Beads have been a passion and pleasure for Judy Bush for many years. The interest grew when as a young child, she would observe her Mother stringing beads in bed in the evenings. This was before the days of television! Over the last 30 years, that interest has grown. JuBi Gems was the name that Judy gave her bead company creating original necklaces and earrings of semi-precious stones.
Meanwhile, Judy worked for UNH Cooperative Extension as an Educator in Merrimack County, New Hampshire teaching a variety of family, parenting, nutrition and sewing classes. She also coordinated the Strengthening NH Communities initiative for Cooperative Extension and while involved in that endeavor, she became very intrigued with social capital. Social Capital evolves around the concept that people working together, playing together and sharing common interests are healthier, happier and live longer. Besides the fact that they contribute to their world making a difference in one way or another.