Thursday, April 10, 2008

What I've been up to & Bead Expo

I haven't been able to post any new pieces to my general store lately as I've been busy with custom-made wedding jewelry for two different brides. It's a lot of fun and I love the idea that something I made will be worn on such a special day. Funny though, I've been less-than inspired to make jewelry for my own bridesmaids. Not because I don't love them, but maybe instead I'll return the favor and support a fellow etsian. Or, maybe I'm just waiting for the right beads to come along.

Speaking of, don't miss the Innovative Bead Expo this weekend in Edison, NJ. I know the fiance is REALLY looking forward to it....hah! I went to one in December and found some really great deals on Swarvoski crystals and Czech glass beads. I will warn you, though, that it can be quite overwhelming!

Here are some pics of the custom-wedding jewelry I just finished. The first is for the bride herself, the second is a possible design for a set of bridesmaid jewelry. Let me know what you think! (And thanks to Nick for taking the pictures, I'm a lucky girl indeed.)


marci said...

I'd love to know who you found a 'deal' with on Swarovski. I haven't found any deals in shops or at bead shows -- generally use Blue Mud because I can get smaller quantities for a decent price.

Alas, I won't make bead expo -- I OD'ed on lucite at Whole Bead in NYC a few weeks ago.

Amy said...

very lovely..nice pics too!