Tuesday, October 6, 2009
One event after another....
The whole month of September flew by. We ended it with important events and a football season ending and a new wrestling season starting. We did see some snow flurries but it is not sticking yet. I am holding out. I don't want the snow to stick yet. I feel like we barely had a summer and now its winter? In the middle of all those days I am busily working on custom orders and new jewelry for the upcoming bazaar.
This last spring I asked a friend of mine to take our family portraits. Her photography captured my heart when I first met her online then became friends with her here in Alaska. To see her wonderful work and also her Alaska blog here is her link. http://www.susanstevenson.com
Here are a few pictures she took of us.
We bartered a trade that with the payment to her services I make her a custom bracelet. Her favorite colors were black and denim. Bo custom made organic black beads with denim transparent glass and I finished the bracelet with wire wrapping the beads together and hanging charms to the bracelet. The charms are of a moose, an eagle, an igloo and a camera. I was so excited to give it to her and know that she too was excited to receive it.
Susan if you read this I hope you enjoy wearing this for a long time and always remember us. :)
On the subject of custom orders I just mailed out another order to a dear friend in Arizona. We went to high school together and finally caught up with each other again. She wanted an elegant but simple bracelet and pendant in black and silver.
Here are pictures of her custom beads and bracelet and pendant.
Heather I hope you enjoy your set when you receive it. :)
My new style with my bracelets is to wire wrap each bead and crystals and focal silver to each other. I feel it to be more sturdier than just stringing it on beading wire and crimping it down. It is more tedious and with silver going up in price a bit more to spend but it is worth it to keep the bracelet together for years. I have also used that method with my first beaded necklace on the last journal entry. Here is another new one with pinks and mauves.
An older bracelet of mine restrung.
I have made new bracelets in fact I think I have 6 but I am waiting for an order to come in with special toggles to finish up my work. I will try to upload pictures soon to show you what I have been busy with.
I also wanted to announce before I head on out of here to dance class, that I have re-opened my Etsy Shop. I will be continually putting new work up on the site and will temporarily close it when the bazaar happens. We will have a move to also be packing for and getting ready to travel, but I am hoping to try and keep the shop open. We will see how it goes. Here is my link if you want to check it out.
I hope you had a great Tuesday. Off to dance class.