Monday, February 8, 2010

Well hello again!

It's been awhile. I hope everyone had a pleasant holiday season, one filled with lots of love, family, egg nog, all that good stuff!
Unfortunately for me, things got a bit hectic at my office job. Without delving too deeply into everything, I've had less time to do more. Suffice to say, my internet presence and social networking have taken a back burner.
I still have made time to bead, but I haven't been as aggressive as I usually am about it. Last year, I put a lot of time into photographing, descriptions, listings on online auction sites, and marketing. While I can't say that it did nothing for me, perhaps I had a few sales from it all, it's not how I want to continue to spend my time. So, I decided that this year is going to be for me. Sure, I'll put a few items on etsy from time to time, but I have one main goal - to have fun! There's a bunch of patterns out there I want to try, ones in magazines that I enjoyed looking at and "mentally beaded" along with, that I never actually physically did. There's some cross needle 3-d patterns I want to try - because they look fun, and a bit challenging. If I get around to listing them for sale, that's fine, if not, that's fine too. As long as I am having fun, it's all good.

Not to leave you completely without beady goodness - here is a little something I made for myself for New Years Eve. The necklace was inspired by Russian beading, and the earrings are a classic Russian Leaf. I wore a lovely black and gold sequin dress and gold sequin boots, so this set really completed the outfit for me.



8 comments:

3 Healthy Chicks said...

it's amazing Jojo....

I would also like to see a picture of your gold sequin boots! ;-)

Three Fates said...

Those earrings are absolutely beautiful!!!

Summer said...

What a gorgeous set:) Sounds like a great resolution! Who wants to be stressed out over something as relaxing as beading, lol;)

勁爆 said...

Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you will not have a leg to stand on.............................................

Julie said...

You did a super job on that set. I think we all would like to see you all dolled up with this set on. Just curious you know.
I too made the decission not to work to hard on craft shows and etsy,artfire and so on, I worked hard last year and I don't htink I sold anything so this year is going to be a family year. Mike graduates this year and will be gone later on so this year we play.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful jewelry. Take care and God Bless!!!

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Eva Maria Keiser said...

Beautiful beadworks, the colors are wonderful!

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