Creative blocks are the worst. Hard to work while you have one, and it can be difficult to shift. Sometimes it feels like your creativity has abandoned you, broken somehow, never to return. All this time I’ve been working with these beads and making juicy jools, it hits me sometimes, too. Not a single good… Continue reading Creative Block? 8 Ways To Revitalize Your Muse
When I first began making jewelry, I was so excited about all the different ways to create, I made one version of every idea I had. Because I “inherited” a big mix of beads and other materials, one completed piece would take most of the beads I wanted to use for the project, maybe I’d… Continue reading Only One
Get Organized: Beaded Lanyards
Before I took that break in December, I had some fun making beaded lanyards. I love them because they let me use colorful seed beads to play texture and shape while creating a piece that’s useful and can be worn every day. These beaded lanyards can be used in several ways: As a badge holder:… Continue reading Get Organized: Beaded Lanyards
Happy New Year!
Hello, 2023! And here we go, right back to work. This year, I want to blog more. And I know I always say that, and the last time I said it, I didn’t write at all. It was true, I DID want to write, but I was also studying the mysterious ways of online selling,… Continue reading Happy New Year!
Leaning Into Whimsy
Hey there, lovers of the Juicy Jools! Hope all has been going well for you. I have been hard at work, making gorgeous things. This time around, it’s eyeglass chains. I really like the idea of eyeglass chains – keeping your reading glasses with you, instead of having to re-trace your steps to remember where… Continue reading Leaning Into Whimsy
New Earrings For Summer!
Hey, there, hello, jool lovers! I know it’s been awhile. I took a deep dive into online marketing, and it was wayyyyy deeper than expected. It seemed to take forever, but I found that I could not concentrate on the hows and whys of successful marketing and make jewelry at the same time. One important… Continue reading New Earrings For Summer!
Working With Chain
Hey there, jool lovers! I can’t believe it’s already March. St. Patrick’s day is right around the corner, and we are barreling toward Spring at full speed. I can already hear the birds chirping and every day the sun gets brighter and stronger. Watching the seasons change reminds me that I need to get to… Continue reading Working With Chain
Hey, hi, there, Jool Lovers! Happy (belated) New Year! I hope all is well for those reading this. I know that right after I decided I would post more, and I didn’t. I did mean to. Which doesn’t get the words on the page, does it? All I can say is that the year was… Continue reading Juicy Inspiration
Being Creative During The Pandemic
Hey, there, Jool Lovers! All is well with mine, hope you are doing well also. Pretty nerve wracking times we’re having right now, here in California, and all over the world. It’s nearly overwhelming. There are so many ways to feel right now, and sometimes they hit one after the other: anger, fear, anxiety, compassion,… Continue reading Being Creative During The Pandemic
Bang Zoom Presto!
Hey, there, Jool Lovers! Spring feels right around the corner and all the energy in the air makes me wish I could get all my projects started these days. And finished, too, BANG ZOOM! and I suppose, also PRESTO! just like magic. My Patience Account is always on zero. And I don’t think I’d want… Continue reading Bang Zoom Presto!