I'm a wanna-be beader, mostly I buy beads, and use them by sewing them onto my quilts. I finally read the magazines and books I've been collecting and actually bought some of the tools I needed to make some jewelry for myself. Boy do these ever make a big difference. Wish I had bought them back when I first started trying to make stuff. Yes, the right tools really do make the job easier.
Buying all the components from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads big selection, and then putting them together is pretty easy for a beginner like me. I liked the expressions on these probably supposed to be Buddha faces.
Two pairs of moonstone earrings, haven't decided which are my favorite, but I'm enjoying wearing them and nothing has fallen apart yet.