It’s Cinco de Mayo (The 5th of May), a date for the United States and its inhabitants to celebrate the Mexican culture and all that it has contributed to our great nation. A part of it even lives right in the middle of the Brazos Collection itself. We’re talking about our name!
Did you know that Brazos is also a Spanish word that translates into English as “arms” ? Did you know that Texas was once owned by Mexico? Did you know that the indigenous Mexican populations used to adorn their spectacular dress with brightly colored beads? Did you know that all sorts of glass beads, natural stones, and many other types of beads still play a big role in the craft culture of Mexico today?
Well, if you didn’t know, now you do!
So how can you celebrate the Cinco de Mayo Brazos Collection style? By using your beading and fashion jewelry prowess, of course! You can choose any number of your favorite beading components. Clay beads, glass beads, cracked glass beads, semi precious beads, etc. Any beads for jewelry making that you’d like to incorporate into your work.
Next, pick out a piece of jewelry that you’d like to make! You can make a necklace, a bracelet, or any fashion jewelry that you think brings out the best in your Cinco de Mayo holiday. Now all you need to do is to pick out some traditional Mexican colors. The colors of the Mexican flag are green, white, and red. Pick out some choice green, white, or red beads.
But did you know that the Cinco de Mayo holiday actually has little relevance in Mexico? That’s right! The holiday is most widely celebrated in the United States, because it is a celebration of the Mexican culture. Being the multi-cultural melting pot that America is, it has embrace the holiday as a day when all people can get together and celebrate in the name of Mexican culture as framed through an American context. So, why not throw in some blue beads into your jewelry and turn it into a Mexican-American blend?
However you decide to celebrate, Brazos Collection wants to make sure you have a safe Cinco de Mayo, and show your pride with some quality fashion jewelry items made with only the highest quality wholesale beads provided by a proud Texas bead company.