Cyber Week Savings: Use code CYBEADER to save on your entire order + Choose a Free Gift
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!

Chatter

A Hard Reboot

About this design:

I just signed up for my first craft market in two years. I must honestly say it was reluctantly. The thought of rebooting my business is exhausting and scary. Can I get back into the groove?? I have such a mishmash of inventory...I don’t know where to start.
But, I did. With my favorite bracelets in the whole world. Happily sitting on the floor in the middle of piles of colorful beads. I made eight bracelets in one sitting, then discovered a hard truth. My hips screamed in protest when I attempted to get upright! I shall move my creative operations to the table in the future.
I also took time to create a custom order for a friend.
Now that made me happy!

Components:

Leather cord, African beads, metal beads, wood beads, and buttons.

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Very colorful, very pretty, kinda boho. I really like them. I’m glad you are getting back on track, and I totally understand about hips and joints not being nice to us anymore, LOL.

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Wonderful cheerful bracelet designs. Love all of the patterns and colors. And your custom order is just as bright and cheerful. Good luck with the craft market. Where is it located?

    Really, Lynda? Sitting on the floor? You are braver than I am. I don’t think I would ever be able to get up. I’d probably just roll over on my stomach and never move again.

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Beautiful bracelets! The necklace and ear are delightful also. The last time I sat on th floor I felt like I needed to call a crane service to get me up. My problem is my knees.

  4. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Hi, Nancy! Yup, not a pretty picture getting up off the floor,
    It’s out at Steele Canyon High School, Nov. 13th. Come out and join us. It was a really good event before CoVid. I can send you the details, if interested.

  5. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    I love all of the bright colors in your bracelets. You have done a fab job on them! I just love the African beads, their color and textures and shapes are so happy. I am excited for you to get back into the show scene! Maybe everyone will be so pleased to get back out with others that you will be encouraged to keep going!

  6. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Wonderful bracelets Lynda!! And the necklace and earrings are perfect! You always inspire me…now I want to get some African beads. I would never intentionally get on the floor…I was there not to long ago…not by choice..and it was so very hard to get up. I’m so glad to hear your getting back in business…you are a wonderfully talented jewelry designer.

  7. Phoenix
    Phoenix says:

    Very fun, colorful jewelry! I’m sure they will be a hit at your craft show- best of luck!

  8. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    So pretty and cheerful. Very fun designs. Hope you do well at your craft show.

  9. BevB
    BevB says:

    Well done! Nice, fun, colorful creations.

  10. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    That’s wonderful you are jumping back in :) wishing you lots of luck but you won’t need it , these are so beautiful they should sell themselves

  11. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thank you all for your encouragement and kind words. I have often thought that the jewelry makers community is one of the most kind and generous there is.
    Blessings and peace to you all!

  12. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Lynda, I’m so glad to see your post! Been missing you here in the gallery. A little color can pay off with a lot of smiles & happiness–and it sounds like you needed some. I hope your business endeavors work out & you have much success at the craft market. These bracelets will sell themselves! Like Jane, I’m wanting to get some of these African beads now–I love the energy of them all put together like this. Your friend will adore the necklace set. Take care & enjoy the market!

Add your thoughts!

  1. No Photo
    YOU say:

    Sign up for a Lima account to comment—it's quick and free!

    Already have an account? Just log in.