Always loved stones, collected when I was a kid. Visited a Bead store in NH one time a few years ago and fell in love - I think it's a sickness!! Still not beading as much as I would like due to family obligations BUT... I do sell some, everyone tells me my pieces sell themselves they are so beautiful. I use only high-quality stones, wire, findings, and metal beads, it costs me a little more but the end product is worth it.