Peter began his beading by creating a Christmas present for his sister Cyndi Lepley. She fell in love with large turquoise beads she spotted in Benicia Bead in 2005.
He enjoyed handcrafting the necklace. Thus began beading of other projects. He started one for his Mother, Mother in-law, his sister Victoria Gally and his cousin Geri King.
Carol de Maintenon owner of Benicia Bead recognized Peter was a natural for creating unique pieces. She kept him interested in new projects and attending classes.
A few years later he took an upcycled jewelry class with a friend and fellow crafter Cheryl Feldman. He enjoyed exploring options with making aluminum can flowers as pendants, magnets and more. He has never looked at an aluminum can the same since this class.