Don't you just love flowers? It is so much fun to incorporate flowers into jewelry. The creativity of bringing the colors and different styles of flowers can bring earrings, necklaces, hair clips, and bracelets to life. There are a variety of mediums to choose from when it comes to flower beads and cabochons: acrylic, resin, clay, metal, glass. How about using your own style and creativity to mix and layer different mediums. This week I've been working on getting more flowers posted at Beads2string.com for you. Here is just a sample of what is currently available for acrylic flowers:
First, let me apologize for being MIA far too long. As you can see blogging went on the back burner as I've been revamping the Beads2string.com website. I've learned a lot about web design and have been able to bring a better look and hopefully a better shopping experience to the site over the past year. Hoping the soft gray choices in color will help bring out the colors of the beads for you along with being easy on the eyes. There are now two ways to shop categories; from the left menu or scrolling along the center of the home page. With the center home page categories this will also help continue to grow mobile shopping customers so future growth can continue all around. All of the categories on the left menu are set up as to what items will be available in the future. Currently the main categories of beads are available and ready to shop. In regards to the craft supply items, they will continually be listed through out the next few months. Once more of the craft items are ready to shop, will be adding their categories to the center home page area for you. Am hoping to continually grow the craft supply sections as the year moves ahead. There will be a plethera of ribbons, trims, party supplies, floral supplies, and wedding supplies. There will also be a handmade die cut section that will be directly made by TheKraftyPlace aka Beads2string.
Updates on websites where Beads2string can be found... So it was a long and hard decision to close Beads2string on Etsy last year. It was with great amount of tears that it was finally let go. Beads2string began the journey in 2007 on Etsy and had a blast while it lasted. I thank every one of you that made a purchase there. I won't go in to the why's of the decision as every one will have their own opinion as to what has been happening on Etsy the last few years. I've been around long enough to see the highs and the lows of retail both online and in person. Some will say there are theories and others will say it is an ebb n' flow of the business. Those that "get it" will get it and those that don't, won't "get it" until it happens to them. I am just grateful to all my customers who were patient and followed as I've grown this new website to where it is now and hope you will be excited for the future as I am to where the journey will take it. So for the next year at least I will be concentrating on Beads2string.com and will continue to have Beads2string.ecrater.com up and running. Occasionally items get listed on ebay at Bead2string.
In regards to TheKraftyPlace, for now TheKraftyPlace.etsy.com will continue to be up and running. The main goal this year will be concentrating on moving all the craft supply items over here to Beads2string.com to gain a greater online audience. By getting the craft items here, am hoping the shopping audience will truly love what is offered so that I may continue to grow the craft inventory.
Crafting in general is in my blood and runs deep in my family. If you have ever read my back story you will have seen I began at a young age when my Grandma made ceramics and gave some to me to paint. Then my Grandpa made a dollhouse and the creativity for making was ignited. In high school I began the love of floral design. By my 20's I was then designing and selling my jewelry. At this stage in my life where I find myself to be in the mist of several chronic invisible diseases it has not only been a joy but a way of life to be able to once again create and bring supplies to customers around the world. By Grace and mercy I have made designing creativity a way of income not just for myself but for others around the world that needed a way to make an extra source of money. I can only hope that this blessing can continue for many years to come for both you and me.
~ ~ Imagination is greater than knowledge. Albert Einstein ~ Always be full of expectancy. You never know what the day will bring and if this will be the day, so always think... "I'm expecting something good to happen today." May this day bless you and keep you filled.
This year is going to be the year of growth at Beads2string.com. So far to date half of the jewelry making supplies inventory for beads and findings have been listed. Will continue towards the rest of the inventory getting listed for you. Along with the continued hunt for more new treasures to offer.
Over the years it has been such a pleasure to hunt and find great jewelry making supplies to help you imagine and create beautiful designs for your own business or pleasure. In 2013, the hunt continued in a different craft direction to include floral supplies, wedding and party supplies along with general craft supplies. Also included homemade die cuts and confetti. It has been wonderful to see this side of the business continue to grow so that the hunt for more great deals can be found for you. The decision has been made to expand Beads2string.com and include the inventory from TheKraftyPlace.etsy.com. This will help to bring the vision of a craft super store that will have many departments to fit the niche craft supplies you are looking for.
I have always wanted a craft store since a little kid. While you were playing house with baby dolls, I was playing store. When Beads2string began in 2007, never imagined the possibility of making my craft store a reality. With your continued support over the years it is actually coming together more than I ever dreamed. Currently you can see the growth occurring by watching the inventory grow with the help of the left side menu options. To thank you for shopping during the growth please take 10% off your purchase by using coupon code: thankyou10. ** In order to get the discount please input the coupon code at checkout, the discount can not be applied after the purchase has been completed.** (This discount offer is available for a short amount of time.)
Here is to all future peace, happiness, and success.
This is the year for expansion at Beads2string. There will be many expansions during the coming months like more beads, finishing the new main website, adding all inventory to current venues. Right now though, is new beautiful inventory with Czech glass beads. Have some really great colors for opaque and the picasso coated beads. Also, the fabulous new birds egg coated beads. Different sizes for druk and fire polished glass beads. Currently all new inventory will be listed at Beads2string on Etsy; then with in the next few months will be listed at all the venues Beads2string is on. As always with the "This just in" blog posts here are a few sneek peaks at what is currently being listed...
Have been shopping again. So what's new? If you have a bead and findings store the hunt for inventory never ends. I am totally fine with that as I've given up my previous love of hunting, gathering, selling vintage and antiques. This need for the hunt is to your advantage because I'm always on the look out for great deals and fabulous finds. This time around I have new Czech glass beads in two toned shades that are very popular right now. Also have some beautiful gemstones which are a limited quantity; what will be listed is all I was able to get. Pictured are bronzite, rhodonite, turquoise howlite. Here is your sneak peek for beads that are currently being listed in October:
Have been working for the past month on giving you another place to shop online. Made a commitment to fellow artisans to have Beads2string with you on Zibbet for this next year. As you are trying to get your shops and eggs in another basket I decided it was only right to join you. So far have about 680 beads listed and will be working on getting about 1,000 more listed.
I will be helping you advertise your new stores over on twitter so if you don't already follow and tweet your items, go on over and let's help everyone. You can find me at http://twitter.com/beads2string. Any time I see your items that are listed on twitter I will be retweeting as more of a priority. In fact, even if it isn't items on Zibbet but a different venue or your stand alone site you can find me retweeting to spread your items around the world. Good luck to everyone and their new shops, may we all stop just surviving and start thriving.
Yes the title is correct. Beads2string is proudly back on Etsy. And currently trying to get as many beads listed as my hands can handle typing. Right now there are 150 items listed in the store. Oh my do I have some work ahead of me haha, with over a 1,000 items still to list. I am so very excited about this because as I list beads, I get more inspiration because the new pictures look so amazing. 2 beads have already been listed in treasuries and for those that chose my items I am greatful.
This new or re-newed adventure is inspiration and a blessing. If some have wondered what the heck happened to the store on Etsy it was just gone. I do apologize for that. After being unemployed, moving, a computer that died on me Beads2string was closed. It was truly not my intention to disappear as I loved the time on Etsy and getting to know some of my customers, who are all wonderful. Well a lot has happened and good times and blessings are ahead. I took it to prayer and the decision was made. With the help of the wonderful Etsy staff, my store is back up and can't wait to bring you good deals on beads again. With every order that comes in I lift it up and give thanks for the blessings, not only for me but for you. I want to bring you wonderful beads at great prices so that you can make a good profit on your jewelry designs.
Oh and the best for you is giving some thanks back to my customers with 20% off good through the end of February by using the coupon code: givethanks2013 at checkout. (discount will only be given if the coupon is used at the time of checkout on Etsy)
Here is a peek at some of the beads that have already been listed: