January 29, 2009

I hear the ocean calling...

Bead orders, the book proposal, details for the Bead Cruise - my days are filled with fun adventures, new work and the joy of sending my creations out into the world. And like bread cast upon the water, good things make their way back to me. Life is sweet. Above are my pearls that I ordered from Fire Mountain Gem. Love the pearls, total lusciousness.
And some beads I picked up when Hobby Lobby had their 1/2 off sale last week. I love my Hobby Lobby, just 10 minutes down and road and always filled with good things. I snuck in a little teal branch bead that matched the earthy tones. Loving the wood beads. I made a bracelet with those big chunks of carved wood the other day. I'm thinking of sending it in for the Summer issue of Stringing, so I won't show it here.

I seem to have some kind of pink and teal theme going on in the studio. These are little sets I put together for those taking my bracelet class on the Bead Cruise. I've paired them up with lampwork disks from Blue Seraphim. I will be putting together kits for the cruise. They are not my favorite things to do, so if I can do them in assembly line style with a helper I'm able to force myself to finish them! I have some surprise limited edition kits to take on the cruise for our Bead Bazaar nights. The days are ticking ahead and as the cruise gets closer I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas morning.
Busy days are ahead...new beads for tomorrow, my newsletter is going out, I have a business workshop this weekend...the list goes on and on! I wouldn't trade a minute of it though, I'm living a charmed life.


2ifbysea said...

I love Hobby Lobby too! Mine's only about 5 minutes from my house...Great stuff!

Lorelei said...

I am so so so jealous that you have Hobby Lobby and I don't.

I love that strand of wood beads at the left.
And what are those teal coins!? beautiful color!

No Easy Beads said...

You have whipped up some great color combinations. I love those blue seraphim beads. Moving full steam ahead the bead cruise is just around the corner! No pressure *grin*

Start To Finish Supplies said...

I love all the colors. Great beads. The purple is my fav!

by Zarah said...

These beads are Wonderful! Im so inspired to pick up the colors in a polymer project. Oh my, this is why you surf around the world. For all the beautiful beads, colors and shapes...Thanks for lovely pictures!