Digital Beading Magazine Issue 15 - Page 22

In the beginning it was not easy (especially for me). I was a spoiled city/business woman who was used to have all kinds of luxury. Suddenly, my world was a 45-foot sailing boat and I had never sailed before! My first question for my husband was, “Can I wear my high heels on the boat?” He was wise and said that a platform was okay, but no stilettos. It took me almost two years to admit that high heels on a boat are not a really good idea. We sailed from the Canary Islands to Barbados, Trinidad, Grenada, Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and visited almost all the Caribbean Islands. The sailing part is still not my favourite, but I really like to leave a place and arrive at a new one. We still have a lot of plans and we hope to drop the anchor in the future in Australia. DBM: You sell your beautiful beading patterns. What’s been your most popular pattern to date? ED: There are a few patterns which are very close in popularity - my Maroon bracelet, Morning Glory pendant, Eau de Source pendant, Annelies bracelet and Super Square earrings. DBM: Do you still get a kick out of seeing beaders recreate your designs – so many send you photos of their pieces. ED: I love it! I am also very