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
Hey, there, Jool Lovers! I hope the new year is treating you well. As for me, 2020 has me feeling like I’m starting over with my business. My focus for this year will be on improving my website, which means learning all about how to utilize digital media. Skimming over articles and making changes on… Continue reading Starting Over
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
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 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 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!
Greetings and salutations, Jool Lovers! In my last post, I talked about how much I love working with heart shaped beads. They make excellent pendants, and adds a little whimsical touch when used as a smaller bead. However, not all heart pendants make a good necklace. I bought this big heart at a gem show… Continue reading JuicyLove in Nature
So, custom work. I love it and I don’t love it. I love when I make someone happy with a beautiful piece that is exactly what they wanted. Seriously, that is one of my favorite things about this business. But I want that happiness so much sometimes I stress myself out making sure it… Continue reading Custom Work: Yes or no?