The In Between Time (Looking Backwards and Forwards)

Here in the Midwest we are experiencing that special in between time. It’s that time of year between “Will it ever be warm again?” and “Puddle of perspiration”.

After a rather slow start, I think that warmth may finally be returning. I spent a great afternoon at the dog park with my husband and hound on Easter Sunday.

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My first walk of the year without a coat!!

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His first spring buds in the woodlands!!

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Winnie’s first smell-a-thon at the park!

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Not to mention these fine spring flowers I found in my beading room….

Easter Bouquet

Easter Bouquet

I have been trying over this long winter to learn at least 2 new weaves every month and to make at least 1-2 bracelets per week.  It has been challenging and fun. After completing them, they go into the treasure chest. It’s getting pretty full!

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Here is a quick review of my work since the new year began:

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Brick red and green Tilas with green/gold Superduos. Handmade brass toggle clasp

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Peacock Purple Passion

Peacock blue fire polished crystals and Tila squares. Blingity Bling Bling!!

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Short, 6 inch bracelet with parallelogram shaped2-hole beads and gold Super duos

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Leather wrap bracelet with beaded beads, copper clasp and dangles

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Seahorse shapes in Caribbean colors

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It has been a long and busy winter, and now I look forward to a warm and pleasant summer, going to craft fairs and selling  these beauties to all of you!

By the way, if you see something you like here, and it is not in my Etsy shop, just message me. I don’t post most of what I make, and it could be available if you just ask me!

Happy springtime!


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