Good morning folks. This is the last day my husband will be home for the next six months as he's taking off in the morning for a new job up north. He'll be working at the Eagle Plains Hotel in the Yukon. This truck stop, hotel, garage, fueling station, campground complex is located exactly halfway up the Dempster Highway between Dawson and Inuvik. It's about thirty miles south of the Arctic Circle. From what I've found on the internet, it's a fairly desolate place. This was a financial decision mostly, although he's been home for over a year now, and has been getting restless.
As I mentioned previously, I've reactivated my Etsy account. I finished a designer necklace yesterday that I had intended for myself. Well, these things tend to evolve, so the finished product was a little over the top for me. I'm a plain and simple kinda gal. I've decided to sell it so put it in my Etsy store. The flower design for the pendant is a reinvention of the wheel, using 3mm cubes and 6/0 rocailles and I'm working on a pattern presentation for this. It will be traded to a beading supplier for a bit of a discount and some free advertising. I've discovered that it's a lot easier to create these things than draw up the directions to explain how I've done it.
I've decided to sell my Still Going Strong sculpture as well. Since I'm now working on another large piece, I need to clear up some space and learn to part with some of the work I love. I put so much of myself into each one, I dread having them go, but comfort myself with the thought that I could make another, should I so desire. However, I really never do, as the ideas in my head are endless and I tend to just move on to something else. I have the sculpture on Etsy as well, and here is one of the latest photos.