Sweetie Beads LLC

Jewelry & Graphic Design Services

CUSTOM GIFTS

As with my other ventures, my favorite part is customizing. So I purchased a Cricut Explore Air 2.

The Cricut is a professional cutting machine that allows me to design projects, cut out intricate details, and assemble onto any “canvas” I choose. 

PROCESS

I use Photoshop and Cricut Design Space, along with my extensive fonts and vectors library, to produce unique quotes, monograms and decorative elements.


I then measure the vinyl to spec and load onto mats, the machine cuts all the complex details. Once complete, I use tweezers, to “weed” out all of the negative vinyl, I apply transfer tape to final image and then use a squeegee to burnish onto a surface.

MATERIALS

My preferred cutting material is Premium ORACAL 651 Permanent Vinyl. It is for indoor and outdoor use, has a thickness of 2.5mil and is made with clear, solvent-based, permanent adhesive. I carry all available colors offered by Oracal plus some specialty patterns.


Depending on the project, I will also incorporate Paint, Canvas, Wood, Burlap, Flowers, Glass, Ribbon, Leather Chalkboard and other decorative elements.

I offer a wide range of personalized items including Wine Glasses, Signs, Tumblers, T-shirts, Bags, Mugs, Flasks, Can Coolers, Buckets, Trays, Cutting Boards and more.