Thursday, January 29, 2009

brief history lesson // DIY potentsh

....Also. Did you know the earliest throws in Mardi Gras parades were not cheap plastic beads? Rather, riders threw beautiful handmade glass beads imported from Czechoslovakia and India. These beads, which were more like individual pieces of art, became too expensive to produce and were soon replaced with plastic beads, much to the dismay of people like my parents, who still to this day, have a few glass bead favorites in safe keeping. Anyway, the point of this post is to reveal that the glass bead tradition has started up again-and are as cool as i had always heard them to be. millions of colors, sizes and shapes, these beads are a DIY project waiting to happen. and lets not forget that they are as low as 1.25 for TWELVE. ridic. I'm thinking a couple would look pretty amazing layered, chunky style, with maybe a one shouldered dress, or a tank? it would need to be something simple. I suggest checking them out. The pictures don't do them justice they are awesome in real life. and even if you hate them-they cost A DOLLAR. so whatever.

This place also has some other pretty crazy and fun stuff so roam the website and let me know what you think.

until tomm, prob.

1 comment:

  1. never knew .. really interesting though. too bad it has switched to plastic, the glass ones are so beautiful. are the ones pictured your own?