Gwen Hertz is a new beader, who began taking classes in February 2009. She has taken 16 beading classes in the last 5 months, and plans to continue to take many more. She loves to learn new things especially new beading techniques. Her favorite technique so far is kumihimo. The ability to create something beautiful that someone can wear is her motivation. She believes everyone wants to feel good about themselves. Wearing beautiful handmade jewelry is one of the best ways to get compliments that will help to create that feeling.