by bevludlow on April 24, 2007

Welcome All to my new blog. I’m not sure why I want to add yet another thing to my list of things to do, but it seems a Blog is the way to go these day, so here I am. I’ll be addinf comments here about what I’m working on, and perhaps some personal things as well.

The first item, for those who don’t already know, is that I took my very first surfing lesson — at age 60 — and actually got up! It was the greatest fun; wish I’d tried it years ago. My kids say that Kauai was definitely the place to learn, because the water is so warm. We spent two fabulous weeks there, and got in some whale watching, and snorkeling, too. Then we came home to snow, ah well. (sigh)

On the computer side of my life; I finally got my new computer set up the way I want it: my dead 19” external monitor was replaced by warranty, my lovely new macbook is runing beautifully, and I am extremely happy now that I have DSL!

I just finished revising the web site for, and am just beginning the design for I’m also learning how to take better pictures of my jewelry. Hopefully, they won’t need so much Photoshopping time once I learn how to get in close and get clearer images. My son has shown me a few great tips about how to fix the backgrounds and sharpen up the images I have so the details are more focused, but it would be very nice to not have to do quite so much “fixing.” Of course, tnow that I know how, I should go back in and fix some of the backgrounds on my existing images, but that will be a ways in the future.

Now on to jewelry. I found beautiful & affordable Tahitian black pearls at the latest wholesale gem show! My blacks are all baroque shapes, large with nice color, and I bought some beautiful greys in 8mm-9mm rounds. I hope to get earrings and more pendants made up before my Shasta show.

I struggled to learn the “Full Persian” link so that I could make chain maille crosses, and I finally got it. These will be available in either silver or gold-fill, and initially, will be about 2” long. When I get better at them, I may be able to offer smaller sizes, but those are much more difficult.

I hope you’ll come back often to see what I’m up to, and I’d love to hear from you.




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downing April 30, 2007 at 10:54 am

try agian

downing April 30, 2007 at 10:47 am

I am trying 2 comment again.

Bev April 25, 2007 at 6:47 pm

Hi Christie,I’m not sure how this works. It is one of the recommended search engine tools. I thinkI just figured out how to be notified when comments are added. We’ll see how this works.

downing April 24, 2007 at 2:01 pm

Hi mom, And why did you want to star up this blog thing? You know I had to sing up for a google acct.? I had to comment you back. Now that u blog do I get 2 text u back? I’ve been practicing w/ thomas. I totally love the surfin pic. and the tahitain pendant is oh so fab.

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