Louise de Beer

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Louise de Beer

One thing I cannot do is sit around doing nothing, so whenever I can, I create. I am  passionate about beading, but also have many other interests. I have published 2  novels – Beyond the Darkness and Hidden Treasure and am busy on the 3rd one. I  love all types of crafts from mosaic through to paper craft.  I am married and have a  son, Nathan, (now 17) who is mentally handicapped and has a rare syndrome called  Klippel Trenaunae.

I have had a passion for beading and design for many years and find inspiration from wherever I can. A few years ago I tried my hand at designing some patterns for ‘The  Bead Book’ which I loved doing. I then decided to take the next step and go out into  the ‘big wide world’, so…. that’s where I find myself now. I sincerely hope that you  enjoy my designs and making them. I intend on creating for many years to come. My  belief is that one is never too old to start something new. That is a philosophy I have  lived by. I constantly push myself to try new things, even if it is just once, to say that,  “Yes” I have done that. To me, success is not measured by how much money you  make, but by how much joy you see in another person’s face at their sense of  achievement, when you have passed on your gifts and knowledge.

Louise de Beer is a Guest Contributor on DIY Beading Magazine #27