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Even with Jewelry I have UFOs

Yes as if my quilting UFOs weren't enough I have others on the bench too. 
Speaking of my bench...well I know most crafters get their work areas
into a mess while working on projects (my sewing cabinet is that way now too)
but I wanted you to see just what a mess I make when working on a 
small project. Yes I have to get so many tools out and crowd my workspace
down to nothing - this must be my method cause it always ends up like this. 

Here is the start of a new necklace. The big bead in the center is from a strand I 
picked up at the last bead show. Where it will go from here is anybody's guess. 

I did take the time to organize my supplies some this weekend. Just like fabric the 
beads become very disorganized while working on projects and bringing in new finds. 
Now my natural stones (the larger ones) are all in order once again - 
for how long thou is the question. 

This yummy big hunk of Amber got a good start in life
but then the creative muse wandered away

I did stop by Cumberland Hardware on Saturday to pick up some metal and
just asked while I was there if they sold a hand crank drill - well of course. This old
hardware store has been there my whole life and they just seem to always have what
we need. I also got a bit for drilling delicate shells, glass and so forth. 

Another stop on the Saturday errands was Red Dog Beads
and the need for more river stones. These are so wonderful 
for doing the wire netting technique with. I'll be teaching a 
class on that on April 6th and each student will get one of
these yummy stones. 


B J Elder said…
Those hand drills are wonderful We're on our second one and I soon will need to replace it with a new model. comes in handy for so many things around the house.
I'm drooling over your wonderful beads and stones. Of course - your colors are so perfect for me! LOL

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