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For my day job I am a project manager for an advertising company. Being so structured at work, I started experimenting with Mardi Gras beads at home to give myself a creative outlet. I've always loved to draw and create things out of objects that people would typically throw away. It became the perfect fit.

I currently live in Uptown New Orleans, hence why the beads were my first choice for upcycling. There is a romance that surrounds Mardi Gras that I am captivated by. There is a certain smell, a certain feeling. I try to capture that in all my pieces.

Each Mosaic piece I make takes between 1 to 3 weeks to make, depending on the complexity and size. Many "artists" that use mardi gras beads as their medium of choice simply cut the string in between the beads. I, however, carefully make sure that the white string is cut so close that it isn't visible in my…

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  • Joined March 6, 2012

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Mardi Gras Beads, Glue, Beads

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About

For my day job I am a project manager for an advertising company. Being so structured at work, I started experimenting with Mardi Gras beads at home to give myself a creative outlet. I've always loved to draw and create things out of objects that people would typically throw away. It became the perfect fit.

I currently live in Uptown New Orleans, hence why the beads were my first choice for upcycling. There is a romance that surrounds Mardi Gras that I am captivated by. There is a certain smell, a certain feeling. I try to capture that in all my pieces.

Each Mosaic piece I make takes between 1 to 3 weeks to make, depending on the complexity and size. Many "artists" that use mardi gras beads as their medium of choice simply cut the string in between the beads. I, however, carefully make sure that the white string is cut so close that it isn't visible in my pieces. I want you to be able to enjoy the piece close up and far away.

I am now working on adding household items to the collection such as mardi gras bead push pins and bib necklaces. If you have an idea for a custom mosaic or household item message me! I offer discounts to new ideas.

For Custom pieces I will send you a proof of the painted image before I construct the mosaic so that you will be certain that you recieve exactly what you want.

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