can you see the little bead necklace I made for it?
If not here’s a close up below.

I had give him a little bling of course.

Hope you have enjoyed this post and look forward to your comments!

As always, Happy Beading.

Terri Faye

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Welcome to my handmade jewelry blog. I love making jewelry and love sharing what I've made for everyone to enjoy. My passion is to create beautiful, wearable works of arts. I started making jewelry around 2007 and I learned how to make jewelry from beading books and searching and following many fantastic handmade jewelry blogs. . I spend hours practicing, learning and searching the internet for ideas, tutorials and jewelry making inspiration. I’ve had the honor of being published in several national and international beading magazines and blogs. My work has been featured in top blogs and magazines such as Step by Step Wire Jewelry, Bead & Button Editors Blog, and The Beading Gems Blog and published in the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads jewelry makers’ catalogs.

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  • Reply
    Linda Lou and Senor, Too
    January 17, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Hola Terri,
    How wonderful to read your post and find both my work and my Dad's work featured in it! Quite an honor, thank you so much!
    I hope the DRs will figure out the problem with your hand so you can get back soon to beading full time. I love seeing your work. you are so talented~!

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    Terri Faye
    January 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you Linda Lou for leaving a such a wonderful comment. The x-rays I had done did show that I have Osteoarthritis in both hands and feet and the hurting everywhere is called polymyalgia rheumatica. But that's not going stop me from beading. I have both good days and bad days, so I bead on the good ones.

    Your work with glass is truly amazing and stunning, I'd love to bead around some of your glass work.

    Again, thanks so much!

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    January 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Terri, this is such a lovely post! Talk about wonderful opportunities coming out of the challenges that meet us on a day to day basis. I hope that the doctors are able to quickly diagnosis you and help you to find some relief, the crafting world will not give you up so easily. 🙂

    The couple you met seems positively delightful and I could not love this wooden duck more. How do we capture this man and unleash him on our local crafts shows?! Can you imagine a table full of tiny beautifully carved wooden creatures? Who could resist!

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    Terri Richards
    January 17, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you so much Taniamc! And what wonderful inspiring words.

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    Linda Lou and Senor, Too
    March 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Terri, I think about you. I hope you are feeling good and having lots of good days! linda lou

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    Terri Faye
    March 13, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Linda, thank you so much. It's been a difficult past few months. Doctors can't find out what is wrong with me and I am in pain daily, but I keep trucking. I haven't been able to do much blogging, typing and using a mouse on the computer causes my hands to really hurt, but luckily beading doesn't seem to bother my hands much. Hopefully soon the doctors will be able to find out the problem. I really miss my time on the internet and blogging. Again, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for your comment. It means a great deal to me! Please tell your Mom and Dad hello for me! Lots of Hugs, Terri

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