Wednesday, January 11, 2012

in the works

I have been putting so much effort into making and photographing pieces for my new line and working on holiday items that I haven't been taking a lot of pictures of "in the works" pieces.  I've also had so much scheduled here lately that I simply haven't found time for this in a few weeks.  It was way past time to bring it back!  Here are a few things that have in my beading bowls and on my crafting table lately.

The newest piece in my rock garden line is going to be a a winter piece in neutrals.  And no, there are no pinks in the mix.  The design on the bottom of the bowl has a lot of pink, which shines through the clear beads.

Thank you for all of the wonderful feedback that I've received on my current header piece that I gave to Bethany for Christmas!  I will be offering a similar piece in my shop.

I have been working on a lot of greeting cards, including a couple Valentine's Day designs.  My card designing is pretty scattered (one day I'm working on Valentine's Day items, the next day I get inspired to start working on flowers for Mother's Day cards...), but I may try to get at least one more Valentine's Day design together before the holiday.

I have to say that I am really thrilled with how well I've been able to photograph cards in my light box.  I was worried that it wouldn't be big enough and that I wouldn't be able to crop the sides of the box out.  I was also worried that I'd get weird shadows on the cards when I stood them up.  So far neither of these things has been an issue at all!  There will still be some learning curves I'm sure, but I'm off to a good start at least.

This doesn't have anything to do with "in the works" but I wanted to say thank you for all of the anniversary congrats from the end of December.  Jake and I had a wonderful dinner out together.  I enjoyed the leftovers  at home the next day.  Look at how big those scallops are!

I still have a few $10 ad spots that will run for all of 2012.  Get them while you can!  All of the information about my private ad sponsorship can be found right here.


  1. That's great that your lightbox works so well for your cards too! I think I finally have a box big enough to make one so that's on my to-do list.

    I still don't know how you bead with all the beads mixed together like that. I can't handle my beads touching! :)

  2. Lots of fun in the works! I need to remember to take photos like this more often too!
    Your leftovers sure look yummy! Glad you got to celebrate :)

  3. I like looking at your beads when they are in tiny bowls--they always look so pretty and colorful.

    And I cracked up at Beaded's comment about them touching:)

    Artful Rising

  4. Oooh, look at all those shiny beads! I can't wait to see what you make from them.

  5. The color scheme for your rock garden piece looks great!

  6. I'm really excited about your garden line- it sounds like a great palette to work with! Happy belated anniversary to you and Jake! Glad you had a great dinner out!

  7. Your projects look really colorful.

    And hey, I want a BLOG ad, if you'll do jewelry. But, I have to search for a great picture.


  8. That looks yummy! Can't wait to see how you put all those neutrals together. I love seeing the beads in the bowls. Reminds me of M & Ms.

  9. Love the beautiful colors of those beads! Glad your light box is working well.

  10. beautiful combo of beads for your rock garden - what a nice title for a line of jewelry! Good luck with your cards and have fun! They look great! {:-D

  11. That neutral piece is going to be beautiful, I can just tell! Glad your light box is working for you!

  12. It's awesome that your lightbox works for cards too. I love being able to use the same thing for everything.

  13. I do love your zest and creativity , always showing great pictures , whether its food or beads. Your herringbone wrap bracelets are nice , reminds me that I need to do a little more of the bead weaving along with the bead embroidery . Happy Beading


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