New Amazon Handmade Shop

Beaded Duos Circles NecklaceI am pleased to announce that I now have a new Amazon Handmade shop at  E. Barkman Designs.  I have completed numerous projects and I am loading them to my shop daily.  These are more intricate designs than the jewelry that I have in my Etsy shop.  There is more bead embroidery and more detailed beadwork.

The new jewelry in E. Barkman Designs on Amazon still has a bohemian flair to it like my other jewelry.  My creativity has a natural swing towards the bohemian style.

I also have several pieces of jewelry that I have from a previous consignment.  I will be loading these up to one of my sites, possibly my website www.evabarkmandesigns.com, or to my Etsy or my Amazon.

Please stop by my shops and have a look.  I am planning on listing some sales starting in November through New Years. As always, I take special orders.  If you have a question about anything, please feel free to contact me at evabarkmandesigns@gmail.com

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Bead Embroidery…a love of mine

Purple Bead Embroidered Onyx AgateDid you know that beading can become addictive?  Most beaders have first hand knowledge of this.

Besides the beadwork and beadweaving that I have loved doing for some time now, I have fallen in love with bead embroidery.  There’s something about finding the perfect cabochon…the perfect backing material…adding any combination of different colors, finishes, sizes of seed beads and cylinder beads (Delica) to embellish the cabochon…to tell a story with your beading or to create a gorgeous design.

There are many ways to bead embroider…bead artists have their own style, their own use of materials, their use of certain stitches.  I have read several books on this and the different authors have their own particular style, but this is part of the fun…to try out these different instructions…experiment with all…develop your own style.

In my next few posts, I will provide you with some ideas and some instruction (book reviews) and tutorials.  If you’re a beginner of beading, don’t feel overwhelmed…just take it step by step.  Before you know it, you’ll be beading like crazy 🙂

In closing, I have posted a photo of my purple onyx agate cabochon and amethyst necklace listed in my Etsy shop, BohemianIce Artisan Jewelry.  You can see the specifics of this necklace in the listing.

See ya’ soon  🙂

Wedding Jewelry

Wedding Jewelry - Bride

I love to do custom orders….it’s so rewarding to make something for someone and have it turn out just the way that they want it.  This photo is just part of an order that I had for an upcoming wedding.  This necklace and earring set was made for the bride.  I used freshwater pearls in white and cranberry….the white pearls had Swarovski crystals embedded in them…what sparkle!  I used Swarovski crystals to accent the pearls also, and an awesome rose clasp with crystals. 

I also did the bridesmaids jewelry, the flower girls jewelry, and the mothers of the couple.  Anyone interested in having their perfect piece hand-crafted by an artisan, I would love the opportunity to oblige.  Check out my other jewelry at Bohemian Ice or email at bohemianice@gmail.com.