Working on UFO’s!

Three of my knotted necklaces-to-be, are showing in the above photograph. They are definitely UFOs, but I’m determined to finish at least one of them, before next week’s blog post. However, I’m happy to say that I finally finished my torch enameled, copper bead necklace on Monday, and I’m happy with the results. It’s shorter than the other necklaces, but it’s so colourful that it still packs one heck of a visual punch!! I’ve been attempting to organize my stash, but I must say that it’s a slow process, and not really one of my favourite things to do. It …

Crank Out the Ideas: Because the time is drawing near!

It’s time to crank out the ideas, or crank up the volume, or whatever it takes to get it in gear, and start on your holiday making! I haven’t yet, but I’m never a good example at this time of the year. I start late, then work like crazy, until my parcels are in the mail. Then I relax. How do you crank out the ideas, if you’re not sure what you want to make? I get flashes of inspiration, but if I don’t write them down, they get lost somewhere between now, and never. That shouldn’t ever happen! This …

October 2021 Bead Mat Update: Spooky, freaky, creepy, scary!

My October 2021 bead mat update is spooky, freaky, creepy, and even eerie! I’m not really serious, but it sounds good, and it’s certainly the perfect time of year for bad jokes, foggy nights, delicious treats, and scary movies!! I know that we’ve had some witches in the store (because they like beads too), but certainly no ghouls, or goblins. One spooky afternoon in the past, I was talking to a couple of my co-workers, and the door slammed closed, for no particular reason. Was it the mischievous ghost of beaders past, or just a sudden gust of wind, from …