I guess I am like most of us. We got handed some beads when we were around 10y old and for me it was a loom. There are some Boy Scouts/Explorer troop that do "interpretive Native American dancing in my home town in Colorado. I always wanted to be a part of it but could't as they didn't allow girls then. I played with beads off and on for awhile and somethime in my 40s I got interested again. My love is square stitch ( I get frustrated with looms........however I saw one the other day that I could just really like ..........now to find one like it LOL) I met the owners of the LBS here and became friends. I am now an instructor in the store, help with all kinds of stuff...........some I have snuck a couple of pictures on here.