I first "bumped" into Caroline Wyspianski of Signature Gems on a blogging network who then invited me to join her newly created Flickr group. I was particularly taken with the lovely handmade Baltic amber jewelry designs from Signature Gems so much so, I blogged about a stunning green amber necklace made by one of their Lithuanian artisans.

She also writes a blog and I was rather surprised when she recently asked if I would agree to an interview. An "aw, shucks" moment later, I said yes.

She sent me a list of questions to find out more about why I got started in the beading business and what got me interested in blogging. I also shared my thoughts about amber, beading and jewelry. You know, stuff about the beader behind the avatar and the writer behind The Beading Gem's Journal. You can read my 15 minutes of fame here.