When I finally sat down at the bead table last night, the "second wind" didn't hit for a good hour. To say the least, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I am totally procrastinating the write-ups for some magazine submissions, I have 2 custom orders to do, am running really low on supplies right now, (like the "elements" of jewelry such as WIRE, and CHAIN, and JUMP RINGS, and HEAD PINS, and Earring Wires, and now I've found I am low on GIFT BOXES. The Cruise is just 10 days away and I haven't even started thinking about what I need to bring with me. Definitely beads. Definitely tools. But what about the wire, chain, jumprings, headpins, earring wires. OMG!
The deadline of the USE THE MUSE contest is coming fast, March 16th! I did start something for that last night. My design isn't over-the-top. It's simple. And the colors are so gorgeous. And yes, I used the Muse, and it came out awesome. I think so anyway. I'm about half way through.
I finally became inspired after awhile last night, and created these 3 pieces. 2 pieces, a bracelet and earrings, using beads from Doreen Willey. They are gorgeous and they just go so well with wood. I got these cool wood nuggets in Philadelphia. These two pieces are being listed in my shop now.
I also created this awesome bracelet- wire wrapped beads from lampwork artist Kelley of Kelleysbeads. Also used some plum colored dyed Buri rounds. Some silver beads. Some bead caps. And the piece de resistance: a handmade, silver Pear charm from one of my favorite designers: Jade Scott. This piece was a real splurge. I'm not sure what to do with this piece. List it? Submit it? keep it for myself? It's gorgeous, I love it. I hope you do too. Let me know in the comments.