What a fantastic week - I hope you all had fabulous holidays, and got to spend time with your families (or family of choice). I am currently back in Knoxville writing this post, where I've spent the second half of this week with our good friends. I am unashamed to admit I had an ulterior motive for wanting to spend the holiday weekend here...the clothing consignment shops are fantastic here!
My friend also let me "shop" her old work wardrobe. We are similarly pear shaped people, so all of her too small clothes ended up fitting me perfectly! Including four pairs of trousers - yay for not having to try pants on in the stores! Friday evening and all day Saturday we spent shopping for more tops, sweaters, and a fabulous winter wool trench coat that fits like a glove. Now when I get back to Nashville I can comfortably purge my wardrobe of all things that don't fit and aren't appropriate for work...a good wardrobe purge is always liberating.
I made time this week to photograph a bunch of pieces for Etsy listings. I hope to be able to write a listing every day after I get home from work. So I will share a few sneak previews with you this week...it seems like all my posts lately have been about eye candy. Admittedly, a bit lazy on my part, but I'm still getting used to the new work schedule and I know you don't mind!
I made this necklace quite a few years ago, but I've always loved it. In fact, I'm pretty sure it was one of the first peyote bezels I ever did around a cabochon. Dichroic glass has always been an extreme fascination of mine, and I couldn't resist this very large tricolor piece from store I was working at. The fringe has red opal vintage glass leaves, such an unusual color! I think I will have to rework the strap, as it's a bit short for me now, and stitched from a thread that I no longer trust. But a strung strap out of black seed beads and a few matching accent beads will set the cab off even better I think.
Keep an eye out in a few days for my Art Jewelry Elements December Component of the Month post. The reveal posts of my fellow contributors are by far my favorite blog hop around. My friend Sherri and I will also be announcing a big surprise that you will not want to miss! Don't forget to keep up with me on Facebook, and also keep an eye out on Etsy for some of these pieces to make an appearance soon. As always, thanks for looking!