I have been a reader of BCN for the past few years. Through my reading of the forum, I have been bitten by the bead collecting bug. I love learning about the history of the beads, where they come from, and how they are made. I am a younger bead collector in my 20's. I have started experimenting making my own beads. I am make them from stones, shells and corals I find at the beach. So far I have mostly made pendants. Here is what I have made so far.