Hi there everybody! My name is Shanna Steele and I have worked for Auntie's Beads for the better part of a dozen years now. I spent the most amount of time working in the design department with Karla (who many of you know as Karla Kam), but I have done a lot of work behind the scenes in purchasing and product management as well. I enjoy this line of work so much, it doesn't matter if I am buying the beads or counting them or playing in them... I will take them however I can get them!
Since then, I have had close to two dozen projects featured in various magazines - Beadwork is my favorite - but I had never had a project featured on the cover. UNTIL NOW!!!
The August/September 2017 issue of Beadwork magazine is on the stands now and...drum roll, please... it features my Tucson Vista necklace and instructions for creating a matching bracelet as well. There aren't words to describe how proud I am and how surreal it feels to see my work out there like this!
All of the materials used were purchased right here at Auntie's Beads Direct and they are as follows:
- 1 x 14mm Swarovski Rivoli in Golden Shadow
- 6 x 12mm Swarovski Rivoli in Golden Shadow
- Pastel Bordeaux SuperDuos
- Pastel Petrol SuperDuos
- Crystal Bronze Fire SuperDuos
- Crystal Bronze Gold SuperDuos
- 11/0 Galvanized Gold Miyuki Seed Beads
- 11/0 Gunmetal Miyuki Seed Beads
- Gunmetal Toggle
- Size 12 Needle
I have already received feedback and pictures from people who have created their own necklaces and/or bracelets. I would love to see what kind of variations and color combinations you guys come up with, so feel free to comment and post a pic in your response.
Happy beading everyone!