Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Busy Month so far

Have I been on a spiral kick? You bet I have. Just can't seem to get enough of them all of a sudden. I also have one with pearls that I don't have a picture of yet.

top three are bracelets I made with crystals.

The necklace is made with turquoise chips. I love the organic look.

This last piece is one I made after taking a class with Kandra of Kandra's Beads. She has been a guest teacher at our LBS, Beads, Etc. in Clovis several times now. Her classes are always interesting and fun.

I am trying to catch up on all my projects, but am spending three days a week at Beads, Etc. now. I have way too much fun there playing with beads and meeting so many interesting people. I continue to teach there as often as possible. I find that every class I teach, I learn something new as well. I feel very fortunate to have a group of beady friends that have become more like family to me. We share not only beading, but our daily lives. What a wonderful sisterhood.

My friend called me last week and invited me to a bead session at her house. Three of us had dinner and beaded for hours. I spent the night at her place and we beaded until after 3am. Was I tired? Of course. Was it worth it? Way beyond worth it. I'm inspired by the interaction of our group and the constant bombardment of ideas when we get together. Who could ask for more?
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Carol said...

First of all, the spirals are great. They are beautiful and so easy you don't even have to think about them once you decide what beads to use!

I am so glad you are enjoying your job, but heck, its like heaven isn't it. I remember when I worked at Singer selling fabric and machines...happy broke me!

You ARE lucky to have the group and friends that have the same interest and you can spend time together creating and bouncing ideas off.

Life is good!

abeadlady said...

Life is good, indeed, Carol. I only volunteer at the shop unless I am teaching, but the benefits are all mine. Our shop owner is like a daughter to me and her girls are my adopted granddaughters.

Beadin' Gram/aka Jackie said...

What beautiful pieces you are producing. Your spirals are just wonderful.

Henrysmomsmusings said...

You have been very busy again, Arline. I love the bracelets, but the necklace really speaks to me. Such beautiful colors!
I'm so happy for you that you have such good friends to bead with. Enjoy!

beadbabe49 said...

I love what you did with diane briegleb's face...have you sent her a photo of it to put on her website?

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous bracelets, Arline, but I absolutely love the necklace. It must be great to have friends so close to bead with.


abeadlady said...

Having my beady friends so close is one of my biggest blessings. There is a core group of about 10 of us who bead together, travel together and even sometimes cry together. They are truly my family.

Katie B said...

Arline, I love the face in the 3rd one. Your choice of colors make is stand out and catch the eye!
Lovely LOVELY work !!


abeadlady said...

Thank you, Katie. Diane's faces are a joy to work with.


The Lone Beader said...

You stayed up til after 3am beading?? I always do that! And, I am always tired, but yes, it's always worth it. LOL.

CC said...

I LOVE what you did with Diane's face too! It's just beautiful! And I also like what you said about your latest BJP pieces! It's nice to feel positive again!
Warmest aloha,