Thursday, April 8, 2010

Workedy work

I've had my head down, avoiding distractions (mostly) trying to get massive piles of work shoveled out the door. There's been progress, but there's always more sneaking in when I'm not looking!

So I have this crazy spreadsheet where I've calculated out how many of each kit I want to make before Bead & Button, and how much of each kind of bead I need for that number of kits, and the volume is pretty scary! LOL! If I don't get a good head start on it now, I'm totally in trouble later. And cash flow being a reality, I can't afford to buy ALL the supplies at once, so as they come in, I get them weighed, and bagged and labeled. The final kit assembly chaos will come later in May.

I also spent some beading time for a few days and I've come up with a potential rock star project that I can't wait to show you! I will say it's not a quick one - that's for sure. I'm still working on finishing the initial necklace (there will be variations too, as per usual with me!) and then it will translate into an awesome bracelet as well. As soon as I can, I'll give you a sneak peek!

There are teaching proposal deadlines on April 30th for both Bead Fest Texas 2010 and Bead Fest Santa Fe 2011 and I really need to get on it! MORE design and beading time is definitely in the immediate future. As a matter of fact, I'm assigning myself at least one day a week dedicated to designing for a while.

In the meantime, though, I've got a couple of trips coming up! I leave next Wednesday for the Best Bead Show in Miami, and the following weekend I'll be in Denver for the Rocky Mountain Bead Society Show. I'm looking forward to them both SO MUCH!


  1. I have a spreadsheet too! Works wonders....helps keep the chaos manageable. Good luck with the travel, you are one busy gal!

  2. Oh, I'm so glad you'll be in Denver. That show is definitely on my "to do" list (as a customer)!

  3. Hi Jill, Hate to burst your bubble but on the Beadfest site it says that the deadline for Texas is April 20th.

    Good luck!