As many of you know after the sudden death of my brother a year ago I dropped the ball on my beadmaking. Everything just stopped in its tracks and all of the work and effort of the whole of the preceeding year, getting my beads up for sale, being seen on the internet, establishing a blog and working my way up Google etc. went down the drain. It has taken me pretty much the whole year to even think about picking it all up and starting over again but I have and I am. My confidence was completely gone and it has been so hard to just get on with it regardless but after a couple of false starts I have finally planted the seed, now I have to nurture it and hopefully something good will grow..