My name is Sheryl Stephens, and I own Cool Moon Creations & Beads in Lansing, Michigan. This is a small, but very well stocked bead shop that's INSIDE a craft and antique mall on the west side of town. I have been beading since 1992, and know pretty much all the basics of bead weaving, including some I wish I didn't (like bead crochet! ARGH!). I have had projects featured in Beadwork, in the book BeadDazzled: where Beads and Inspiration Meet by Penny Diamonte, and also have written a book or two of my own through a small self publishing company called Blurb.
I LOVE beading. I love selling beads and meeting my customers. I am very small, and am sad to say that I cannot always meet the needs of a few customers - I simply don't have the space, and sometimes the budget. I don't sell online, but I take pride in my small space, and am glad that the word is getting out around town that I'm here.
I hope that my experience and expertise will be helpful to those of you on the forum.