Anita Cunningham on Jun 13, 2016
These are really CUTE, & go beautifully with the rust colored clothing that's been so popular recently!
elizabethhoumes on Dec 25, 2013
These arrived safely and quickly. I have a text on my phone that says they are beautiful - the perfect gift.
My passion for beads
I started my shop in 2009 after a close friend of mine (a seasoned Etsy seller) gave me a push to join this fast moving, inspiring website known today as Etsy. My friend and I together shared vendor spaces at Street Fairs all over Manhattan in the 90's, prior to becoming Etsy sellers.
Over a 13 year period living in NYC, I combed the Chelsea Flea Markets most weekends searching to uncover vintage beads or necklaces that I could pull apart and use in my own interpretive jewelry pieces. What developed from all of those vintage beads I collected over time, was a line of jewelry that is
feminine and delicate in flavor.
In the 90's I made my way to Venice, Italy where I fell in-love with Venetian glass beads. I think the bead collection I purchased on the island of Murano weighed more than my original luggage over. (that might be a slight exaggeration, or was it merely wishful thinking?) I have been designing jewelry from Venetian glass beads since then.
Leading up to today...Many, many craft shows, here in Vermont (where I reside now) and many, many one-of-a-kind pieces deigned from my vast collection of beads. And still through it all, I love what I do and hope to continue for many years to come. My studio, which is the top floor of my house, is what "calls" me out of slumber each morning.
The sun coming in from the skylights, my cats along side me, VPR on the radio, surrounded by beads and possibility...it's the closest thing to heaven that I can think of.
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