Monthly Archives: April 2015

A Cosmic Tutorial and an Unplanned Detour

I promised a beady post and here it is! My Cosmic Necklace tutorial is available in my Etsy store,  and one physical version of the necklace has also been listed for sale.  I adore the Swarovski Cosmic Rings, it’s so difficult to choose which colour to use; they’re all so pretty. The instructions are very thorough and easy to follow. I hope you enjoy it.



I’ve also started working on my next CGB piece. I’m not yet sure where I’m headed with it. I’ll go with my tried and true method of making it up as I go. I have also started a second, more personal blog, Unplanned Detour, which will follow me through my marital upheaval. It’s where I will share my experiences, thoughts, frustrations and general nonsense, with a touch of humour. Be warned though, it’s me, unfiltered. If you’re easily offended or don’t like bad language, might be wise to stay away.

Also, maybe don't visit if you don't appreciate terrible ClipArt

Also, maybe don’t visit if you don’t appreciate terrible ClipArt

Life is Chaos

Life is chaos, but I think that’s the way it’s meant to be. All things going as planned, I should be in my own place by this time next month, but there’s a lot of ‘ifs’, so I’m trying not to count my chickens before they hatch. Our beautiful niece has been staying with us for the school holidays, and has been a marvelous help, enabling me to attend my various appointments without the kids in tow. It’s been great to have someone to relax and just chat with, too. Bead work has once again slowed right down due to sleepless nights, but hopefully soon, we’ll be able to breathe a sigh of relief and everything will be back on track.

My Hollow Beaded Cube and Harlequin tutorials have been very well received, and I’m grateful to every one of you who has purchased, shared and reviewed my tutorials. The extra income was a huge weight off my shoulders at a difficult time. I’m still job searching, and my fingers are crossed that something will come up soon.

I’ll still be here, I may be a bit quiet, but I’m here. Next post I should have something beady to show.