I have had an on-going love affair with beads for decades. In the 1980's I learned peyote stitch from a friend. Shortly thereafter, in the gift shop at Cahokia Mounds, I discovered "Indian Bead-Weaving Patterns" by Horace Goodhue; a book which remains a favorite. Back then, I mostly worked with seed beads, but I picked up a enough skills with wire to make simple loop earrings. Seed beads remain my favorite. I have sold my jewelry to family and friends since then. I have sold at craft fairs and fund raisers as well as though family members who sell fine silver jewelry. Now, it is time to become more professional in my sales.
I will be focusing on two new venues:
More and better venues
My plan for this blog is to write about beads and my jewelry because it is one of my passions. In addition, I want to write about the process of professionalizing my jewelry sales.