If you’d like to see the five-minute segment I filmed yesterday making the Pink Floral Ribbon Choker, it’s been posted on the AM Northwest website under “Simple Beading.” I should get a copy of it in the next few days and I’ll put it up on YouTube then.
As a cool bonus, the show people decided at the last minute to have Andrew bring Pearl out for a cameo at the beginning and she was so cute — she kicked her little legs and didn’t fuss at all. Yay, Pearl!
Just wanted to quickly mention that I’ll be on AM Northwest tomorrow morning (on KATU 2) showing how to make jewelry from Bead Simple! If you are in Portland or anywhere nearby and want to tune in, I’ll be on at 9:40 am making the Pink Floral Ribbon Choker and showing some other projects and techniques from the book, too.
Hey, I’m back after a nice hiatus hanging out with Miss Pearl… and I’m very excited about the CRAFT: magazine release party Diane and I are hosting this upcoming Sunday, June 1 for my official re-entry into the crafty world! If you are in Portland, I hope you can make it by to say hello and make a jewelry project with us. It is at the marvelous Twisted again (like last time), and we’ll have some fun door prizes, a fully stocked project table, discounted magazine subscriptions, snacks, and free crafty giveaways, too.
The project we’re teaching this time will be my Cute as a Button Bracelet from Bead Simple, which CRAFT: was kind enough to excerpt in this issue! We’ll have all the supplies for you to make your own bracelet to wear home, and Diane and I will be handing out prizes every hour on the hour, too. More on those later — but we’ll be giving away books from Chronicle and Taunton (including Bead Simple) and some of my new jewelry kits plus some fun surprises.
Hope to see you!
p.s. thank you so much for the sweet welcome to Pearl! She will be at the party on Sunday — her first crafty event at three weeks old.
I’m so happy to announce that our daughter Pearl is finally here! She arrived last Tuesday and she is such a sweet little thing — she has been so much fun. I can hardly believe that we get to keep her!
I think she looks just like Andrew — she has so much gorgeous dark hair! — which is exactly what I was hoping for. I put up a few more pictures here on flickr too…
I’m going to take a few more days to hang out with her but I’ll be back soon! Thanks for the sweet emails and check-ins, I appreciate them so much.
Just wanted to mention that my first two technique videos from Bead Simple are up on my book website if you’d like to check them out! I filmed one for making Solo Earrings (or any other simple bead embellishment like a pendant or bracelet dangle) and one for wire looping the Vintagesque Necklace (on the book cover). Thanks for posting about them, Diane and Jenny!
They’re both posted on the on the Bead Simple technique videos + patterns page, and I’ll have another bunch of videos joining them there in the next little while after a short personal break — kind of a mini-maternity leave! See you in a few days… hope to have some exciting news to post about soon!
I’ve been kind of swamped with tying up loose ends for work, so haven’t had a chance to post much over here this week — still no baby, but I’ll announce whenever there is exciting news! I also have high hopes of posting this little craft-room-organizing tutorial I’ve been meandering around with but haven’t finished up the last few photos. So while I’m in limbo I thought I’d mention this fantastic offer I just heard about via buy olympia:
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Three weeks til we vote in our primary here… I can’t wait.