I've been slowly amassing a bead horde to start offering some of my favorite components and beads to compliment my line. I wanted to offer more beads on the Bead Cruise and at my upcoming retreat. After the cruise I will start to fill my Etsy shop with all these beautiful pieces. I first stocked up on Vintaj - because come on - we are like peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, peas and carrots. You get the idea - we are made for each other.
Love my new Wild Bird Pendant with these leafy pieces and brass branch.
I've been handcoloring some pieces in a teal patina.
Along with the Vintaj I'm offering Czech glass leaves and flowers, steel wire and peanut seed beads. On the cruise I will also have Mary Harding Pendants and Green Girl Studios pieces.
I have also been gathering together some yummy ribbons in some of my favorite colors, like teal, navy, olive, purple and fuchsia, seen in the top left.
One thing I decided to focus on for my bead 'shop' was to offering packaging that was branded with a woodland theme. I want everything I sell to be a treat for the senses and even something like jump rings can feel inspiring when packaged with a little panache.
This is all a seed, one day those seeds will blossom into something bigger - like maybe a bead gallery in a real store or shows across the country. We'll see what sprouts up as we start this new part of our business.