I've been beading since schooltime, from 1991, when I started attending bead classes.
While half a year of visiting bead lessons I didn't weave almost anything, for it was dull for me to repeat other designers' ideas.
Then I began creating my own designs. The first one was really beautiful, but became my greatest disappointment: I had not been very attentive at the lessons, so didn't fasten the threads properly. And when I gave that wide, bright golden collar to my Mum as a birthday present, all the beads and bugles fell down into grass with soft rustle.
Since that accident I have woven more carefull.
My fafourite techniques are looming and 3D weaving.