This Friday I am excited to be featuring the lovely Katie Davis of Befitting Beads. Katie’s passion for bead weaving started at a young age when she found intricate bead work a soothing way to de-stress.
After graduation Katie rekindled her passion for beading and started doing it as a fun hobby. Pretty soon her hobby turned into large collection of pieces, and with the abundance of beautiful art, Befitting Beads was created.
What are some of your favourite pieces?
My favorite piece in the shop right now is my lotus flower necklace, I love the delicate design and the meaning behind it. I also really like my feather earrings and customizable bird nest necklaces. I find a lot of inspiration from nature and the meaning behind different colors and types of stones. I like to incorporate those elements into delicate, wearable pieces.
These beautiful bird nest necklaces represent children, or grandchildren, and are a great reminder of the bond of a family.
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my jewelry as feminine and modern, with ties to both nature and a touch of whimsy. I like to create pieces that are intricate but also versatile.
What advice do you have for entrepreneurs just starting out?
Do your research, but also don’t be afraid to jump in. I’ve learned the most from decisions I’ve made along the way, and there’s always plenty more to learn. Being prepared is great, but eventually you just have to take the plunge.
Also, I didn’t find success right away and had to work hard to build up my brand. Don’t be discouraged if things don’t take off immediately, just keep working hard and have faith in yourself.
At the end of the day, what makes you smile?
In my personal life, my family is always a source of joy for me. Having my husband and two sons by my side keeps me smiling through anything. In my business, I love hearing customers’ positive feedback and getting to make custom, meaningful pieces for women.-
For the Christmas season Katie has also added some beautiful ornaments to her collection. How great would these look on your tree? To view her entire collection your can find her Etsy store by clicking here Befitting Beads. You can also see some behind the scenes action, as well as special deals and information about local craft fairs she attends by following Befitting Beads On Facebook
For all of you looking to get some Christmas shopping done (all your grandmothers would love the bird nest), Befitting Beads will be offering 20% off your purchase for the next week. Just enter the discount code WonderlandFun at checkout!
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