Thursday, October 24, 2013

Treasury Love!

Torn Papertm was kind enough to include my Coral Reef bracelet in this fabulous treasury. I always, always appreciate the treasuries.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Love Your Earrings!

Do you fret because you can't buy those lovelies you see at your local craft fair or art show or simply on Etsy? These will be in my shop soon.

The earrings to the right are a favorite pair with a lime green (bad photo) magnesite ball, a Vintaj brass drop and Vintaj brass ear wires. I am loathe to part with them. They  have a matching bracelet. Yes, in the Etsy store soon.

I consider myself lucky as I can wear just about any metal with no problem. HOWEVER, I realize that a lot of my customers simply cannot wear anything other than sterling silver. Some cannot even wear sterling. I have found a temporary solution for you at One Good Thing by Jillee, which is a great blog full of homemade goodness from cooking to cleaning.

Here's the link to a simple remedy to keep your sensitive ears sensitive but still wear those cute earrings you've been eyeing. No you have no excuse - go forth and shop!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Give Away Alert!

Cindy Wimmer is not only doing a blog tour for her new book, she's giving away STUFF! Yes, that's right - STUFF. Visit her blog for more details on this generous give away opportunity. Even someone like me who focuses on tiny little beads woven with needle and thread needs fabulous wire work to show them off once in a while. Besides, it never hurts to add to your repertoire. Bead on, beadlings!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Feeling Overwhelmed

Google's definition of overwhelm: verb
past tense: overwhelmed; past participle: overwhelmed
  1. 1.
    bury or drown beneath a huge mass.

I found this photo in multitudinous places all over the Internet. Try as I might I could not find a source to credit it to. As I read on one of those places, trying to locate the source was in itself a little overwhelming.

Yes, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I think I have put too much pressure on myself, which is not unusual for me to do. I'm also a little disorganized right now. A photo of my studio would be just downright embarrassing.

I have lots of ideas spinning around in my head. Sometimes grasping just one seems, well, overwhelming - kind of like pulling one thing out of a tornado. Overwhelming to say the least.

When I was studying nutrition a couple of years ago I took a stress management as one of my elective courses. One thing we were taught is that, contrary to popular belief, multi-tasking is stress inducing and can lead to a feeling of being overwhelmed. I a good article on Psych Central that had some useful words of wisdom.

So my question for you today is: How do you overcome feeling overwhelmed, whether in beading, jewelry making, art, or just day-to-day existence? Remember, inquiring minds want to know.

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