How it all began:
SwirlsOnline began through the thoughtful gifts of others to
the artist, Sandi. Several years ago, I received a gift of a small
hobby set complete with pliers, plastic beads, and plated wire, which I
promptly put on a shelf and forgot.
a year after that, I received another gift which at the time seemed
arbitrary. It was a how-to manual on beaded jewelry...in Japanese! Yes,
I thought it strange as I do not speak or read Japanese. This gift also
promptly found its way to the shelf and was forgotten.
year after that, I found myself stuck one rainy day doing nothing and
wandering aimlessly around my place. Lo and behold, I found that shelf
with the forgotten gifts. Curious and quite bored, I looked through the
Japanese and saw that the directions came with lovely pictures that I
could decipher. Using the hobby set, I made my first wire-twisted bead
have been hooked ever since. The next year has seen me expand my book
and design collections and adding to the tools and supplies of that
original hobby set. Now, I show here all of the fun work that has come
out of those long ignored but not entirely forgotten gifts.