I was born a geek in the late 1950's.  I have worked more than 30 years  with information technology.  Network security is my area of expertise.

In fall of 2007, I came home from work and my husband surprised me with a necklace.  It was a simple necklace made of bone and horn, strung on leather cord.  The minute I saw the necklace, I had a "movie moment".  The necklace appeared to shine brighter than anything in the room and it was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen.  When my husband told me he had made the necklace for me, I was speechless.

I watched over the next few weeks as my husband made a  more necklaces.  It looked like so much fun. I wanted desperately to try it.  Eventually I found myself at Hobby Lobby looking at the beads.  I couldn't resist! I practically filled my basket.  That was when my beading career (um.. actually hobby) began.  

I love making jewelry. It is a passion, or an obsession.  It is an amazing artistic release.  I have never followed any patterns or guided instructions.  Every necklace I make is entirely my personal design.  I hope you love them as much as I do.

 Please feel free to email me comments or questions.  ( mary @ jewelrybychaddock.com  ).  I'm still very new to this and graciously accept any ideas or suggestions.