Welcome to National Craft Month

I’ve finally slipped back into jewelry-making mode. It feels good, and I know I’ll be ready for the market when it rolls around.

I think I can thank Fusion Beads for helping me get back in the groove. Last Saturday I took a class on using the Rick’s Bead Loom. 

Looming success!

My first piece is all kinds of messed up, but I tackled a second one, and I’m feeling much better about using the loom. 

So many dropped stitches it’s painful.

I’m also excited to see what cross stitch patterns I’ve been hanging onto for years that I can incorporate into a loomed bracelet.

Anywho, today marks the first day of National Craft Month. Fusion Beads does a 30-day bead challenge every year, and this is the first time I’ve done any of the challenges.  

  
 These earrings have some flaws, for sure. For starters, some white Fireline would have been a little less obvious than the black.

  I can’t say that I’ll do them all (I’m looking at you, Downton Abbey-inspired piece), but it feels good to have met the challenge.

So, I’ll be trying my best to play and also challenge myself. Check back for my progress. And, wish me luck!

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