Monday, August 17, 2009

Initial Charms

well, when an idea comes at me from more than five different directions, i tend to stand up and take notice, or at least mull over the pros and cons for a few months before i dive in. the idea in question is initial charms. everyone does them, everyone loves them. just not necessarily me. but when my LA rep asked me to do a collection for his showroom, i decided his was the straw that broke my camel's back, or at least got my camel thinking about its back, or something like that.

i spent quite a bit of time figuring out how to make them mildly original, totally handmade, and affordable. here's what i came up with, and low and behold, i love them! i'm wearing all my samples today. (i didn't make 26.)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Beading Class

I just finished my first Tamarindo beading class! I had four fabulous students ages 10-12 and had so much fun i'm already planning my next one!

This was a basic stringing class in which each student makes a necklace (two also made bracelets!) and learns what materials to use and how to use them for professionally stringing and finishing a piece of jewelry!

I'll be offering another class soon, but anyone interested in having a class, please contact me at 8376.6417 or and we can set one up! There is no minimum amount of students needed for a class, and price is $30 for an hour and a half.

In addition to classes, I am also offering bead parties for birthdays or just for fun. Call or email for more information.