Am I Ever Going To Find My Style?

I have spent several months trying to learn a few skills and work towards making and designing my own jewelry. I want to be able to incorporate my beads into my jewelry as well. There have been a few successes, and more than I’d like to mention failures. All the while I’m experimenting I think to myself,  is this my design or does it look like a copy of someone else?  Did I put my own flare into it?  Will somebody else like this AND be willing to put their hard earned money to buy this?  My last thought in all of this is, can I make more than the two or three I just made?  The last one is important, I struggle with making more than one or two of anything.  Beads, make one set move on to the next color.  Food,  trying a new recipe,  really like it, never fix it again.  Jewelry, make a pair of earrings, love them, keep them, move on to next design. Today, I feel like I am actually getting somewhere. I made 4 sets of earrings, two pendants, they are semi-original, and I think I can keep making both of these things. These I’m keeping all for myself, earrings and a pendant.   

   

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As the month passes me by

I got a job offer in Dallas, and I’m considering going. After living in Las Vegas for the past 17 years, I just may go.  It’s a big decision for me and my family.  Dallas looks like a beautiful city. I will keep you posted. 

Crochet month in full effect.  I finished the main part of blanket and noemi starting on the edging. I love how quickly and easily this has worked up.  



Onto my jewelry progress.  I have gotten so much done this weekend.  I started new projects and finished up others I started a couple of weeks ago. Here is a pair of earrings I finished and some copper hearts.  I think these will turn into earrings as well.  



The month in review

I can’t believe we are now in the second month of the year. My last post was 3 weeks ago. What in the heck have I been doing?
Working, working hard at my day job. Folks need surgery and glasses and I’m here to help with that.
Finished a blanket I’ve been working for a Christmas present for a friend. I’ve been so busy have not had a chance to deliver it.
I had quite a few bead sessions at my torch, needing/wanting to fit in more .

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I’ve been working on my metal work and designing a new line of jewelry hopefully to start selling by June of this year. What do you think?

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Growing my gray out, and it’s coming along quite nicely. I’m figuring by the end of this month (February) I should be all gray with a short pixie.

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Had a bellydance performance, and had three weeks to learn the choreography. Many practices to fit in my already tight schedule. I’m not really a dancer so it takes me a bit (forever) to learn the steps.
I put a down payment on a kiln I have been wanting for 5 years. WooHoo!
Went to the Wetlands park here in Las Vegas and was amazed by all the beauty, wildlife, and tranquility. Can’t wait to come back. We are not all casinos and shows here.

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Started a stunning new tattoo with a desert humming bird and cherry blossoms yesterday. Jake is a true artist. It’s a little out of my comfort zone (due to placement) but I knew it would be. All the little details will be added in a couple of weeks.

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Lastly, I ended this incredible month going to see Sinbad… He is still funny as ever. If you have a chance to see him, GO, you will be laughing the whole time. Really enjoyed that show.
Whew. I think that’s most of it. I assure you I was not sitting around wondering why I have nothing to do.
Goal for this next month is to try to post at least once a week. STAY TUNED!

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