I've always loved combining pretty colors to make things - crayon, then markers, and fabric when I was younger, moving into tye-dye. I picked up gardening, and photography after I finished college. And more recently it's been website design, photoshop, dyeing my own yarn, and of course fused glass and jewelry... you get the idea. If it's pretty, comes in lots of colors (especially purples), and I can purchase way more than I can use or store - I'm going to love it.
For a long time I pursued a career in software engineering and worked on arts and crafts just for myself and family. When my boys were born I switched to website development and a home office, and slowly picked up knitting again as they grew for something to do while I wanted on them. After that, things sorta mushroomed and my obsession with making pretty things took on a life of its own.
For the last several years it has been glass and jewelry that have captured most of my attention. I love the depth and color, chaos and order than can all be found in glass. For glass it's all about the result, and sometimes the surprises. With beads, my love is more about the process - finding colors that complement, arranging sizes and shapes until it looks right, and the motion of my fingers as I assemble. I've been gravitating to the small beads lately, even though my friends think I'm crazy. I can be very detail focused so for me its more like meditation than frustration. Plus it lets me use even more different types and colors in a small space, and a bit of organically inspired chaotic detail to a larger piece - like a fractal that remains interesting and detailed the closer one examines the pattern.
I always enjoy experimenting or learning a new technique, so you are likely to find a lot of variety in my shop. Both learning and creating refresh my soul, and I hope that you will also enjoy some of these things I create.