Thanks for visiting!
I am so excited to see ya! I have been playing around with beads since I was in grammar school. I started getting serious when I learned how to make earrings, and not just string the beads on a wire. ( That was around age 18.) I had so much fun and my local art and bead store was half my paycheck (my mother will tell you). Suddenly, I realized I was making so much and did not wear all of it. But I still loved to make it. Started giving gifts out, then actually tried to sell at a local flea market. (thats the pic you see - me about 2 years ago at a flea market in Northern CA). I am now 39, and this year I did my first real art show and now, actually a web site! Today is a big day!!
I hope you can find everything you need. If you want something changed - just tell me. Almost all of the pieces are one of a kind. I don't make in bulk the same items. I can if asked to though. Tell me ahead of time colors you want matched, what you need, we can email back and forth for a real custom order. I love that stuff! Colleen's Collection is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction - I am determined to meet your expectations and will do everything in my power to do so.
I tried to make categories I think people would like and use. I have everything from necklaces, earrings (and starting to make anklets and bracelets).
I even have some painted items. I describe myself as a true artist in every way - I even do performing arts to this day and love it. (I have an AA degree in Theater) If you have the time, look around the site - lots of things you never know you want until you see them. I speak from experience. That's why mom hates when I go shopping, I never just buy whats on the list! LOL!
Have a question or wonder about an item - feel free to ask.
"Penny" I use to show measurement with the earrings. Personally, I don't notice how big something is when they give me a number measurement...but everyone knows how big a penny is! I love it, hope you do too. The necklaces and other painted items will have a real measurement and can always have an extension added.
I hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!
At the Festival
A jewelry display (or mess)
A painting of Tinkerbell "chillin' "