Hmmmm - another week gone by and still no new work to show you! I was warned that once you take beading from hobby level to a business level, you get hardly any time for actual beading. When you hear this you tend to think "Yeah, yeah - it won't be that way for me!" .... but it's so true! I used to spend hours and hours just idly beading, dreaming up new designs and contently experimenting - bliss. Nowadays it's more like 30% beading and the rest of my time is spent writing up and testing projects, drawing diagrams, doing paperwork (like the dreaded tax return that popped through my letterbox this morning!) networking, website maintenance, blogging, photography etc. etc. - although I'm sure I could be a little bit more efficient with my time if I really tried ;-)
So, seeing as we really need a picture on today's post to brighten things up a bit, here's a picture of my Supernova Choker. It's in April's issue of Beadwork magazine, which has been out in America for just over a week I think, and is due in the UK shops any day now. It's a netted band with an off-centre circular brick stitch 'starburst', which the editor describes as "Out of this world". I've made several of these in various colour combinations and I find them surprisingly comfortable to wear and they certainly seem to get noticed!