Welcome to 2011 at Hollybird Beads!
Yes, I know it's been 2011 for a little while now, but I only returned from my extended Christmas break on Saturday, so forgive me for being a little late with the New Year well wishes.
I had a lovely 2 weeks off from my day job over the festive period, spending a week with my family in Essex before heading up to Scotland for another week staying with my boyfriend's family. I feel much refreshed, although coming back to work today has been a shock to the system...but hopefully the calm state of mind I have been cultivating over the last fortnight will not be dented for a little while yet. I have a lot ahead of me in terms of my studies - officially I am due to finish my PhD in October, so I shall be busily trying to get all of my work done in order to be able to start writing up my thesis ASAP. I don't want to go too much over my official finish date (because I won't be getting paid after then!), so if the blog gets a bit neglected, this may be the reason why.
But fear not, I shall be continuing to bead and sell my handmade jewellery in my Folksy shop. I have a few things I have been working on over the holidays to show you but I have not yet had the time to photograph them yet.
In the meantime, I would like to let you know that my Folksy Shop has now reopened, and I have put some items (See the images below for a few examples) for which the listings are due to expire rather soon into a mini January sale, with up to 20% off their original prices. Please head over and have a look...you may be able to bag yourself a beadwoven bargain!
That's it for now. Check back soon though to see what new pieces I've been working on recently.