I'm a disabled veteran. I'm offering patterns for sale so I can earn enough to get a new bead loom and rebuild my beading supplies so I can get back into beading again. I like making jewelry and bead tapestries. I've tried crochet recently, but I'm not skilled and my hands have a hard time coordinating enough to get the rythm of crochet down. Beading was easier on my hands and I could do easier fixes then I could with crochet. The beads would be reusable if I messed up badly and had to "back-up" to redo something. The yarn is less forgiving with me.
I made a gofundme to try to get my beading equipment and starting bead materials. I doubt it will do much as I don't have many people in social networks who think beading would be good for an at home sort of job/income venue. I prefer to think of it as a hobby as I cannot have stress and need something to do instead of being online all the time.
I have been enjoying this site and being able to plan out some beautiful beading tapestries. This would have taken me a few days to do before, or a bit of hit or miss on designing freeform while making the piece. I do have a number of pieces I am designing by hand, but I think the pattern creator helps in saving time for more complex designs.