Two wraps for Kate, per her request. I like the crystal especially. I created a different armature and decorated it in Eni-ornate sytle, only in mirror image. As above, so below. I like the new approach. I’ll have to use this again. The border wrapped rutile quartz is just a basic wrap. Nothing too ‘oooh-ahhh’ but it’s nice. LOL
My dear friend Karen was just over and she inspired me to undertake a couple of projects. I popped in from the hospital to pick up some things at the house, including my son whom she kept for me lastnight. Karen sat and chatted for a bit with me. She owns Beach Bride Weddings, offering beach weddings to couples along the Northwest Florida Panhandle. She suggested that I make some coin pearl chandelier earrings with watery colored compliments. As soon as she said it, I could SEE them. I can’t wait to produce a pair of them to show off. She also suggested I make some scandals in beachy colors and said she would link me into her website, which is getting a lot of traffic. This could be a comfortable niche for me, bread and butter stuff to make a little money on the side and bring others to my site to learn about the other things I do as well. I don’t really relish the idea of producing the same thing over and over again, but I can do it if it will keep a little income flow coming in that I can use to funnel into making the stuff I want to make. I prefer to follow my bliss … don’t we all? Anyway, I was inspired by our chat and wanted to write these thoughts down before I forgot about them. With my new baby in the hospital my mind is certainly other places and I would likely forget all about this conversation by the time I got around to being able to make them.
I have to get back up to the hospital and give Jay a break. I know he needs to get down to the cafeteria and get a bite to eat. He must be starving by now and I know he won’t leave our little girls side until I am there to watch over her.
Well, as anyone can plainly see, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. This is indicative of the fact that I have been going through a major transition in my life and I’ve felt practically turned upside down. I have literally started my life over, and it has not been easy. It took a lot of my time and attention to adjust, but I have. Though it was tough, it brought wonderful changes into my life. A loving partner, a beautiful new daughter (and I can’t forget to mention her awesome big brother, though he was with me from the start of these changes) and a new lease on life. I am greatful for all that has come my way, though we still struggle… at least we are sharing the struggle and supporting one another through it.
While I have not had regular access to the online world for some time now (nearly a year), I am FINALLY online again. I will be posting pics of new jewelry soon. I also plan to rejoin the Year of Jewelry Project, or Four Season or whatever they are calling it this go round. lol