I've been beading for around 15 years and started started my home business, Moonstone Jewelry & Design, in 2005 while living in Tucson AZ. What a great city for a beader. I miss it so much, surrounded by mountains and canyons inspiring designs at every turn. However, I've picked up some pretty cool "shell beads" at my favorite bead store where everything's free on the beach in Sarasota FL where I now live. I also teach jewelry making locally.