Monday, October 19, 2009

Beads . . . Beads . . . Beads


I have boxes and boxes of various beads.

It all started as something to do, while my husband studied. We worked long hours together, then in the evenings he studied for his degree. I got tired of staring at the back of his head, so I started beading! The result: boxes and boxes of beads, boxes and boxes of earrings (started doing simple earrings) and two Etsy shops.

The first shop, Pruitt Handcrafts, opened nearly one year ago and is nearing it's first anniversary in November. Also, I've sewn for years, so at first the little shop had my Breast Cancer quilts and my jewelry together. But I love to be creative and it is the way I pass the time now, so eventually, I had so many fabric items along with my jewelry, that I decided to split my shop into two.

I love beads, I love looking thru the racks of beads in the local bead shop. As a result, I have made many necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and beaded items. The natural progression was to open a second shop. It opened in late June 2009 and is exclusively jewelry and beaded items. I call it my Design shop. Sales in the design shop are not what I had hoped, with a plethora of jewelry sellers out there, but I still create with beads, since I have boxes and boxes of beads! Maybe I should open a third shop and sell all my beads!


P.S. Coming soon--the last installment of the Afternoon Stroll Series--Watch for it!

5 comments:

Julie said...

I had to laugh when I saw your bead box! I have the same kind of boxes. I love them. I have 24 boxes full of beads....and that is not including all my inventory that I sell in my supply shop! This is probably why I am a member of the hoarders unite team on Etsy! lol

Tulip's Talking said...

I have thousands and thousands of beads/supplies... huge investment because I love "looking" at them too and used to have no control. I've been thinking of selling down/or out myself.

Didn't know there was a "hoarders unite team", I could be president and CEO...LOL

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Look at all those pretty beads :) I enjoy looking at them in the store too...and I'm not even a beader...LOL :)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I have 22 of those boxes ... and that doesn't include my inventory of my completed pieces! My brother thinks I have too many...but I don't think I have enough!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I, too, have many, many boxes of beads! I have been beading for many, many years. Now everybody is beading. sigh....
Craft supplies inspire me. I am thinking of putting some in bowls or jars--just to look at or sift through.
I love paper, too...