Studio Wednesday


Last Sunday I spent some time working in my studio on my latest freeform bracelet. I feel so much joy working in this way. Listening to the beads and letting my creativity flow and synch up with their special rhythm.


Many different sizes of beads placed  and fit together to create something new and unique.


Bridges are formed from one side to the other. Texture is added to give the piece dimension.


Today is a very special day. 25 years ago I received a wonderful gift when my daughter, Aimee, was born.  Happy Birthday, Aim! We both took the day off from our respective workplaces and spent the day shopping and having a great lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. It was so much fun just being together. I feel renewed.

A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer.

~Author Unknown

5 comments on “Studio Wednesday

  1. It is so obvious that you experience so much joy from working on these freeform pieces, Karen — wonderful stuff!

    Kathy V in NM

  2. judysheart says:

    Karen.. first… happy birthday to Aimee and I’m so glad you had a wonderful time together. How special you must make her feel to take off a day in her honor. Your bracelet is just stunning..!

  3. artandtea says:

    Thanks Kathy for your kind comments!

    Thanks Judy, I’ll pass along your birthday wishes to her. Yes, she is very special. I’m glad you like the bracelet!

  4. doras_explorations says:

    Beautiful bracelet, Karen ! I understand the joy you feel by working this way…I feel it too when I’m putting together a new cane design. It’s that sense of discovery, and making all those little ‘design decisions’ as you go along, that keeps the process so fresh and exciting. That may explain why I seldom try to duplicate other people’s cane designs…It just isn’t as much fun !
    A very Happy Birthday to Amy ! How wonderful that you were able to spend the day together !

  5. artandtea says:

    Yes, yes, yes, Dora! It’s such a wonderful discovery process, isn’t it? You do such a fabulous job with your cane tutorials. I love seeing your process and reading about your steps. I appreciate your kind words about my bracelet.
    Thanks for your birthday wishes, I’ll pass them along to her!

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