Susan's back story In 1989 I resided in Hawaii where I owned a art supply store . I had the opportunity to study art with amazing artists in paradise . 1991 I fell in love with Yachats Oregon a small artsy town on the Oregon Coast and built a ocean front B&B /gallery . 1n 1995 a client introduced me to glass work and it was love at first try. After 5 years running the B&B by myself, I downsized and spent more time working hot glass. My friend Valeria suggested I open my own gallery bead shop as I was amassing quite a collection of handmade glass beads. So Heartsong Gallery became a reality in April of 2000, in Seal Rock, and began my new adventure. I created my glass beads in store, made jewelry and carried a selection of artworks from local artists . My first love is creating glass beads and designing jewelry . I feel blessed to be doing 'what makes my heart sing' .