Monday, July 18, 2011

Beads and Legos of Summer

Yes, I have been a bit distracted from my jewelry passion lately.

I have been very determined to help my fiver year old son learn to be a stronger swimmer so we've been in the pool practically every day this summer.  He loves the water and is definitely part fish like his father but he has had a great fear of THE DEEP END! Several attempts to motivate him into the DEEP END ended up in tears. Hmmmm. I decided to bribe him.... The other day, I told him that when he was ready and could swim from the deep end to the shallow end (long length of the pool) I would buy him a new Lego set.   I know, I know... I shouldn't have but I just KNEW he could do it! He looked at me and said "You mean for FREE??... No allowance?"  I said "Yes!".  He ran straight to the deep end, jumped in and swam all the way to the shallow end ...NO TEARS!  Thank you Lego...mission accomplished!

Despite my hours in the pool, I have managed to squeeze in a little creative time for myself and managed to design and assemble a few pieces that have been sitting in my studio for a few months.  I made the silver pieces months ago but as you can see, I'm finally playing with the beads I went crazy buying at the bead shows and having so much fun! Here is a sneak preview before they hit Etsy....







"You are all separate beads strung together on that one thread, God."
~ Sri Sathya Sai Baba ~


15 comments:

Beatnheart said...

just beautiful Penny...I have been spending all my computer time in my etsy shop and not much time as
I use to. It has been good for me however. I love your new pieces as always but the addition of all the beautiful beads is just wonderful. I’ve got a new jones over Czech picasso beads...yikes! just beautiful.
I’m having a giveaway on etsy. Something new to try and stimulate some biz (maybe?) worth a try so come
on by if you need more earrings...??!! c

PK Studios said...

Thanks Cynthia...I'll check out your beads! And I know what you mean...listing and marketing Etsy is SO time consuming! Cheers, Penny

Beatnheart said...

Hi Penny, Thanks for your visit and comment. I change my blog according to the post and the colors
etc. Now that I know how to do it, its easy. It’s like
putting on the right shoes with the right dress. If it
doesn’t all “go” I don’t feel right. Hope your having a beautiful summer. Big bead show this weekend in
Pasadena...I don’t need more of course but I got a
disease!

Psique said...

That things are very beautifull. You made it?

My Castle in Spain said...

Thanks for the tip about yurts in California ! ah...wish i could go to California one day :-)

Cobalt Violet said...

So beautiful Penny! Love love love them all ... But I might need to have that turquoise one I think! Or...

Michele@TuttiFioriDesigns said...

Penny, the white beads with the silver and color is SO striking. Beautiful designs!

I bet your little man feels very accomplished! Good going mom!

PK Studios said...

Thanks everyone! Can't wait to start up on more ideas...but gotta wait until school starts for the kiddo!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Those are simply BEAUTIFUL....Loving that turquoise one too!

ruthie said...

So funny, a lego bribe had a wonderful result for me to with my boy many years ago, seem to remember there was a bike involved lol! Adore you new work, stunning. Im am oh so envious that you guys got to see Ashes & Snow, an experience to treasure im sure x

PK Studios said...

Thanks, Linda ...I'm smitten with turquoise lately! And Ruthie, I'm glad to know I'm not the only mother to bribe with Legos..LOL. Thanks for your positive input...makes my day!

Beatnheart said...

thank you so much for your kind comment and visit.Your work is sto beautiful. Just love that last piece. wow.

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PK Studios said...

Thank you for stopping by Zizi! Your blog is great....absolutely LOVE Greece. I was there 20 years ago and just dying to go back. Lucky girl!

Beatnheart said...

Thanks so much for your birthday wishes. I always love when I see you’ve visited. Hope all is well up in paradise.