Monday, August 20, 2012

Back at it!

Well...after moving a few weeks ago, settling in, and then having a handful of visitors....our life is finally starting to get into a routine!  Which thankfully means I am able to get a little more beading (and blogging) in! 

One exciting new change in my day, is that I am homeschooling my son.  Since we are only going to be here for another couple months, I wasn't crazy about the idea of putting him in a new school, only to pull him out and put him in another new school, all within a 4 or 5 month period.  So homeschooling it is.
In case you are wondering - homeschooling is not a walk in the park!  It takes a lot of preparation and I'm sure I'll learn in the coming weeks, it also takes a lot of discipline.  I am still working (nearly) full time, so it is a fine balance. It's only been one day - but we both felt like this afterward....
.....hopefully in January we'll be feeling the same way!!!

In my beading world, I recently completed this two-drop peyote cuff.  I love, love, love how the pattern turned out.  I'm not a huge animal print fan, but it was a gift for a loved one who enjoys animal print.  I would already love to see this in other colors! The pattern is posted on my "free patterns" page, so feel free to recreate this!  

We had visitors over the weekend and while we were putzing around town one day, my friend saw some beaded rings and loved them.  I said - I can make something like that for you!  Once she saw me make one, she wanted to learn how to do it and we made a couple more rings.  It was so fun and she was a great student.  I plan on making the crystal & pearl ring into a tutorial in the coming days!

Next up.....Josephine's Collar for the upcoming Beading Babes project!


  1. Homeschooling sounds really cool though...a lot of my friends homeschool their kids. I would imagine it saves a lot of money on not having to buy tons and tons of supplies?

    Beautiful rings and I love the colours of your upcoming project. :)

  2. Hi Amy,
    Glad to hear that you and Jackson are settling in well. Have fun homeschooling. History was always my favorite subject and you are close to many historical sites in the northeast.
    Those are really cute rings and the animal print bracelet is pretty awesome. I am looking forward to seeing your rendition of Josephine's Collar, beautiful color choice.

  3. Hi Amy
    I too love that cuff, I made it in copper, chocolate and gold. It was so fun to make and really comfortable to wear. I posted on my blog recently. Cute rings. Good luck with the homeschooling.

  4. Amy,
    I've been teaching for 20 years - everything from 4th grade to high school Spanish. Let me know if you are looking for any resources or if I can help you with any school stuff. Be sure you check out what the district into which you are moving will be doing this term so that he will have an easier transition next semester. I'm glad to help in any way I can.

  5. I cannot imagine the challenges of home schooling, but I know the rewards are all going to be more than worth it. Your cuff and rings are awesome. I love your beads for Josephine's Collar and can't wait to see it when you are done.

  6. Wow how amazing to be able to home school and spend time together learning - that is wonderful! Those rings are great - would love the tutorial! and the cuff is very cool - love how you did that

  7. I'm glad to hear you and Jackson are settling in. I know how rewarding homeschooling can be but also how much work. You both look so happy! I love the rings and the bracelet. I'm not an animal print lover either, but the black and white is looks so cool!

  8. You should chat with Shirley about homeschooling she does it with her 3. I love all the beady work and know how much you enjoy teaching! So glad you had a great weekend!

  9. What a fun blog!! SOOOOoo nice to meet you :). Thank you for sharing!

  10. I'm happy your homeschooling is going well! I'm just in the middle of the "getting ready for the first day of school (1st grade)" of my older son... It seems to me I was pregnant for him a few months ago and he is already going to school!!!


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