Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bracelets and miscellaneousness

It probably doesn’t seem like it, but I do actually make stuff with all these beads I buy. Not as frequently as I’d like (why aren’t there more hours in the day???), but I do occasionally manage to finish things.

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.

It will be PERFECT as a Valentine’s Day gift for someone, but still yummy enough to wear the rest of the year as well.

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?



Amanda said...

First off, congratulations on your six designs getting accepted! SIX! Absolutely wonderful! (:

Both of these bracelets are positively lovely. Personally, I think I like the lighter-colored purple one the best, since I'm drawn to lighter purple tints, but the second one is fabulous as well! I like the added geometric interest added by the faceted squares, and the contrast of the light blue pearls and crystals!

jewels said...

I'm so glad to hear that your designs will be in the bead mags
You've created some beautiful things Jewels