I've been busy getting ready for the 2018 crafting season since shows ended last year. It seems like I'm always thinking about a new design or some exciting beads I've just acquired.
I really focused on the gemstones again in a rainbow of colors: red tiger iron, yellow agate and jasper, olive green/coral unakite, minty amazonite, pale blue lace and mist agates, deep blue chalcedony, rich amethyst, gray jasper, black silk stone, picture and artistic jaspers in neutral earth tones, etc. Even mother-of-pearl in both gray and sky blue.
I also have fun new designs featuring glass beads in so many hues: tangerine, iridescent green/purple, salmon, light fuchsia, swirly pink ribbon, lavender opal lilac, textured black, silver aurora borealis, etc.
And, yes, there is always sparkle This time I played with deep red, purple smoky, delicate green, and even neon orange. There are matching earrings for most of the sparkly additions.
For little ladies I created a red/white/blue lead-free bracelet, along with one in pretty pastels and another in bright pink/purple with color-changing beads.
I've added to my earring line with the Swarovski butterfies I'm addicted to along with other surprises.
I can't wait to show you all what I've been up to since 2017, trying to "stay out of trouble" at my bead-table! I'm looking forward to reconnecting with my beadfriends and maybe even making some new ones.
I hope to see you soon at our 2018 shows!