Friday, June 3, 2011

What Have I Been Up To?

Well, since I've had a couple months off from temping and checking CM (if don't know, don't ask, cuz you don't want to know), you might think I've just been hanging out, doing nothing. But you'd be wrong. I've kept myself really busy with various projects. Mostly to keep my mind occupied, so I can avoid those not fun thoughts of recent events.

I've started couponing. I wouldn't dare say I am "extreme" but, I'm so far I like it. I saved $16 off my last grocery trip with coupons! I'm still learning and building up my coupon stock piles and organization system. I'm going to go to a coupon class this month too. Its been a good distraction, and it saves me money!

But what I've reeeeeeally been up to the past month or so, is making jewelry. I've always thought it would be fun, and my mom is still finding Lisa Frank beads around from when I make necklaces and bracelets as a kid (gals, you know what I'm talkin about..). This time around, its real beads and wire and designs. I'm completely in love with it. I've already had my first commissioned designs, my friend bought all the beads she wanted and left me to create her some treasures. These are what I've made so far:

These ones were made for my friend Jennifer.

I made two of these, a matching set for my friend Tami and her daughter.

I think that it would be awesome to eventually be able to sell them.. Some extra pocket money :)



  1. OMG I love the blue necklace with the orange flowers!!!! So pretty!

    Ok all of them are, but I'm a bit obsessed over that one.

  2. These are beautiful! I agree, the necklace with orange flowers really stands out. It's perfect for strapless summer dresses.

    And so glad you brought up Lisa Frank...I LOVED her dolphin stuff when I was obsessed with dolphins as a kid. I had the backpack, notebook, pencils, stickers, etc. Fun memories! :)


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