Hello I have been designing and creating beaded jewelry since 1998, bit got really into it fully in 2003. I have discovered some really neat beaders websites like this one and I am so glad to finally have somewhere to get motivation and inspriation from. Just making new friends that share the same love for beading that I do makes a huge difference in my motivation, finally I have people I can talk to that understand where Im coming from! i love the feel of beads in my hand, especially seed beads, I dont' know what it is but to me its kinda soothing or something, I just love having a handful of beads! Of course I love creating something with them even more. I hope to make many new friends on this site too, its always nice to hear from other people regarding ideas and such on beaded jewelry.