First of all, I pray that you and your families are all well and surviving the pandemic. The past year has certainly given us all a chance to reevaluate what is truly important in our lives. My husband and I have been "good hermits" and have tried to be careful about our activities. When we were finally able to be vaccinated and see our family again, there were joyful reunions, including a small celebration of our 50th wedding anniversary.
If you know me, you have probably figured out that I haven't paused my beading during Covid. As a matter of fact, I have over 90! new bracelet designs, as you can see from the photos attached. I had such fun digging deeply into my bead bins and "playing" with cool beads I hadn't had the time to work with before: gemstones, sparkly glass, polymer clay, seedbeads, and, of course, Swarovski crystal and crystal pearls.
And with the help of my daughter, I now have a Beadfriended Facebook page. Since last October, I have been posting a different bracelet every few days. (So far I've done 60.) My talented photographer husband has been faithfully taking pictures of the bracelets and sometimes earrings, learning all abut how to deal with problems like faceted beads that reflect too much light.
I try to highlight my most recent bracelet designs as well as seasonal favorites and classics. I hope you'll consider liking and following my Beadfriended page. I would love for you to see what I've been up to!
I will be anxiously looking forward to seeing everyone in person at craft shows. (You can see our 2021 schedule on this website.) Until then, please stay safe. If you ever need some cheer, please consider checking out those Facebook posts.