Monday, January 02, 2012

Happy New Year....a look back on my beady year

Photo/Graphic Credit - thank you!
Happy 2012 to you!  I wanted to blog straight away today. I spent quite a bit of time away last fall and want to start the New Year off with a blog post. 
 
As is tradition, I looked back on 2011 to see what I accomplished and despite the feeling of not getting much done, I actually covered alot of territory.
 
My 2011 New Year's Resolution was one word:  DO. I wanted to stop talking and start making. So, with that in mind, here's a review of 2011's DO.....
 
... I made new beads......
 

 


 

 
 ....I made earrings.....









.....set up Tuesday Tangle for all things related to wire craft.....


...and set up Metal Monday to post on all things metal....


.....bought a rolling mill....


......read and reviewed several awesome books....
















 
...taught myself to create digital art using PhotoShop Elements and PhotoShop....

 

....gave needle tatting another try and learned how to do it this time.....


....took a Hadar Jacobson class and learned how to make Mokume Gane metal clay....


....taught myself right angle weave (YAY!)....
....rolled some metal....


.....tried to crochet with wire (FAIL)....

 
...joined in on the Bead Soup Blog Party....
 

 
....remodeled my home office/jewelry studio.....

....remodeled the hallway outside my home office/jewelry studio with beads....errr bubbles...


...got the babylock fixed and made a jewelry display....




 
...I even remodeled in my kitchen...
 
Guess I fared better with 2011's New Year's resolution than I thought. I think I'll put DO on my 2012 New Year's Resolutions too.
What about you?  How do you think your 2011 went?





7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a great year!

Betsy said...

Hi Cindy,
I've enjoyed the single posts on Facebook, but this is a terrific overview of your work and accomplishments in 2011 (and before and beyond too). I have one of your early pieces, a Greek Jar necklace. Now, I'm in love with the "first blush" jewelry....have to have a set of earrings, if only to gift my sister! How can we work this out? (Lucky her b-day is not until next Nov!)
Thanks for the retrospective!
xo
Betsy

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thank you Anonymous! :-)

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Betsy,

Glad you like the review in pix! The first blush is still in stock - here's the link to buy it: http://www.cindygimbronebeads.com/catalog/item/8267492/8961407.htm

Happy driving :-)
Cindy

Courtney said...

What an amazing year! Here's t0 2012.

Rembrandt Charms said...

I love the stone earrings...specially the red one which looks like a blob of jello inside the silver danglers...very interesting also designs in thread weaves.

Silver Charm Bracelet said...

I like the wide range of colours that you are playing with...from baby pink to the dark corals and greens. Amazing looks created with different textures and colours.