Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday's Worktable

Quick entry today! 

It's been a busy week so far--but, thankfully, most of it has been good. (Even if I am really sore from my new exercise routine that I'm doing with my husband--hah! Apparently those muscles really need the workout.)

I have even gotten a chance to just play around and do some jewelry designing. Fun times!

Currently on my worktable:

A lovely collection of bright copper and clear glass, with just a touch of white. This is from this month's Bargain Bead Box... and, very fitting considering this week's choice of weather.

...Yep, that's my backyard. Lots of snow and ice and cold, bare branches.

Oh, and deer tracks. Those are indeed deer tracks, even though I live in the middle of the city. 

...This may or may not be why my best friend thinks that I'm actually a Disney princess. Well, that, and the ridiculous amount of fluffy pudgy squirrels around my house. Now, if only I could convince the wildlife to do my chores for me, so that I have more time to bead... :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a lovely week, everyone!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Wonder and Whimsy Monthly Challenge - January Edition

For this month's challenge, I'm doing something a little bit different.

You see, I have recently made a new beading friend (yay!), and we decided to do a bead swap. So, my challenge is to make something with the beads she sent me.

What did she send me, you ask? Well, here's the unveiling!

Such pretty things! Two gorgeous raku pendants, a Humblebeads birdie (so excited--my very first one!), and a collection of beautiful Czech glass. I have so many ideas, and I'm excited to get started.

Come back on January 25th to see what I make!

Thanks so much for stopping by today... Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Hello, 2019!

...and hello, first worktable post of the year! Woo!

Now, to be completely honest, this year hasn't had the best start. At all, really. On January 1st, the mother of some dear friends passed away unexpectedly (and quite tragically, in a flash flood), so the first week of this year was spent flailing around, making arrangements to go out of town to support them. And then, upon arriving home, I was hit with some sort of cold/flu/crud that has knocked me out cold.

I'm still feeling under the weather, but it's Wednesday and dangit I want to post to my blog. So, here I am! 

And on my worktable this week, I'm experimenting with the Pantone Color of the Year, Living Coral:

Coral isn't a color that I usually work with, but I do have some beads in my stash in that hue. Here is what I am currently playing with: 

Those will probably become earrings for this month's Earrings Everyday We're All Ears challenge. I also have a necklace in the making... It's fun to play around with something so bright and cheerful, especially when I myself am not particularly feeling that upbeat.

Thanks for stopping by today to see what I'm up to... I hope that your year is off to a much better start than mine. Ah well... here's to brighter days to come--and, of course, more beautiful jewelry!

Have a wonderful week, everyone!