Saturday, 26 April 2008
At last I feel like my time is once again my own, the exam that I've been spending all my time studying for for the last month was on Thursday, and I think it went OK. I've got a couple of months to wait until I find out how I did, I feel like I'm 17 again waiting for my A-level results - I've even been dreaming about the management models I've been studying - I can't wait for my brain to shift down a gear!
For the most part I've been very good and haven't picked up my beads for the last couple of weeks, except for taking a little bit of time out last weekend to make this bracelet. I had four of these lovely Amazonite with Black Tourmaline beads left, and when I saw these freshwater pearls online I thought they would be the perfect accompaniment.
I can't wait to get back to some serious beading again, I took advantage of the fact that it was Payday yesterday (Caroline knows us so well...) and bought a couple of new sets of lampwork beads too. My beads from Caroline (faux boro - really lovely ;) arrived today - I'm really impressed with the turnaround time and the Royal Mail. I have a second set coming from Izzy next week too, my first from her in a while so I'm excited. Of course I still have a stash of little sets that I haven't done anything with just yet, although I have ideas... I'm waiting for some new wire and crimps to come, and then I can really get going.
Just today I've registered with Etsy and set up a shop. I haven't put anything in it yet, but I think this bracelet may be the first item. It seems like Etsy is a good opportunity to reach a wider audience so I've taken the lead of some of you guys who are there already. Wish me luck! Hopefully I'll be back soon with more...