Monday, October 15, 2007

Coquito Designs

Today I will feature Kristen's shop Coquito Designs. Please read her bio below:

Kristen Berge could tell you that she’s an office administrator who daydreams about pairing moonstone with garnet; she could tell you that she’s a self-taught jewelry designer whose tactile tendencies lead her away from digital photography and into jewelry design; that she has often found herself pondering the finer differences between toggle and lobster clasps; or that her husband doesn’t only make a mean pasta primavera but a magnificent business partner. But why go to all the trouble when she can best sum herself up with two words: Bead. Addict.
The colors. The textures. The shapes. Berge has yet to meet a bead she couldn’t love. From perusing the local shops to browsing the conventions and shows, Berge’s design process is as much about the compulsion, er. . .experience of selecting her beads as it is about crafting them.
With her “where the mood (and beads) take me” approach, Berge’s designs run the gamut from the sedate and earth-toned to the effervescent and bright-colored. The unifying element? The spiritedness with which they were created and the ability each piece has to speak directly, and intimately, to the woman with whom they belong.

Hippos from Down Under and Minnie Mouse

Are you wondering what Minnie Mouse and hippos have to do with these pictures? These are the creative names Anne Dundas has given her beautiful beads. The red ones are called Minnie Mouses Shoes and the purple ones are called Hippos in my Bathtub.

Anne Dundas

Today I am featuring Anne Dundas, who is one verry talented lady. Read her bio below to find out about all her wonderful offerings. Need a business card? Contact Anne and shewill make a custom card suited to your needs.

"Hi! From Sydney, Australia!! I have been creating jewellery since early 2004. It quickly became a passion which helped fill the time while caring for my mum who has MS. Jewellery then lead me to the wonderful world of lampwork beads. Yet another way to play with colours. It's such a thrill to play with molten glass watching it flow and form beautiful objects.I also spend my time designing business cards, etc for other jewellery designers. If you'd like to check them out, you can find my designs at:

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