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Coral & Turquoise

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I am sure I have mentioned once or twice that my family and I have been renovating our home for the past 11 months. I am happy to report that this season in our lives is finally ending! Throughout the process, we have scraped ceilings, torn up flooring, removed and replaced the entire kitchen, painted copious amounts of walls, trims, doors, mantels and ceilings, and more. It has been a rewarding year; the finished outcome of the house is delightful.

One of the most exciting things to come out of this is that we will be relocating! With that move comes the fun of sorting everything and getting inspired as I sift and sort all my beads and jewelry-making supplies. I have found items that I had intended to learn to use and haven't yet had time to use them! I have also found other pieces that I had to set aside months ago as "free time" in the studio became scarcer. I am excited to get settled in the new house, to learn new things and, in turn, to share them here with you. One of the best things about moving is that a whole new area is now local to me and I can start exploring for new bead shops and take classes with new instructors. Now I know that not everyone has a local bead shop, so this month I thought I would share with you a few ways that you can begin expanding your creative horizons!