Hi, My name is Nina Christen. I have lived in Ohio my entire life. In 2002 I retired from a job I held for 30 years. After retirement I started designing jewelry and in 2006 got my own website and last year joined ArtFire.com. I am a cat lover, dogs too. We have 6 inside cats and 1 dog. When I receive an order of beads and findings etc. it is just like Christmas. My bead stash is quite diverse and quite large. Shopping on line for beads is my addiction. There are several on line bead sites that I use regularly as they have quality beads at fair prices. Wire wrapping intrigues me and I have been trying my hand at a few simple wire wrap items. I am looking forward to being a member of this forum.