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About empress

As the owner/operator/designer of Easily Distracted Designs, Bethany is responsible for just about every aspect of the business, including translating high-end fashion design into wearable styles for every woman.

The Wires Have It!

Wire wrapped jewelry.  Other than the big, bold statement pieces made from resin and plastic, it’s the hip, “in” thing.  And since I can’t make a plastic necklace for less than the $10 you’ll spend at your local “big box” … Continue reading

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Expanding Horizons

Every year about this time, I used to go into the “last minute Christmas-time crunch.”  But it’s still September, you say!  The new fall TV shows haven’t even started airing yet.  There’s no pro or college football – a true … Continue reading

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The love is in the details…

That’s actually true of many things in life – not just jewelry design.  As some of you have observed, I haven’t been updating my website as frequently as I should have – and there’s a reason for that.  Sometimes, personal … Continue reading

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Experimentation is Springing Up Everywhere!

Okay, that was a terrible title, wasn’t it?  Yeah, it kind of was.  However it best describes what’s been going on here at the Easily Distracted studio.  I’m in full-on experimentation mode and have yet to meet a jewelry medium … Continue reading

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2015 – The Year Of Romance

In late 2014 when Pantone announced that the “color of 2015″ was Marsala, there was a collective head scratching among jewelry designers around the world.  Despite the fact that Pantone is the world’s authority on color (not to mention the … Continue reading

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Handmade Versus Factory Made

It’s fall and that means that craft and gift shows are popping up everywhere.  If you check your local newspaper or online community calender, there’s probably one or two in your area this weekend.  And that brings us to one … Continue reading

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The Sparkle Is Back For Fall!

This fall, everything is about the sparkle – and lots of it!  Much of it is inspired by Regency and Victorian-era designs made popular by shows like Downton Abbey.  If it glitters and shines, then chances are, there’s a place … Continue reading

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The Funky and the Fun – It’s All Me!

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been asked several times if I have a “design team” working with me because my designs seem to be “all over the place” in terms of style, color and media that I work with.  … Continue reading

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To patina or not to patina…that is the question.

I have a lot of people ask me where I “buy” the brightly colored charms that I used for earrings, charm bracelets and other jewelry items.  For the most part, I don’t.  I create the patina on most of my … Continue reading

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Why BeadFest?

If BeadFest is so big, why do you go?  A few people have asked me that question.  The easiest answer is I go because it’s fun.  Not to mention that it’s also a nice weekend away for my husband and … Continue reading

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