Friday, March 23, 2007

Has Anyone Seen Scarlet?

My muse is in hiding. Have you seen her? She's a large red dragon. She is supposed to be here to inspire me.

Oh well, dragons do what they want, regardless of our wishes. I have been trying the usual tricks of playing with my beads in an effort to tempt her out. No answer.

I have also been busy with catching up on housework and paperwork. What else can you do when you have no muse to inspire you?

Also this past week, (or was it a little more than a week ago?) Anyway, I took one set of "Star Attraction" Necklace and Earrings and some other new jewelry to my favorite coffee shop here in Seguin, TX - Chiro Java. They allow me to put jewelry on consignment there. So I took this new stuff, and rotated stock. I pulled some jewelry not previously seen here on the internet. I've already listed some of those pieces in My Etsy Shop. (See link in "Related Links"). I will soon be listing some more. Bracelet (first photo - top right) is "Criss Cross Bracelet in Red and White". I also listed one in gray and red with earrings. Sorry, the Choker and Earrings to match red and white bracelet , sold at Chiro Java.

I also listed this "Lattice Bracelet in Blue" (second photo - right), and the matching Earrings. In addition, I listed a "Lattice Bracelet in Red".

And I worked some on the instructions for a "Spirals Anklet". I even got a version finished. Learned some more about digital photography of jewelry, too. Learned some about creating a document in pdf format with images inserted. Tried several different things, you know, experimenting. I think I know how I want to do it now.

What I want to accomplish is a project in wordpad format with accompanying photos for Step by Step Beads Magazine (link in "Related Links"). And I want a chapter with this project in pdf format for my e-book.

My initial efforts resulted in a synthesized version. But I learned a lot. (I mentioned that didn't I?)

So I went out and bought a copy of Step by Step Beads. It has some really nice projects...Wait, I bought it to study how others put projects together. Stay focused KnotGypsy.

Or is Scarlet hiding in the magazine. Maybe I better go check...Ummm...bye for now...gotta find Scarlet...

5 comments:

Beaded Desert said...

knotgypsy, I think she flew down to visit me here in Arizona for the weekend. I had such a productive weekend (well, productive by my standards at least). I felt inspired for the first time in a couple of weeks. But I'm pretty sure she's making her way back to you now. Check that magazine again. ;D Love the new pieces! I need to bookmark your new website.

Knotgypsy said...

Thanks for leaving a comment, you made my day.

Anyone reading this, check out beaded desert's blog, she has some very nice things there and writes engagingly.

Leon said...

Nice work again.

F.J. Delgado said...

Whenever I see the word Scarlett, I think of Scarlett Johansson and Scarlett O'Hara, but that's just me. :-)

Knotgypsy said...

Thanks for sharing f.j. delgado. But the word was Scarlet, not Scarlett. Then again it could be argued that Scarlett O'Hara was a bit of a dragon as well...

As previously posted Scarlet, my muse, is named after the red dragon in the "The Wizard's First Rule" by Terry Goodkind.

Perhaps, I should reference this every time I write about Scarlet. Is it confusing anyone else? I will think on it.

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