I am waiting for a partner for the Bead Peeps Swap n Blog. Bead Peeps
are a group of jewelry makers on facebook. A partner will be assigned to me by the organizers of the hop shortly. I thought I would help this process by telling a little about myself and my jewelry. Much of my jewelry creations are drawn from influences found in nature, and
each piece is designed to be comfortable and fun to wear. I began making jewelry when I took a jewelry making lesson with a friend and we had a great time making a necklace and drinking wine with some other ladies. I took more lessons and then I began buying beads.
I enjoy shopping for beads almost as much as creating with beads. I find making jewelry a challenge and a creative outlet.
I make a variety of different kinds of jewelry. I do this mainly because I like to learn new techniques and expand my range. I really don't know how to describe my style because I think it changes. I am really drawn to make jewelry that is inspired by a bead hop where you are given a piece of art as an inspiration. The multicolored necklace pictured above is such a piece.
|A favorite necklace of mine that is feminine and sophisticated and inspired by nature|
I know some of my jewelry has been described as delicate, sophisticated, feminine. Personally, I like jewelry with a BoHo look. I do know that I don't make anything that I will not wear. Most of the jewelry that I make I sell in my BayMoonDesign shop
. For that reason, I tend to make jewelry that is geared to a season like the holiday season or fall. Currently, I am in Florida and I am working on jewelry for Saint Patrick's Day
and the summer craft fair season. Since I live in the Florida Keys in the winter and by the Delaware Bay in the summer, my jewelry is inspired by nature.
like to use vintage or materials from nature. I
love to use materials found in nature like sea shells and pearls and materials made from nature like ceramics.. From looking at my jewelry you can see I love to use ceramics and polymer clay beads as focals. I use a wide variety of beads. I use to use beads that were on the small side, but recently I have started working with larger beads.
I have started doing more metal work. I bought Cindy Wimmer's book about making chains and clasps from metals and I bought a tumbler so I am now making more of my components like the silver connector and silver clasp in the blue necklace
. I don't really care to work with tiny seed beads. I do like peanut beads and superduos. I love the texture of Irish waxed lace and use it in lots of my jewelry like the starfish bracelet
I really use every color. Personally, I love greens, purples, and blues the best.
I can't wait to see who my partner is and get beads from him or her. I do love beads!