I'm a 32 year old
aspiring beadaholic from southern Finland. I have always done crafts,
the HC-beading started last summer. I mostly work with seed beads, I
love the illusions you can create, and the handycraft of beadweawing.
Lately I have taken the first steps into wirework, semiprecious stones
and stringing, and my crimping pliers arrived 2 days ago - but I'm
still very strongly into the precious seeds of happiness. I don't know,
how much time I will have to hang out in this forum, since I'm already
a member of 2½ other beading forums - The Finnish 'Helmetti', the Belgian 'Histoire de Perles', and the French 'Ile aux perles'.
In the Finnish forum the seed beaders are a marginal group, but the
work with the "tiny" beads is highly respected. In HDPS I hang out in
the seed bead area, as I do at Ile aux perles - in the French forum I
only give feedback on the creations of the other beaders (this is the
'½' part :) ). Most of mine, and some of my sisters beadwork can be
seen in our homepage, The Troll and The Fairy, where I have attached links to tutorials and patterns used, whenever possible.
Besides beading, I love dancing, reading and animals, and enjoy
learnig all the non-beadwork related facts about culture, geography and
foreign languages you bump into while rummaging the net for new
patterns and inspiration.