Wednesday, May 5, 2010
When Do We Sleep?
I was up until 5:00 am finishing this necklace and playing with a few bracelets. I get busy beading and don't notice the time until all of a sudden I realize I'm really cold (our furnace is on a thermostat that shuts off at 11:00 pm). Even then, I usually slump into a sweater and keep beading. My husband gets up at 5:00 am for work, so I was going to bed as he was getting up. Two ships passing in the wee hours.
But I feel good that I finished this piece. It's on my Etsy site and it is called "Amethyst Garden".
Here's one of the bracelets I was working on. I love orange and green together. I was a little perplexed at first about bracelets since so many people have different sized wrists. But with these chain type bracelets, I make them big (8") and then add extra links back along the bracelet with beads attached so they can hook into whatever link fits best and the extra hangs down with little flowers like a pendant.
I've been expanding my horizons with beads quite a bit. I started out making bead embroidered brooches, but now I'm also doing necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Hope to be selling at our local street market soon.
I recently joined Etsy's Bead Weavers Street Team. They have monthly challenges that seem a little daunting to me, but it will be a good way to stretch myself creatively.
I'm heading to Ashland this week-end with my sweety of 33 plus years. Checking online to see what bead stores might be along the way....