January 20, 2013

13 Months and Counting...

Gosh it's been a long time since I posted on my blog. Motherhood has taken center stage and I am just loving it. It has been quite a struggle, balancing my professional life with my family life. I yearn to spend time in the studio alone, working up new designs; but I worry that this is at the expense of time spent with my daughter. Maybe I should change the name of my blog from Lisa's Kitchen Sink to Maeve's Diaper Pail. Speaking of, let's take a look at how that girl has grown:
What can I say, the girl likes pearls
We have passed the year marker and it is time to dip my toes back in the pool of creativity. Many of you may have noticed that I do not travel as much to teach classes. Currently I'm only teaching at my local store Baubles & Beads in Berkeley, CA and at The (who could ever give it up) Bead & Button Show. More info on my classes in the next posting.

Woven Chain Mesh Bracelet DIY Tutorial
With a smaller teaching schedule I've had to get a "real job". I am currently the webmaster for Baubles & Beads. I have worked with this store for over 15 years now and I feel lucky to work with people I also call my friends. It feels good to be surrounded by beady people and things on a daily basis. I am responsible for their social media, which is funny, seeing as I can't even keep up with my own blog.   The best part of writing their blog, BeadShopGirl, is making up the DIY Tutorials. Click on the pics for links to the tutorials.

Bead Studded Bangle -DIY Tutorial
As most of you know, everything changes when a baby is born. This is my new path. Watching the best thing that I ever made grow up, learning how to maintain who I am creatively, and figuring out how to lead this new life.