Bitter Sweet Symphony by the Verve is my favourite song, of all time. I like to listen to music whilst I am beading – I think it helps the creative process. Music puts me in a happy place. If I am feeling down or frustrated with life (or the traffic!!), I put on my favourite play list – and after singing to a couple of my favourite tunes at the top of my voice, I suddenly don’t feel so bad! It’s a fact that it impossible to be angry or cross whilst listening to something you love. Music has the power to uplift.
|Turquoise and Black Rhinestone Roundel Earrings – sold in November on Etsy|
I think the iPod is one of the best inventions of all time – I love my little orange iPod. The joy of being able to make up play lists of all my favourite tunes, with such simplicity……bliss!! I remember the frustrating days of my youth, trying to tape tunes from the radio or records (yes….records…. there was life before CDs).
|Turquoise and Labradorite Necklace – sold in November on Etsy|
This weekend was pretty hectic – too many social engagements and not enough time for beading!! Not that I am really complaining, it’s always lovely to see friends and family, and make some new friends along the way. I wanted to take photos yesterday afternoon so I can upload my new pieces to Etsy, but it was raining and the light was really bad. So instead of posting new pictures today I am sharing pictures of the items I have sold from my Etsy shop in November.
|Dragon’s Vein Agate Necklace – sold in November on Etsy|
What I did have time to work on this weekend is what I am calling my “Coral Collection”. I love coral – there is something special about the combination of brilliant red and silver – and it feels festively appropriate with Christmas coming up! I did also incorporate subtler colour schemes into a couple of pieces by using orange sponge coral and natural cream coral instead of the red. After I have uploaded my coral collection to my Etsy shop I already have another collection in mind – the Tribal Collection – earthy, natural, rustic pieces using beautiful gemstones.
|Agate Teardrop Slab Necklace – sold in November on Etsy|
This weekend I also started to experiment with a new technique for me – wire wrapping. After a couple of somewhat dodgy attempts I was rather pleased with my results. This detour into wire wrapping was kick-started by me being given an arrowhead by one of my colleagues; she asked if I could please turn it into something she can enjoy more often by wearing as a necklace. So I decided to give wire wrapping a go. I think it is something I can get quite addicted to – it’s really fun creating your own shapes! Hopefully tonight I can take some pictures of my new pieces to post next – may have to use artificial light though as it is still raining!
|Turquoise and Indian Kashmiri Bead Bracelet – sold in November on Etsy|
Please have a browse around my Etsy shop and if you like what you see then please “LIKE” my shop. I am uploading new styles and pieces every week. Also while you’re at it, it would be great if you could ‘LIKE’ my Facebook page too!! J