I'm so sorry that I'm talking about this again, but it's taking a whole month to finish this order and I haven't figured out what else to blog about. I've considered doing interviews for fellow crafters and artisans. Or sharing the DIY jewelry and beading tutorials I've found around the web. I just need time to sit down and figure it all out and time is one thing I'm short on. Until then, I hope you will enjoy seeing pictures of the flowers I make!
So I'm working on a custom order for 5 of my large french beaded rose stems. I finally have one of them completely finished. Tada! I also have another one, in pale gold, partially finished. But it's not ready for pics yet.
I do have all the pieces made for the other roses made and ready to go, I just need to put them together. That's what I'm doing this week. Then I have a separate order for another red one. :) So in all I will be making 6 of these roses this month.
This winter I will be working on some bridal designs as I will be opening a separate Etsy shop specifically for weddings. I decided on a separate shop because wedding accessories and such have a completely different audience and customer base than home decor. It took a long time to come up with a name for it. I wanted it to be a different than the other french beading shops and businesses I've seen on the web, but still imbuing the idea of beaded flowers. I'll share the name once I'm ready for the grand opening! I'm quite excited about all the designs my brain has been dreaming up. Can't wait to share those!
My current shop, Lauren's Creations, will be the home of my custom beaded flower stems, arrangements, and some of the general accessories that aren't bridal specific. I have so many earring and necklace ideas to try out. But I will also be expanding into wire wrapped and bead embroidered jewelry as time passes.
Once I, hopefully, reopen my Zibbet shop in 2015 it will be fairly similar to my Lauren's Creations shop. All my bridal pieces will remain on Etsy as it has a larger bridal audience. :)
In other news, my Facebook business page has jumped from 172 to 220 in one week. I'm feeling rather humbled that so many people like my work! It's rather inspiring and makes me want to work all that much harder. It's a little strange too. I'm a fairly shy person, and knowing that so many people could be reading what I write and post makes me a little nervous.
Hello everyone! I am Lauren Harpster, the designer behind Lauren's Creations. I am a 28 year old wife, and a mother to three adorable little kids. I've been making French Beaded Flowers for about six years now, and teaching French Beading through my website for about four years.
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Current Custom Order
2018 One-A-Day Project
I'm making one flower every day for 2018. Every month I will have a different color. At the end of the year I'm going to assemble all the pieces into a wreath. :)