I am a self-taught beader who started her obsession with making jewelry during her freshman year in High School...now, 13 years later, I have a small business where I sell my pieces in a store in my town. I am an extrovert to an extreme and it seems that extroverts are rarer in the beading world...though that may be just because I don't know many other beaders. I have always wanted my work to become a career but I have a long way to go before I get to that point. I love to read, travel, and eat cheese. I live in a small town in TN where there don't seem to be any beading groups. We have one good beading store so anytime I am out of town I am hunting down a bead store where I can pick up supplies I wouldn't be able to get at home. I am very tactile and tend to avoid to buy off the internet because I really like to see what I am getting and feel it and...well...unfortunately the net doesn't provide that kind of satisfaction. LOL! I have only been to 1 bead class ever and wish there were places locally that provide classes for advanced beaders...unfortunately most classes they offer here are ones that I would not be challenged in. My beading daydream is to attend a BIG bead festival!!!