Design Ambassador!


I was surprised and flattered last week to receive an invitation to be a Design Ambassador for Jesse James Beads!

How it works is they send out a packet of beads, I use them in my designs and post them on Instagram and/or Facebook, and they send more beads – how fun is that!?

My first packet arrived today and I couldn’t wait to get started – within an hour I made 3 pairs of earrings and a pendant, which is pretty productive for me!

Here are the beads they sent, and what I made with them-

It’s interesting that some of these are beads I probably wouldn’t have picked myself, but using them stimulated my creativity which is a very good thing!

Be sure to check out all the beautiful beads available at!

About lilruby jewelry

My name is Joan Williams and I'm a self taught jewelry designer and mixed media artist. I was born and raised in the Chicago area, and I now live in the Missouri Ozarks with my husband, son and jillions of beads - along with lots of ephemera and stuff that my packrat ancestors saved (and I'm so glad they did)! My passion is creating jewelry that bears the patina of time and travel, using a blend of new components and found objects. I'm also crazy about antiques, horses, flowers, rusty hinges and chipped paint, so you never know what I might be inspired to talk about. I hope you'll stop by from time to time to see what I'm up to! Click below to visit my Etsy shop and my Facebook page, and to see additional photos on Flickr.

2 responses »

  1. Congrats on the appointment! I’m sure they are thrilled with what you’ve made with the beads they sent you. I think you did an awesome job!!

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