The mailbox has been a pretty exciting place recently - so many wonderful new beads to play with! Here are a few of the new pieces I've created lately:
Continuing with the birdie theme, here's a whimsical little piece with a lovely minty Moogin bead made by artist Mindy MacGregor (whose beads are amazing!) and a polymer clay birdie by artist Heather Powers.
Now these darling little charm necklaces I really like! I'm such a homebody that these little stoneware houses really appealed to me. Each home has its own little garden of Czech glass flowers and a set of keys that are part of the clasp - so you'll never lose them! I'm so happy with how they turned out. My four year old son helped out with the photos. He was quite taken with the red one (his favourite colour), so I may make a much simpler version for him when I can order some more of the house beads =)
And here is a lovely pink pair of earrings featuring a couple of gorgeous pink handmade lampwork beads by Donna Millard. These are happy earrings! (What is it about pink that makes me happy, I wonder? Does it make you happy? There are many, many colours I really like and am drawn to, but there's something about a really warm pink that makes me happy!)
I feel like I'm on a creative roll so far this year, which is great! How about you? What is your creative pursuit? Do you find enough time to create what you love? My challenge is trying to create beautiful things, photograph them, upload them, list them (when I get a chance) in my etsy shop and every so often pop over here to post something - all around a 6, 4, and 2 year old! Insanely busy, but makes me appreciate my creative time all the more. I hope you get a chance, however small, to do what you love amongst the busyness of day to day life =)