Big Mama posted one recently making critters from clay. I work with beads--mostly acrylic beads since they are cheaper. I started out making Christmas ornaments from beads, shells & other misc items--now I am making decorations to hang in a window. I've learned not to worry about it being perfect--I figure if its perfect it is not hand made. I don't sell them, because I enjoy making them and giving them to my family & friends. I call it my "Therapy". Some days I am am hurting sooo bad and I don't think I can even pick up a bead, but working on a project helps to get my mind off the pain. I find alot of my supplies at yard sales and thrift stores and I have traded supplies too.