Friday, July 25, 2008

Meet Our Members--Billie Sanchez AKA Wicked Oak Designs

Tell us about yourself:

I am Billie Sanchez, AKA Wicked Oak Designs. I am a Stay at Home Mom of 3 wonderful kids. I have been beading for 10 years and designing for 8 years. I love making Beaded Art in the form of Jewelry and 3-D pieces.

What got you started in beading?

I got sick of my Mom buying me inexpencive pieces that broke all of the time. I wanted to make pieces that were better quality and would last longer. So I taught myself how to bead.

What types of beading do you feel drawn to?

I Love doing 3-D pieces and objects like beaded boxes like those by Julia Pretl. I also love working up Paula Adams’ ornaments.

What is you favorite piece you have created?

I have had several over the years, but I think my current favorite is my Dragon’s Eye Necklace.

What was your greatest achievement?

I will always consider my kids my all time greatest achievement. But as far as beading goes, I think it would be my ability to create 3-D Triangles, Squares and other shapes.

What would you like to learn or do in the future?

I would love to have the chance to meet some of my favorite beaders, like Paula Adams, Julia Pretl, Ty Wolfe, and Carrie Hill.

Any tips you would like to share?

Just keep trying. There have been times when I got so very mad because I couldn’t get a piece to work out right. I kept at it until I got it right, some times creating a whole new idea in the process.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

We are Official!!

We have been added to the Teams at Etsy. WOO HOO. I am hoping that Mandi and I can get things in gear and start writing to the blog once a week to keep you all posted on what we are doing and who we are. Keep checking back for updates, Sales, Specials and info about the people who make up our team.