Sunday, June 30, 2019

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Volume 16 Issue 7, July 2019

What's New in July?

Back from a much needed vacation and ready to tackle the summer sun, heat and hopefully, very few hurricanes. We went off to the Smokies and did a side trip to Illinois to see family and celebrate my birthday. Then back home again to Harry, who had to spend a week playing with his friends at the dog resort. Oh, poor, Harry.

Lots of new ideas to explore for this second half of the year, and with that comes lots of design work and note taking. My plan is to add another book to my author list, but this one is geared towards cross stitching simple designs. I have all these little doodles that need a home, and since I got hooked on coloring in some app on my tablet, I though more and more about those doodles I have laying around.
In between doodling and working on new beads, I have spent the summer quietly reading and taking another college course in marketing to keep my brain fresh.

Here is something cool to look at while I do loads of laundry and unpack the truck. From the Garden of the Gods in Southern Illinois, Shawnee National Forest.

What’s New

Key rings: New Bible verse key rings and purse charms.

Earrings: I have been busy creating a plethora of new earrings; almost all of them featuring images from art.

Beads: I am working on stocking more polymer clay beads for jewelry. Over the last couple of months, I have been making some 10 and 15 mm beads for my own designs, and will put those extra beads in the shop.

You will find all of my beads, canes and finished jewelry on my website.

Until next month,


Things to Look Forward To:

New Products:

Leggings: My supplier has added a great legging line, so I have been experimenting with design and element placement. I have several in my store now and am working on peacock leggings designs.

Posters: I am working on putting descriptions up for my bible verse posters and my hot rod posters. There are more to come.

Bookmarks: I decided that some of my beads and images would translate nicely to bookmarks. Those are on the bench.