I started beading and making jewelry in the 80's and then life and job got in the way and I stopped and have just recently started beading again.
Now, I bead to keep my mind and hands occupied. The fact that I can make something pretty is just a bonus. [ But I guess whether what I make is pretty is in the eye of the beholder as they say.]
I'm not very computer savy. So, all this is a little daunting for me.