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.
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.
Describing the process of creating a piece of beaded jewelry as a gift.
In which I mention beginning work on an updated vision of this site, and continue working on a project for Xmas.
State of the moment: Finals, jobs, climate change, the future, the present. And, right: glass bead quality.
Alternatives to Swarovski crystal beads.
I haven’t been working too much on my jewelry. The most I’ve done within the last week is logging, labeling, and storing a bunch of beads that arrived two weeks ago. Part of this had to do with quarantining incoming mail; part of it had to do with not being too hot on actually goingContinue reading “Routine Log #3: Various notes over the last week”
A couple of days ago, I had…a time, putting together sets of materials for micro-macramé bracelets. Actually, sometime earlier I got the courage to actually finish the bracelets I had set aside to wait for my bone rondelles. This meant, well, enlarging the holes in two bone beads — which…I was not altogether comfortable with.Continue reading “What you find when you clean up”
The day before yesterday (Thursday the 29th), I timed myself at work. It’s taking me a bit over two hours to create one 6″ long beaded micro-macramé bracelet strap…which seems overly long. 6″ is 12.5 repeats of my pattern, which ends up averaging around 10 minutes for one repeat. There has to be something elseContinue reading “Routine Log #2”