Once Upon a Dream--artisan lampwork and oxidized sterling linked bracelet with rose quartz, pink amethyst and turquoise briolette charms. $132.00
I know it's sleeting and snowing in some parts of the country today, so I'll count my blessings for another lovely sunny day here in Cali! The winds have calmed down and the weather is just gorgeous. Yesterday I got to play with beads for a little while, so I picked up some new favorites from my stash and I just love the results--how can you go wrong with some of Suzanne Noordewier's beads, right? Her stringer control is a marvel, her color combinations divine and it was such fun to combine her lampwork with some hammered oxidized sterling and wirewrap gemstones to the finished design for that sumptuous finishing touch.
I'm off today to help a friend decorate our church 'cultural hall' for a fun Halloween Trunk or Treat party this evening--a special evening for all the kids in the neighborhood to come have fun and get some treats. This time of year seems to kick into high gear with Halloween and not slow down until mid-January when I finally recover from all the fun!!!
One more thing on my mind, Tuesday is election day and here in California there are also something like 11 propositions on the ballots to vote on. I can't tell you how happy I will be when the campaigning is over--my mail box is crammed full of literature and half my calls are political campaigning--on one level is seems like a nuisance, but in truth I think how blessed we are to have the right to vote on candidates and policies--it will be good to be done, one way or another, but I'm grateful for the opportunity it gives me to study and work for good causes. So if you're a citizen and registered, may I just take a moment to ask you to remember to VOTE...my parents taught me that I can't complain about what's going on if I don't exercise my right to VOTE--it's a privilege with a responsibility--so just DO IT!