Archive for the ‘Semi precious’ Category

Teacher’s Appreciation week!

June 3, 2010

My son is in Kindergarden and he loves going to school. He has two wonderful teachers and I have developed a  healthy respect  for them over the past year. Having  teachers that we can talk to and communicate our thoughts and worries  is very important especially since he spends  a major part of his day with them.  I made these 2 bracelets for them as my token of appreciation.

One is a snowflake obsidian chip bracelet similar to this  . The other  is made with turquoise beads and has a lovely toggle clasp.


The year that went by..

January 4, 2010

The last year flew so fast that I am not able to sit down for sometime and reflect on how it went, what I accomplished and didn’t,  and how I can make this one better.

The two things that stand out on the personal front is my son starting Kindergarden and me getting hooked on to beading.
It only seems like yesterday that he was born and I wondering when the feeding, diaper changing,  Doctor visits,  and all the travails of the first year will end. Now, after 5 years, it doesn’t seem so bad.

The other one, where I spend countless hours wondering what to make, sketching the designs when I think of them, taking pictures of jewelry pieces I like,  going to gem shows and stores that sell beads, buying countless strands of beads in these store aisles, talking to more people like me who love beading, creating jewelery, admiring them and gifting them to folks. It does take a big chunk of my life.

This is another necklace I made for a friend. It stands out very elegantly on her. The bead very closely resembles amazonite.