I have a couple things to get to today and I know I am gonna forget so... let's just get going.
First, check out "Rambling" my latest variation on my "Been Around" necklace. This one is much more sophisticated... more rustic then playful... more muted then bright... just plain fabulous for Fall. Don't ya think? I noticed something yesterday as I was finishing up this one and the new one I am going to show you tomorrow... I am working with longer lengths. I think it has to do with the season. Before you know it, we'll be pulling our cowl neck sweaters outta the closet. Longer length necklaces compensate for the bulk of clothing that everyone wears in cooler weather. A necklace has to know how to hold it's own against the folds and layers that seek to swallow them up.
I love the colors in this necklace. I mixed 5 shades with opaque and transparent reds with black rolled in raku and encased in clear. There is just the slightest hint of khaki, denim and sage under that clear encasing. I think it rocks! And it really happened by accident. A couple of rings met one day on my desk and said "Kerry, please, we are in love, we wanna be together, always... make us into something so we never have to be apart." How could I tell them no?
Anyway, in other news... CONGRATS TO JULIE V! This months FREEBIE WINNER!! Yoo HOO Julie! Thanks so much to everyone for all the support you have given me and my site with your votes. I have come to the decision though, that it is time to discontinue the voting thing. I have had enough of it. Not that I don't love your "I Voted" messages... it's just that I have done it for over a year now and I think it is time for something different. Are you up for that? Trying something different? Cause you know, it isn't that I don't want to give away free things... cause I DO! I love giving things away... ask anyone... anyone who comes to my studio hears me say "you can have it, no, really, just take it..." So... here is what I am thinking... we are going to come up with different games each month to win free things. I might randomly say "First to email me gets a mini set of beads"... or it might be a trivia contest and all the right answers get a chance to win something... or anytime we have a Bead Box update, and you buy something, you'll get a bonus bead... we'll figure it out as we go!! What do you say? Are you game?
Now I warn you, you better keep sending me emails though. I don't want a suddenly empty email inbox because I am not giving away stuff all the time. You better not be those kinda people that only like me for freebies. I want ya'll to keep letting me know how the kids are... what you did over the weekend... new flavors of wine I should try... if at anytime I feel email-neglected, I'll let you all know and you can be sure to send me messages.
See, I knew I was gonna get going and start forgetting what I was going to say... oh well, there is always tomorrow!