I have been doing beadwork for well over 20 years (40 if you count the daisy chains I made as a young child). I especially adore beadweaving, designing using unusual color combinations, textures and materials, and creating one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family. I have spend lots of time on just about every aspect of beadwork except loom work and the heavy-duty activities like silversmithing and glass blowing.
Though I'm trained as an Information Technologies professional, I dream of designing jewelry and other adornments all day long. Sigh!