Valarie Leland has been beading for at least 7 years. She currently teaches Jewelry Making Techniques, but has taught the Fringe Thing bracelet and the Dancing Leaves lariat in the past. She lives in Carrollton Texas with her husband, sons, and too many cats.
In a recent bid to appear more like other people, Valarie has adopted the new Artful Bead web site, updating the “What’s New” and class calendar regularly. While she greatly enjoys it, it doesn’t seem to have helped much with the whole “looking normal” plan. She has too many beads and cats for that to work.