Monthly Archives: September 2016

How I Became a Beadaholic

Years ago…oh, too long ago to count…I owned a small gift store: among other things I sold hand-crafted  jewelry. One of my vendors invited me to a bead show…I bought some things…I didn’t know what I would do with them, I just liked them. They sat in a box in a closet for years. Then, I met a friend who showed me how to tie off a necklace with a clasp and crimp. I really intended to just finish the beads I had into wearable necklaces…but something happened. I started  going to bead shows and acquiring beads…plastic bead boxes began filling up and then a new shelf unit appeared and began filling up with boxes. I began to play with beads. Recently, I realized I had made far too  many necklaces to ever wear them all. So, I decided to set up a website and here it is: www.theeccentricbeader.com. Your comments, especially constructive critiques, will be very much appreciated.

Here are a few pieces not on the website:

emerald gold and black

emerald gold and black

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 Chrysoprase and brass


Chrysoprase and brass