August 21, 2012

Bead Fest Philly Spark Inspiration for Earrings

This past weekend was the Philadelphia Bead Fest, which is literally five minutes from my house. The set up was different than years past and it confused me a bit.  Any who, I went with a specific list of items that I needed which included: Pyrite (I am in LOVE with pyrite, it always catches my eye), Swarovski Rivolis, Seed Beads, Seed Pearls, and Larger Pearls.  I got everything on my list except for the larger sized pearls and instead of that I got some findings, base metal clasps in silver and antique bronze, charms, and ear wires.       The problem is that even though I didn't buy a lot of things that were not on my list and the ones that I did buy were good wholesale deals, I spent ALL of my money.  Every single last bit of it.  I need to get serious about selling my creations or else I won't have enough money to continue creating.  So I'm putting the necklace that I was going to make for myself on hold for a couple of days so that I can crank out some pieces. Starting with:

8mm Swarovski Rivoli Earrings
with Pyrite
I am in love with these little beauties,  there is just the right amount of sparkle for me.  So what did I do with them?  I gifted them to my friend.  She's been asking for some jewelry (rings) but I've never gotten around to doing any of that.  So after I made these I thought to myself that these are totally her style, and what better day to give a gift than Eid. For those of you that don't know Ramadhan, the month of fasting, ended yesterday and the celebration is called Eid.  She loved them and that's all that matters.  Now I need to make some more for gifts (for weddings and things) and for the boutique and I'm thinking of expanding where I'm selling so I need an inventory for that, so much to do, so little time.

Goal: Selling some items before the International Gem and Jewelry Show September 21-23 2012


  1. Your earrings are gorgeous!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for linking it up at our linky party at (even though you're not supposed to add stuff for sale, i actually thought your bead/finding combi was inspiring!)

    1. I was not aware of that, I'll keep that in mind. :)


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