The Muse: La Bella Simonetta Necklace – Beading on the Vine


Oh shoot you mean that Beading on the Vine was almost a year ago and I haven’t told you about all the projects yet?  Geeze man… I’m really letting y’all down.  So sorry, I’ve been busy beading, working and being nerdy over here.  Actually as I type, one arm has limited movement as sweet Arrow (adorable black lab mix) tries to make it fall asleep so I’ll get up and go to bed.


Beading on the Vine

Adventures, Jewelry


This summer I knew that my mom and dad would be in San Luis Obispo for a beading retreat.  I didn’t think much of it since it several hours away from Davis and Matt and I didn’t have a car.  However, about the week before they came up, Matt found out that he had to go to San Luis Obispo for his lab the same day that mom and dad got in!  So I tagged along.

The day before the Beading on the Vine retreat begins there is a bonus workshop.  Luckily for me there were some open spots available.  So I was able to take a class taught by Melanie Potter.  The kit was called Flora.  My mom and I took the class together.  She told me that we were the first group to really test out the kit.  It’s been great fun!  As soon as I got back to Davis I put together all of the pieces.  and started constructing the necklace.  Melanie’s pattern is so very easy to follow and the design is just elegant.

Now it’s finished and here for you to enjoy!  I think I will be making another sometimes shortly.  I must finish the octopus first.


The finished product!  The hardest part was the clasp.  Very tedious bead work.  But very rewarding when completed.  I love that it’s a magnet.  Sneaky sneaky!



A Month Later


It’s been far too long.  Since my last post I’ve done a whole smorgasbord of activities.  Here’s a brief look at the past month (some points I’ll elaborate more in next few ones)

– I changed the Sea Creature Design for the last time!

– Visited San Luis Obispo and got to see my parents.  I was also able to attend a workshop at Beading on the Vine

– Visited San Francisco ❤

– Packed up, Moved out, Traveled across the country, Unpacked! Zzzzzz

– Visited Maggie, my best friend

– Home again Home again jiggity jig

As you can see it’s been a busy time!  A lot of fun though.