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[sticky post]ArtLog: all the shinies currently available, old and new
elf hill
This is the grand list of everything. To see only the newest things, check for New Shinies posts in recent entries. (Please note: sometimes those newest shinies are too new to be listed here, if I just put them up, but right now it's current and has everything.)

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ArtLog: sorting beads
elf hill
After they let me out of the hospital and before I came home, I did a little bit of bead shopping, just to make sure everything still worked. I am going to observe my jewelry-making and see if anything's different, and let Dr. A know what I observe, because he asked. This is why I joked about needing to go bead-shopping because of doctor's orders. Best rationalization ever, yah?

I have ascertained that I am still susceptible to opals. Ahem.

Anyhow, I had also shopped before the stroke. I had a lovely day out with a friend, and that expedition led to a stop at a shop where, due to complicated things I can't go into just now, there was a considerable lot of ocean jasper at a price that said, "No, really, just buy all of me. No, really. See the tags on me? Yes, I am priced well. I will not last. BUY ME." So there I was, possessed by (and now of) a great deal of ocean jasper.

Some bead-sorting is in order, and possibly a little re-jiggering of some Beads of the Month . . . though perhaps the extra goodies ought to become Unexpected Magpies. Hmmm! I could even do color-coordinated packages.

Sorting beads is a great goodness. And it's part of getting back to normal. Soon Juan will come through and say, "Counting flax seeds, sweetie?" and lure me up to watch something he has saved for me.

Life is good.

ArtLog: in progress, plus a link to a list of "that'd be nice to see" wishes and brainstorming etc.
elf hill
Well, I did it. ALL the ocean jasper I own is now strewn across the table and in the process of being sorted into necklaces. (At least, all the ocean jasper I can find. There's probably more around here. There's almost certainly more around here. You know how I get, especially those of you who have seen me just after a wholesale bead run.) I have at least seven in composition, one half-done, and there are more in the wings.

Also, I might actually finish a necklace that's been in the works more than five years now, called "Vulture Goddess Knows No Pity." It was in a box that held some ocean jasper, you see.

OK, and here's the link to the current idea hoard.

Today's sigh/yay:

sigh: my fingers do not stay closed when I tell them to, sometimes, and then I drop a bead and it goes under the table

yay: I can stand up and go around the table and BEND OVER AND PICK UP THE BEAD and I did not cuss even once!

OK, back to work I go.

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