I am the jewellery artist among the craftmates on this blog.
I first got into beaded jewellery almost seven years ago when I moved to Canada. My mom got me into "beads" because she felt I needed a creative outlet to soothe the anxiety that moving to a new environment brings. Mom taught me the basics, i.e., stringing, wire bending, etc. But for the most part, I taught myself through books and the internet.