Viva Frida: The Inspiration Behind an Iconic Bead Collection

Frida Kahlo, self-taught artist and fire-pistol of a human being. Frida is an inspiration; a woman that has made the most out of life , hardships and all, and came out shining in the most beautiful of ways. Frida Kahlo was so purely herself, and anyone that didn’t like it could get out of the way.
Hi, my name is Sarah James and I, like you, have become so enraptured with the art, style and gen es sequoia that is Frida Kahlo. As part of an artistic community, Frida stands for being able to create your dreams. To dream something with all your soul and make it happen, whether it is a painting, a piece of jewelry, a business idea, a new bead collection. As Frida has said “I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best.” Powerful. We can all be our own muses. To look at our lives and find inspiration in everything we do and everything that touches our day.

"I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best" --Frida Kahlo

“I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best” –Frida Kahlo

Above is the design inspiration behind the new Casa Azul colorway in the Jesse James Viva Frida Bead Collection. Strong, empowering blues and scarlet reds. Floral elements. Sacred hearts. This is a bold and fearless blend of colors, perfect for the start of summer.

Casa Azul Strand Dos

Casa Azul Strand Dos

Featured above is one of my favorite items from this collection. Casa Azul Strand Dos features a radiant rose focal bead, metal and stone inlaid teardrop-shaped boho beads, cage beads with floating red crystals, basket-woven fiber beads and rondelles with custom JJB bead caps. Feminine. Bold. Romantic. Empowered.

pasion de frida design notes

“Take a lover that looks at you like maybe you are magic.” — Frida Kahlo

“Take a lover that looks at you like maybe you are magic.” And don’t forget to love yourself, because you are magic. Above is the inspiration and design notes for The Pasión de Frida colorway. Bright and bold, yet romantic and of course so much fun. Pasión de Frida translates to the Passion of Frida, and this color pallet nails that vibration exactly.

Pasión de Frida Inspirations Bead Mix. Your favorite (and our best seller!)

Pasión de Frida Inspirations Bead Mix. Your favorite (and our best seller!)

The Pasión de Frida Large Mix is such a fire cracker! Just above, check it out: Hand-decoupaged wooden Frida bead, fabric rose tassels, aztec print fimo beads, custom JJB fuchsia boho beads, two-toned glass and silver beads, zentangle hearts, bitty blue roses, lacquered sparkle balls, knit covered beads, turquoise open-air beads, and still there’s more! We are selling this mix fast, and will not be replacing. If you need some Pasión in your life your destiny click is

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"You rain on me? I sky on you" --Frida Kahlo

“You rain on me? I sky on you” –Frida Kahlo

The Frida Verde colorway is a personal favorite. This palette was inspired by the Self Portrait with Monkeys series that Frida has made, featuring her looking fierce (duh) with her monkey pets on the shoulders and back. The painting above shows her with a thorn necklace and also a black cat. Perhaps it means that her art (jewelry) is an expression of her pain, and that she forever lives with a playful monkey angel and devilish black cat vice on her back

The itty bitty baby sized Frida Verde Mini Mix

The itty bitty baby sized Frida Verde Mini Mix

The Frida Verde Mini Mix is a beautifully eclectic array of focal beads and spacers, all teeny sized! This mix features two beautiful hand-painted ceramic dove beads, four hand-carved green howlite beads, four crystal flower charms, crystal coated rondelles, multi-faceted glass baguettes, bead caps, chartreuse roses, and tons more peridot colored wonder. This is THE mix for summer beading, it’s the Pantone color of the year, and inspired fully by our girl Frida. Check out the online exclusive Frida Verde Mini Mix in the shop

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Thank you SO much for popping by to read the latest on the Jesse James Beads Blog. More to come soon. Please visit us on our Facebook channel and say hello. We love to hear from you. I say it all the time, you make what we do such a joy. Thank you for that. Cheers to you! Cheers to us all <3

All Heart,

Sarah James

www.jessejamesbeads.com

 

Me writing to you. This was fun. Let's do it again sometime

Me writing to you. This was fun. Let’s do it again sometime

 

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