I tried very hard to not buy any beads and just concentrate on items I needed to make jewelery - chain, head pins, O-rings, clasps, etc. My resolve, however, did not last when I came across some glass beads with dicro inlays. I did only buy a few of each for earrings.
And speaking of earrings. In an effort to give myself a good reason to blog at least once per week, I have just joined the flickr group 52 earrings in a year. It is the brain child of Anke Humpert. I read about it on Polymer Clay Daily and thought it was a great idea. After all, I love earrings and they are something that does not take a huge amount of time to make. Since I just joined in the 4th week of January I am a bit behind.
Here is my catch up:
The addition of a sprocket to the clay was an attempt to do a kinda steampunky bead. But I chose the wrong color of ink - I still like it though. Stream is my favorite color of ink.