Monday, June 27, 2011


I need some advice. 

I do not own a camera.  I had previously borrowed my Mother's camera to take pictures of my jewelry.  Now that I have moved that is no longer an option. 

Thus, the need for advice.  What kind of camera do you have?  What is your experience?  What have you heard about other cameras?  My budget is more point and shoot and less SLR. 

I am generally a painstaking consumer and will read everything before a purchase.  However, those reviews and consumer reports do not really address my specific needs.  Any advice you can offer will help and it will be much appreciated.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Another Link

I am still overwhelmed with the move and new job- my furniture is arriving today so lots of unpacking and cleaning ahead.

I promised inspiring links and I just can't help but pass this one along:

The link leads to a great sampler necklace featuring beaded beads in multiple shapes. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I won

Here is what I won:

My Winnings
A wonderful package of silver colored base metal beads arrived in the mail yesterday from Cindy Lavin at  The package included rondells, barrels, and toggles from Cherry Tree Beads from Asheville, NC.

I have purchased beads from Cherry Tree Beads at the Intergalactic Bead Show.  If you get an opportunity be sure to visit their booth- they have a great selection. 

As for the beads I won- the picture is only part of the story.  What you can't tell is the weight of the beads; they feel solid, rich, and substantial.  These beads will hold up to daily wear! 

Thanks Cindy I will put these to good use.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

More Than Enough

That is, I have more than enough to keep me busy...

Within the last 2 weeks I have moved 544 miles, found a new apartment, and started a new job. 

I packed up my car on May 30th with what I thought were enough necessities, pots, pans, plates, enough clothes for a week of work, TV, and beads, lots of beads.  The rest of my household is in storage 544 miles away.

You know about plans, they never quite work out.  I moved my trunkful of goodies into my new apartment on June 5th and started my new job on June 6th.  A week of new work left no time for breaking out those beads, but enough time to load them into the bookcases next to the fireplace in my new apartment.  That was progress.

When the weekend rolled around it was time to shop for a chair.  I hit 5 consignment stores and 3 thrift stores and just couldn't make up my mind. 

Sunday was reserved for grocery shopping, big box store shopping, cooking, laundry, cleaning...

All of which is to say I had more than enough to keep me too busy to play with my beads.  Oh, and I forgot to mention that I have over 300 posts in my RSS feed. 

I promised inspiring links.  Many of you are familiar with the work of Maggie Meister, if you have never seen her work, now is the time to visit, if you haven't visited recently now is the time for inspiration.  Here is a link to her gallery: Maggie Meister Gallery