The 2023 VGMS Gem & Mineral Show is happening February 25 and 26 in Vallejo, CA.
Category Archives: beads
This built up. I’m sorry.
It has been way too long since I’ve posted here. I (still) feel kind of guilty writing this post, as I know I have other, much more pressing, things to do — like clean the bathroom, vacuum and dust the bedroom, change the bedsheets. It’s the beginning of the new year, and I know IContinue reading “This built up. I’m sorry.”
Yeah…maybe I kind of love design.
I was able to start reworking the design practice piece that fell apart in my last post. I’m not referring to the black and fuchsia set that I photographed; I’m referring to the green and topaz set that broke as I was making it. I didn’t photograph it — it isn’t a habit of mineContinue reading “Yeah…maybe I kind of love design.”
Doing what I want to do
I am, bit by bit, getting used to getting back to the computer and not associating it with classwork. Granted that I did do some reading today, for class: I just stopped at the end when it was starting to get into a giant infodump, as these books tend to do. I wasn’t in theContinue reading “Doing what I want to do”
Right now, I’m writing — partially — because I don’t know what to do with myself. It’s not that there aren’t things to do; it’s that, well, I’ve spent the last two weeks, intensely studying difficult material. This was to the detriment of almost everything else: including my writing, self-care, cooking, and care of theContinue reading “Brainstorming”
Routine Log #5: Back on the horse
A general update describing getting back to work on jewelry, and the surrounding literary work in the life of the author.
Noting the different activities I could do prior to re-entering the work force, I find myself weighing the benefits and hazards of various crafts and occupations. I have much room to grow with writing. I also touch on the question of arsenic in glass beads, which would disqualify beadwork from my “safe” category.
Puzzling through Japanese drop seed beads
I try to straighten out the myriad types of drop beads I have had the fortune to be able to encounter, particularly focusing on Miyuki fringe beads and Toho and Miyuki magatamas.
In progress (baby shots of a gift)
Describing the process of creating a piece of beaded jewelry as a gift.
Site Plans, and working on a late Xmas gift
In which I mention beginning work on an updated vision of this site, and continue working on a project for Xmas.