Chantalbijoux is the name I came up with when I started selling jewelry. I designed and made them and since my first language is French, I decided to use my first name and bijoux, French for jewels.
I work as a technical writer in the software industry. Since my job does not use up all of my creative juices, blogging seemed like a good outlet.
Growing up, I dreamed of becoming a fashion designer. However, I lacked the courage to stand up to my dad who thought that it was not the best way to earn a living. Although I come from a very artistic family, we all have jobs that pay the bills and invest ourselves fully in our hobbies the rest of the time. My Dad’s passion is music, my brother’s passion is beer-making and photography and mine are sewing and jewelry/silversmithing.
What are your passions?