by Sue O’Mullan.
(Bucks County Pennsylvania, USA)
Our etsy existence, our facebook business page existence is all related to my son and autism awareness. I find that I don’t bead anymore because it has become such an expense to keep him “stringing” on a daily basis. I just turned 50 – bilateral mastectomy without any reconstructive surgery because I can’t with my life and my son- radical hysterectomy – and very depressed.
I found polymer clay – or rather have been playing with it for quite some time. Not sure that these are even worth sending but I like making them, they make me feel good and I’ve sold three already (without even listing them on etsy yet).
Your honest opinion… please! If they are horrid – let me know… Also -how much ?
I won’t lie – the material is not much – unless I use Swarovski crystals, but – the labor is intensive! Quite intensive! I take forever while I finish the pieces – because that it when it turns into a multi-media piece. I add everything – my polymer flowers, some resin tricks, inks, polishes, varnishes, paints, you name it I have done it to one of these bracelets.
But I enjoy making them and for once…. a small part of “ME” is coming back to this world instead of “being Danny’s mom” or the “autism warrior” or an “advocate for kids on the spectrum” or “the autism specialist in our area”…. I’ve found me again!