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Evolution of New Work

2017 turned out to be a terrible year. My mother died suddenly and unexpectedly, which threw me for a loop. This caused me to re-evaluate the work I've been doing: do I love making it, and if not, why? Do my customers love it? The answers I came up with are that I do love creating the intricate beadwork, but lately it has felt too much like work. As well, my customers at shows admire the sparkly beaded work, but tend to choose smaller, less blingly pieces for themselves. So, I will keep the beadwork as inspirational and occasional projects.

Studio Mojo

Once a month, I try to teach myself a new technique or medium. This helps me keep things fresh, and myself excited about going to the studio. Last month, I bought some Pebeo Fantasy Prisme paints to explore for cabochon embellishment. I. Am. In. Love. The paints really are magic!

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