Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sparking my imagination!

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The purpose of this blog was to promote my jewelry. What jewelry?  The jewelry I design in my head all the time, what did you think I was talking about?


I really enjoy making jewelry but I don't particularly enjoy photographing it or trying to sell it.  But sometimes the smallest thing sends me skittering off in a new direction and doggone it if I'm not going to be fabulous at it - again, in my mind.  


Today I was trying to catch up on my blog reading and I read this post, over at The Beading Gem's Journal.  Pearl writes the most interesting posts, links to awesome tutorials and introduces readers to new techniques and trends all the time.  I particularly enjoy some of the articles she writes about the history of gems and jewlry.  She makes it so interesting!


I tried chain maille after reading something on her blog.  After I read that post on her blog today, and watched the tutorials - off I was for literally 2 hours scouring the internet for a starter metal stamping kit.  2 hours I really should have been spending doing laundry, cleaning my house, and maybe wrapping presents.


Finally I managed to convince myself this is a gift for myself I need to wait till after Christmas to buy (probably because it's too early in the day to be shopping on Ambien).  But just wait - I'll be terrific at it, you'll see!


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9 Comments:

Tonya said...

Can't wait to see!

thotlady said...

I have been exploring metal stamping as well. My MIL bought me a starter kit of the alphabet and a dragonfly stamp along with the rubber mallet. I haven't had a chance to use it yet. I need to buy some metal to stamp.

The Beading Gem said...

Thanks for the sterling endorsement of my blog! Glad to hear you are so inspired which is one of the reasons why I write it. Looking forward to your new creations! Pearl

BetteJo said...

I can't wait either! Once I recover from my Christmas spending, I'll do it!

JenK said...

I love all the stamped jewelry I keep spotting on Etsy. It is all so creative and fun. I'm sure you will be wonderful at it!

Susannah said...

"...too early in the day to be shopping on Ambien."

Ha!

Susannah said...

oops! I meant to finish my comment, but the phone rang...

I had to laugh @ the Ambien comment...

So last Wed, I'm supposed to teach my 8:00 Yoga class. Tues night, I took neurontin (been aggrivated by some numbness in my left index finger & thumb, probably a hold-over from carpal tunnel surgery few years back). Anyway, I had neurontin left over from then, & thought it might help w/ the numbness...forgetting that it makes me a little swimmy-headed the next morning. I wake up @ 7:56 for a 8:00 Yoga class - that I'M TEACHING!! Luckily, the Y I work for is 3 minutes from my house. I FLEW out of bed, shook out my hair, brushed my teeth, threw on my clothes & ran out the door. Made it to the Y by 8:05!!!

My Wed. a.m. folks are so dear, & they know my schedule is ALL messed up w/ kids being home for Christmas break. They gave me a teasingly hard time, & we did "yoga express" (if there can be such a thing) in 45 minutes instead of 60. Sheesh!

Susannah said...

btw, what's a "Bot comment" ?

Anonymous said...

Very similar.