Christine Richards has lived in North Saanich for 24 years. Seven of those years were spent sailing around the world with her husband, Hugh. Since coming home, the couple sometimes spend winters in the Arizona desert. It was there, in Lake Havasu City, that Christine took her first beading lesson.
While learning how to create a bracelet, she quickly discovered that she loved the feel of the beads and crystals. She became so keen that she bought more beads to create a second one. Since then, she has taken a few more lessons, visited the Rock & Gem show in Tucson and discovered the vast amount of ideas this hobby creates for her.