This interview, with penpen, is from February 2016
We first learned about penpen in a comment posted here. What an inspiration, I must say!
And now, we learn a little more. (Thank-you, penpen, for sharing your story.)
Tell us a little about yourself
I am married to a wonderful man. We have 1 son and daughter-in-law and 2 wonderful grandsons. We have a dog, 3 cats and a cockatiel. I was diagnosed in 2001 with multiple sclerosis. It is progressive.
What is the greatest gift jewelry-making has given you?
Jewelry making isn’t easy for me as I have many different health issues to deal with. I love making jewelry for the relaxation and the joy it gives me with finished pieces. I keep trying to get the tools to help me work better, but financially not able to get them. My husband is my inspiration.
What advice would you give to beginners?
My word of advice for others is, we don’t need to make perfect things, imperfections are one of a kind, and beautiful. My other saying is, jewelry creations are like people. All different , and not perfect. If everything was perfect, there wouldn’t be anything left for a goal.