Procrastination: Friend or Foe

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’m Knot Crazy (Well, I Might Be)

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 Wanna Rock!

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!

Making Earrings Is Like Jewelry Haiku

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

My Creativity Is The Boss Of Me

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

Gorgeous Greens from Juicybeads Jewelry!

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!