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About Me

Thank you for stopping by Amlou's Bead Spot. In future posts, I plan to include photos of my work and comments and concerns about projects I'm working on, but for now, I'm just going to introduce myself by tossing out five random facts about me and/or my beading hobby:

• When I was about 9 years old, my great-aunt gave me my first loom, which she made herself with two nails and three pieces of scrap wood, two of which had notches cut across the top to hold the thread. I wish I could say that I've been beading ever since, but the truth is, I was kind of a lazy child. I learned how to work the loom when I got it, but then I put it away. A couple of decades passed before I dug it out of the closet, dusted it off and took an interest in beadwork again. The loom has since fallen apart, and I have purchased others that work just as well, but every time I use them, I feel a little nostalgic for my old wooden loom.

• I don't consider myself an expert ... yet. :) When I fir…