I have been beading for about 5 years, and taught myself the basic stitches from books, magazines and the internet. I soon realised that I could vary and combine the stitches in hundreds of different ways to produce my own designs. Most of my designs are necklaces and pendants because that is what I wear every day. Some of my friends asked me to make them necklaces and wanted matching earrings, so I started making earrings – I never wear them myself, but I do occasionally wear a bracelet or cuff. I recently had a design published in the Journal of the Beadworkers’ Guild, and I have started teaching some of my designs.