JSmaz

My Bio

I have been beading for 13+ years and I enjoy working with multiple techniques, from stringing to weaving to wirework.  I am a mother of one son and a proud military spouse.

Announcements

  • Aug 4, 2010
  • Kris Kringle/ Birthday swap wish list

    Books: Kumihimo starter kit (from Amazon), Marcia DeCoster's "Beaded Opulence", Diane Fitzgerald's "Shaped Beadwork"

    beads & findings: "crab fire" agate (any size/shape), keishi pearls (any color), floral themed antiqued brass or copper items, unique toggle clasps in any metals

    Chocolate is my friend, but I am allergic to peanuts.

  • Jul 16, 2010
  • UPDATED SWAP PREFERENCES

    Favorite colors: Purples & blues are my favorites but I like just about all colors.

    Allergies:  I can't wear earwires containing nickel.

    Favorite metals:  silver is my favorite, but I like gold, copper or antique brass as well.  I will wear posts, earwires or leverbacks for earrings.  I love toggle clasps, but any clasp is fine other than the screw together barrel clasps.

    Earrings:  I don't often wear huge or really long earrings, but I would for a special occasion or just to be daring. :)  Generally I wear earrings in the 3 inch and under range.

    Bracelets:  Any style is fine from strung to bead weaving to metal.  Length 7-7.5 inches.

    Necklaces:  Also any style.  I don't usually wear chokers but if I did it would need to sit right against the neck (like ribbon style), about 15 inches.  Otherwise, 17 inches or longer is best.

    Materials:  I love anything that sparkles plus pearls, stones, metals, Lucite, glass...does that make me easy or difficult to design for?