I was going to start this blog as “how are glass beads made” thinking I would bring you guys the best information literally about how beads are made. I thought I would be writing about the science and the artistry of glass beads, but as I started doing research for this blog, I discovered how important beads have been to the very history of our nation and this blog took a slightly different turn.
Giving jewelry as a gift is something that people have done for centuries for a variety of reasons. Jewelry is sentimental and can easily become an heirloom. Grandma's ring that she bought at Sears all those years ago and wore every day, suddenly is more valuable to her grandchildren than any diamond in the world. Jewelry not only grows in appreciation in its monetary value but also somehow grows in appreciation based on its wearer. That is something that very few gifts can do.
I haven't always sold beaded necklaces, earrings and bracelets. From college to motherhood, read the origin story of my small business and learn more about my desire for creating beaded jewelry. Craft fair pro, COVID, to online jewelry store, I've been through a lot, learned a lot, and I plan to share it all, here, in this blog and many more to come.