Sunday, August 17, 2008

Featured Artist: Regal Beads

I have a soft spot for all things Canadian. My latest Canadian "discovery" is a wonderful Etsy shop I want to tell you about: RegalBeads. Kim hails from Thunder Bay, not far from Minnesota's Grand Marais and a very lovely place.

Kim has immense patience: Look at the gorgeous bracelets she weaves from thousands of tiny little seed beads! (Those pesky beads roll everywhere, as you might well know!) She also uses fire-polished crystals.

Kim says, "have loved doing crafts for most of my life (in fact, my dad loves to tell an embarrassing childhood story on me about this passion ;))
Both of my parents are quite creative, and passed this down to me!  I started beading over five years ago and took to it like a fish to water.  I love the feel of the beads in my hands, the challenge of a new pattern, and the joy of a completed piece!"

Kim is a member of Etsy Beadweaver Street Team and I love her generous spirit and readiness to promote her teammates' shops: She says, "If you are wanting a style that I might not make, but know you have seen made with seed beads-CONVO ME [via her Etsy shop] !! I know MANY seed bead artists, the street team I am in is quite diverse, and I can probably help you find what you are looking for!!"

Be sure to visit her Etsy shop and take a look around! 

Custom? Yes!


Eileen said...

Very much enjoying your blog, now that I've visited. I'd love to have you visit me at mine (blatant blog advertisement, I'm shameless), as well - maybe we could have tea and cupcakes!

I can see why the photo arrangement problem is frustrating you, though! I hope my advice re Firefox helps with that issue, as well as the others...

Regal Beads said...

Thank you for this :)