Yes, I should be fired for that pun and lose my English degree, I know.
In any event, after a long, unexpected, and very much unplanned hiatus, Beech & Rowan is back, and we have some fantastic projects waiting for you!
Though Jack and I remain business partners in this creative venture, and non-business partners in the other, written creative venture, we are no longer roommates, a fact which at least partly contributed to the long radio silence. I graduated uni, got promoted a couple of times in my day job, and almost drowned studying for the LSATs, all of which meant scheduling studio time was nigh-impossible. Then I had surgery—which only succeeded in breaking me further—and Jack has been in and out of doctor’s offices hirself. Now I’m working full-time and applying to grad school, but strangely I’ve had more time to craft.
We’ve narrowed our focus a bit, channelling our energy exclusively into wirework (both of us) and beadweaving (both of us, but primarily me). I’ve also been obtaining new inventory for some very specific projects, and now that most of it’s arrived I can actually begin working on those projects—some are modified patterns from other designers, and some are original or freeform. I’m also acquiring a larger stock of precious and semi-precious gems with which to work, and I’m excited to show you what comes of it.
There’s a lot of inventory coming your way in the next several days. Most of the items that have been posted in the past two are the newest items. Those are the most accurate representations of the kind of work we’re doing now, but we also have pieces that have been slowly accruing since January of this year.
Hopefully that website we promised will be unveiled shortly, and custom orders and requests are always welcome—we’d be happy to take suggestions, walk you through our supplies, and make you something a work of art all its own.
We truly appreciate those of you who have stuck with us over our absence and warmly welcome anyone who has or will arrived. We look forward to your comments and hope you’re as excited by the work we’re doing as we are.