This past weekend I attended a local wholesale jewelry show to buy some supplies, and beads.
I had a particular type of bead in mind that I was looking for, as I have had several requests for a designer inspired wire wrapped bracelet. I decided to break down and buy some pretties to fit the bill!
I had such a good time just perusing the aisles and aisles of beads. It was nice that my wonderful momma came over to watch the kiddos so I could take a couple of hours to myself to get some great things for the jewelry business. This year I’m planning creating a small wholesale collection separate from the personalized hand stamped items. More to come on this later.
Do you have a bead show that you attend every year or quarter? This particular one comes to my area three times a year and is open to wholesale buyers only. So if you have a business wholesale license for your jewelry making business – you just need to register online or at the door. Its a great little wholesale show to get some really unique things especially different from your average crafting and hobby stores.
They even have finished jewelry with gemstones that are faceted, in sterling silver and gold precious metals.
So last night ( a few days later) I was able to pull out some of my favorite picks an strands that I purchased to create these lovelies to offer my customers! I especially love the rose beads for two simple main reasons. One, roses remind me of my grandmother who I feel like I am most like in my family, she was named Rose, and was most creative person I know in my family. And in her honor my sweet baby girl is named after her, Lilly Rose. So maybe I’m partial, but I just love them and the hint of pink they add to your outfit!