Here's one of my summer artistic endeavors - making jewelry (the color on this photo is really off but I can't seem to make it right - oh well). I can't pass a bead store without going in - I guess you can say I'm a bead hoarder. So my goal is to reduce my inventory (so I can buy more). My favorite place for bead shopping is midtown Manhattan. There's about three solid blocks that are filled with bead stores, one after another, and I love strolling up and down and comparing prices. If you're heading to NYC, and want to know where to find bead stores, just ask me!
I've made these 6 necklace/earring sets since vacation began. But why oh why won't this photo enter without rotating sideways? Blogger, I love you, but you're driving me CRAZY! (That's the way I feel about my husband some days too - but honey, if you read this, don't feel bad because I know I drive you crazy too! And you put up with assorted seed beads stuck in the living room carpeting as well as the smell of gesso permeating the house from the painting I'm about to begin.) Anyhow it's not a great quality photo, but the color is more accurate on the turquoise & black necklace than in the first image.
By the way - for a change of pace, I've been wasting time this evening changing the look of my blog. I'm not sure but I'll leave it for now. What do you think?