The year I retired from the biz world I took my first bead class and there has been no looking back. I have settled on delicas as my bead of choice for many reasons, mostly because they allow the widest variety of colors and shades and finishes..........I own at least some of all the colors and some of the discontinued ones too. I use Bead Creator Pro for my patterns which are then loomed using an adaptation of Teresa Gutherie's "No Warps" method. I started out with portraits of dogs, then added orchids and have done some "wildlife" also. While my main focus is loomwork, I fill in the time between big projects with all the other bead stitches, getting peyote under control was my last stitch. It was also one of my first stitches, but I had such a bad time with it that I ditched it for other stitches.