Saturday, June 25, 2011

Newest Addition

I missed Wednesday's "Wordless Wednesday" post. 


Because I was busy trying to get everything done at work so I could spend Thursday and Friday with the newest addition to my big brother's family.
 Isn't he precious?

Love you, Little Kian.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Just Make It Stop

 I'm tired of being stressed out so much.

 Two of my friends transferred out of my store because it was on a list of possible stores closing/going into liquidation this week. We find out this week if it's going to happen.

 They talked me into not quitting a few months back. You can imagine how I feel right now.

 An ache in my chest, really. Love these ladies. And I'm feeling abandoned.

  I know they did this for themselves and that it was a good move for them so part of me is happy. Most of me is happy.

 But that small part that is hurting... well... it hurts.

 I'm a drama queen. It's not like we were going to drive off a cliff together. I understand. Really.

I can't move back in with my parents. All this jewelry and art making would end. Not to mention my boyfriend of 3 years wouldn't be able to go with me. My friends... sigh...

Can I live off of my jewelry?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wrap Bracelets

I woke up with an intense headache this morning. Still pounding but at least it's not as bad as this morning. Instead of a horse stomping its hooves on my skull, it's more like a spoon keeping beat on my temples.

Company's been talking about closing my store. Just talks but it's been a rough couple days. But. Made these.

These two are going to be on Etsy in about an hour. Made with waxed Irish linen thread and seed beads. I love seed beads... did you know? There's a pretty pewter leaf charm and Czech glass flower. I love Czech glass beads... did you know? :P Closes with a wooden bead I've turned into a toggle. YAY!

The one below is mine. It was the first bracelet I made with the waxed linen thread. Also with seed beads. Used an om charm. I'm going to make another bracelet like this one to have up in the shop some time next week.

I need some serenity in my life. Will be taking some time off from work the week after next. Just 3 days but I'm looking forward to it. I'll be visiting my brother's family... welcoming his first son (yet to be born) and spending some quality time with my sister-in-law and her son... my nephew no matter what anyone says.

Someone remind me to bring them some macarons. They love macarons.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Wanting to Macrame

... Is macrame a verb?... hmm...

noun, verb, -méd or -méed, -mé·ing.
an elaborately patterned lacelike webbing made of hand-knotted cord, yarn, or the like, and used for wall decorations, hanging baskets, garments, accessories, etc.
the technique or art of producing macramé.
–verb (used with object)
to make or produce using macramé: to macramé a wall hanging.

*ahem* I want to macrame. I started a piece a few days ago with the intention of turning it into a bangle but after looking at some beautiful fiber pieces out there, I want to finish it with some waxed Irish linen cord and beads. I'm not talking about going crazy with some elaborate knot work. I might just do a simple braid with beads. Whatever happens, this is a bit new to me and I'm very excited.

Check out some of the lovely pieces out there on etsy!
 These lovely earrings are from terraform jewelry. I love that it's macrame over metal.

I LOVE this color combo from Alyse DeVries. I have such a soft spot for Czech glass beads.

 Here, lunaticart has made lovely rings using macrame! Such beautiful colors!

Such inspiring pieces. And on top of browsing etsy for inspiration, I picked up Mod Knots at work. So excited.