Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Graduation Gift

I have a friend at work who will be graduating soon and I wanted to make her something special for the occasion. She found a beautiful dress and killer heels for herself, but I wanted to provide the bling.

Sooo a few weeks ago, I commissioned another friend, SRA Artist Mary Bush, to create some lovely lampwork beads for me which turned out spectacular and made the best focal point for this necklace.

So I just wanted to share my latest piece and the artist creativity of Mary Bush to all before I call it a night.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My Newest Bling Idea

So I have been wanting to make something around this beautiful copper and Carnelian pendant that I've had around for a few months. I finally got to the point where everytime I sat down to bead and be creative, my mind just kept racing to that one pendant. Ring a bell to anyone? lol

So I finally finally just sat and held it and realized that I could go all out and totally bling it out and take the chance of changing the focus from the pendant to the actual necklace, or do a simple necklace with lots of copper to draw the attention to the pendant. I've gotten nothing but compliments from those people who have seen it, so I think I really got a good balance, but I won't know for sure until it sells.

I love it, and I am happy with it, so we shall see. I am sharing it here even though my picture is not the best :) It can better be seen on etsy.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Why can't days be 48 hours long??? :)

So I have been chastising myself a lot lately because there just never seems to be enough time in one day to do everything I want and need to do.

This is my truly busy season because both my kids have 1-2 sports activities each, band, orchestra and choir concerts, and I am a co-coach on one of the sports teams.

It doesn't help that I have been ill...jury is still out in the bloodwork and other tests as to what I have, but they've narrowed it down to 3 conditions.. All treatable, but all highly a pain in the butt and life altering.. go figure.

When I am not in pain, which lately isn't often, and not totally exhausted, very rarely lately, I have continued to try and run my jewelry endeavor.

Now mind you this is all on top of working full-time as a paralegal. Sometimes I think I am crazy for trying to keep up on everything and thus have tended to let things like my blog, my online gaming league, and bookreading slide.

As I write this tonight, I am exhausted and hurting, but wanted to try and force myself to get back into my blog.

So, I part with a picture of a recent creation and hope to post again soon.