Thursday, March 24, 2011

Denim Bead ID Lanyard Now Availabe on ArtFire Store

Those that know me know that it's practically a tie which jewelry task I like doing best--stringing new creations or finding new bead stores to go through. Just like my denim bead designs, no two bead stores are alike. I keep a list of clever names of coffee houses, B&B's, and bead stores! On a trip to Stillwater, Minnesota a little over a year ago, I happened upon a quaint bead shop entitled Art N Soul. In the basement of this gifts and novelties store was tucked a little room of spotlighted brick walls with baskets and containers overflowing with beads and findings--I was in bead heaven! Among the varied treasures were some painted bone beads. I wasn't sure what I would do with them at the time, but knew they had to be part of my collection.

The end result included several of my dark blue denim jean beads along with some black dice beads. At the time I created this piece, I was working as a revenue auditor at a casino. My plan had been to sell these and other employee ID badge lanyards in the casino gift shop, but I've decided to showcase them in my ArtFire studio instead.

Check out this creation as well as many others. I'm adding to my inventory daily!

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