We’ve moved cross-country from TX to GA, Z started 3rd grade, and my very neglected (forgotten?) Etsy shop has finally been re-opened. Staying so long in San Antonio made me realize I’d starting putting down roots unintentionally. It hit me like a ton of bricks, usually when a PCS is coming up I’m allll about the new place and experiencing new things, etc. Hubby was a little concerned with how hard it was for me to get over the fact we were in small town Georgia vs. the bustling city of San Antonio. Spoiled by the convenience of having pretty much any store *somewhere* in town within a 45 min. drive or less. Comparison really is the thief of joy, so I’m getting over it. Slowly. Either it’s because I’m getting a little older, we’re getting closer to hubby’s 20 year mark, or the fact that packing around 2 kids for big moves has made it something to dread rather than look forward to. Light was found at the end of tunnel, thankfully, once my studio was set up and I could fire up my torch again. Ahhh, relief. And now my sewing space is nearly ready and I’m trying to narrow down which project to sew first. Fret not, brain, we shall find our equilibrium! I’ll slowly but surely be adding listings to my Etsy shop- why you take so long Etsy listings?! This is the necklace worn to this year’s ISGB Gathering in New Orleans, the annual conference we Lampworkers migrate to every year to catch up, network and learn. It was so great to see friends and make new ones.
aja vaz beads
New Work for the Gathering
Still trying to get our nice Canon figured out to get the best pics- probably need a dedicated macro lens for that..wish I hadn’t put our smaller cameras in a ‘safe place’, hopefully they pop up soon.
These are some of my newest work, so excited to be taking them to the ISBG’s 21st Gathering in Rochester, NY on the 27th of this month! I’ve been experimenting with patinas, too, which is why my bead caps may look a little different- I’m really hoping they’re well received.
If you’ll be at the Conference or Bead Bazaar, let me know!- I’d love to meet you 🙂