Starting anew is always a good thing! Here is Vol. 1 of "Artful Living on the Bluff" for you to enjoy. While I am not contributing new material to this blog, please feel free to look around and then visit me at the new and (hopefully) improved "Artful Living on the Bluff" blog at

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Red Sun Rising - Bead Embroidery Necklace

Well, I haven't been around for a while now! My husband and a business partner were hard at work opening a microbrewery and taproom here in Dubuque and it's (finally!) up and running - it looks to be a great success! In that time, I was doing my best to keep the home-fires burning - I set aside some of my "stuff" to make sure he was getting what he needed (ie: clean clothes, hot food and clean dishes, etc.) while working 12-hour days.

It feels good to be back to beading - and have started a new project called "Red Sun Rising". As usual, nearly all of the beads (even some of the seed beads!) have been salvaged from vintage and "junk" jewelry. Here are a few pics to tease you - I'll be adding more in the next few days...

Thanks for stopping and Enjoy :)