Monday, November 11, 2013

They just keep coming....

I think my beads are happy to be out of the closet and being useful...the ideas just keep coming for additional things to use them for...too little time to play, but more than none!

Friday, November 1, 2013

And a little more....

I found a little more time for a few quick designs--so it's earrings, earrings, earrings....turquoise, ametrine, champaign quartz and even a pair of ruby beauties...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Alive and Kicking

Well, it's time for my annual re-boot. It's been about a year since I've posted, and I have a very good reason--at least I think it's a good reason. I've dedicated this past year to being a good grandma and taking care of Baby Ben. Born last August, his parents ended up needing a fulltime babysitter and letting someone else do it was not my idea of a good thing, so volunteer I did to give up a year tending Ben. Such a rewarding time--I've loved every minute, but there was no energy left for much else and especially not a messy workroom full of beads and baubles to play with in fits and starts. Finally though, a friend opening a boutique, shook me out of my stupor and motivated me to work up a small line of Southwest inspired work for her little shop on the way to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Now, of course, my mind is awash with new ideas, and I'm trying to find balance between beads and baby, and everything else in my life. We'll see how long it lasts!
You may have noticed a trend here--my obsession with turquoise. It's been a long time, but I'm glad to be back playing with beads for today and we'll see what tomorrow brings!