I was 8 years old when I was introduced to the world of crafting. I started with learning crochet from my Grandmother. As time has gone on, I've always had a continual desire to learn new ways to craft & express my creativity. Then 4 years ago, I learned the world of jewelry making and beading. By creating many one of a kind beading pieces that have wowed family & close friends, I have decided that I want to progress to the next step of jewelry making: metalsmithing. With your kind donation, I will be able to finally accomplish my dream of metalsmithing with various kinds of metals, incorporating natural stones (healing art) & glass art, creating one-of-a-kind pieces that will wow young & old alike. Unfortunately, the tools and materials are costly to get started initially. My dream is to turn this into a full-time business where I can eventually travel and give people the wonderful experience of owning a lovely custom made piece of jewlery that is completely their own & unique. Eventually what I'd like to do is once Phoenix Scorpiones Design is in full swing and has made a name for itself (and believe me, it will), is I would like to eventually pay it forward to the community, by working with local Domestic Violence shelters in teaching battered women & men, business skills with the option to apprenticing to learn jewelry making. Because this is so much bigger than all of us!