Shawnee, OK, United States
My interests outside of beading mainly revolve around reading, the outdoors, and going to gem and rock shows. Often times I will get my beads from either there or a store. I've found that going to gem and rock shows has you leaving with fascinating information and often times an amazing haul or cool little trinket (I once bought a small bottle of Rose Quartz chips). And who knows, going to those shows may inspire you in ways you never imagined.
Skills and Techniques
Not many special skills used in my particular brand of beading, but I've definitely had to wrangle some wire before that was so stubborn it'd've put a mule to shame. My techniques are really just trying to find colors that compliment each other and finding mediums (wood, stone, metal, etc.) that flow together and don't over power each other (a.k.a. feng shui).