Today my guest is Tanisha of Kasuallery Design Inc. who shares her passion for one of history’s most classic gemstones: turquoise. This sometimes blue and sometimes green stone has been valued and prized by many cultures, and can easily transform the beads around it into a classic or nostalgic design.
Inspirational Beading: What is your all-time favorite bead?
Inspirational Beading: What is your favorite technique or method to use them?
Tanisha: I have none, I do everything.
Inspirational Beading: Of all the creations you’ve made with these beads, which one is your favorite?
Tanisha: Vibrance turquoise (shown at right).
Inspirational Beading: Do you have any tips for making the most of these beads?
Tanisha: The best thing to do is use that in small amount in all of the creations you make. turquoise is beautiful with everything.
Inspirational Beading: What is your favorite bead or material to pair these with?
Tanisha: Red coral, Green Jade, Any brown beads or crystals they give the turquoise life.
Inspirational Beading: If you were stranded on the moon, and you could have only one kind of bead with you, would you choose these?
Tanisha: Yes I would. Why, because I could find new moon beads and create all day and night.
Inspirational Beading: In your opinion, what is the best source for these beads?
Tanisha: The best source for these beads is Fire Mountain Gems or Bead FX. Fire Mountain Gems, Bead Style magazine and Lima Beads have great tutorials to help any beader.
You can see lots of beautiful jewelry designs with turquoise and more at Kasuallery Design.
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