So, custom work. I love it and I don’t love it. I love when I make someone happy with a beautiful piece that is exactly what they wanted. Seriously, that is one of my favorite things about this business. But I want that happiness so much sometimes I stress myself out making sure it… Continue reading Custom Work: Yes or no?
I really love gemstone jewelry. Well, I really love gemstones, and whatever technique allows me to wears them makes me happy! I’ve been working with stones for a long time, and have featured them on my site before. I was very excited to read that one of the 2018 jewelry trends is gemstone jewelry! Excited… Continue reading Gemstone Treasures
(So many purples and some Batman means some awesome beading is about to happen!) I’m the sort of person who tends to choose small projects, which I then complicate into big projects, and either come to my senses and scale the project down or move on. Sometimes it’s difficult to choose the best technique, depending on what I want to play… Continue reading Wildly Impossible, Doing It Anyway
Every other year, my husband’s family goes on a big trip somewhere. This year, we got together and went to the Grand Canyon. It was a fine trip, lovely destination, beautiful views, all the desert flora and fauna one might want to see. I spent a week just enjoying myself, resolving not to dwell on… Continue reading Losing My Bead-mentum In The Summer
It’s starting to feel like summer out here, and that makes me think about anklets, and if I do too much of that, then I have to make some. I think anklets are sexy. Exotic. I don’t see them so much in the United States, but on trips to Papeete, Hawaii, and Barbados, they were… Continue reading Summer Is The Time To Dress Your Feets With Juicy Ankle Jools
So, I got bit by the beadbug. And the urge to create was immense. But I might not have kept on creating and gotten to the point where I now find myself, if not for my best friend, J. Known her since high school, still see her every weekend. And I’m grateful to her for… Continue reading Pt. II: How I Stayed In Love With Beads
So, one day, my friend D asked me if I wanted to make some jewelry. She’d been doing it for awhile and loved it. Did I want to go to a craft store and take a look? Did I? I wasn’t sure. My whole life, I was fascinated by art and craft, but I never… Continue reading My Origin Story, Or How I Went On A Field Trip and Was Bit By the Beadbug
Hey, hi! My name’s Tracy. I make handmade jewelry, accessories, and gifts, with beads. Glass beads, shell, wood, porcelain, I love to work with beads. There is so much to consider when working with beads – colors and textures, design and creation, beauty and elegance, boldness and delight. I’ve been making jewelry for nearly 15 years, and enjoy all… Continue reading Welcome to Juicybeads Jewelry!