Beads, Strings, & All Things Between...Guest blog by Mary
I'd been thinking about starting an Etsy shop for months, but it was Wendy, a friend and coworker, who finally convinced me to do it. How did she convince me? With her beautiful handmade, sparkly jewelry shop, Beads, Strings and All Things Between. I'd been trolling craft shows and flea markets for a long time and not seen things that struck me as inspired or "made with love." Really, some people just sell a bead or two on a rubber cord and call it a day. Wendy is a true artisan.
With a degree in Visual Communication and experience in engineering artwork, Wendy spends her days designing customized logos for hard hats and first aid kits. But the nights and weekends are spent toiling with tiny beads and crimping and hand-wrapping wire around crystals and semi-precious stones.
I run a jewelry shop myself on Etsy, in addition to my photography shop. It's nice to have someone like Wendy to "talk shop" with. Just yesterday we were discussing the ins and outs of buying strung beads versus individual pieces. Exciting, I know. But it does help!
my blog in the future, as I learn that blogs aren't just things you write about yourself, they're also ways of connecting and sharing with others!
In the mood for shopping, or want to see more of Wendy's beautiful designs? Visit her Etsy shop here!
Have a beautiful day!