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Blue and Purple and Amber Necklace

It’s Wednesday, so it must be time to talk about beads, right? Not long after I posted last week, the power went out for a bit. You saw some of what I did in the picture of the domino game. Umm, it doesn’t take very long to play dominoes, ya’ll, and so I had time after that to make this:

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I posted a picture of these beads last Wednesday, and I told you it would be for me, and it is! I went with my mother to a funeral visitation last Wednesday night, and wore it, and I got so many compliments!

In the meantime, there have been more beads. Mama found resin beads on sale at Jo-Ann, and brought me home these peachy ones, because I have a project I need them for. I lifted the copper ones from her because they coordinate with some black ones I have.

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In other news, I have noticed that I can no longer remember what kinds of beads I have. Now, new packs of beads generally get stored in a baggie, al the coordinating ones together so I can make the piece I planned. But after that, I have some left, and no real plan for them, but I know I will use them. So I need to store them, and I need to be able to see what I have so I can plan and design, right? Behold the clear plastic bead organizer thingie:

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I have two of these so far, and it is so nice to be able to see exactly what I have instead of having to guess with the little opaque boxes I was using.

Now then, I have become more and more disappointed in the amount of time I no longer have to create. I don’t know about you, but I get to feeling real dry if I am not making stuff. I love to write, this is true, but I also like to make tangible stuff. I decided this morning that I was going to cut back on some of my blogs to free up more time to let my creative self play.

Finally, I’ve had some people ask about custom bead items, and if I am willing to do those. The answer is YES! Just let me know the length, the color and the materials, and I can give you a quote.

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