About Me

My photo
Springdale, Arkansas, United States
Yoga and reading are my passions - followed closely by jewelry-making and cooking plant-based meals. My husband is my guinea pig for my recipes and thankfully he's a willing subject! Be sure to visit my Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBookishYogini?ref=search_shop_redirect

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Jewelry Making

Earlier this Summer, I decided to start yet another new hobby!  My sister has tried to help me learn to love knitting as she does, however I've realized that I crave a project with quicker time from start to finish.  (I've been knitting one scarf for over a year now!)   So the newest thing is jewelry-making.  I've always loved jewelry and especially natural crystal gemstone items.  So, I decided to take the plunge and learn to make a few things.

While we were in New York in July, I found a lovely bead shop, Island Bead and Jewelry, LTD in Eastport, NY.  They offer classes in various aspects of beading and wire-wrapping and they were gracious enough to allow me to take a one-on-one class.  In only about an hour and a half, I came away with three pairs of completed earrings!  Instant (or almost) gratification!  I was hooked, or beaded, or whatever, haha!

These were my very first earrings:

In August, I took the plunge and went to the courthouse and paid to establish a DBA called, what else but "The Bookish Yogini"!  Then I opened an Etsy Store by the same name, "thebookishyogini".  I will be posting items I've made on there for sale.  Drop by if you wish to.

I'm having a great time playing with beads and color combinations and creating items that make me happy.  These projects take up a lot less room than oil painting canvases!