Thursday, September 26, 2013
Challenges and challenges!
Well hello there!! It's been a few weeks since I've stepped into the blogosphere. I haven't read any posts or even attemped to get on and write any posts.
Lately my world has consisted of mostly this:
I'm loving it, but to be honest - between work, back to school groove, and wanting to get outside and enjoy the gorgeous fall weather...well...I have only picked up some beads twice this month!!! So it's been a challenge to get anything substantial to write about bead-wise.
But I did sign up for a couple upcoming challenges. I figure at the minimum - it will get me to my bead trays! First one up is Shirley and Sheryl's Seed Beads and Metal Hop. I got my package last week and I can't wait to play with these beads! Come back on October 19 for the reveal!
I also tried one of the projects in the "Beading Babes" challenge this time around. It was the ruffled earrings. I like this pattern, but I didn't like the way it fell kind of floppy. I also didn't have any petals so I used daggers instead. I think I may go through some of the beads again to see if it will stiffen up. Also - I only did one - and I"m going to use it as a pendant. These would be bigger than I like to wear for earrings! (P.S. Beading Babes reveal is this Sunday on Facebook, but I will be surprised if I find myself near my computer for blogging in the next week!!)
More challenges are coming and I will update as they come along.
A couple weeks ago, I taught a class in Concord, and fell in love with a new craft! Paper Quilling!!!! Oh my gosh! This is SOOOOOOOOOOO fun!!!! I'll definitely be doing more of this!
Okay well that's all for now. Here's to hoping I can find some beading time VERY SOON! The holidays are around the corner and I have a long list of projects in mind!