I have had, for the past 20 years a strong attraction to handbags....mostly vintage Victorian and also mesh bags from the 1920's. This very intense and very unexplainable addiction led to the creation of my own beaded bag about 8 years ago. I crocheted the bag and then handstitched hundreds (more like thousands) of little beads into flowers and leaves....little did I know at the time that there were already beads shaped like flowers and leaves out there in bead stores across the land. Carpel Tunnel Syndrome led me to the end of my beaded bag career and hence the premade flower and leaf beads became my favorite obsession instead. Long live beads!!! It's crazy, but i love the little things!!! Can't get enough of them! This comes as no new shock to those that know me....you already KNOW I love beads.