I began to teach myself beading in 2009 to quench my thirst to create. I used to dance, but had to give that up. I used to be a pencil/charcoal/pen/pastel artist since I was five years old but sort of gave that up because I don't have an appropriate space to draw. So, since 2009, beadwork saved me and since then I have been learning any and every technique that time and space allows me to make jewelry. I currently have a very unsuccessful etsy site and sort of dabble in blogging. During my off beading hours I have a million other things I attend to like my family, boyfriend, and dog (who are both family); and exercising like a mad woman because I love it. Check out my etsy site if you have a moment, www.WhisperingIris.etsy.com, or visit my blog to see what I'm up to, WhisperingIris.wordpress.com.