Monday, October 22, 2012

Crafting Frenzy

Hey Gals, I've been making jewelry like crazy for the past month. Ever since I decided to have a Craft Boutique/Holiday house party with a friend, I've been completely consumed with preparation.  My poor children have been indulged with way to much TV. For those that don't know me very well, there has been some interest in a preview of what to expect. Also, for those of you that do know, I hope I have some fun new surprises. Here are a few items that will be up for sale.  I'm really trying to create something special for everyone.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Let's Get Down to Business

I've finally made a commitment to get this beading business off the ground.  A real motivator for me was the new found confidence I have in my workmanship. I also think I've really found my creative  groove. When people ask me what my style it has been really hard to answer. I have a short attention span I guess. I feel like I was experimenting with anything and everything.  Now that I am posting on Etsy and can see part of my body of work there doesn't really seem to be one definitive style I can  ascribe to.  What I did discover is that I love color, big bright color, contrasting colors, rough organic texture and wire work, lots of wire work. So to be completely vague I guess I could call my jewelry style Boho Modern. There is so much beauty out there on other etsy shops it just keeps be inspired to create more and diverge into new paths.

This business venture has really come in to focus for me because I have a new found goal. I have been a stay at home mom for the past 4 1/2 years. I'm raising two gorgeous little girls that keep me busy.  Beading started as a stress reliever and a creative outlet. I do realize that one day all to soon I will have to return to work. Oh, but what to do? After years of contemplation I've chosen yoga instruction. I was inspired but a friend who just got her yoga certification. Well that sounds just great and I know it would be a perfect fit for me.  I love the idea of working part-time so I can still be at home some of the time for my kids,.  But also how great would it to get paid for working out and meditating? Seriously, this is a no brainer. I have a background in dance as well as  karate instruction but it's been years and I'm not as bendy as I use to be. So the catch is yoga certification actually costs money. I know, maybe I'll actually sell some stuff and make the money. Novel idea, right? So here I go! I'm about to launch the official grand opening of Little Wave Designs.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I'd rather be beading.

I've been beading now for several years and am finally feeling like I'm making some things I would love to sell. My confidence is growing and I am beginning to really think about selling my work.  Lately I've been working on learning some wire wrapping techniques since I am still a novice.  I find myself completely consumed by the task and the time fly's by at at alarming rate. The laundry isn't getting done, the dishes are stacking up and my house...well it needs a good cleaning. I know I should get to it, but really... I'd rather be beading. Here are some things I've been working on.
Magnisite Circular Pentants $30

Bronze wire wrapped pendant with stone briolette $25, or $35 with chain
Antique Bronze wire wrapped pendant with stone briolette $30

Pearl necklace with Swarovsky crystals, magnetic gold plated clasp and glass bead $38
Bronze Lariat with tiger's eye bead and yellow swarovsk crystal $20

Rose Quartz earings and matching bracelet on gold filled wire and hand forged clasp $40

Wire wrapped gold drop earrings $10

Gold drop earrings with orange shell beads $15
Orange jade and shell necklace with gold filled clasp $35
(inspired by a beautiful pearl necklace gifted to me and designed by my dear friend