Since I’m new to the world of blogging, I thought I’d
introduce myself; my name is Gail
Thein – owner/creator of All About Beads
Like most people I have had a few other occupations along
the way before I settled on my current venture. I was a cytotechnologist, realtor,
As a cytotech, I had a
rewarding job of using a microscope to meticulously screen slides for cancer
cells. This led me to become the lab supervisor in a large
Connecticut teaching hospital.
Then I moved to Alaska in 1980, where I continued my career as
a Cytotechnologist, living in the Alaska’s largest populated city of Anchorage
for 26 years, and I loved it immensely.
My cytotechnologist position in Anchorage was only part-time,
so I decided to use my talents elsewhere and I became a realtor.
That was until the market crashed and I returned to school
to become a paralegal.
After earning my degree,
I worked for an Anchorage law firm for twenty years.
Since my careers have always demanded accuracy and attention to detail, a
co-worker suggested that I might enjoy taking a beading class.
In 2006, my family and I relocated to the beautiful Skagit
Valley in the state of Washington, where I have continued my love of beads,
concentrating often on seed beads.
In my opinion, the smaller the bead the better for the
design and “vibrant color” is my middle name.
I’m always thinking about my next bead project and always finding
inspiration for my jewelry in my everyday life.
Please check out my gallery of works and join me in
discovering the wonderful world of beads.
And if you’d like information about any of the products I
offer, please feel free to contact me at 360-466-0358 today!