You haven't heard from me in over a week because I've had a houseguest, and because all of my spare time has been spent making jewelry or buying supplies for making jewelry. I am totally addicted! I can make a long necklace in half an hour, but most pieces take less time. Talk about instant gratification. Sometimes I have a vision for a piece, but most times, I'm inspired by the beads themselves and play around with them in different combinations. I've just learned how to do earrings -- so easy! Those happen in minutes!
After giving out some of my latest creations as gifts, I have been encouraged to sell my work. I'm not quite ready -- I don't want to blow all my stock at once, but maybe in a month or so, if I can keep this pace up. I'm going to try my hand at making my own beads, too, out of a clay called Fimo that hardens after half an hour in a hot oven. That'll be a totally new adventure.