Like this bracelet featuring yummy 5 Fish beads (now you know why I ordered so many new sets from them, right?):
I added lots of dangles and some Thai silver leaves in what I hope is the right amount to enhance the beautiful boro glass without overwhelming it.
That one came out so well that I made another one:
I think this one came out best of all. Originally, I didn’t think this set of glass beads was quite as interesting as the set in the first bracelet, but once I started mixing in the crystals and pearls and the sterling silver heart charms, the whole thing just really came to life.
In other news, I had a brief vacation with the kidlet by spending a long weekend in Palm Desert this past weekend. Fun, but H-O-T. My brother came along and brought my nephew with him. We took the boys to the Air Museum where they got to climb in and out of old WWII airplanes all day.
Then, had a dentist appt. yesterday (boo! hiss!) which is probably about my least favorite thing to do on the entire planet, but it had to be done. Had THREE (ouch!) fillings replaced, but all went well (or as well as can possibly be when someone is sticking big needles in your gums and drilling holes into your head) and hopefully I won’t have any more problems. At least I didn’t end up needing anything more invasive like a crown or root canal. Yay!
Lastly, I’ve received word that six (count ‘em, SIX!) of my designs will be published in the March, 2009, issue of “Bead Trends” magazine. I’m SOOO excited. I’ve wanted to submit things to a beading mag for years, but I was too chicken to do it. I’m so glad I finally took the risk to do it. After all, even rejection couldn’t possibly be as bad as the dentist, right?