Thursday, March 6, 2014

A lesson learned

I had a pretty frustrating day at work yesterday, so I decided to sit down last night and make a new bracelet since that always seems to calm me down.  Since I had already decided to wear brown and pink today, I pulled out some seed beads and, using a spiral stitch, made this bracelet.

The problem?  I didn't use the best lighting when I was working on it, and those core beads I thought were brown are actually a dark purple!  I didn't even realize it until I stepped out into the light today.  

Oh well.  Guess next time I'll check my colors in better light!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Decisions and Updates

If you recall, a couple of months ago I decided to open a new shop on Jewel Span.  After much deliberation, I've decided to close that shop, and stick with my original Etsy shop.  It's nothing against Jewel Span--I just found that it's difficult to keep track of two shops, and Etsy seemed to get more traffic. I've added a few things to the Etsy shop, and I plan to add more throughout the week.

I just got back from a business trip, and while I was gone, this little toy arrived:

I can't wait to play with it!  I saw it used on an episode of Beads, Baubles and Jewels, and it looked like so much fun!

I packed away all my snowman decorations yesterday and got out all my spring ones.  Naturally, they're now calling for snow tonight and in the morning.  Not that I'm complaining!