This link will take you to another blog where I have posted what I did the first week in January with jewelry. http://www.bleilysgems.com/YearofJewelry2011/2011/01/variation-on-a-weave-week-1/
For those trying to read this on a regular basis, you will have noticed that there was nothing posted here since we went to World Burn Congress in Galveston in October 2010. The Congress was quite exhilarating as I was debuting a line of jewelry created to raise awareness and support for burn survivors. The response was overwhelming and I sold out of almost everything I took — 80 pieces of jewelry! I came home with 3 bracelets, 3 necklaces and a single charm left. I immediately ordered more charms to have in stock.
Christmas was around the corner and I was able to deliver my last 2 orders the Monday before Christmas. We headed home that week to spend time with family and friends – made the trip through Chicago and to my mom’s house where upon the fuel pump died. So thankful it died there and not in Chicago!!
We made it back to WI in time for Don to help tear down the train layout at Rotary Gardens in Janesville for another year.
While he was working on that, I was catching up on emails and some paperwork. I realized that it was time to start another Year of Jewelry on one of the forums that I check out periodically. I’ve thought about it in the past but was never in the right spot at the right time. And this year it worked!
I’ve committed to creating a piece of jewelry every week. And the link at the top of this page is the posting about it. There will be weeks this year where that is what will be posted here also. Hope you enjoy it as a challenge for jewelry artists to create their piece around a theme. Themes have never been something I’ve dealt well with – whether it was a theme in a book for English class or…