Bead artist, teacher and jewelry designer Leslie Rogalski writes about her creative journey as Sleepless Beader. She shares projects, travels, gives tips, and muses on bead and jewelry art, events, and artists. Find her designs and kits on Sleepless Beader, at www.sleeplessbeader.com, which she runs with her sister Deb Mudrick. Leslie is the former editor in chief of Step by Step Beads, has had her designs published in many books and magazines, teaches nationwide, and is a regular guest on the PBS TV show Beads, Baubles and Jewels. Known for her DOODLEBEADS DVDs, Leslie is a former CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador and has an online class on CRaftsy.com teaching essential seed bead techniques. Leslie currently works as the creative director for the Beadsmith, a global wholesaler of quality beads, tools and jewelry making supplies.