It's official, I'm a married woman. The day was perfect. The weather was beautiful, and we were surrounded by friends we love. I'm happy I don't have to "plan" anything for a while. Now I can get back to beading and hula hooping! Here are a few pictures from the day:
I am going to be married in 24 days. It seems like just yesterday my cosmic lover was down on one knee, an engagement ring hid cleverly inside a dvd case of my favorite move, The Princess Bride. The very next day we were on a boat, dancing the night away to the tunes of the Ryan Montbleau Band. And in 24 days we'll be dancing the night away to their tunes again, only not on a boat, in our backyard. It's appropriate, see, because I met my future husband at one of the bands performances. In a way they brought us together. Our love for great music did anyways. We also share a love for art & creativity. We thrive off each other. We inspire each other. We push each other. And not too often, but sometimes, yes, we even critisize each other. Constructively, of course. So, this month don't expect too much activity here, or in my etsy shop for that matter (however I'll be glad to show off my pretty wedding jewelry after it's finished). Before the big day gets here I have lots to do. I can't even imagine planning a big elaborate, wedding because planning a small, casual one is stressful enough!
I discovered jewelry making in my mid-teens, around that age when girls start worrying about being "pretty" I suppose. It started as a hobby of making simple bead earrings and hemp macrame necklaces but quickly steamrolled into a full blown addiction. I moved on to stringing necklaces, bracelets and anklets. Soon after I discovered seed beads. At first I had NO idea what to even do with them other than use them as spacer beads. But then I discovered peyote (or gourd) stitch and I was absolutely hooked. It was (and still is) amazing to me that you can put these little tiny things together to create something more beautiful than the sum of its parts.
I take my "addiction" pretty seriously...I pay close attention to details and weave each bead with love. If I am feeling grumpy or sad I do NOT bead, as I believe that energy can seep into the piece I am creating. Luckily I'm a pretty happy person and have a wonderful loving husband who understands and helps support me in my artistic endeavors.