Busy much?

The pace of life in the middle of August is at a fever pitch. I assume that everyone I know has their act together while I am just trying to keep my head above water and avoid panic if I can. It turns out that:

  1. I am getting more done than I give myself credit for.
  2. To panic is a useless waste of time and energy.
  3. Almost everyone else I know is in the same boat.

Have you heard of the term cabin fever? Well, mid August around here is the exact opposite of that.

I managed to fire a batch of beads last week. Here’s how they looked just out of the kiln and ready for the tumbler.



After I tumbled them, I oxidized them with liver of sulphur, and then buffed them on a muslin wheel. Of course I forgot to take a second batch of photos. Most of these beads are already in use. All of the earring sections are packed up and gone without photos. I was in kind of a hurry to get jewelry made and out to three galleries by today and tomorrow.

I dropped these necklaces off at Winter’s Work today on the island:

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I was in a huge rush to get out the door, so I didn’t photograph the 10 pairs of earrings  that I already had in cards.  15 pieces all together helped make Sue’s jewelry case look a lot more inviting.

When I got home from dropping jewelry off at the dock, I pulled together what I had finished for The Gallery Next Door in Bar Harbor. (I have to be in Bar Harbor tomorrow, so I wanted to finish at least a few things so I could drop them off while I was in town.)

Again, I only had time to photograph the necklaces and not the earrings.

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Last but not least is the package I’ll mail off tomorrow to Chapter Two Gallery in Corea, Maine. I wanted to have necklaces finished for them too, but I ran out of time. That’s next on my list. Here are the styles of a couple pairs of earrings that are headed their way:

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6 responses to “Busy much?

  1. Each picture on this post is more beautiful than the last! I adore your silver beads! I wear the earrings I bought from you ALL THE TIME…they are my GOTO pair…it’s those silver beads! Everything is lovely, and I hope you find time to relax soon!


    • Hi Patti. I really appreciate your enthusiasm! I’m wearing your bangles right now, too!
      The whole island gets time to relax soon, at least from so much summer activities. Only the little shop on the island closes around Labor Day. I hope the galleries on the mainland are busy busy well into fall!


  2. Sally Merchant

    Oh Barb ~ such beauty in the midst of wondering whether I really have two shoes on my feet (under the influence of august, much?) …… love you, hope to see you really soon. Also, I’d like to make time to get to all these galleries and shops, as well, to do some local shopping. xoxo


  3. All of your piece re beautiful Barb!


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