In 2001 I was a mom with two children under the age of three. As Christmas approached I looked through my stash of craft supplies, searching from something I could turn into presents. I found some beads, bought a few beadwork magazines and dove in.
Within months I began designing my own patterns. After looking through more magazines I decided to try submitting my own patterns for publication. I was shocked when the first pattern I submitted was accepted. Since then my patterns have been published in several magazines, like Beadwork and Step-By-Step Beads, as well as online.