"Bored Beads was born out of, you guessed it, boredom. At the start of quarantine, Marie Bland and Jamie Gallo started handcrafting earrings, re-using beads and supplies and making sure to keep prices low. Over the past six months they've gotten into their own groove, having fun testing out new designs and crafting unique pieces for 700+ supporters. They've also hosted two socially-distant and Covid-safe pop-ups in LA, as well as incorporated donations and mutual aid into each drop of new beads."
I created Bored Beads with Jamie Gallo in May. Through this incredible experience I've learned the ins and outs of running a small business, from graphic design skills to budgeting and marketing strategies. Here are some of the graphics I've designed thus far.