This has been quite a year! I can personally say the best thing about 2020 was traveling to Mexico in February. It was epic. My partner and I spent many hours traveling on busses, bikes, and colectivos with the locals. We were on a mission to find beautiful beaches, jungles, monkeys, remote Mayan ruins, a cenoté, endless guacamole, & cocos frios. And a large Huichol beaded parrot! I never had time to write about that trip, until now. Mission accomplished, and I look forward to more travel adventures in the future. What are you most looking forward to?
Despite the apocalypse, a lot of good things have happened this year, and I am so grateful. First, I have accomplished a lot of beading, I wrote a couple of beading patterns (and had them translated to Spanish), I built a new website, and I have designed a couple of t-shirts. (There are now 3/4 sleeve beading T-shirts available for sale in my Etsy shop. I have already sold a few of these!) I also hiked my first 4000-ft mountain, and had the opportunity to spend more time focusing on health and fitness, learning Spanish, reading, and listening to audiobooks. If we focus on the good, even better things will follow!
During the past month, I have completed a few custom orders including this pin inspired by a Persian show cat named Fred. Most of my cat jewelry and portraits are custom made & they are all unique. I find cats to be more difficult to create as they have different eyes & noses than dogs, but challenges can inspire some of my best work.. Check out some of my other works on Instagram. If you are interested in a custom beaded dog pin, pendant, bracelet, earrings or pet portrait, please message me through Etsy or use the Contact form on my website.
If you are looking for something to do indoors this winter, consider trying a new beading kit or bead embroidery pattern! Take advantage of my Year End Sale and save 15% off all Ready-to-ship beaded dog pins, jewelry (including my new Chow Chow pendant), beading patterns, bead embroidery kits, or artwork. Also, save 10% off all print-on-demand merchandise, including t-shirts, face masks, iPhone cases, Laptop covers, prints, tote bags, stickers & cards. **Sale starts on Christmas Day and ends 01/03/2021.**
I hope you and your loved ones stay home and stay healthy this holiday season! Hang in there - soon we can all say good riddance to 2020, and hope for sunnier days in 2021!