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!