Welcome to Flower Petal Beads.
We specialize in creating keepsakes from YOUR special flowers. Flowers that commemorate some of life's most significant moments, including engagement, wedding, anniversary, prom, graduation, retirement, loved ones funeral or any event special to you.
Currently we specialize in different styles of jewelry, rosaries, book marks, key chains, rearview mirror dangles and ornaments. New designs are considered and experimented with as time allows.
Coming summer of 2013 - clothes critters and things. Custom creations from your special clothing, blankets or material that is special to you. Teddy Bear, Bunny, Puppy, Christmas Stocking, Christmas ornament to name a few. Check back periodically to see what's new and when.
Let me share a bit about how Flower Petal Beads came to be.
In December 2006 my mom, Donna Jean, passed away. A cousin asked if she could take some flowers from the grave. Of course we told her to take what she wanted as they were only going to dry up and crumble anyway. Several months later I was given a bracelet and was told the beads were made from the flowers from Mom's funeral. I loved the bracelet and wanted more items. We were told the wait for items was approx 6-9 months. At the time, I thought 6-9 months was ridiculous, but have since learned the process can be quite time consuming. Well that same year I lost my job. Curiousity got the better of me so I decided I was going to learn to make these beads. Let me tell you, back in 2007, the internet was NOT as full of how to's as it is now days. However, I picked and hunted different information until I found a recipe that I thought created a beautiful flower petal bead. A couple family and friends worked with me on jewelry designs techniques and the rest is history.
The people that I have met and continue to meet are amazing. I meet families that like quick and quiet transactions and then I meet the families that share their life stories. I love the people that I meet and enjoy all their stories they entrust me with.
Dana Jo Krohn
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