Jun 4, 2013

Countin' Down

It's summer. The kiddo's are out of school (or almost out) and you're daily routine has been changed up a bit. 
 
Still busy, just different, right? Yep,...me, too!
 
I'm trying to get all sorts of stuff done, but I keep turning in circles because I'm not sure which 'stuff' to do first. Then, I just loose momentum. Not to mention focus and inspiration.
 
And, from what I'm reading on many other blogs,...it's happening to a lot of other folks, too!
 
I've been meaning to get pics of some designs I have had sitting over on my table for a few weeks (possibly months) and there's a bunch of components I've been meaning to actually create jewelry with. And then of course there's the tutorials and videos that are half-done, half-started or let's just call them 'still in the works' shall we?
 
I snapped a couple of pics this weekend of things I've been 'sitting on' for months. 
 
 
Vintaj blanks I altered - such cute birdies!




More Vintaj Blanks - so much fun to play with!!
 
 

 
And then there's these yummy goodies from
 
 
 

 
 
Do you ever just sit on stuff for what seems like forever before you turn them into something?  Maybe it's just me.
 
Anyway,...I did finish up a couple of fun little bracelets and was able to snap a pic of a necklace I created a while back.
 
 
Faceted Czech Glass Bead Macrame Bracelet
Beads: Beads Galore, Tempe, AZ
Cord: Waxed linen cord in 'Vino' from
The Knotty Do It All.
 
 
 
"Rugged" - Turquoise, Pearls and Jasper Knotted Bracelet

C-Lon Beading Cord: Online at Beadshop.com
Freshwater Cultured Pearls: Ayala's Originals - Evanston, Illinois
Turquoise:  Turquoise Jewelry MFG INC - G&LW Show - Tucson
Snakeskin Jasper: Might be Dakota Stones, but I spaced out writing it down
after purchasing it at the Tucson Gem/Bead Shows in Feb!  (Duh!)
 
 
They're all quite simple in design - showcasing the beads/stones.
 
Hand Knotted Mixed Pearl Necklace
Freshwater cultured pearls: Ayala's Originals and Majestic Pearl, Co.
C-Lon Micro Cord: online at Beashop.com
 
 
I'm heading up to my sister's cabin this weekend for a little 'girlfriends retreat'. I'm excited because it's going to be much cooler up in the mountains and I love hanging out with my sister and my girlfriends.
 
We've got some yummy meals planned as we take turns cooking something special each night for dinner. There's going to be a bit of jewelry 'teaching' going on (yeah!!), some art classes as my sister teaches us about abstract art (I think this is gonna be really fun!) and then she's even going to do a Zumba class or two on the front porch a couple mornings. How fun is that?!
 

Paradise in the White Mountains of Arizona
 
We'll be able to go hiking and enjoy the wonderful mountain air and we'll be watching great movies in our jammies, reading, lounging around, listening to awesome music, sippin' some cocktails and napping! 
 
Oh,...I am sooo ready for a wonderful weekend!
 
My creative juices seem to be all over the map lately, hence the 'stuck in my own tracks' syndrome, so I think it will be good to get away and soak up some 'nature'.
 
Happy Hour on the Deck of the Tree House - that's gonna be grand!
 
 
According to the Farmer's Almanac, Mercury isn't in Retrograde until June 26th, so I've got some time to get my act together before I'll need to to 'reflect' and 'go with the flow'.  :-)
 
Do you ever feel like you're turning in circles or you're stuck on what to do next?
 
What do you do to get past that little 'bump in the road'?
 
Until Next Time,
 
Peace, Love and Limbo!
 
Cheers,
~Shel~
 
 

4 comments:

  1. that sounds like so much fun! enjoy the weekend

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    1. Thanks Cynthia - I certainly will!

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  2. Loved reading about your plans for the girls weekend. Sounds jam packed with festivities, food, and fun.
    Have a wonderful time!!

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    1. Thanks Lynda - I'm sooo ready for a good time w/my sis and friends!

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