It is taking lot of restraint to be good ... there are so many interesting items to be had just with a quick click of the mouse.
I have been able to limit myself so far to a pair of earrings and beads from Lynda at Diva Designs. I have been following her work for years now. She was the first follower on my blog when I started it almost two years ago now. I have purchased several of her very well written tuts in the past, but used a check rather than signing into Esty. Now that she is a full time designer, it turned out to be better for her monetarily if I went through Esty, so now I have an account. .. so many shiny things.... opps... getting off topic
This leads me to another Esty purchase I made last week. One of my flickr contacts is River Valley Designs, and one of the techniques she uses and has written a tut on, is called Rocky Path. I have long admired pieces that she and others have made using Rocky Path and tried to figure it out on my own, with limited success. So I finally broke down and purchased it. I am in love ... it is a playful technique and I love the serendipity of it - you can't predict exactly what is going to happen. I love surprises.
I have made two earring sets so far and would make more today, but I must get ready for the Artisan Show this weekend.
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