Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Things are officially in full swing!

It's so weird how Halloween has come and gone already. I'm already looking forward to next year. It's still a beautiful fall though, so I'm totally enjoying the season, despite Halloween being over. The leaves have been changing, and the weather has been so warm that I haven't even needed a jacket the last two days. I wish it was like this all year long!

I'm starting to make a dent in that huge package of beads I got the other day :) I still have another package waiting for me though, so I still have tons to keep me busy. I finished up my last shift at my day job this week as well, so that leaves me with tons of time to focus on this. I cannot tell you how relieved am I to know that I don't have to go back to it. The job itself wasn't even so bad, for a serving job at least. But the money I was making wasn't even worth going in most of the time, and nothing will be ever be worth the freedom I have to give up when working for someone else. I know the majority of the population manages to do it without much problem, but there must just be something different about my own personal mindset when it comes to this. I will never be happy living my life around somebody else's policies and schedule, and that is a huge reason why I started Deepshade Creations. I've always loved making jewelry, but it's a pretty safe bet that it never would have gone past being a hobby if I didn't have this strong motivation to work for myself. It really is what keeps me going when things hit roadblocks and I start to get frustrated when I can't find a way through right away.

But enough about my personal philosophies :P Here's the exciting stuff, two new bracelets I've made today. I'm very pleased with how they turned out, I experimented with bead combinations I normally wouldn't have thought of, and the results are lovely. They're not on the website yet, but they will be soon, just as soon as I can get some better pictures.

Rose quartz chips and heart charm, snow quartz rounds, rose Swarovski crystal, silver-plated beads, and white lampwork glass with embedded pink and green roses.

Fluorite teardrops, amethyst Swarovski crystal, silver-plated beads, and purple lampwork glass with embedded pink and green roses.