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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Shop Local. Glass Bead Artist Francesca DeCaire.

Orphan Beads.
Unique Creations that Need a Home!
And at $2 & $3 ...
Francesca DeCaire is Hip
& Her Beads, Hipper.
Clearly, I like her style.
.Studio at 1115 Main St E. Suite 216. Rochester. NY. 14609.
.Open studio First Friday. Schedule an Appointment. Check Calendar. 
.Email francesca@francescadecaire.com. Or Google Voice 585-789-1761.

That penguin's a bead, folks. I know.

Last Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament Church (also the site of rummage posts here & here) parking lot, Momsly & I stopped by the Monroe Village Farmer's Market , held every Wednesday from 4pm-7pm between June 13 & Oct 17 (this season). ...We rolled in just 'bout closing-time and were relieved to find live jazz in full-swing & several artisans & farmers still vending. 

I came for cherries, bananas, cucumbers (foods unforgiving for the fashionably late, & rightfully so), & I toyed with lilies, basil, & breads. But it wasn't food nor flower that tempted & enticed. (...'Least not food of the edible kind.)

It was beads. Beads! Beads, I say. Beads.

Handmade Beads.
Chic. Neat. Timeless.
Beads, a pastime I haven't dabbled in since my first attempts at self-employment during the early years when Skippy ice pops were hot & sidewalk chalk, bragging-rights. Beads. Which ran me a strong $25 ($5 a pop for mine. Others are both more & less expensive, orphaned beauties as low as $2 & $3!) that I don't have. And I. Don't. Care.

For these aren't just beads.
Food & Fancy.
: corn on the cob. strawberries. cupcakes.
Hibou: owls. owls. owls.
Francesca DeCaire is a self-made glass bread artist who hand-blows her own glass to fashion, shape, & mold each bead individually. Swirls, stripes, flecks; whirls, bands, bobs; earrings, necklaces, stoppers; owls, cupcakes, corn. Ask her how it's done &, as with her craftsmanship, she won't hold back. Using grit & passion, strength & creativity, & a heroic clash of oxygen & flame, DeCaire forges each unique bead by hand or--er--torch. (GTT Lynx, to be exact.) It's a science, it's an art, it's a lifestyle, and DeCaire does it great.

Classy & Unique.
 Classic. Stunning. Creative.
How can you find her? Visit during First Friday, schedule an appointment at her Boutique, find her at farmer's markets & festivals, & contact DeCaire by visiting her website & blog. (And don't forget to Like on Facebook!) Anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, congratulations, thank yous, & just because's: DeCaire's Glass Beads make a unique, timeless, fun, & LOCAL gift for all to enjoy.
Great Gifts.
Left: Pendants.
Right: Wine stoppers.

Buy Local.

What a Hoot.Hoo! Hoo!

(Buy Beads.)


  1. Oh my gosh! That was a very kind post. You are the best! This makes me feel so special. I'm amazed that you took your time to write about little old me :)

  2. Are you kidding me!? You & your artwork are amazing! Rochester needs to know. I feel so cool that I already do know about these beads. Thanks for your words! See ya 'round the Markets & the Festivals!


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