Egads, I have not been a diligent blogger!  I’ve been so distracted with work and my parents’ long-distance move these past several weeks.  Slowly, the universe is returning to normal.

It has been a year or two since I assembled any jewelry, so I was overdue for a trip to the bead store!  I LOVE Bead Haven in Frankenmuth, MI.  (They used to have photos which showed how adorable the store was; don’t know what happened to those.)  It is located in the Riverplace collection of shops and boutiques, on the south side of the picturesque Cass River.  But I digress.  As you can see, I was in a certain color mood, maybe from staring at a stormy Lake Michigan last weekend.  These should be very fun to play around with!