Sunday, March 15, 2009

It's been too long

I can't believe it's been this long since my last post - and I have things to share, I just can't get pictures up. My laptop crashed in February, and although I was able to recover everything, I can't get back on to the internet with the laptop, and of course the only computer that connects to my camera is the laptop. It's terribly frustrating, but I'm hoping to get a new laptop and consolidate the laptop and desktop on to one computer.

I took a "freeform" beading class a few weeks ago, and finished a bracelet that I'm rather pleased with. I think it looks like undersea coral - lots of little branches of purples and blues, with some lampwork glass and crystals. Of course, that's my opinion now that I'm done with it, as there were plenty of moments that I *hated* the thing on the way to getting it finished. After I finished, I decided I was back to liking it, and liked it so much that I started a second bracelet, which will be white/cream with lots of vintage buttons and some spring green accents. I'm in the middle of the bracelet at the moment, which means I alternate between loving and hating it. I'm sure everything will work out, but there sure are tons of moments of self-doubt in the middle of a free form project.

In addition to that, I'm *almost* done beading Alhambra. It's now very sparkly, and the small packets of beads that I've had for far too long are getting smaller and smaller, which is encouraging. I hope to be done with Alhambra sometime this week, but again, no pictures until I can get the computer thing sorted out.


Ranae said...

Good to see ya post.
Good Luck on Alhambra

Sara said...

Glad to see you back. Can't wait to see a pic of Alhambra!

Christine said...

Hey Karin, good to "see" you again! It sounds like you've been busy and I can't wait to see some pictures of your projects. I hope the computer woes are over soon!

Susan said...

Your bracelets sound lovely - I hope you can post pictures soon!