People, I was a necklace-making machine today. Between the encouragement of Patricia at Bonnet, who I can't thank enough for her support of my designs - especially my necklace designs, as well as the promise of an amazing upcoming sale at Abby's place in a couple weeks (have you seen the awesome blog she set up for the Summer Social and the beyond sweet feature she posted on sulu-design?), I've decided to seriously focus my energy on getting some new pieces produced this month. (I should, perhaps, be focusing my energy for a moment on adding some periods to that insane run-on sentence you just read. But right now I'm typing as I would be talking. And I'm excited about all of this, so I'd totally be run-on talking, too.)
Today I finally broke down and worked with pieces that I've been holding onto in my stash for years - found bit of metal from the streets of Queens, bits of old jewelry from a table at the former Chelsea Flea market in Manhattan - as well as with some new-to-me chains and beads.
I was listening to NPR for several hours while my fingers worked away today. I wish I had a nickle for each time the phrases "President Obama and his Russian counterpart" and "the architect of the Vietnam War" were uttered. Where's a thesaurus when a reporter needs one?
Okay, too much coffee and too much jewelry-making has me a little wired. I'm heading to the kitchen to put my energy to a different use now, making this with turkey sausage for dinner. Thanks for stopping by, friends. Hope your weekends were wonderful.
Edited to add: Abby's Summer Social takes place on July 25th. I'll list remaining necklaces in the sulu-design shop after the sale.