hello i have been beading for about year but have collected beads since i was seven years old. i am desperately trying to build my customer base so i can have something to fall back on as my employer “downsizes” just about everyday now. i do home parties and so far have been what i consider to be successful. i have been following the beaders on lima for awhile and am just impressed with both the talent and the spirit of all. i am married and we have four teenage children between us. they all help with the beading-some sort, some string and well my sons throw in a “good job” every once in awhile to keep me going! i also enjoy going to thrift shops and attending football games at the schools our children attend.