For years I had loved to wander the beading aisle of my local craft store. I could spend hours exploring glass, crystal and semi precious beads but couldn’t imagine ever being able to create anything with them. I was a writer, a journalist for more than twenty years, and had always been immersed in deadlines for magazines and newspapers. But the last two years I had decided to leave journalism behind and try my hand at novel writing. I had completed one novel and one novella when I found myself blocked. I had no ideas, no motivation – my creative well was dry. During one summer break, my daughter needed me to take her to the craft store to pick up some threads for a project she was working on. I had always admired her creative spirit. She is always up for learning how to make something new. This time I went in to the beading aisle and bought myself some beads, some wire and a book. And I was hooked! Several more trips, more beads and more supplies and I had created my first handful of necklaces. I was feeling more creative than I had in years. Unfortunately, around 2016 I had to close my shop down due to family and health issues. It was the Covid-19 pandemic that brought me back. So many writing projects were cancelled. I found myself missing being creative, missing color, and missing creating jewelry. During November 2020 I reopened my shop. The Etsy community is a welcoming one. It’s like coming home. Welcome to Addie Frank Designs! I’m looking forward to filling my shop with lots of one of a kind designs just for you! I hope you’ll come back and visit often.
Addie Frank Designs