I haven’t been around much lately. I continue to read my yummy blogs and watch my fellow jewelry designers grow in creativity and courage, pushing forward in design, in technique and knowledge… it’s such a joy to follow the individual journeys. My own journey though, has somewhat shifted in the last year. My constant nagging, inner voice demanding to acknowledge change was on the way. Well, it’s arrived and I feel rested. Fredbean’s Nook has closed it’s doors, to make way for the “new”. The majority of my bead stash and displays have been shipped to their new homes and only my faithful tools and cherished favorites remain. I will return to full time education in January and bury myself in books and knowledge… I’m ready.
Therefore, I am over the moon to announce my friend and fellow artisan has agreed to offer the last of my designs in her delightful brick and mortar store in St Petersburg, FL. From first meeting Amy in Sicily and falling in love with her beautiful, sunny creations, to watching her excitement as she grabbed the bull by the horns and opened Strands of Sunshine. I feel honored to have my collection right next to Amy’s. Pop on over to Strands of Sunshine and check out Amy’s creations, store location and hours.
I want to thank you all for your huge support and encouragement over the last 6 years, it’s been a blast. The friends I’ve made, the inspiration I’ve gained… you all rock. Please, please check in periodically though. I will still be posting occasionally, submitting designs to publications and creating a few pieces, when time permits… once a beader, always a beader.