Beading has always been an activity that helps me to relax. Although I attempted to sell my pieces at a few events and, for a short time, had an online store, the activity never quite took off for me as a business. I believe that was due to the fact that it really, truly is a hobby and making it into a business ruined it for me. Having orders to fill was not the same as simply making necklaces for friends and family as gifts. Time spent doing any craft should be fulfilling and attaching money and deadlines to the activity does not always help with that fulfillment. Don’t get me wrong – I would love to own a bead shoppe and teach others how to make jewellery, but for now, I simply continue beading as a hobby. Here are a few sites related to the activity of beading that I enjoy. I hope you will too!