Sponsor Spotlight: Fred Bean’s Nook


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Emma Thomas is totally, madly, deeply in love with seed beads. That’s how it begins, usually. With love.

Three years or so ago, Emma decided to take her love and turn it into treasured and gorgeous pieces of jewelry which she now sells in her shop on Etsy. Her work savors the hand-made and celebrates the color and light and texture that are inherent to the materials she works with. She loves how by stitching seed beads together she can create a whole new bead and the possibilities, she says, are endless. Creating wearable art that is totally unique.

Emma is inspired primarily by nature, having grown up by the sea and living in Portsmouth, RI, this stay-at-home mother of two finds her creativity during walks on the beach or jogs along the cliffs. She says the sounds, the smells, the freshness and the wildness of the waves allow her mind to wonder and the ideas to flow.

Creating out of a “nook” in her home, she crafts her work from sterling silver, copper wire, artisan beads, pride and attention to detail. She says the love of tiny beads and the whole process of creating inspires her but there is nothing more satisfying than finishing a design that is a reflection of those inspirations.

With unique and beautiful necklaces, bracelets and earrings (I’m hoping for those turquoise peyote earrings in my stocking this year) available in her shop, there is certainly something for every clever lady on your list! Please take time to check her out!! Her adorable website and Etsy shop are well worth a visit!



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