Sunday, January 23, 2011

First piece in the new shop!

The weather outside has been very bipolar.  One day, it's sunny and 50, the next, it's below zero and snowing.  Welcome to Colorado ;) 

I had a great opening week in the new shop seeing both old and new customers alike.  I barely had time to do anything extra that wasn't pricing, bagging, tubing, etc, but I got the chance on Friday to set everything else aside, and just bead.  Here's what I came up with:
I love them.  No, really.  I had a great time wearing them the next day, and I may wear them every day for the next month or so....or longer.
I can't decide what to call them though.  I posted the question on Facebook, and my friends came up with a ton of great ideas including (but not limited to):  Mystic Cascades, several variations on Orion Cascades (but I already have a pair named Orion ), Constellation, Shooting Stars, Trifecta in Crystals...the list goes on and on.  My friend Julianna of Julianna's Wardrobe thought that they reminded her of  often-sparkly woman who does Aerial Hoop performances, so I looked up different names for that, and found that Lyra and Cerceau refer to the performance, and both literally mean 'hoop'.  I kind of like Cerceau, but I'm still debating.  What do you think?

Monday, January 17, 2011

My Shop is Expanding!

I'm so excited to be expanding my little bead shop into its second storefront this week!  It's gone from a table in the corner of my bead room, to a seasonal kiosk, to its first tiny storefront, and now to a storefront twice that size.  We're going places, and I'm so grateful for all of my wonderful friends and customers who have helped me come this far!  Thank you!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

2010 The Year in Review

2010 was a big year for me.  I took my seasonal kiosk and expanded into my first storefront location.

I made it to the Bead&Button Show's 10 Year Anniversary, and had a great time!

I had my Medallion Bracelet appear in Bead Unique Magazine (my first project to appear in a national magazine)

And just before the year ended, I got the good news that I would be able to move into the shop next door which is twice the size of the one I'm in now, so it was a great year overall :).  Thanks to all of you who came to the shop, commented on my blog, and kept me sane over this past year; I hope that 2011 is even more fabulous for all of us!