My shop name was invented because I love, love, love moose (I have a huge collection) and also love bears. Bare is really a play on Bear. I thought it would be an easy name for people to remember.
I don't really know when I started crafting jewelry. But...I do remember when I started crafting. When I was 4 years old my mom would gather the neighborhood children a few weeks before every holiday. She taught us a craft so that the children could make something special for their parents.
We went on vacation to Florida when I was 8 years old. My maternal grandma came on vacation with us. During that vacation, my mom and grandma taught me how to crochet. I still love to crochet and generally make around 12 afghans every Christmas. I want everyone that has touched my life in some way to have a handmade afghan.
My mom and grandma are my crafting inspiration. I lost my grandma in 1991 and lost my mom to colon cancer in 2003. The last thing my mom crafted was a granny square afghan she crocheted for me while suffering the latter stages of colon cancer. I cannot sit down to craft anything without the memory of these two amazing women joining me.
I just finished a 4 week training program for my new career. I am now a retail sales rep for a wireless company. I love it!!!
I live in Mechanicsville which is located in Southern Maryland. It's a small farm town and a lot of my neighbors are Amish. We moved here when I was 8 years old when my parents purchased a 105 acre farm. Both of my parents were raised on farms.