African trade beads

These ethnic necklaces from Mary Ellen Beads Albuquerque will be part of the Sandia Heights Artists Studio Tour in September.

Sandia Heights Artists Studio Tour Showcases Teamwork, Camaraderie and Talent

In six weeks, 36 artists come together to create an experience of art – the 16th annual Sandia Heights Artists Studio Tour is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, 2019. Initially in 2003, a group of seven friends in this far Northeast Heights area of Albuquerque opened their studios to the public. This year, …

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This dramatic amber necklace by Mary Ellen Beads Albuquerque reminds you to reframe marketing.

Reframe boldly with an artful lens

Marketing art is like hand-crafting a stunning necklace. How? Let’s discuss three criteria: Cohesiveness Customization Clarity Like this necklace, your marketing plan is a one-of-a-kind story opportunity to communicate your company, its dominant personality and offering to the public. How has that been working for you? Is it time to reframe your story? Here’s the …

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This leather and brass necklace was made by Mary Ellen Beads Albuquerque.

Leather and Brass – Great Conversation Piece

Instead of tackling the “to-do” list, I sat down at the workbench. Mistake. My fingers went after the leather. Truthfully, I’d been thinking about it for some time. Deep purple leather. The combination of red and blue, two favorite colors, almost always makes purple. And this purple…magnificent. The sense of nobility that comes with purple …

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These three treasure necklaces were part of a class project

‘They Aren’t Alike’ and Other Treasure Necklace Truths

Treasure Necklaces with Vintage African Trade Beads What if one necklace or a pair of necklaces started you on a new path of design and appreciation and the process you broke your own set of limiting beliefs? The “seed bead eight” experienced such a mini revolution during a treasure necklace class at Elinor’s Art & …

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