I am 50 + years old, I am 1/8 Lakota though my family is not enrolled so I Never claim my work as autentic Native American beadwork. I am a self taught beader of 20 + years now, I am happily married 29years,we have 3 wonderful children(daughter 26 1/2,son 24,daughter 21) I stay at home and bead 24/7 and love every minute of it.