Welcome to my blog, Beaded Relics. I'll start out by giving you a little background on myself. I'm a 30 year old mother, jewelry designer, and administrative assistant. I live in Boston, MA, USA with my husband and three year old daughter. I began designing jewelry out of frustration at not being able to not find jewelry that suited my tastes. I quickly progressed to making jewelry for other people that I know, and in July 2010, I decided to open my Etsy shop. I sell handmade jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. I particularly love designing with antiqued metals, but also love using a wide variety of other materials.
I love to hunt for new, interesting beads and findings online, in local bead shops, and at bead shows. My stash has become quite large. I keep many of these beads in a unit with several shallow drawers. This evening, the bottom of one of those drawers partially fell out the bottom due to the weight of the beads. I guess I better start creating more and slow down on buying new beads! I created six new pieces this weekend, which will be listed in my shop within the next few days.
I will be writing about new designs, other handmade artists that I admire, jewelry making techniques, and other related topics. Interested? Just follow via RSS or Google Friend Connect (links on the right) in order to receive notification of new posts.