Carolyn Degnian was born in Biloela Qld. and spent her school years at boarding school in Rockhampton where she learnt to sew which in later life came in handy keeping her family clothed.
Time passed and retirement loomed with Cardwell now being called home. John and Carol started the Cardwell Markets, which continue to be a popular monthly event. The markets saw Carol once again busy at her sewing machine; glad to see it put to good use, it turned out Teddy Bears children's cloths and also helped dress bears for weddings.
Over time, change came about and Carol turned her hand to jewellery. Her first pieces made were earrings and from there on it's been beads, beads and more beads. All of which you will find in the Cardwell Gallery.