Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Having a better week

Feeling a bit better today and determined to make it a GREAT week! I finished up some projects that had been hanging around for a while and finally finished a bead pen for my friend Jackie. I think it turned out so cool! I love the colors...

I also finished up a bracelet for a special order for a fantastic gal. I sure hope she likes it!
And, finally, following the "getting stuff done" theme - here is a big set of beads that I finished yesterday...

Friday, May 15, 2009

What's up with the economy?

Watch out, here comes a Debbie Downer moment...

I feel like I am making some of the cutest beads I've ever made and yet there are no buyers. It's making me sad and insecure! I wonder if I should go back to selling my beads on eBay or if I should just save up all my beads and do a bead show instead. It's so hard to figure out what to do and I feel like I'm just stuck in this indecisive hole right now.

I am hoping my next blog entry will be made on a more upbeat note.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Getting back into 'normal' mode

Mom is back home in MN, Mark has started his new job and I find myself with more time to get beads made again. I miss them but I'd better make use of the time, right? I started out slow, doing some little sets I've been meaning to do for a while. The little red and gold set has been simmering in my brain since I spied a long-forgotten book of gold leaf in one of the drawers in my garagio (garage studio).
The flowers I just had to do because I got a bundle of delicious Reichenbach gold violet cane and had to try it out. It is even more delicious on the flowers than it was in rod form. YAY! Very pink, very beautiful.

I'm trying out a large triangle press and just felt compelled to make a slice of watermelon with it since summer is surely on the way, despite all the rain and gray skies we've been having this week.
The bracelet was done for my friend Jackie. I just love it and my have to make one for myself now, too. So sparkly!
Well, now I have to get back to the garagio to do more creating before the A/C guy shows up. And he better show up or I am going to have a complete conniption. He was a no-show last week and never even bothered to call. Grrrrr...