About me

After a few years I figured it was time to update my about page, a lot of stuff has changed since I started this page

My shops and YouTube are listed at the bottom of the page!!



my new photo

My name is Stephie ! I love to create and love old treasures ! I am a wife , mom of four grown kids , grandma to ten amazing kids 9 months to 20 years old !

I have a beautiful studio. A front bedroom in our almost 100 year old  house. I enjoy the windows and bright light and the pretty views out all of the windows. I would have loved to show you a picture of my work table empty, but it is almost always a mess with projects I am working on. The room is far from perfect, it is an old house and needs a lot of work, but it is perfect studio for me  !!

I have been doing beadwork for 30 years now. I love beads and working with them in all kinds of ways. I enjoy creating one of a kind jewelry ,and seed bead and sequin ornaments based on vintage ornaments ,and new things as well ! Cookie cutters are my inspiration many times !I have many hundreds of them vintage and new !!

I do have a YouTube channel ,Stephie’s Beads Baubles and Treasures , where I post tutorials and share fun things my hubby and I have picked up at antique shops, flea markets and yard and estate sales.

I have been a reseller most of my life , mostly via yard sales but have been selling on EBay since 2002 and Etsy since 2009 !

I adore finding wonderful things at good prices and reselling them for a profit !

EBay Stephie’s Beads and Baubles

Etsy Stephiesbeadsbaubles (one big word )

 YouTube Stephie’s Beads Baubles and Treasures





















17 thoughts on “About me

  1. You have a great blog, actually, looks like you have more than one, and Etsy and Twitter too! How wonderful! I’ve “tweeted” a few times, but for the life of me, I just can’t figure out how to do it right! LOL! Oh well, never too old to learn, right? I haven’t posted much about my personal life. Our lives have differences, but we have many things in common too. Didn’t have my first car till I was in my 30’s, and even then, it was only so I could chauffeur the kids around. Didn’t drive out of town till my 40’s, s-c-a-r-y!!! Found myself divorced at 50. Thought my husband was encouraging me to go to nursing school after the kids were on their own so we could have more financial security together. Guess he just didn’t want to feel guilty about leaving me alone, in debt, AND no way to support myself. HA! My way of conquering the whole “feeling useless, stupid, & scared” thing was to buy an old RV and drive it all the way to California alone (well, I brought my dog). After a couple of years of traveling I had several internal discussions about “wanting my life back” when it occurred to me that I didn’t really want “that” life back. I wanted a NEW life. MY life. So I came back home and have been working on “finding” (and liking) myself ever since. God bless you, Steph! We’re all in this together. Keep at it and you WILL find your way… YOUR way!


    1. Hi Gina,
      I am so glad you dropped by and said hi !! Thanks so much for your kind words. I have always been a writer, since I was a kid so blogging came natural to me. I have three main blogs I use, but somewhere out there are a few others that never took off !!
      Wow, you have been through so much but it sounds like you are finding yourself and I think that is somethign we are all doing, especially after having kids !! I started my time to be me blog for that reason but I do not post there as often as I should. It is not that I have found myself and do not need that blog anymore, I am just too all over the place, ADD is as active in my adult life as it was in my childhood !! I jump around too much and need to find ways to direct my thoughts a bit better, a life long battle unfortunately !!
      Twitter is much easier than you think once you get the hang of it. I got it hooked up to the blog through the widget section and it took time and I honestly could not tell you how I did it, but I kept at it until I got it hooked up. setting up a twitter account is a breeze and then Etsy is free, you just pay 20 cent per item to list them for four months and they have buttons to click as you list to put it on your facebook or twitter it !! If I can do it all, Trust me, anyone can !!!! As I figured it out and set it up I really was proud of my accomplishments, we did not grow up with all this, so figuring it out in my fifties was a challenge !!
      It is all a lot of fun and meeting new people is the reason I do it !! I am trying to look for new blogs more often and that is how I found you. I love to find like minded people to learn from and share with, I have no beaders in my day to day life and so I enjoy sharing my joy of beading online with all the wonderful people I meet here and on thier blogs !!
      Right back at ya, you will find your way too and we can encourage each other. If I can help you with anything, just ask, I will do my best to help all I can, I figured it out once, I can at least look at what I did and see if I can explain it, lol !!! I have no doubt you will figure it all out without any help, it just seems a bit overwelming at first !!


      1. Just now seeing this comment. Having trouble figuring out how the comments work. Also been very busy. Went to the Country Living Fair in Atlanta this weekend. Wow! they have LOTS of jewelry makers there! I thought of you. Hope you’re doing well! Enjoy having you as a blogging friend!

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  2. HI Gina, nice to hear from you !! Sounds like fun, I do not get out to enough fairs any more. I want to start looking for some, they are really fun this time of year !!
    HOpe you are doing well, we are great, thanks so much for stopping by !!!


    1. Gina, Wow, thank you so much !! I am thrilled !! I have to figure out how to display the award on my site, I am really not up on computer stuff, I got everything on my site after hard work and trial and effort,and some I have no idea how I did it and have not been able to duplicate some of it on my other blogs, lol !! No problem with the other stuff, just figuring out how to get it on my site is there a code I put in, I lost another award someone sent me when I first started because I could not figure it out, and I do not want not want to lose this one !! thanks again so much !!! Stephie


      1. It’s really very easy. Just google “Leibster Award” then click on “Images for Leibster Award” and pick out your favorite design. When you find it, just left-click your mouse on it and choose “save image as…”. Before you click “save,” you need to make sure it is going to land in a file you can find later. If you don’t have a folder already prepared for downloads, pictures or such, just create one first and give it a name, like “All my wonderful Awards!” 🙂 so you can find it easier. Anyway, once it’s in your computer files, you just place it on your blog the same way you do your other pictures. Let me know if you have any more questions. Can’t wait to see who you nominate. I bet I’ll want to follow some of them too! 🙂


  3. Good afternoon Stephie,

    Thank you for “Liking” the post “Angel In The Sand”. Streets Of Our World. on my photography blog http://throughharoldslens.com/2014/02/18/angel-in-the-sand-streets-of-our-world/

    On behalf of the Through Harold’s Lens Creative Team, my trusty sidekick Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we truly appreciate your enjoyment.

    We hope you continue to join us on our journeys.  

    Best Regards,


  4. Hello Stephie,
    I thought I’d come and visit you before I try and go to bed. I have insomnia and haven’t slept much in a couple of weeks.
    I really enjoyed your message on my blog. Have a good Sunday.. I hope to talk to you again soon. Hugs Sarah


  5. OH my gosh Krista,
    I am so flattered and honored with all the awards you sent my way !! I am so touched , thank you !! With my eye, the house reno and two big orders I am working on, I am behind on my blog and emails !!
    I am not sure I will be passing them on right now, I have too much on my plate and I have no clue how to get anything on my darn page. I got an award years ago, and never could put it on my side bar. I have never liimited computer skills, I can email, blog, search, get on my social media, but the blog overwelms me a lot. I know there is so much more I coudl do with it, but I Have no clue how !!! I just do the best I can !!! I hope you know I feel the same way about you !! I have so much respect for you and I appreciate so much that you follow me and take time to post on my blog and I will try to do better at that myself. With the five extra people in our house right now, three kids 8 and under, and no kicthen, just our sink right now, there is a lot on my plate and I get a bit overwelmed.
    I will do a quick thank you blog and send people your way, I want to at least do that for you as a huge thank you !!!
    you are so sweet, thank you again, soooo much !!!!


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