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It all started with a dream.  I dreamed I was creating artwork using beads.  A few days later I was having lunch with a good friend of mine.  I did not tell her about my dream, but out of the blue she tells me that she had the strangest dream about me.  Our dreams were nearly the same.  I decided this must be a message from the spirits and I tried beading.  This happened 25 years ago and I have loved it ever since. 

I could not figure out how you could string beads into bowls, so I started creating necklaces.  I did that for several years.  I like making big dramatic necklaces, but there is only so big a necklace can be, and I was obsessed with figuring out the bowl thing. 

It morphed into baskets like the ones on these pages.

It averages between 100 and 125 hours to make one basket.

I can be reached at bobdarchi@yahoo.com x�ݩ�