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Tuesday March 18th, 2014

Posted at 4:40pm

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About two years ago Sandra Harris nearly died from severe depression, was on her road to recovery, and had quit smoking.

Four years earlier she had suffered from a stroke.

In the past, Sandra had dabbled in making jewelry, but she had never really sold anything. When her friend asked her to make some bracelets for her daughters, Sandra agreed.

At first it was hard and her hands were still shaky from the stroke, but she was able to complete the bracelets and post photos of her proud accomplishment online for others to see.

Soon she says others were asking her to make pieces for them. “It made me so happy to be doing this for others and I started thinking of how I could help others. So I started making pieces for breast cancer awareness and donating 50% of the proceeds. I met some new friends by going to a craft show with Avon and thought I really should try a show.”

“Debbie and Chelsey from C.C’s Events had me at their Spring Craft show at the WFCU Center. They are truly Amazing Woman and truly know their crafts and people. That is where I met Melissa Piva the owner of Trinkets and Treasures in Amherstburgh. She literally took me under her wing and helped guide me I have been growing with leaps and bounds. She has inspired me and pushed me forward when I’m having a bad day she sends me ideas and I get to beading and forget that the day started out horribly.”

Sandra now has over 4100 fans on her Facebook. Supplies have taken over her home.

Sandra says she will still be attending the C.C’s Event Craft shows at the WFCU Center with the Spring Craft Show on April 26th and 27th.

“Just when I thought my world was coming to an end there was this sparkly shiny bead glistening in the distance calling me home to the world of crafts saying it will and can get better if only you put your heart and soul into it and surround yourself with Amazing People,” remarked Sarah.

“Well I have done just that. I am so grateful to everyone that helped me and continues to help me on my journey and my Amazing customer’s that I pay it forward by donating 50% of my proceeds to charities like Hope For Wildlife, Toronto Wildlife Center, Cancer, The Dragon Boats, Autism Windsor and many many more.”

You can find all of her work online on her Facebook page.

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