Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Working away...

In my continuing search for something new and different
(well for me at least)  I have become infatuated with these long
dangly earrings.  I have realized that as you get older a earring
that hangs near chin level adds a brightness and sparkle to your face
and makes me feel more cheerful and happy.

These frames are fun to make but oh boy what a challenge for
me to try and make them alike and also balance the components...
They are like little mobiles for the ears... so they sway and move.
 I used vintage Czech beads on these from a broken old necklace from the 1930
 now brought back to life in a new form.

Here are some long simple “ dreadlocks”    I used tiny jasper, bone and
other natural beads on these.  I thought they were pretty cool and hip. They have sold so I guess someone else seems to think so too.  

I am also fighting the urge (big) to buy more beads..!
I just love looking at the beads in Etsy shops and my shopping cart is full of them...
They seem to inspire new ideas but really I am fully stocked...only problem is is
that my tastes have changed so much since I first started to buy beads that now
I’m not so jazzed about what I have...it is a continual problem...I just have to
find ways to use what I have.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I am grateful for so many things...
every year gets better and better and for the first time
I am feeling comfortable in my skin.

This has been quite a year with tremendous
ups and downs...but all is all good...very good.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my blog friends
and my lovely customers.

Thank you for making it so.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Absence makes the heart grow fonder...

Well at least I hope so because boy have I been absent...It seems that once I got an Ipad,
this blog and me visiting others have fallen to the wayside.  It’s very hard to leave a comment
on an Ipad...especially when you have to do the two words (prove that your not a robot) well,
those words end up hiding underneath the “keyboard” so you can’t even see them to type them
in and I get easily frustrated so I just don’t comment.   And hey...I can’t see or read those words...it’s like Latin or something so I squint away trying to work out the words letters numbers and then just give up . So I have visited, to be sure, but often
times my comment visited the ether.

When I first started to blog, I had nothing much else going on.  I had just  gotten my uke...
I wasn’t making jewelry... I didn’t have an etsy shop...now I have so much more on my plate that
the blog has certainly taken a back seat.   It has been a gateway to so many things...my world has
done a 180 since I started blogging and I have met so many nice people from all over the world...
 But now I spend so much time on the computer doing my Etsy shops that the blog just sometimes
gets forgotten.  And hey...I am lazy and disorganized and easily distracted...why I can spend an hour just going through a box of beads and picking out the tiny seed beads as dirty dishes are piling up in the sink.  I see some women on some blogs do it all...and they have like six kids and a farm and are home canning and growing organic food and making their kids clothes from fabric that they loomed themselves from sheep that they raised and spun the wool and dyed it from roots and berries.  But
that is not me...and the truth is is that the older I get the worse I get...

Today is election day...I hope for our country...and no matter who gets in I wish we would just unite for the common good...and put aside our differences and focus on what needs to be done and what we can do as individuals to make our country, our world, our planet a better place.  

 Hope all is well with everyone.  Thanks for hanging in there with me as I separate the wheat from the chaff. xx c


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