Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Push to the End

I'm heavily focused on finishing up the school year with the boys right now but here are some bits and pieces I've managed to make time to work on. There is SO much almost ready to come together on that darn work table! June should be a pretty good month in my Etsy shop for new work.


soft petal floral colors for summer

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Single strand bracelet

The single strand Fragment bracelets are going into the shop sometime today. Triple stranded ones should be ready some time next week.

If you have a pair of the Fragment stud earrings these are a perfect match - the carved beads are the same size.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Power to the polymer

I dropped a polymer clay earring in the street. A car ran over it. Sterling silver ear wire was bent…polymer was UNSCATHED. (Now mind you, its Premo…) 

Have a great weekend! 
It wasn't these earrings though...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Work in progress

I'm frustrated by the pace I am able to work at sometimes. But progress is progress, right?

They just need ear wires! 

Earring components

Buoy necklace, maybe a short one this time. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Detox complete!

My one week internet fast is now complete and in a way, its a bit sad.  It was a like a brain vacation and I'm not quite ready to go home.

Other than accomplishing some actual, physical tasks, the week taught me I was correct about something that I already suspected. I had developed information indigestion. The internet is like a huge information buffet and what I really need is a small plate and portion control.

These pieces are developing into long and short necklaces - they are super lightweight! 

The first day disconnected I noticed that I was actually calmer - I physically felt better. Even leaving everything else the same... homeschool, housework, studio time…not ingesting so much information everyday really cleared my head. I functioned better because I had focus and patience for every situation that arose.

But the internet isn't bad in and of itself and its a necessary part of my work. So I've decided to schedule my time online rather than let it be so free form, giving it a specific and defined time frame and spending it wisely like calories or money. And I'll definitely take internet vacations every now and then. Obviously you are reading my blog on the internet so it sounds strange to say here but I really recommend giving it a go yourself - even if for just a weekend. If you do, I'd love to hear what you take from the experience!