Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Beading Day (Just the girls)

Today is Wednesday October 13th! We are approaching the craft fair and my mom and I are having a beading day to expand our creations together - making lots of new things all to be for sale - we will be posting several new items as well as moms first blog! WOO HOO!!!!!

Chains of Love


Monday, September 20, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Now that Im on a roll here are a few pieces that are inspired by our new International Collection. The red and green pieces really complement each other.

The Winter Blue tree was made with swarovski elements and 16/26 gauge wire. My mother showed me how to create this gorgeous pendant and I plan on making several more in different colors - crystal copper - as well as one I would like to call the forbidden apple. Here are some more sample pictures of earrings I have been creating.
As well as the winter blue necklace - inspired by needing that "something blue" on a special day.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thistle Beads Update

We're going to be doing a craft show very soon and I also plan to get some pictures up on the website by tomorrow. The Craft Show will be in October/Novemeber but once I get more information I will blog more about when and where. Lately I have been inspired by one piece I like to call Autumn Rose. Its a gorgeous necklace with antique copper crystals and a rose connector piece. Pictures will be up soon!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Our First Dollar

I will never forget how we got our first dollar because it wasnt a typical customer wanting beads for jewelry or as a gift. My mom and I had gotten a booth at a craft fair in my hometown. This was a small craft fair but it was when we had first decided this is what we wanted to do. A gentleman was the first to stop at the booth, the two of us thinking he is looking for jewelry for his wife. But no this man was looking through our selection of beads. Glass beads to be exact. He picked out a few, then came up to us asking to ring him out. Both my mom and I were a little perplexed thinking what does this guy want with 10 glass beads. So we asked him if he was making anything in particular. The gentleman had laughed and little and said "you'll kill me if you knew what I'm going to use them for." So we laughed and said "we'll now you have to tell us because were framing the $1 you gave us because its our first." The man told us how he uses them for fishing and that glass beads are the best because of the sound they make underwater, it attracts more fish. We all laughed and thought how great of a story will this be when we one day have a store with our fist dollar framed and this story to go along with it. Only furthering our dream of one day having a bead and jewelry store.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Just starting out...

Were just starting to get our names out there while were in progress. Thistle Beads will be a bead and jewelry shop. This shop will be run by my mother and myself. We have been beading since I was little building up inventory so one day we will have a store. Since Im a little older now I have had more time to actually be creating more jewelry and I have decided that a blog would be a great spot to start. I will be uploading pictures in the next few weeks trying to get this blog looking better. See how the responses go, and then see where we end up. Thank you all for visiting. Promise this will look much better in the upcoming months.