Sunday, February 10, 2013

Jewelry for Your Hair

Yep, I'm at it again. Exploring something new, playing around with an idea. Seems I have craft ADD. Jumping from one thing to another, sometimes never looking back.

So what am I doing now? Beaded ponytail holders!  I don't even know where this idea came from or why I'm all of a sudden possessed with this thought. But once an idea is in my head I just have to go along with it. So here is what I've made so far.
This was the first one, made with some of my older beads I found in my stash!

More old beads I've had around for some time! I finally found a use for them.

I just made these beads especially for this project.

I think I will keep this one for myself!

This is a prototype. Think I will wear it as a trial since it's the first one.

I hope to have some of these listed before warm weather gets here. Summer is the perfect time to wear a ponytail. So why not pull your hair up with a stylish, one of a kind ponytail holder! They aren't just for little girls.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

What choice do I have?

Last month I was so excited about moving into my own space, remember? It took a little bit of work (okay, a lot of work) to get there but I did it! And wouldn't ya know it, before I had time to remember where I put everything , my daughter called wanting to move back home. It seems living so far away wasn't all it was cracked up to be. So.....I've had to move out of my studio room and turn it back into a bedroom.

I was so sad to lose my space that I was close to being depressed. I mean, I hadn't even gotten it the way I wanted before I had to give it up. I even had a fleeting thought of just packing up all my stuff and calling it quits. (Yeah, I was feeling a little sorry for myself) But, like I said, it was a fleeting thought. Because who was I kidding? I would never be happy with my clay and all of my other crafting "necessities" packed away. So, I tried to stay positive.  I cleaned and  rearranged and organized my formal dining room the best that I could to suit my needs. Sharing this open space will have it's drawbacks (it has no doors to close off the noise and cat traffic) but it sure beats having nothing. I'll make the best of it and just keep on doing what I do. I have no other choice. After all, it's the only thing I know to do. Until next time.....put a smile on!