Hola! This post is a little late due to a bit of a hectic week. I debated just skipping it altogether, but I had a little time today and I really enjoy the creative exercise so I figured I'd go ahead and post a late Friday Frida Favs post. Last week I went out to a store here in Austin called Tesoros Trading Company. They sell a ton of folk art from various countries including Mexico and, of course, have several Frida items there as well. I honestly have no clue if this is a chain, but they do have a online catalogue that can be found HERE.
I wanted to get a little inspiration and find some fun small prize items for our "Where's Frida?" photo contest on Instagram. Incase you missed it, there's still a few days to enter! Essentially, if you're out and about in your neighborhood and you see a Frida mural, photo, tchotchke, or anything else snap a photo of it with the hashtag #FindingFrida. You can check out all the details on the Bee Creative Swaps Instagram page here. One randomly selected winner will be announced June 1st!
|The prizes for the "Where's Frida?" photo contest!|
Anyhoo, the other reason I wanted to go was I have had a Frida Kahlo necklace pendant for about 6 years just sitting in my jewelry box. I never got around to finishing a necklace for it for whatever reason. You know how craft projects go... This whole craft swap has inspired me to get it finished (finally!) and I wanted to see what kinda of beads Tesoros would have to go along with it.
I ended up getting these 10 skeleton beads that I want to incorporate with some other beads to finalize the necklace. Now that I don't make jewelry for Etsy anymore, I don't have many of my jewelry making supplies so I'll need to scope out some jewelry and beading stores in Austin to finish it up.
I snapped a few more photos of some other Frida items Tesoros had. I definitely would love to snag a few other pieces of art, but I was good and kept my purchases to a minimum!