ocean therapy

Friday, April 8, 2016

Inspired by the humbling, connecting, rejuvenating, soulful sea. The ever-present magnetic pull to its shores. The salty air. Layers of blue- so blue, that blue doesn't seem like a good enough word. This week Wisconsin has felt rain, snow, sleet and hail...I need some ocean therapy :) All photos taken on our adventures over the years (and beads, of course. always.)...
Tobacco Caye- Belize
 Antigua

 Tobacco Caye- Belize

Yasawa Islands- Fiji 

 Fiji

 Costa Rica



 South Carolina 

Little Corn Island- Nicaragua 

ALL SEA BEADS REMAINING IN MY SHOP HAVE JUST BEEN MARKED DOWN! Making room for a fresh NEW collection, that is due out in about two weeks.

Spring 2016 Pre-orders

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Birds, buoy beads and bold colors! A sampling of designs from my new tropics collection are now available for pre-order...

Pre-order options for my 2016 spring collection include the following 3 designs:

1. Flock. Original soaring bird design in 3 glaze choices (top-bottom): sea salt, sky blue & periwinkle. Glazed entirely. Choose CONNECTOR (2 wires) or PENDANT (one top wire). 

Measures approx. 24mm (without wires). 

$18 each.



2. Buoy Beads. Sea weathered, rustic beads. Formed by hand and glazed in matte hues. Choose OCEAN (blues/turquoise- set of 5) or SHORE (set of 3). 

Beads measure approx. 12-14mm.

3/$21, 5/$35


3. Granada Rounds. Small stoneware rounds in a fresh palette. Each is rolled by hand. 5 bead pairs (10 total). 

Beads measure approx. 8-10mm.

$30


If you are interested in placing a pre-order, get in touch via email or FB message with your full name, order (items/ quantity/ details), and a good way to get back in touch (if it differs from the mode you messaged me). Please don't leave your order in a blog or fb comment, as I sometimes miss these. All pre-ordered items will be ready and available for purchase (reserved under your name), during my spring shop update (TBA).

Please get orders in ASAP. I will be closing pre-orders once I meet a quantity quota. I am shooting for the spring collection to be launched late April.

Pre-ordering is an 'honor-system' commitment to purchase (I make the items just for you!). Pre-orders not purchased, will preclude the pre-orderee from pre-ordering in the future. 

BEST of 2015...

Monday, January 11, 2016

I sorted through hundreds (HUNDREDS!) of photos and found a collection of my favorite beads and adventures of 2015. The best of the best :) One of my favorite truths about travel, and life, at least for me, is the mind filters out the not-so-great, and mostly remembers the JOYS. While life is never as perfect as presented on social media, when I look back on this past year, these special memories are the ones that I carry on to 2016.
Happy New Year.

Photos were taken in Costa Rica, Wisconsin and our fall road trip to the Smoky Mountains and SE Coast.


























Winter pre-orders

Monday, November 9, 2015

Seasonal favorites are returning, along with a festive forest of new, winter-y beads (watch instagram @kylieparry and FB for new design previews!). 

Pre-order options for my 2015 winter collection include the following 3 designs:

1. Buffalo Plaid focal beads. Sold as SINGLES. Each is hand-formed from stoneware. The side edge has a matte brown texture. The top/bottom are glazed in glossy red. The sepia buffalo plaid pattern is permanently fired onto the glaze.

Measures approx. 20-22mm. 

$14 each.

 2. Birch pendants/ connectors. Each is hand-cut and hand-carved. Glazed in matte white/ black with bits of brown clay exposed. Back is signed and unglazed. Please choose:

a.) 2 wire connector (top and bottom)
b.) 1 wire pendant (top)

They will measure approx. 45mm. Each will be different (and different from the ones pictured). If you don't like surprises and prefer to know exactly which one you will receive, please don't pre-order. I will have extras during the shop update!

$20 each.

 3. Cardinal bird beads. My classic bird bead in glossy, seasonal red.

Measures approx. 26-28mm.

$14 per bird.

If you are interested in placing a pre-order, get in touch via email or FB message with your full name, order (items/ quantity/ details), and a good way to get back in touch (if it differs from the mode you messaged me). Please don't leave your order in a blog or fb comment, as I sometimes miss these. All pre-ordered items will be ready and available for purchase (reserved under your name), during my winter shop update (TBA).

Please get orders in ASAP. This time around I am closing pre-orders once I meet a quantity quota. I am shooting for the winter collection to be launched early December. I know earlier is better, which is why I am capping the pre-orders.

Pre-ordering is an 'honor-system' commitment to purchase (I make the items just for you!). Pre-orders not purchased, will preclude the pre-orderee from pre-ordering in the future.