Beadwork and beads, what else do you need in life?
Are you looking for something truly unique? A hand crafted, one of a kind treasure?
Then check out all the great pieces on my Beadwork page. Many of the items are available right now, simply add them to your cart, and check out using PayPal. Custom orders are welcome too. I can help you design that perfect piece, with your choice of pattern and colors.
How about some one of a kind jewelry?
I use vintage trade beads, hand carved boar tusk ivory, and other great finds to create these unique jewelry pieces. Go to the Trade bead jewelry page to see what’s available. Continue reading →
As some of you may know, I have been writing this blog, Roxy the traveling dog, and maintaining and writing sporadically on Al’s sculpture site. Yep, that’s a lot of website to keep up with. And on top of all this, I have been trying to do my beadwork in volumes enough to sell. The other day Al and I sat down and had a business meeting. Where do we want to be in 2 years, 5, 10. The key to our being successful, and having enough money to survive, is in Al’s sculptures. We laid out a plan and looked at how best to utilize what I can do online. We decided that my focus needs to shift to developing his website, growing the readers there, and marketing his art.
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Sometimes you have to just do small creative bits and pieces to feel good about stuff. That’s were I was last week. I wanted to get some more of the little bags done, and get them in Roxy’s Boutique. These two are canvas with leather trim and a cotton webbing strap. They are neutral in color, but still super cute, especially the striped one.
They have the pocket inside too. These are super light weight, but the canvas is pretty resilient material. The plain one even more so.
My other creative outlet this past week involved photography. I have really started enjoying photography the past couple of years. It has made me look at everything in a different way. When I am walking the dogs I especially see the beauty that is around. When we were in Jackson Hole still my walks were filled with interesting views, plants, rocks and rivers. In July I upgraded my phone to the Samsung Galaxy S4, this was mostly for the awesome camera it has. It is so nice to be able to carry a small camera that takes fantastic photos. Plus, my DSLR camera died and this has been my go to camera for the past few months. I have been wanting to do a review of my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone. So I spent some time trying the different shooting modes. This has been fun, and allowed me to be creative through the camera. To read my full review, go here.
Here are some of the interesting photos I took.
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