I have ALWAYS made things. As an only child I was really bored! When I was a kid I taught myself how to crochet, knit, sew, cook, needlepoint, draw and decorate cakes...you name it, I've done it and I have not stopped since. Now I write books and teach classes locally and nationally in beading and metal clay. I just opened up my own shop called Cindy Pankopf's Creative Place in Fullerton, California.