21 Day Blog Love Affair: Day 5

I’m back in action today, hooray! Nothing quite like a couple days with limited mobility to really appreciate feeling well and moving freely. Today was a full day of laundry and design work and walking kids home from school and cooking and finally more laundry. Why is there so much laundry?




One of my crowning achievements is finally unpacking my suitcase from my trip to Tucson. I was in Tucson for 6 days earlier this month working with Soft Flex Company, beading wire manufacturer and jewelry-making supplier,  in their booth at the Best Bead Show. I had a great time getting out from behind my desk and in front of our customers answering questions, helping with jewelry making needs and demonstrating crimping and knitting techniques with Soft Flex Wire. Not to mention getting to spend time with my co-workers whom I have worked with for over 10 years yet, rarely get to see! The life of a telecommuter.


Before heading to the show I told myself I had enough supplies and wasn’t planning on buying much. But as the story goes, who ever has enough creative supplies?! Not this girl, ha! And being surrounded by such inspiration and beautiful products from our neighboring exhibitors makes it all the more difficult to keep my cash in my wallet. I am known to be pretty frugal and to think and rethink my purchases so, to ease the pain of spending I gave myself a small budget each day to play with. Here is what I ended up coming home with.




Row 1
Soft Flex Crimp Tubes in Gold Filled, Silver Filled and Copper
Super Duos in Red and Turquoise
Samunnat Clay Beads (Handmade in Nepal to assist with domestic violence)
Soft Flex Beading Wire in Dark Blue, Turquoise, Coral Red, Bone and Peridot
Magical Crimper
Beaded Flying Pig and Horse for my little guys


Row 2
Copper Cones
Wubbers mini chain nose pliers
Small mix of dichroic cabochons
Aurora Borealis Crystal Drops
Lampwork beads by Prima Donna Beads


Can’t wait to create with my new supplies plus, all my current supplies – my beading stash is pretty huge right now! Goodnight xoxo