So as you can see, writing a blog every day is not going to work for me. First of all - I don't have that much to say. Second of all - time is so limited and adding a new everyday thing to my schedule is not going to work. So that means it is time to revise the blog goal. That's the nice thing about goals is they can be revised. Promises, resolutions, plans - they get broken and then we tend to toss them to the side because broken means unfixable to so many.
A goal can be looked at so it can be tweaked to fit what actually works. I tend to have rather grandiose ideas of what I can accomplish in one day (usually I believe I can do about a week's worth of stuff in a day) - so adjusting a goal to fit reality is something I need to do quite often.
So my new goal is to post to this blog once a week - at least.
My other goal of beading everyday is going strong - I have only missed one day since the beginning of the year.
I have determined the best way to make the new star - after 3 or 4 attempts and I am working on getting that finished - oh and I decided to change the colors - mainly because I didn't have enough of the one color I originally posted.
Meanwhile I am still working on patterns from my distributors. Here are a few more pieces I have made:
This is the Isabella Pendant by Nela Kabelova. She has some gorgeous designs. I designed the neck chain to go with this piece. For the neck chain I only used beads that were used in the pendant - I did not add any new beads to the mix. The bead in the center is a glass cabochon but you could also use a rivoli. This piece also uses Nib-bits (look like Dots candy), superduos, and crystals.
The Aubrey earrings by Leslie Pope and Leslie Rogalski are quick to make and use some of the Cymbal elements to add bling. I like the ones that look like wings on the side and the end piece with the loop for adding the earwire or clasp but these earrings can be made without the substitutes for the DiamonDuos in the center.
Ivona Suchmannova created this adorable pendant design. The purple one has a rivoli for the center and the other one has a cushion bead in the center. Personally I like this better with the cushion bead - it is a much tighter weave that domes really nice. I just didn't feel like the rivoli sat inside as nicely as the cushion bead.
This Starburst Pendant is another design by Nela Kabelova. I created the bail and neck chain to go with this piece - and again I only used the beads that were used in the pendant. Instead of a rivoli in the center - I used a semi-precious cabochon - tiger eye. I love the way this turned.
There are a couple of more pieces - 2 more bracelets, a pair of earrings and another pendant but I haven't taken pictures of them yet. Plus I want to tweak the pendant a little bit more yet. I guess they will be shown next time. I also did a little designing on my own. These pieces will hopefully be classes as SOON as people fell comfortable getting together again.
Well until sometime next week - live happily.