Friday, December 18, 2009

What are your beading goals for 2010?

I was asked this question and decided to answer it here on my blog
First off, my goal is to learn new techniques I do not know yet.  To push myself in my creativity.  I am also going to create more jewelry for my Etsy shop, to have more of a variety for people to choose from, from extrememly simple to more intracate.  I have the time to do so now, so I am going to put it to good use.  I want to improve my bead embroidery, and I want to learn loom beading.  I have had a couple small looms for several years now but no time to sit down and try them out.  I want to create more intricate polymer clay beads to sell and use in my jewelry I create.  I have loads of books to learn new techniques both in beading and making beads.  Now I have the time to try them all out.  I plan on 2010 being a big year for me in my beading.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I'm back and Use the Muse Contest

I am sorry I have been gone so long.  We are no longer working as caretakers on the farm, and hve moved into a trailer up the road.  I still go and feed the animals, but that is all I do.  I am acrually happy about this as the job was really hurting me physically.  I am still hurtig where the Billy Goat slammed me up against the stall, and cracked my collar bone.  That was about 5 months ago.  I do not sleep well because of the pain.
Anyway, I was asked the queston = What is your favorite part about the Use The Muse Contest? 
My favorite part of the contest is that it pushed me beyond my limits as a bead artist.  I had to think of a unique way to use the Muse in my piece.  I hope it was unique enough.  I created something I always thought was beyond my capabilities.  They will be revealing the Muse and the winners in two days.    Go to  to check out past contest winners, and in two days to see the winners of this contest.  I am so excited.  I have been on the edge of my seat for weeks now waiting.  It is almost torture to wait another two days.
Once the Muse and winners have been revealed, I will be putting pictures of my piece here in my blog, and it will be going up for sale in my Etsy store.  Check out my Etsy store for some grat gifts for your family and friends for Christmas.