Can you believe that the summer is going by so quickly?
Its still super hot here, but it feels like the summer should just be getting started. The culmination of my summer was the eclipse - we drove a few hours north so I could see the full eclipse and I was just really blown away by it. But, of course, my little iPhone camera couldn't handle it so no photos, sorry.
I did get photos of the Toho Challenge from this year- I scored a kit at Bead & Button in June and just now got it complete. It isn't up for sale yet, but I love it. One of my favorite things about the challenges are when the color palettes are new for me. Last year Rochelle introduced me to the Toho semiglazes with the challenge and a few years beforehand Kim taught me how lovely wine and olive are together. So...this year is blue and champagne. With fringe, of course.
Also with plenty of fringe and in my "usual" color palette of purple and green, a piece that I've had planned for nearly a decade. It has a centerpiece reproduction by one of my very favorite painters (Waterhouse), a bead crocheted rope on handdyed silk and tons of fringe. Right now it is available by request only. Just email me.
I decided this summer was a great time to really go through all my art supplies. I have SO MANY. I organized and re-organized. I spent the summer loading clearance onto Etsy. And then I made lampwork beads and put them up onto Etsy too. Flower beads now have their own section. I also have spacers and bracelet sized beads in my shop. There are a few new dragons including a few sculptures and I moved the collaborative critter beads into my shop to make it easier on you. I've put the links below.
I finished reworking my old tutorials, and to celebrate put them on sale for a few days on Etsy - 25% off all patterns in the loomwork, peyote stitch and reworked patterns sections. Sorry, the new patterns aren't on special. Just check out my Etsy Shop and look for the sections marked SALE.
I have plenty of other Etsy updates below. Also, 2018 is now full for classes. I'm scheduling 2019.
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