Today's Bead Table Wednesday is a bit unusual in that it doesn't involve beads, but involves marketing the jewelry I make.
I have a jewelry show on February 5th, and I just got my shipment of postcards in yesterday. Since I'm cutting it close, I decided today was the day to get a bunch of labels onto all those postcards. So today my "bead" table is my coffee table, and with the remote to NetFlix all set up, away I went!
|Yes, I really do use that many postcards -- it took me six to seven years to build up that following -- and it takes FOREVER to get labels and stamps on. I need elves. Zack got bored after putting on 35 stamps.|
On another note, I'd like to show you a bracelet I made with some beads from The Gritty Bird. Becky is AMAZINGLY creative (I love her thread-embroidered pendants!) and she recently started making a line of paper clay beads. They're delightfully organic, in beautiful colors, and go FABULOUSLY with Vintaj findings.
Here's what I made:
"Purple Rusticana" includes Gritty Beads, a Bayong wood bead, and dangles of dyed betel nuts. Vintaj findings and wire complete the look. Here's a closer look at the Gritty Beads.....
Be sure to visit Becky's site by clicking here, and try out some of her unique styles! (I've got my eye on the red for next time!)
Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off. She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.