Stefanie Says... / Beads
The Trilogy 60 inch necklace is my most popular necklace because it's so versatile. This short video shows you all the ways to wear it. Want to learn more? Follow one of the links below.
Below is a link to a colorful account of one of my earring parties. This was featured on the local On Point blog, written by Guinevere Cramer in August of 2017. Thanks for permission to repost, Guinevere!
Over school vacation week this spring on Martha's Vineyard I invited kids into my studio for jewelry craft activities! We designed and created our own stretchy bracelets from gemstones, crystals and pretty charms. There were trays of beautiful beads to work with and plenty of inspiration on hand. The kids got to choose their beads and charm and then I showed them how to put it all together. Check out their gallery of bracelet designs below!
The currency is Czech Koruna or Crowns. The exchange rate when I was there was about 25 Koruna to one US dollar.
Browsing glass color sample cards over a delicious (and very strong) coffee
A glass pressing machine at the bead factory
A sampling of traditional Czech meals...
Guláš, Beef Goulash (above). A beef stew served with (extra delicious) onions and bread dumplings. Dumplings (either bread or potato) accompany many meals in the Czech Republic.
Svíčková (above). Beef with a cream sauce served with cranberries, whipped cream(!) and bread dumplings. The thick sauce is made from carrot, parsley root, celeriac and cream. Beef with whipped cream!
pečené vepřové s knedlíky a se zelím (above), is often considered the most typical Czech dish... It consists of roast pork with pickled red cabbage and potato dumplings.
Štrůdl (Above. Apple strudel with ice cream!
Now back to the bead factory!
A snowy morning outside of my hotel window
These large coin-shaped beads have just been cut and have yet to be cleaned up.
A bagful of beautiful
My shopping spree in the Czech glass bead factory!
This photo was taken on what may have been one of the best nights of my life (after, of course, my wedding and the birth of my daughter...). Working late to accomplish many things during my last day and night at the bead factory. We enjoyed pizza and champagne and Jamie and I worked on designing a new collection, choosing beads for Spring, and forecasting our needs for the coming year. Now that's my idea of heaven!
A visit to the glass museum in Jablonecs
Then off to Prague!
What a trip!
Dare to Dream! (at the John Lennon wall in Prague)