Above, the earring design that was featured in the new Bead Style Magazine featuring my square mini Linky Pairs. I love the crystal clusters on these, they are beautiful! These little squares were only recently added to the Earthenwood website, as I had hoarded the design for my own use for my jewelry line. I keep trying to make a jewelry line and stick to it, but really, my heart just isn't in it. I much prefer to design new components and make new jewelry designs for projects than make production jewelry. So when I was asked to come up with some components that would go with the Flower Field Bracelet design for earrings, I decided to pull my earring designs from the site and just offer the components as Linky Pairs.
In fact, just this morning I removed the last of the jewelry designs from the website, and am offering the Muse Stone components outside of jewelry for the first time. I have had many people ask for them, so I just decided it was time. They are probably my most customizable component, with three styles: curved bar bracelet or two kinds of necklace, and the choice of color, word, and design. Even more, they can be ordered without the word, just as a design, which is pretty cool too.
So last night it snowed hard. Its all white again and very deep and cold. My class was cancelled and I got sort of lazy on my shipping after doing all our grocery shopping and dog walking in the increasingly falling snow. I sort of like the silence of the snow. And the beauty. But it makes me so sluggish and blah, too. I am having a burst of creativity right now, but I am so backlogged with work that I cannot express it, and it makes me a little depressed and I don't know, pent up feeling. I want to do new things but I have to do other things that I don't really want to do, but need to do. Bleh. So I am taking notes and sketches and ordering supplies and just trying to develop these things in my mind for the time when I can work on them, and trying to get the work that I need to do done. That's the state of the Earthenwood union today.
The song of the day is "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode. I am in the mood for them lately, I think because I am researching Steampunk, and this is what it sounds like to me a little, at least it is the best of the choices available in my personal collection. It's slightly industrial and clangy sounding. I have found some great new bands though, and images, as I am flooding my mind with steampunk, and I will be sharing them with you next week. I declare next week Steam Week!