Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sidetracked...sort of

Only sidetracked from working with the colors I had planned on, as in the last post. Got to finishing up some beads that I already had going and decided that I needed to get more jewelry made since I bought a day (Thursday, March 26th) in the Gifts Guide Showcase at Etsy. I'm still working on getting my shop noticed there, but it's sort of been taking a back seat lately.

Anyhow here is a necklace that looks nice and since I'm going to be doing a double strand Flora Bead necklace for my "wow" piece at ACRE, I need to get comfortable with the shape and how the necklace will drape. Need to stop thinking about it and actually *do* it though!

Speaking of Flora Beads, my Intro To Textured Flora Beads on-line class at will be available to download through next Saturday, March 28th. I'll be checking the message board and will be available for chats too. Did you know that I have a fan page on Facebook? I usually post news there too.

Something else that I'm working on for 2009 is more on-line classes. I will probably do a Swirl Lentil on-line class from my website, since I remembered today that I can put a chat board on my site and make the page password protected. For now the old Swirl Lentil with Beadcaps tutorial is there, but probably just through April. If you want to download this tutorial, just email me (desertdesignsbybarbara (at) for the password. I hope to have a new Swirl Tutorial available for purchase in early May.


Susan Turney said...

OMG, Barb! I just enlarged the pic....those beads are out of this world. Just gorgeous! I love the bit of metallic.

Barb aka rubarb said...

thank you Susan, you're such a sweetheart :o)

Jackie said...

WOW! I just came across your blog. What talent! I too am a polymer clay jewelry artist - although I'm far from your level! These are so original. It's nice to see a fresh perspective.