It's been a while, bloggerverse. Between growing increasingly frustrated with Blogger vs IE9 issues and just being very busy trying to have a life in the summer, I took a break from blogging. I've been making beads, creating jewelry, reading a LOT, and hanging out with my husband and dogs.
I finally downloaded Google Chrome as an alternate search engine. So far, it is working out well. To be blunt, Internet Explorer 9 sucks. We are on DSL, and with IE9, everything moved even slower. Plus, IE9 doesn't play well with java scripts, so I couldn't print coupons from most websites. And Blogger hates IE9. I would have to create a post and save it, but in order to actually post it, I would have to use my smartphone to post it live.
I've listed a few new items in my Etsy store. With all of my lucky bits crossed, here is a new blog post. :)
A new necklace, created with my friend Sandra's focal bead. I love the deep burgundy and shiny silver of this piece.
This cute little necklace was created with an owl from my first Bead Soup partner, Spirited Earth.
This bead was another steeping stone in my love/hate relationship with Raku/Chalcedony. This one falls in the 'love' category. Just look at the blues, pinks, fuschias, and warm beige colors, all from one glass. YUM!