Island time!

I’ve returned from my respite and now it’s back to “business as usual”.  Maui was splendid, the weather was gorgeous, and we ate fresh fish every day.  We truly had a lovely time!  However, after being away for ten days, I was ready to come home.  I’ve never been good at living out of a suitcase plus I missed the kitties terribly.  And I also can’t wait to get back in the studio and play!  With my suitcase stuffed, I brought back some nice treasures from Aloha Bead Company in Paia to add to my stash.  Refreshed and renewed, I’m ready to try some new designs – I have ideas for hammered ear wires which will sport wireworked teardrop shaped stones, faceted briolettes and  various other components.  I also purchased some nifty nuggets of raw garnet and lapis lazuli that will be absolutely perfect in prong settings as rings or pendants.  I want to play with polymer clay again too – it’s been a while since I’ve  worked with it and I want to experiment with new techniques.  Granted, I did take a bead embroidery project along to work on, but I can hardly contain my excitement with the new pieces I want to make.  At the moment however, it’s time to catch up on stacks of snail mail and email correspondence, reopen my Etsy shop, and sleep – jet lag does not agree with me in the least!  My mind will be a whirling dervish with new ideas, but my body will say “you’re still on island time…relax”.

~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on February 19, 2012.

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