October has always been a very productive month. Maybe it’s the light glowing gold as the year transitions to the cold months, or the subtle boost of energy as nature prepares itself with big winds across blue skies and the hum of creatures outside working to find food to get thru the winter months. I… Continue reading Procrastination: Friend or Foe
So, I’m in California, and today we’re supposed to have power blackouts all across the state, I guess, and there’s nothing like planned power outages to remind you how much you rely on electricity. I might be the only thing in this house not hooked up to the wall in some way, recharging or being… Continue reading Astrology – What’s It Good For?
I love the zodiac. I’d always been interested in astrology, because of the way certain behaviors are examined and defined. I always thought it was kind of weird to tie behavior to individuals born in a specific time frame, but I meet people, find out their sign, and then I see those traits in them,… Continue reading New! Zodiac Charm Bracelets
Here’s the thing about macramé: I love doing it. I thought it was cool in the 70’s, but I wasn’t interested in it back then. It wasn’t until I was reading beading magazines and teaching myself to make jewelry much later on that I considered attempting it myself. I think it looks great, and there… Continue reading I’m Knot Crazy (Well, I Might Be)
Hey, hi! Hope the heat isn’t wearing you down too much, Jool Lovers! Today I want to talk a little bit about accessories, what I call Useful Jewelry. Once upon a time, I had a job that required that I wear a badge every day, not only as identification, but to get in and out… Continue reading Useful Jewelry (Or 7 Things You Can Do With A Juicybeads Lanyard)
Now that the summer sun is out full-force, wearing sunglasses when you’re outside is a necessity. But then it means you have to keep track of them. It’s too easy to go from out in the sun, to taking them off inside and putting them down and forgetting about them. And then you’ll spend valuable… Continue reading Magic Is Everywhere (But You Still Might Need Travel Accessories)
I am one of those list-making goal-setters. I really love crossing things off a list, too. So satisfying, right? And when it’s a long list with a bunch of stuff crossed off, don’t tell me that doesn’t feel great. It makes me want to accomplish even more, just to cross ’em off. And I have… Continue reading Goals and Expectations
I want lots of rocks! I’m not sure when I became so interested in gems. I took a geology class in junior high, they let me hold rocks while explaining the Mohs scale, and that was it. I prefer translucent rocks, I just love how they look in the light, rich with color. When… Continue reading I Wanna Rock!
Hey, there, Jool Lovers! I am offering free shipping starting today and all week long at my Juicybeads Jewelry website AND over in my Etsy shop. I have a lot of lovely handmade jewelry at my website, such as these delicious pieces and more: And I will gladly ship them for free right to you,… Continue reading Free Shipping All Week Long
Making these earrings Is exactly like writing Jewelry haiku I like making earrings. I really do. It’s a chance to highlight beads that might be beautiful, but might also fade into the background because the beads around them are beautiful as well. When you make a pair of earrings, the main or largest beads are… Continue reading Making Earrings Is Like Jewelry Haiku