Bears, BEADS, Battlestar Galactica

I've been itching to try my hand at beadwork since discovering the Oakland based jewelry designer, Tania Skevos.  Her work weaves together vibrant colors and intricate patterns that left me me staring at and dissecting the bracelet I purchased from her for hours on end.

A "quick" trip to a local yarn shop during my recent vacation to Alaska led me to stand, awestruck in the middle of an entire room filled wall-to-wall with beads. Forty-five minutes, some grueling decisions, a swipe of the magical money card and I was on my way with nine different colorways. 

I've done some experimenting, untied more knots than I can count, and taught many a passer-by at local coffee shops.  Nothing makes me happier than a stranger's curiosity turning into a 20 minute tutorial and a new-found sense of creative-confidence!  

Teaching my roommate while drying off after a dip in the Pacific Ocean (hence the crazy hair)

Posted on July 30, 2015 .