Even though we have no craft shows in 2020, I have not stopped making bracelets. My hobby has given me great comfort when I’ve been staying close to home instead of volunteering, traveling, working out at the Y, and seeing family and friends in non-Zoom situations. So far I’ve made 58 new designs, with no end in sight.
Since I’ve had the luxury of time, I’ve been able to dig deep into my bead bins and have fun with some really cool beads I hadn’t had the time for in ordinary years: Millefiori (“thousand flowers”), rudraksha (large seed beads used in the Hindu culture), a full rainbow of sparkly crystals, and new gemstones to add to the Beadfriended line. Several jaspers (Kambaba, leopardskin, zebra, Noreena) and many agates (tree, blue crackle, blue/bronze, matte blue, snakeskin, brown banded, fancy green) have kept me busy.
I also found some very nice quality gemstones in the chakra colors (red garnet, carnelian, citrine, green aventurine, blue apatite, lapis lazuli, amethyst, and crystal quartz) and made two designs using small and medium sized beads. Plus bracelets featuring feldspar pebbles, blackstone, blue/tan tigereye and many more surprises to come over the next months.
I am also blessed to have my photographer husband with free time to take some pictures of my new stock. Stay tuned for that. . .
If anything new captures your attention or you have questions about any items you’ve previously seen in our booth, please don’t hesitate to get in touch through this website or our home phone (315-363-6340). I’ve even wondered if any of my beadfriends would want to do a Zoom chat, where I could tell you more about my newest projects. You know how I love to talk about my beads!
Till we meet again in person, please take good care—and don’t forget to put on your bracelets and earrings, even just to cheer yourself up a little. I miss you all!