Sunday, March 23, 2008


I didn't leave the house today, or at least not yet, and I don't anticipating leaving it now, even though the sun is still shining at nearly 6:00 p.m.

I spent most of the day making jewelry, photographing it, and posting it in my Etsy shop. I tend to do the jewelry making in binges. Maybe it has to do with having to get all the stuff out, although I usually leave most of it out on my desk. Still, it's easier when I get into a rhythm of selecting the beads, putting them on the headpins and laying them all out, then getting out the tools and trimming the wires, bending the loops, putting them on the earwires, etc.

Today I branched out a little and made a couple of bracelets. I made a memory wire bracelet for my sister for Christmas, and she really liked it. I wasn't sure about it, but she liked the fact that it just winds around your arm, and you don't have to mess with trying to fasten a clasp. So I got out a big dish of pink and black and white lampwork beads that I bought awhile back, and made two bracelets, with matching earrings.

Now it's 10:00, and I didn't leave the house, except to help Bob carry the trash out.

Oh, I just remembered -- I did go out -- just long enough to take a picture of the daffodils. It's Spring!

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~m said...

you HAVE to stop making such beautiful stuff - I can't keep up!!!

Ann said...

The daffodils make me happy just looking at them.

Alas, no daffodils in Western NY yet!

I am headed to the bead store for some turquoise (I think) beads to fashion into stitch markers for my medical director at the hospice I work for...for the first time ever, I saw her stressed out. She knits, I adore her, and couldn't do my job without her, so she gets stitch markers to cheer her up! Was checking your site for some inspiration...I've read you on and off for more years than I can recall. Love to catch up with your posts.

Cheri said...

I had to stop by and see if there would be an April Fool's post. I happily remember the one, what, five or six years ago about you acutally living overseas and having kids. Heh! Thanks for all the years of great post. You were the first online ''journal'' I found back in gosh, 1997. Back when you had the ''chubby goddess'' design. Granted I'm pretty sure the correct name was not ''chubby goddess'' :)

Monique said...

I also remember that your journal was the first one I began reading many years ago when you had the chubby goddess design. :-) And I also remember that April fool's post when you revealed your real self and how you lived in Ireland (?) and you'd made up living in Kansas because of the Wizard of Oz story.

Thanks for your journal. I enjoy reading it. :-)


Anonymous said...

how did you get those items? and where are u from? u bitch

Anonymous said...

Those bracelets and earrings are beatiful.Aren't you going to make business from those things.You will get a couple of bucks from those things

Anonymous said...

hahas ur ear rings n bracelet looks nice...hw do u compair they colours???*.*
i will try making the ear rings n bracelet myself...keep up ur gd work...<3