I'm not feeling well today, but I've got all kinds of things swirling around in my head that I want to get out before the weekend. So here goes nothing. I pray it all makes sense.
The first two subjects I DESPERATELY want your opinion on.
First, I finished making the above bracelet this morning. As I was making the little text donuts I found myself REALLY enjoying the process. I posted that picture on facebook earlier today and had a comment or two about them. As such, I'm considering possibly making more to sell in the shop. What do you think? I should probably do some research first to see what the market for these currently is. But, I'd love to hear your opinion.
Secondly. . .Pat and I have been watching a lot of Food Network lately. He's more of a Good Eats fan while I enjoy Chopped more. Anyway, as I was watching a Chopped marathon the other week, I was struck with an idea. Now, I don't know if you are familiar with the show or not. . . but basically chefs are given a mystery basket of ingredients that they MUST include in a dish. It starts with four chefs and one is cut each round. There's an appetizer, entree, and dessert rounds and three very picky judges. But, that's not important. What interests me in this context is the MYSTERY BASKET. I was thinking how fun it would be to send out a few mystery baskets of my own design and see what the jewelry chefs out there can create. Now, if you've seen the show you know that the items in the mystery baskets are not your run-of-the-mill ingredients. Often they include something(s) the chefs have never heard of or have no idea how to even cook/use. I'm not interested in the judging or 'chopping' portion of the show, just the mystery basket and creation portions. This probably has a lot to do with the anticipation that's going on right now with all the Bead Soup. In any case, would anyone at all be interested in joining up for this? As you can probably tell, I haven't thought this through completely. I just figured I'd through it out there and see what kind of response I get before I do anything else. Let me know!
There's quite a few giveaways flying around this week that I need to go ahead and let you know about.
- Sweet Therese from Therese's Treasures has hit 50 followers on her blog and is giving away a pretty bracelet.
- The Vintaj blog has a beautiful collection of Kylie Parry Studio Beads and Vintaj findings up for grabs.
- Leslie Todd at No Stone Unstrung has been playing around with torch enameling and is generously giving away a few of her new enameled items. (sorry I couldn't get the picture, but go there and you'll see)
Finally, there are yet another couple of items that have been added to the SALE section of the shop.
|Fading Light Necklace|
|Copper Disc Earrings|
Now that I've gotten all that out of my system I'm feeling a bit better. Here's to a fantastic weekend ahead!
Please, please, please let me know how you feel about the text donuts and the jewelry-maker's version of chopped. Please!