Goodnes, I apologize for lagging on my blog! Sometimes life just gets in the way and those of you who work a day job and are creative, are familiar with the little gremlins who not only misplace valuable items (socks and beading wire) but literally steal hours, thereby turning a 24 hour day into a 16 hour day.
My husband actually made me carve out time about a month ago to go to a bead show, which I haven't been to in eons! I was delighted to go to Pasadena show which I haven't been to before. I found it to be a really nice blend of supplies and gorgeous finished work. Plus it was in the Hilton Hotel which is carpeted and much easier on the feet and back! If you live locally, it's definitely something I'd recommend doing. Beader or not, it's educational and a true feast for the eyes. And no....I couldn't walk out empty handed. I managed to get some of the most beautiful beads I've ever seen including rivolis which I've been wanting to work with. Apparently working with them and seed beads is easier said than done - it's still a learning curve for me. But I think those are some of the most beautiful projects.
I did manage to set my clay aside for awhile and pick up my beads. They managed to call out to me and drag me back into their addictive clutches. I'd been sitting on a particular group of beads for some time now, probably a couple of years (I'm embarassed to admit). They were ones I'd purchased at a bead show long ago and I knew I loved them, yet they failed to tell me how to bring out their maximum beauty. But much like the prodigal son, they came around. They remind me of the beach with the soft variegated ripples and swirls. So without further ado here's the new bracelet entitled "Sandy Beaches". This bracelet can be purchased here (just click on the Shop Now tab) and until Febuary 5 is 10% off so hurry to take advantage of the discount. Oh, and free shipping too!