Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I've been *Working*

I know that it's hard to believe, but, really, I've made a few things. I've even got pics! (Though I don't think they do much justice for the pieces.)

One of my all time favorite suppliers, for beading and blogging, Artbeads.com, offered up the theme "Winter Enchantment"... and I took hold. I didn't "go crazy" but I found a few things in my bead stash (check these out, I went with the bicone 6301) and ordered some "glitz", in the form of silver stardust beads, and my first piece became a necklace. I am particularly fond of the toggle clasp closure being a "ski-pole"!! (found here)

And then I really had some fun... I went from 'snow', to 'fireplace' pretty quickly... and needed to actually FIND some 'fire' looking STUFF! I went, of course, directly to the Swarovski Beads to browse some color combinations. I found my "go-to" bead, 4mm bicone in fire opal, and knew that I couldn't do "the same old thing"... so I kept browsing. I found these, Graphic Cubes. They are available in a plethora of size and color options! Some colors struck me... I was seeing roaring cabin fires, and cozied-up-with-loved-ones-on-the-beach fires, and feeling overall in the spirit of 'Winter Enchantment'... With all that energy, I (re)created FIRE in a bracelet, (check out this TOGGLE CLASP!) and put together some matching earrings. For those rare occasions when a necklace won't do.

I am hoping to get some better pictures... these are so spectacular in the light; the way the colors dance and look like flames, was everything I had hoped for!

I gave a valiant attempt at getting them together in a pic... on my wrist, here;

I did put together another bracelet... though, I do believe that I will save it's debut for another time. Between the Snowflake and the Fire, I think I have put enough eye candy up here for now.

I have not listed these in any of my shops... leave me a comment, with an email address to reach you, if you'd like more information on anything here.

** And to make the FTC happy... I did receive many of these products free of charge from Artbeads.com, so that I could review them honestly. I was not paid by any financial means for my opinions. **

Saturday, January 8, 2011

2011 - A New Direction

My statistics page says that 21 of you follow my blog... I hope you're all still here!

This new year I am embarking on a radical new journey... and it will definitely affect this blog.

I am about to start an online class for certification in Energy Healing. As an already certified Kundalini Reiki master, I am truly looking forward to this class and all that I will learn in the next nine months.

If you want details on this class, check out the blog: Reiki Awakening or visit the website: Reiki Awakening If you would like to help me with tuition for the class, please look here: Distance Reiki Session Reiki is for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance, and benefits everyone, even those that "don't believe in it".

For those of you that follow my blog for my jewelry, do not despair, I will continue to make shiny, sparkly baubles with beads. I will, however, be "charging" new pieces with Reiki energy, and positive intent. I may change some of the materials that I work with, and the overall "tone" of what I create, but I am certain this is a direction that will be acceptable to all. (Especially to my *favorite* suppliers; they won't change.) And I will still post pieces I create.

I am looking forward to bringing all 21 of you along on my new adventure... and perhaps picking up some new folks along the way... Thanks for checking out my page today!!

Love and light, always,