(some newly decoupaged Vintaj components that will be used soon)
I started seriously beading about 10 years ago. Sure, when I was younger I made the friendship bracelets out of seed beads with my friends. But in my early twenties, I discovered peyote stitch. I was always fascinated by loom work, but trying a loom seemed so daunting. Here was something that gave the same effect but without the loom. I promptly signed up to take a class at my local bead store Funky Hannah's. Here, you can see my very first attempt at peyote stitch in the smaller peacock amulet bag, with a color scheme made to match a shirt I had. There is also another larger peacock feather I made in a class I took later.
When I decided to start selling my work, I had to come up with a name and business cards. Having just gotten into scrapbooking too, I had a collection of ephemera that included quite an interesting little image: a little fairy flocked in peacock feathers. That is how the name The Peacock Fairy came to be. Here she is on my first business cards. Since then, my business cards have evolved into different designs. But she will always be the beginning of The Peacock Fairy.
(while I don't do much peyote anymore, it is fun to dabble in it once in a while)
(I used to do hand painted furniture too, but now just focus on jewelry)
Oh how I'd love to own my own peacocks someday! But for now, I love surrounding myself with pretty peacock things. Jewelry and beading components of course are most exciting! But I also have picture frames, candle holders, garden statues, dining sets, ornaments, sculptures, and too many other things to name. In my wardrobe I have lots of shirts, skirts, dresses, scarves, even jeans - enough to the point that if I wanted to, I could wear a peacock item everyday without using anything else from my closet! It truly is fun being The Peacock Fairy!