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
Hey, there, beadfriends ~ Lately I’ve been feeling like I don’t know where to start on my To Bead list. I have a lot of notes, but no real clear way forward. Only one goal, tho, which is to make something new. But I don’t know what I want to make. I don’t feel pulled… Continue reading Challenging Myself
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
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)
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
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
It’s true. I admit it. My creative energy is absolutely the boss of me. After the intense burst of creativity I felt all throughout January, I should have expected to be a little burned out, should have made a lot of notes and then took a break when I first felt creatively blocked. It might… Continue reading My Creativity Is The Boss Of Me
Green is one of my favorite colors to work with. It’s a very versatile color, going well with other greens, aquas, yellows, cobalt, but looks wonderful next to red, different browns, and purples too. There’s a version of green for every season, a quality not found in a lot of other colors I like to… Continue reading Gorgeous Greens from Juicybeads Jewelry!
Happy new year, juicy jool lovers! I hope things are going well for you, at the beginning of the year. Did you make any resolutions? I only had one, to watch Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon host the Rose Parade. And I did exactly that, in my robe, with my coffee, on the comfiest couch… Continue reading Happy New Year!