Well here's a new and improved update - I've actually been beading since my last post!
Therese, of Therese's Treasures, kindly included me in her upcoming birthday challenge and I've been working up a piece that includes a beautiful piece of fused glass she created!
I'm enjoying the creative process with this glass focal and am looking forward to revealing it mid-month!
In the quick & easy department: I put on a pretty lime green shirt yesterday and realized I didn't really have any earrings that matched it well. So I had one of those "how fun is it that I can whip up a pair of earrings to go with my shirt" moments!
At this point as I finish up the piece for Therese's challenge, I've already got a few things on deck.
Art of Beadwork book I would like to try!
I went positively crazy ordering crystals from Znet Shows the other day!
Sandra D Halpenny's patterns. Her instructions are fantastic and although I didn't get to all of them, I did go on a bit of a pattern shopping spree last year and got several other patterns that I can't wait to try this year. Although those larger nuggets...well, I have some plans for those too....
Finally - I can't believe I forgot to talk this up earlier this fall, but I contributed to Znet Shows' new digital magazine called "Creative Spark". It's put together by Hope Smitherman of Crafty Hope and I would highly recommend checking it out. There's a ton of great inspiration in there. And it's so great to see all the creations from Znet's Rings & Bling challenge!
Here's the link: http://glossi.com/CreativeSpark/42915-fall-2013-creative-spark