Well, bead fest was awesome, but the reason I haven't blogged is because a bunch of us that were at
Bead Fest got sick about tuesday of last week. We are calling it the Bead Fest Flu. It starts wtih a yucky throat and can have symptoms ranging from coughing, to sinus infections, to ear and tonsil infections. There is surely a fever that comes and goes as well.
I am pretty sure next year you will see me with purple hair, a mask and gloves on. I love to look through the piles of gemstones for hidden treasures, but they come from all over the world, who knows what flu's ride in on them????? Anyhow, I got off pretty easy with only a fever and ear and tonsil infections that cleared on their own (with lots of rest, vitamins, garlic, double E immune booster and some mucinex). The worst part was just how tired I was....(and sitll am if I over do it). So I am sure it was some sort of flu I fought off (you go immune system!!!!)
So, now you know, if you Bead Fest, be prepared. I am an obsessive hand santizer, and I still got sick. So beware.
In other new, some beads got made, the kids started school, and I am working on some special jewely for magazine submissions. I hope they like them as much as I do;)
First Day of School
Collin started Kindergarten- monrings, Julia is in second and Aiden is in 5th Grade! They are growing up so fast I can't stand it!
Julia turns 8 today! She was born under a full moon, and was my most wonderful, beautiful birth! She has been a special girl ever since, who tugs on everyone's heart strings and always makes us laugh. Here are some of my favorite pics of her through the years.
Isn't she a sweetheart? So is soo imaginative, and so funny- she just loves to laugh!
Happy Birthday Jules!
OK- now for the beads, all are listed in my etsy shop right now.
Some sets made up of one of my leaves, and one of Lisa Peters rustic flower beads, in honor of my Rustic Bouquet piece in Belle Armoire Fall 2012.
You could follow my design from the magazine, or you could just use the similar components in your own creation- which I'd love to see when you are done!
I used my new wood cut blocks I picked up at bead fest on some copper clay and made these cuties.
And I added some Blue Moons and some Suns.
Have a great weekend and enjoy our Blue Moon (its not really blue though) this friday!