I live in Columbia, MO and have been beading for about 15 years. I am so glad I found this website! Really great stuff and wonderful people! I get so inspired seeing all the beautiful combinations made by everyone. My actual name is Nancy; Sophie was my dog’s name. She was a frequent model for the stuff I made I now have 2 dogs who will occasionally model for me. One is Radar, who is my profile pic and the other is Maggie a beagle/Jack Russell escape artist.