Before I took that break in December, I had some fun making beaded lanyards. I love them because they let me use colorful seed beads to play texture and shape while creating a piece that’s useful and can be worn every day. These beaded lanyards can be used in several ways: As a badge holder:… Continue reading Get Organized: Beaded Lanyards
Hey there, lovers of the Juicy Jools! Hope all has been going well for you. I have been hard at work, making gorgeous things. This time around, it’s eyeglass chains. I really like the idea of eyeglass chains – keeping your reading glasses with you, instead of having to re-trace your steps to remember where… Continue reading Leaning Into Whimsy
Hey there, jool lovers! I can’t believe it’s already March. St. Patrick’s day is right around the corner, and we are barreling toward Spring at full speed. I can already hear the birds chirping and every day the sun gets brighter and stronger. Watching the seasons change reminds me that I need to get to… Continue reading Working With Chain
I have something new to share! It’s been a little while, right, jool lovers? But here I am, with fun, new, juicy keychains. Gorgeous new keychains you can clip to your purse, your backpack, your beltloops, or anywhere else you can think to put it! Look at this juice! That’s a pretty one. I made… Continue reading New! Purse Charm Keychains
Hey Juicy Jool Lovers! Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are hot on its heels. I’m getting a jump on that retail madness by having a sale on my site right now, 15% off everything and free shipping on orders over $25.00. When I say “everything”, I… Continue reading Winter Sale at Juicybeads Jewelry!
I love the zodiac. I’d always been interested in astrology, because of the way certain behaviors are examined and defined. I always thought it was kind of weird to tie behavior to individuals born in a specific time frame, but I meet people, find out their sign, and then I see those traits in them,… Continue reading New! Zodiac Charm Bracelets
Here’s the thing about macramé: I love doing it. I thought it was cool in the 70’s, but I wasn’t interested in it back then. It wasn’t until I was reading beading magazines and teaching myself to make jewelry much later on that I considered attempting it myself. I think it looks great, and there… Continue reading I’m Knot Crazy (Well, I Might Be)
Hey, hi! Hope the heat isn’t wearing you down too much, Jool Lovers! Today I want to talk a little bit about accessories, what I call Useful Jewelry. Once upon a time, I had a job that required that I wear a badge every day, not only as identification, but to get in and out… Continue reading Useful Jewelry (Or 7 Things You Can Do With A Juicybeads Lanyard)
I am one of those list-making goal-setters. I really love crossing things off a list, too. So satisfying, right? And when it’s a long list with a bunch of stuff crossed off, don’t tell me that doesn’t feel great. It makes me want to accomplish even more, just to cross ’em off. And I have… Continue reading Goals and Expectations
I want lots of rocks! I’m not sure when I became so interested in gems. I took a geology class in junior high, they let me hold rocks while explaining the Mohs scale, and that was it. I prefer translucent rocks, I just love how they look in the light, rich with color. When… Continue reading I Wanna Rock!