Saturday, June 29, 2013

Celebrating Week 26~Blogger's Choice!

Sally's prompt this week? Pick your own prompt! I love it! Not only does it give her a well-deserved week gives us a mid-year (exactly) chance to do our own thing.

I decided to go back to the word of the year: 

Here's what I've explored this week.....

In the early part of the week, I took a short 2 day trip down to Syracuse, NY; it was partially a business trip and partially a pleasure trip. I had time to take my time driving (to protect my spine), to see some things I probably would not have otherwise, and to do a bit of shopping. The Finger Lakes region is absolutely beautiful, it was a nice 2 days weather-wise, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. 

(Both of the above are pictures from my cellphone, so apologies for the quality). 

When I got back home, I did some messing around  exploration and devised this:

The original work table is fairly high (a decent height for standing or sitting to work), but working on my jewelry was not happening, because I am unable to sit for longer than a half hour, and the strain on my neck was too great to work off the top of this table, standing.....but with a little experimentation, this works! 

So I did some beading exploration of a motif which you may recognize....

(These are WIPs)

And explored a new (to me) technique which I've been wanting to try for quite a while now!

First result:


Second result:

Helm's Weave

At last, I feel as though I've had a really productive, satisfying week!

Hope you have all had the same! See the other bloggers choices HERE


  1. It sounds like a great week for you - I love the beautiful flowers, and I really love the blue and green colour combo - gorgeous!

  2. Love your new explorations! Those flowers are cool.

  3. So glad you could explore without hurting yourself! I think it's cool that you created a way to create!

  4. Looks like you had a fun productive week.. I tried to run back and forth between the house and the studio between rain storms all week! That Byzanitine chain looks great!

  5. What a great idea using that tray to elevate your work. Sounds like you had a great week.

  6. I wish my week had been that productive! Lovely bead combo!

  7. What a great week, and you packed a lot in there! I love history and expoloring. And your beaded flower is just lovely!

  8. You sure did accomplish a lot this week as well as explored. Well done! The beaded flower is beautiful. I just love those colors.

  9. Glad to hear you had a pleasant two day trip to Syracuse. My son and his wife have relocated there, temporarily, while he is in law school, and regret to tell you they have nicknamed it "Sukacuse".

  10. Love those flowers those are two of my favorite colors together!


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