Thursday, August 1

Long time, no see...

I know, I know... I've been gone awhile!

I wish I could say it was because I was deep in a writing frenzy during which all I came up for was food, sleep, and bathroom breaks.

Alas, that is not the case.

Between the physical stuff, moving, and the fairly sudden death of my grandfather, things have been a bit crazy, so the blog has fallen by the wayside. I apologize for that.

I have been reading, a lot, during this time, and I've picked up two new crafts, so that's a plus. I'll try to get as many of the reviews out as I can, as I have time.

And I have started writing once more, which is making me very happy. Now that we're settled and life seems to be calming down (gods, did I say that out loud???), I'm hoping I can get my stories straight. Literally! :D

In the meantime, though I'm sure you were hoping for an update from Ishira, here's some of what I've been up to. The good news is that once I have the wire wrapping looking more 'professional', I might be inclined to make some of the tree pendants in Ishira's colors, and maybe use them as prizes for upcoming contests. We'll see how that goes. :)

Anyhow, this was just to let you know I'm still here, still working, just not being as vocal about it here as I am on my Facebook page. I either need more hours in the day or I need more of ME in the day! lol


Punch needle embroidery. Very easy, quick, and
fun! :)  

 Wire Wrapped jewelry/ornaments:

My first piece, with supplies I had on hand.
Tree of Life, Autumn, again with supplies I had on hand. Second piece... first try at a tree.

Owl Be Seeing You, a few purchased bits, the rest was stuff I had on hand or found in my late grandmother's jewelry-making stuff.

Into Each Life, silver tone wire, glass beads, Swarovski crystals.

Silver Paisley, glass beads, silver-tone wire.

Summer Smile; copper wire, metal and acrylic findings, stone chips, glass mosaic piece as the back-drop. 

So there you have it. That's what I've been up to. :P