Monday, February 4, 2013

What a Hiatus!

   It's been two months since I posted anything. Although I haven't blogged at all, I've been very busy. My fingers have been worked harder than ever. In fact, I wonder if it is possible to just develop muscle mass only on one's digits? Mine look a little "beefy" from all of my beading workouts! So, what on earth have I been doing the past couple of months?
   I have had the wonderful opportunity to get to "play" with new bead shapes that aren't yet on the market and creating designs using those new shapes. Starman, Inc, a wholesale Czech bead company, will be unveiling those new bead shapes in Tuscon this week. So, I can't yet share those new designs until the beads are available to the public. I think the new shapes are fabulous and I believe you will find them fun to work with.
   One of the new designs I created with a new bead, will be featured in the August/September issue of Beadwork.  That is another reason I've been absent. I've been preparing all that is needed for the publication. It's a lengthy process and I was on a serious time crunch.

Design by Sabine Lippert
 
   On my very limited down time, I made this bracelet for my sister for Christmas. It is a design from Sabine Lipperts book, Bead Fantasies. The colors I used were fuscia Swarovski crystals, matte gold Czech fire-polished beads and matte rainbow purple bugle beads.
    Bead Fantasies is a wonderful book filled with beautiful, layered designs. I recommend it for any beader's library.
   Blessings and happy beading!

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