Ever since I was a little girl beadwork has been a hobby of mine. When I was 9 or 10 I used to stay up late at night working on my beaded designs and I even had a little table at the local market one summer. These days I usually bead to warm myself up for larger creative projects. If I am unsure of what direction to take a new print I will sit down and make a pair of earrings. By opening up my beads and pouring through all their beautiful shades and vibrancies, I slowly begin to shift into my creative streams. By the time I am on my second earring I am itching to get into my tools or my paints.