My Vintage Glass Mardi Gras Beads

When I started making jewelry, I often chose beads from my stash of broken vintage glass Mardi Gras beads. I didn’t fully recognize the value and legacy these “throws” – trinkets thrown to the crowds from floats during Mardi Gras parades. These throws are a part of my history, my culture, and my legacy. ThatContinue reading “My Vintage Glass Mardi Gras Beads”

Celebrations and Milestones

Today is my 60th Birthday!!Outside of milestones related to my jewelry art, I have rarely celebrated myself. But this one feels different, special, and I am so ready to dance into the next part of my life! New Orleans and Mardi Gras are playing prominently in my celebration today:One of my dear sister-friends from TulaneContinue reading “Celebrations and Milestones”