Tracy has been married for almost 7 years. When she's not deployed, she lives with her husband and their dog in Rhode Island.
She often gets her inspiration from the beads themselves. One of her favorite things is hunting yard sales to find older or forgotten pieces that she can "upcycle" into new jewelry. While she hasn't been able to do that overseas, she has found some interesting beads from the local bazaar.
Her friends compare her to a raccoon always playing with shiny objects. Tracy loves to pick up random beads and piece them together to make something wearable. Her designs can often reflect her moods. The fact that she can finish most pieces in one sitting is a definite plus.
Tracy will be back home this summer, so expect more jewelry soon. And be sure to check out her blog at http://tracysadventuresinafghanistan..blogspot.com/