I did reasonably well on my resolutions for the first half of 2016 (although I still have no idea how it could possibly already be the middle of 2016!):
- I have a new bead box, with room to grow (more on that soon!)
- I added opal eyes to my Mothra bead – and I love the final result. I would still love to find the right opportunity to add a stone before firing, but I don’t want to waste clay just to check that off my list; it needs to be the right stone in the right bead.
- I completed the A to Z challenge. And it was actually fun! So much so that I’ve already started a list of ideas for next year.
I even managed to start and finish a few copper beads, which was an unofficial resolution!
Which leaves me with rolling out my resolutions for the second half of the year. At the beginning of the month I opened up my draft list of resolutions and found only one! I could have sworn that I had two or three. With a bit more thinking, I managed to get another one, and decided to leave it at that since the latter half of the year is always busier than the first half. I have a few unofficial resolutions up my sleeve, but don’t want to commit in case I can’t make them happen ;)
Make at least one necklace combination a month
That shouldn’t be too hard, right? I have two fantasy-type necklaces, one short and one long, so hopefully I can manage enough variation with them. I use the shorter one regularly, but with the same beads on it most of the time, so I’m hoping to try a few new things with it. The longer one doesn’t get as much use since I don’t have a splitter for it. But, I know that I have a brochure somewhere showing different ways to style it without a splitter, so I’m hoping to dig that up and try a few!
Indulge in Karma beads (and maybe a Pandora Essence bracelet)
I’ve waffled about getting some Karma beads ever since the line launched. There are several beads that I like, but other things always come up. I’ve almost gotten some a few times, so I figure that maybe now is the time to finally do it!
So, why lump this goal in with (maybe) getting an Essence bracelet? Well, because the Essence line has a few chain options that I like and Karma beads fit on the Essence chain! And I won’t pay for a chain. So, if Pandora has a free Essence chain deal before Thomas Sabo does one for Karma, I will get an Essence bracelet for my Karma beads. If that happens, I will probably also end up with an Essence bead or two since I like how they have built-in stoppers. But, my priority is really getting the Karma beads. Yes, beads. Because beads are like potato chips – you can never have just one :D
How are you feeling about being at the mid-point of the year? Are things rolling out the way you want/expected?