All of my bead work is hand-beaded. No wire or other support. Just beads stitched together by hand with thread and a needle. Some of my larger pieces are done on a loom.
I am using mostly Mijuki Delica beads because of the consistency in their size and the availability of different colors and finishes. I sometimes use a few complementary stones or beads on some jewelry pieces. Mostly to accent the fringes in my earrings and pendants.
Most of my designs are based on Southwestern / Native American patterns. I love their use of colors. It gives each peace of jewelry an individual character and balance. That makes it special for me to make and (hopefully) special for my customers to enjoy.