I am a freelance writer, one-time computer programmer, craftsperson and cat-caretaker. My most practiced crafts have been cross-stitch and leather-tooling; I also know the basics of crochet (not my favorite activity, altho' the cats sure like to "help"). I have recently started started making jewelry using gemstone beads, as well as glass and resin beads. I've made a number of earrings (a few with necklaces to match) which people say are very good; I've also been starting to experiment with wire. I've taken a few silver-soldering classes and am excited to try and continue this at home. I'm also planning on making polymer-clay (and metal-clay) items, but haven't cleared a proper workspace yet (so many projects, so little time).