Thursday, March 21, 2013

SEA URCHINS! Etsy Shop Update and a re-cap on my week.

Hello friends!

Man have my days been all over the place. My sleep schedule SUCKS.. I awoke at 5am and didn't get to sleep before the "6am wake-up call. Just as I was drifting back to sleep my husband started snoring. I had to nudge him 3 times before he finally gave up and got up out of bed to go crash in the other room. I finally arose at 11:30. WTF?! I HATE waking up that late, but when you lose 3 hours of sleep being woken up and trying to fall back asleep that is what happens. I was EXHAUSTED after the week of work outs we have had thus far. We are contemplating moving the bed into the master bedroom instead of the spare room where we are now to see if maybe it will be less noisy. Then I will be back to having my room and studi oall in the same room again. I guess it doesn't matter since I'm not doing "you know what".  I can't wait to move to a 3rd floor. I pray to God that I can catch some rest there and get on a more normal sleep schedule. Ok enough of my wa wa's about sleeping...
It's snowing, again. It doesn't really bother me. I just wish this was the weather in December or January instead of March. It's nice to be inside watching the snow fall outside of the windows.

I decided to work on jewelry for my shop. I ended up making 3 bracelets to match my necklaces I already have in the shop. It seems my necklace category is the least full one so I figured I would spend my efforts there.
This was my first bracelet. I LOVE how it turned out. Pretty busy and detailed for a bracelet, but I guess that's just how I roll. I made this to match "Happiness". These beads are actually from almost 3 years ago if you can believe that! 
Here is the second bracelet I made to match "Serenhippity".
Here was the 3rd bracelet I made to match my "Recycled Wine" necklace. I am taking it apart cause I am not totally happy with it. Oh well..

On to the beads....
Here was my teaser pic. I don't know if you saw it pop up on facebook yesterday, but it's awfully pretty all together :D

Ocean Urchin Egg "Sea Foam Shore"- The first bead in this series. I LOVE this glass base color! One of my favorite odd lot glasses. I just love the variance of aqua, to sea foam to yellowish. So pretty.

Ocean Urchin Egg "Cocoa Beach"- I tried a bunch of different base colors for this series of beads. This deep dark chocolate brown's was one of my past favorites. I love the darkness of the base against the silver and rainbow.

Urchin Coins "Cream Rainbows" Now these were really difficult to photograph to show all of the details. If you could get one detailed shot of one of the beads in the set the others were really hard to see. I put each bead in the front of the pile and photographed them to help show more detail. These are actually more detailed than they appear.

Urchin Coins "Cream Silver Threads"- These were also difficult to photograph, but the details are more apparent in this set. I love the webbing of silver and ivory with the impressions. So pretty! Again, these are more deeply impressioned than they appear. The details are so intricate and fine it's hard to capture them all.

"Ocean Urchin Eye Egg"-O... M... G... I always love editing pics of these beads. They are just SOOOOOO PRETTY! This one was my first design before the Ocean Urchin Egg beads so its a teeny bit more simple. I have a special place in my heart for this one since it was my first. They say you never forget your first ;) 

**OOps! I forgot to add that a few of your favorite headpins are back in stock! I missed that in the first draft on this post!**
Beach Stone Droplets "Pale Aqua"- A few more pairs back in the shop for now. These were really popular so grab them while they are here or it will be a bit before I can re-stock them.

"Teal Tide Starfish" - A few more pairs back in the shop for now. These were really popular so grab them while they are here or it will be a bit before I can re-stock them.

Well now it's about time for a late lunch. I am going to go in the kitchen and figure out what I will be making today. I should make some soup. It's cold and it's been a long time since I have made some ;)

See you soon!

xo Genea


somethingunique said...

I just love how you ROCK !!!!! Love your bracelets....and of course u know I love your beads....I really need to get my butt in gear and make some $$$ so I can buy some been Far to ya xox

Genea said...

Hey Lana! Thanks for stopping by :D Thanks so much :D Awww you are so sweet. No worries at all. Love ya!! xoxo Genea

Crafty Gal Linda said...


Genea said...

Thanks so much Linda! xo Genea

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