Iâ€™ve done a lot of uploading and tweaking wordpress for the shop, and while I have plenty of pieces in stock, I was itching to get back into the studio again.
This brush needed to be taken out of its misery too!
My rainbow collection garnered a custom Valentine order,Â which I cheerfully fulfilled.
These are off to new homes.
A bangle I created last year turned out to be too small, and then my customer asked to have it embellished with birthstone beads to represent her family.
So I set out to Daveâ€™s Rock Shop and Aylaâ€™s Originals to get the right gemstones.
The bigger size bangle calledÂ for a new mandrel.
Then I layed out the stones.
Stringing took a full afternoon, as most of these tiered bangles do.
I love the look of them though.
I donated a few keychains to worthy causes.
Some will pop up in various fundraisers throughout the year.
I also made a Seuss-inspired pendant for Chiaravalle Montessori Schoolâ€™s â€œOh The Places Youâ€™ll Goâ€-themed Spring Benefit.
Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite authors and I own his full collection, including the Dutch books I grew up with. So I wiggled together a whimsical wire form to reflect the Seussian landscape.
I took a cue from â€œOh the Places Youâ€™ll Goâ€ and drew some lines in the pastel colors of the book onto tissue paper. Of course there had to be a nod to the message of the book on the back.
Now my spirit is restored and I can get back to the mundaner tasks of business management and planning. I multitask during product uploads, and ponder the places my business will go.