Pamela Hawkins has been devoted to art and education for most of her life. Beading evolved as her main hobby after taking part in a basic earring class over 35 years ago. Lampwork, mixed media jewelry, wirework and bead embroidery is where it all started. Her love of beading has grown during her 11 years as the Editor-in-Chief and photographer of Bead Unique magazine. After being exposed to many different beading techniques, Creating with Bead Embroidery and teaching is where she finds the most Joy.