Saturday, January 23, 2016

What's on My Bench???

Today's episode is from JET member Gaetana Parris of SatinDollCo. She is going to tell us about her last order of 2015.

I guess it's a finishing touch for 2015 that I got my last custom order on exactly New Year Eve. One of my father's regular customers was standing around and talking. Through the conversation I ended up telling him that I'm a fashion designer by trade but have owned my own business since 2007 making and selling jewelry and accessories. Long conversation short, he wanted me to make him a custom bracelet and necklace. We ironed out all the details and he paid the deposit so it's time to get to work.

I pulled out my beading board, grab my stretch cord, cutting pliers,wooden beads in red black and green and some glass beads.

As per his design, he wanted a bracelet in red, black and green. I showed him the picture of the bracelet I restrung for my aunt to show the bead size I would use and he like the design with the extra bead. So I laid the beads out in the red, black, and green configuration mixing some glass beads with the wooden beads. So that they design wouldn't get too boring.

I then strung the bead configuration on the bead cord and knotted it several times. As you may notice, the pattern is a little bit different then on the board because I had to go back twice and restring it so it was the right wrist size.

I then went into my bead stash and found a large glass bead to include as the finishing touch.

I then knotted it several times to finish it off.

Now it's completed. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough beads to even start the necklace he wanted. Which means I'll leave that for my next WOMB post. So this custom order ended up being my last of 2015 and my first of 2016.Stay tuned you don't want to miss Part II!

Thank you Gaetana. Please return next week for another episode of What's on My Bench??? from Mollie Ann of the JETs.


Mollie Ann said...

What fun! perfect finish to the old year and to welcome the new! I know your customer will be delighted with the bracelet, and I can't wait to see the necklace!

Unknown said...

Agree - great fun!!!

capitalcitycrafts said...

Great job! Hope he loved it!

jemsbyjb said...

So neat how the bracelet came out!

Beadsme said...

Great bracelet. Thanks for sharing.

SendingLoveGallery said...

I like how the bracelet came out! looking forward to Part 2!

Brooke said...

Pretty bracelet, I bet your customer will love it!

LoveStoneArts said...

Inspired by your work Gaetana and even more so by your sales acumen. You go girl!!