Thursday, January 28, 2016

Etsy Shop News

Good morning (at least on the East Coast)!  I wanted to share a decision I've made.  I decided to close my Etsy shop.  This was not an easy decision, but I feel it's the right one for now.  It's been open for a few years and hasn't been as successful as I had hoped it would be.  Part of that, I'm sure, is my fault.  It's hard to have a lot of time to devote to it with work and family.  

I do plan to keep my blog going, however, and I plan to make changes to it.  I've decided to branch out beyond just jewelry and post some about other crafts and hobbies I enjoy.  For example, I recently learned how to do some very basic knitting, and I'm practically obsessed.  I made the scarf I'm wearing today:

Okay, so I'm not the greatest selfie taker, but you get the point.  And, not to abandon jewelry altogether, I made these earrings from some adorable Humblebeads charms that my hubbie bought me for Christmas (and I should mention he picked them out all by himself.  He has great taste.)

I hope you guys will continue to tune in and see what I'm up to!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

New bangle

LOVE this bangle!  I made it last night (with a little help from my cat, of course) and wore it today.  I love the way the beads catch the light, and the purple in my shirt.  Definitely gotta buy more of these beads!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Shop update POSTPONED

Okay, so I know I had announced a shop update for tomorrow, Nov. 14.  Unfortunately, I'm going to have to postpone it until next Saturday, Nov. 21.  

I just returned from a business trip that has left me pretty drained, and I'm not going to be able to have everything ready to post by tomorrow.

I apologize, but hope to have everyone visit on Nov. 21!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Golden tree

This is one of the reasons I'm so in love with this time of year:

This is the tree next to my house.  Our neighbor says when she looks out her window and sees it, it looks as if our house is on fire.  I can sit in the living room and see the leaves just outside the window.  When the afternoon light hits it just right, it's amazing.  

I know in a couple of weeks we'll have to rake those leaves, but for now I'll just enjoy seeing them lying there on the ground.  

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Stretch bracelets

I am so addicted to stretch bracelets these days.  They're so easy and fast to make, and I love the look of several of them stacked together.  I whipped these up last night in no time at all.

I have a feeling my next few bead purchases will be bought with stretch bracelets in mind.  

I'm off to Lynchburg, VA for a meeting and hopefully a little shopping--including a bead store!  

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Etsy shop update

Etsy shop update

November 14, 2015

New gifts...don't miss it!