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Meet our Handcraft Consignors: Laura Finney Prichard

We’ll be posting a bio & photos for some of our wonderful Handcraft Consignors. This week, meet Laura Finney Prichard. She creates beautiful bead-work which we’ll be featuring soon at Funky Munky. Stop by our store to see what’s new!

Laura Finney Prichard

I saw a friend wearing an amulet pouch and decided that I wanted to make them. I bought a cheap, four-page book and it taught me my first peyote stitch…I went gangbusters from there.

The earth inspires me. I love to use tones that our found in nature. I mostly use gemstones today because they come from the earth. They feel like they are alive. If you wera a stone around your neck, it is cold when you first put it on and by the end of the day it feels like it is on fire. I swear some of them have healing properties as well. I have real bad fibromyalgia and scoliosis and there are certain stones that I wear that makes my neck pain disappear. I never believed that until it happened to me.

The beads don’t allow me to think about anything. They take on a life of thier own when they are in my hands and they turn themselves into what they want to be. I am just the vessel that gets them there. I chose this because it is

the only thing in my life that I have never grown tired of. I can run my fingers through beads all day long and never get tired of looking at them sparkle or the way that they feel.

My ideas come from the beads themselves. They almost talk to me. I can not listen to any music that has words in it while I bead because I might miss what a bead has to say. It is funny, most days I will be beading and I notice at sometime through the day that I am working with the same color that I am wearing. Must be the colors that talk to me as well.

I have been beading since 1994. I am self taught. I get my beads all over the internet. I have beaded on anything from leather bookcovers to a telescope and everything in between. I work with seed beads and gemstones. I can do any stitch known to man and a few I

think I made up myself.

I do one of a kind pieces so that nobody ever receives exactly the same thing. I teach classes to anyone who is interested. My specialty is custom orders. I LOVE to take someone’s idea from inside their head and make it come to life. One of my favorite things to make is wedding jewelry. I can make anything from Native American pieces to the Victorian era. I even make jewelry for dogs and cats! I can make beaded purses, medicine bags, lighter cases, barretts, candeliers, pillow ties, tassels, fan pulls, hair combs, picture frames….You Need It, I’ll BEAD It!

Funky Munky Urban Consignment Now Opened!

Welcome to our website. Still a Work in Progress! We are now accepting consignments so go look thru your closets!

Funky Munky carries “Like New” designer labels and unique trends for less! Our store is like no other. We carry great hand crafted gift items and art all brand new and unique made by local artists and from afar.

* OUR CUSTOMERS are women, men, teens and kids who want the latest brand name and funky clothing for less! You are environmentally conscious, enjoy the idea of recycling any way that you can, and appreciate putting money back in your pocket at the same time!

* OUR PRODUCTS include new and consigned brand name clothing, accessories and gift items for Teens, Women, Kids and Men who loves wearing Urban Style clothing and appreciates New unique funky items to give as gifts or to keep for themselves!

Find fantastic deals on brand names like Hollister, Buckle Jeans, Abercrombie, American Eagle, and many, many more. We also carry new hand craft items such as soaps, note cards, candles, jewelry, etc