local spotlight: summer beads

A couple of weekends ago my mom and sister and I ventured to a new outdoor market near Washington's Crossing - it was started by my mom's good friend, Amy! She also is a talented jewelry designer and heads her company,

Summer Beads

. She hand makes bracelets, rings, and uses the most beautiful beads in her wrap bracelets (they are my favorite!). Everything is really customizable - they will even measure it to the size of your wrist. I have a green wrap that I wear, and especially in the summertime - I always feel so indie and bohemian! Her collection is lovely - I have my eye on a few, especially seeing the bright new assortment for the summer. We visited her tent at

McConkey's Market

, located right along the beautiful banks of the Delaware (the setting of Washington's epic crossing of the Delaware!) with 50+ vendors.

Some of my favorites from Summer Beads..

top left:

turquoise oval bracelet

   ||    top right:

white faceted triple wrap

(probably looks so good with a tan!)

bottom left: 

6mm faceted pink wrap

    ||     bottom right: 

blue ammonite and silver triple wrap

Check out Summer Beads


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, too. :) If you're around in the fall, you can visit the market again - same place - on 

Sept. 21, 2014

. The market features some of the best handmade goods and local artisans - I met an Italian lady from Venice and I spoke to her a little bit! Such a treat to converse with such cool people.

A presto :) ciao, xo!