Greetings from Minnesota! I have always been interested in crafty sorts of things, but beading is totally new to me. Honestly not sure what first drew me to the bead section of my local craft shop, but once I was there I was instantly inspired. I am still in the experimental stages as I have very little time work on my beading projects. I am married and have a chocolate lab puppy. I am a registered nurse on a very busy neurology unit at a big Twin Cities hospital. When I'm not working, I am completing my bachelor's degree in nursing online. (So as you can see, I don't have a lot of spare time). I look forward to being done with school and getting to spend a lot more time on beading!