Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spotlight on Bayouland Beads and a Happy Mardi Gras

It's Fat Tuesday...Happy Mardi Gras!!

In honor of this festive day I want you to meet Peggy from Bayouland Beads.  Wait till you see what she does with her Mardi Gras beads...

Fleur De Lis Mardi Gras Bead Art
  OMG aren't these fun!!!

Mardi Gras Bead Art Mask
I actually ran across these fabulous framed gems while creating a treasury of Etsy artists.  My hubby is from New Orleans and a HUGE Saints fan so this one caught my eye...
Mardi Gras Bead Art Saints

I love that Peggy uses Mardi Gras beads and upcycled frames for her artwork too.  Her beads come from the many parades she attends with friends and family.

LSU Mardi Gras Bead Art
Peggy has been making fun things with Mardi Gras beads ever since she was a child.  Luckily everyone she knows gives her all of their beads.

Mardi Gras Bead Art BayoulandBeads
She told me "Everybody loves to catch them, but no one knows what to do with them after the parade. They usually wind up at the bottom of someone's closet or getting thrown away."  What a wonderful way to recycle those beads!

Peggys recent retirement has given her much more time to enjoy her crafty side and open a shop on Etsy.  She also hopes to add more ways to use these beads to her Etsy shop soon. 

Cross by Bayouland Beads Mardi Gras Bead Art
 Want something custom made just for you or as a gift, just ask...Peggy is so friendly and I am sure she would love to work with you on a special design.

You can check out her shop BayoulandBeads or join her on facebook to learn more about this talented lady.

There are so many fun, beautiful ideas that can be made with this technique, which one is your favorite?


  1. This is so clever, and beautiful.

  2. that is really creative! :) i remember as a child visiting my auntie who lived near new orleans...her neighbors had HUGE bucket jars full of beads. it was fun! :)


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