I'm Rissa from Germany. I learned making the candystripe pattern in 1994, got my first book in 1995.
I knotted some bracelets every few years until I found some bracelet websites (Heather's and CoHa's especially) in Summer 2008. Since then my collection has been growing a lot.
I especially like Celtic designs and wide bracelets (30+ strings), but every now and then I also do a whole bunch of smaller bracelets.