I'm just like you, I LOVE TO BEAD! It is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy the creative process, that somehow takes over your life. I started bead stringing in March 2007 and it was not long before I realized that I wanted, no, needed a far greater challenge. I put the internet to good use, scouring the sites for tutorials on how to do it.
I decided to study Peyote, Herringbone and Right Angle Weave and got my Certificates of accomplishment in 2009/2010. July 2010 saw an advanced beadweaving publication of The Bead Book being published with myself and 2 other South African Designers as the 3 artists and my first Pattern was sold online 3rd December 2010 and I have never looked back.