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Hello all! It's my turn at Inside the Studio once again - I have had to search back to see what I posted about last time, and even though it was a mere 2 months back, SO much has happened since then for me! I've had a jam-packed summer. Having said that, I kind of told you all about that in my last post - in a 'what's coming up for me next' kind of way. 3 weeks of contemporary opera down in England - check. 3 week craft fair back home in Edinburgh - check. Making lots of jewellery and not getting enough sleep - check!
And since finishing, I've actually been very organised for me - new load of czech glass beads arrived, photographed and loaded into The Curious Bead Shop:
|I'm ready for Autumn colours if not Autumnal weather - can you tell?!|
I also managed to photograph and upload almost all of the jewellery I had left over from the fair. Seriously, I don't think I've *ever* managed to achieve this before about mid-November before. Go me! Check out these lovelies, almost all listed in the shop now (if you're after earrings, it's the place to go!):
But rather than rehash all of the past few months, I thought I'd, again, give you a sort of preview of what's coming up for me. I thought I'd share with you some of the rather delicious art beads which I've treated myself to over the past month or so. I always do slightly indulge during the fair - it's the time of year when I sell the most jewellery and so it feels sort of justified. Right? (Right?!) It was also a pretty tough 7 week schedule for me and so I figured I deserved a treat or seven...And really, who doesn't like a bead eye candy post?
Yep, I kind of went to town, didn't I?! Let's just hope I can turn it into jewellery! It's nice to have a good old splurge once in a while.
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Rebecca is a Scottish jewellery designer; currently living in the capital city of Edinburgh. You can read more about her and her work at her blog, songbeads.blogspot.com and see more of her jewellery at songbead.etsy.com. She also has a supplies shop at thecuriousbeadshop.etsy.com.