One of the first jobs I ever had was at a well known arts and craft store. Every so often demonstrations are given to customers to encourage them to purchase or branch out. My boss assigned me to do a stretch beaded bracelet for the demo. My initial reaction was an eyebrow raise. Not only did I lack interest in the craft, I also lacked the skill. I voiced my concern which seemed to fall on deaf ears and accompanied by a shrug. A three minute instruction was given and alas, I was alone. Minutes into the demo a new door was opened to me. Who knew it was so much fun. 😀
Making jewelry is somewhat of a zen experience for me. Taking beads to find a sense of harmony and stringing them together to complete a wearable piece of art and design. The functionality of fashion design is probably what drew me to the vocation. Interestingly enough though it never even occurred to me to become a jewelry designer before. Now it has become a path I pursue.
When it comes to metals I gravitate towards silver and with a love of organic material came about this Wood & Silver Collection.
This collection features stained wood and silver plated beads.
Each set contains 1 (one) necklace and 1 (one) bracelet. Each bracelet is stretchy and approximately 7.5″-8″. Each necklace is approximately 18″-20″ in length. The clasps vary.
Each Set is $20, and is available in my online shop. So far 2 of each set is in stock…will make more by demand (and as long as supplies are available).
I loved the contrast between the dark wood and the silver, the combinations were endless. Works great for a casual dressed up look. Beautiful with jeans!