Last week I redesigned a necklace for her, removing a lot of turquoise beads and replacing them with undyed coral nuggets. The finished necklace was beautiful (don't know why I didn't photograph it?!), and the next day she brought in the matching earrings, asking again for the turquoise to be removed and the whole earring made "shorter." I can do that!
As far as the bottom pair goes (look at those rubies!) I have completely forgotten what I am supposed to do for them, but I have it written down.
Once these repairs are done, I have nothing on my beading agenda - here's what I MAY get into:
- making another bracelet like the one I showed yesterday, this time in black and crystal (if I can scrounge up the beads...)
- enameling some beads, beadcaps, and headpins so I can make the floral cascade necklace in Barbara Lewis's book (which would require setting up the whole enamel workstation....)
- Poring through all the beadweaving patterns I have set aside for a day JUST LIKE THIS, and finally, actually, making one of them!
- vacuuming dog hair off the Velcro-like carpet in the bead shop
- dusting all the dusty nooks and crannies in the bead shop
- counting the number of 15/0s in a 10-gram tube (I am frequently asked "how many beads in this tube?")
- ditto, for the 11/0s in a 10-gram tube