Yes, it's true, I've been beading. Beading, and thinking... (- a natural outcome of the beading). I was prodded by Beth, of Somerset Publication's Jewelry Affaire, to keep with the jewelry making. Truthfully, I loved being in the first issue of JA, so it was a no-brainer to try for issue #2, and come up with a new design that hopefully will be accepted...
My felt earrings with the beaded bezel are SO scrumptious, if I say so myself! I'm really sad that I finished them at the zero hour, with not even a moment to spare to wear them to even the post office, with all their dangle and sparkle glory! They are two sided, with different colors on each side. Wearing them means they shift and swirl into a riot of fantastic sparkling color. They are big in scale for me, but nice and light (that fantastic WOOL!), so you can shake your BOOTY and not feel like your ear lobes are going to crack off your body and die!
Of course, the beaded elegance is, in part, due to none other than my fabulous beading guru inspiration, Marcia DeCoster, friend and bead supplier, and, when I want it; bead critique-er! I swear, being- should say BEADING with Marcia is like being with a crack cocaine dealer. All you need to do is mention over lunch that you might be wanting these particular beads. Soon, (likely that afternoon) you will find yourself driving all the way to Marcia's in order to fulfill your most decadent bead wishes. When you pay the bill, and cart away your tiny stash, you will truly feel like you have just made THE drug deal! (Ok, Marcia, sorry! Your prices are more than fair) Just kidding, really. Marcia has a bead shop better than the local store, and can get you about anything your heart desires. Even if you're not sure whether or not you need it, you will buy it, the beads are just THAT GOOD!
So, anyway, about the thinking... for now, I think I've made my decision to stay the course with Val's Art Studio. Things are just going so well right now... (knock wood) We are going to focus on renting out our house until things turn around with the economy. Believe me, I am SO HAPPY with this decision! Besides, I doubt anyone would hire me for the kind of money that our house could make in a month *LOL*