Thursday, November 29, 2012

Take 2

I let doing what I had to do get in the way of doing what I love this year.  I'm slowly getting back to it, though, and I hope I'll have lots of interesting things to show you as we live through the Mayan Apocalypse and move forward into 2013!

Purple Heart Necklace on Etsy

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Do What You Love

Having passed the age of 50, I feel like I am ready for my "second act."  While I'm still not sure about returning to the corporate world I worked in before I had kids, and while I like to think about going back to school to earn a Master's Degree, the one thing that I have always liked to do is craft and create things with my hands. 

I started playing with making jewelry a few years ago, but was unsatisfied with my results.  However, as soon as I started working with natural stone beads, I felt like I knew what I was doing  -- my bracelets and earrings were practically creating themselves, and it was fun to create new designs and new combinations of beads.

Any work that doesn't feel like work is something that I want to explore in more detail.  So here I am, starting a new blog, setting up a Facebook page, and selling my handmade jewelry on Etsy.  I really like how these first designs have turned out, and I hope you do too.