This arthritis is not good news for bead making, but I have managed to get some small beads made that I have put into sets. (Thank you to Daniel and Jenelle of Beads and Botanicals for their excellent colour recipes tutorial).
I have put these sets on Etsy, and below are a few pics.
|Cranberry Bliss - the colours reminded me of that tasty Starbuck's|
treat of the same name.
|Frosted Berries - I have several similar sets listed, but this one|
is my favourite.
I am not sure just how much I will be able to torch - time will tell. I plan to carry on as much as I can, although I will not be taking any orders, and making jewellery is just too painful, so that will probably put a halt to most of the shows I do. Not many people wish to purchase beads if they are not jewellery makers. I tried it once a few years ago, and all I ended up doing was making the beads up into pendants for the customers who purchased them.
I did my one Christmas show a week ago - the Cedar Yellow Point Artisans Studio Tour. It was great, even if I didn't have a whole lot of new things, and surprisingly my sales were up from last year. Sorry - I forgot to take pictures!