Saturday, May 16, 2009

Beqi Jewelry now available at Dragonfly

  • 1970 - Born
  • 1978 - Babysitter teaches hand sewing
  • 1986 - discovers punk, which saves life
  • 1992 to 1995 - works in vintage clothing in dirty warehouse with no a/c, right down road from store that sells possum sandwiches. (Never tries)
  • 1993 - starts sewing own clothes
  • 1997 - meets handsome punk rock descendent from pirates.
  • 1998 to 2000 - works in graphic design. Hates job with every fiber of being.
  • 2000 - Marries pirate. Starts business after drinking large amount of wine on friend's rooftop.
  • 2003 - Top featured in BUST magazine, on World Famous *BOB*.
  • 2004 - mentioned in Glamour magazine; cool. Also featured in German ElleGirl; cool but surreal. Tells pirate hubby he's soon to be pirate daddy. Starts band, because free time is for sissies.
  • 2005 - Wins "Best Online Store" in the Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis poll. Little Eddie born to proud papa and tired mama.
  • 2006 - unveils new baby line, wear tested on (and named after) Little Eddie. Top seller at Rock n Roll Craft Show's spring sale.
  • 2007 - Helps plan and execute Crafta Nostra, a DIY sale of over 20 indie vendors. Top seller there, too. Doing pretty well for punk rock mom of inexhaustible 2 year old.
  • 2008 - Interviewed by DIY Style Podcast. Also interviewed by Channel 5 News. Helps plan and execute Big Ass Indie Craft Fair with St. Louis Craft Mafia and Mad Art Gallery.
  • 2009 - Cuts turnaround time to 3 weeks by streamlining business processes. Also in preparation for the Green with Indie Craft Fair, which is going on at Webster University on March 22 and 23!
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