Wednesday, December 7, 2011


This year has been such an eye opener for me, in many ways. I can't apologize for my lack of sharing, well I can, but it's more productive to just pick up where I left off and go from there. I will say that I have not one regret about spending time with my kids. I feel like I would have missed out on so much, if I had to go back and make a change. Being a mom is my first job, but I have to tell you I do miss my designing!
I feel like I have this little critter on my shoulder, pinching me, trying to get me to focus and it's been there for months. Well, he must have pinched hard enough, because yesterday, I felt the itch! I sat down and bought some glass. I love Etsy, all my favorite glass artists sell there, and I can easily get my hands on what I need and get it in a hurry. I needed the fix, because I can't tell you how happy it made me to shop! 
I'm even more excited to get them in my hands and no matter what, I'm not going to let them sit. 
I felt a spark when I ordered this from Jen Cameron the other day:
 This is my favorite style that she makes, and I have it on my desk now. Just holding it inspires me.
But I needed more. So here's more of my shopping from yesterday:
I also got a couple things on Artfire. 
I don't normally post what I purchase to design with. But seeing the pictures here is a reminder that I made a promise to these beautiful beads that they would be used to their full potential. And I made a promise to myself, to make the time to create and enjoy my passion. The next pictures I show will hopefully be of what these have been designed into.
So stay tuned. :)
It's time... to make the time to do what I love.


  1. Beautiful beads Kristen!!!! Love them!!! I can't wait to see what you create with them :) so glad to hear the fire in your typing :) :)

    miss you!!!

  2. Ohh, drooling here. And those rings...


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