Home Again…

We made it home! The drive wasn’t so bad, except I ended up with a miserable cold (thanks engineer) and the engineer had a roadside stop because he didn’t feel well – I will spare you the details! I didn’t sleep all night, so I’m not making beads today. Too dangerous to put your hands in a flame and a kiln when you can’t even see straight.

As you know, I bought some great beads in Hilton Head and Savannah while I was on my spring break! I did some etsy shopping while I was away, too. I will just show a couple of things each day, since I can’t figure out how to do the darn corel draw mosaic thing.

The first things I will show you are some polymer clay pendants from Sharon of LiveWireJewelry. She’s located in PA, too, and just recently opened up her etsy store. I have been following her and she has been following me in blogland, and we each purchased from each other – which is really cool! I really like the pendants – I can see my earth-toned lampwork beads with the Red Tibet one. I also know what I want to do with the Tree pendant, of course including my own lampwork beads as well! Sharon also makes jewelry – you should check out her shop!

I also bought a really great set of porcelain buttons from LeeAnn at Summers Studio. She makes beautiful things, but I did have my eye on these buttons for a while, so finally decided to buy them! I have no idea what I’m going to do with them. I still don’t knit (even though I wish I could stand it – it kind of drives me nuts!) so they won’t be gracing any handmade sweaters. I do like the big one for a focal piece on a necklace, with my lampwork beads. That’s probably what will happen to it. The others will tell me what they want to do when they are ready!

Back from Vacation!

I’m back, and I’m ready to make beads. We had a nice, relaxing time, with only one rain day – which is good, sometimes, because you can just do nothing! Our friends came down for about 4 days to visit and that was very nice to have them there! I’ll leave you with a bead pic, for interest! This bead is now on etsy; click on it, you know you want to!