Friday, May 29, 2009

Hobbies and My First Giveaway!

It is so challenging to find extra time to do the things I love to do.  Making music for children all day definitely gives me a creative outlet that most folks do not enjoy on a daily basis, but I still yearn for time on my own to do what I want, just for me.  My sister-in-law, Lisa, recently began making the most beautiful jewelry with beads.  It made me think of my grad school days when I sat around at night, not knowing a soul in NYC, entertaining myself while making sweet little anklets and bracelets with tiny beads and stones.  One look at my sister-in-law, and I was bitten by the beading bug again.  I have spent the past few weeks making my own necklaces, earrings and such, having a wonderful time.  Going to second-hand stores has taken on new excitement (as if it needed any!), as I peruse old jewelry for pieces that can be repurposed in my beading.  

So I thought I would share my joy with you all, and offer a piece as my first blog giveaway.  This necklace is made of glass leaves, blown glass and amethyst beads.  The length is approximately 20 inches.

In order to qualify for the giveaway, comment on your favorite hobby, and how you find time for it.  The random drawing will be held on Wednesday, June 3rd, 10 pm EST.
Good Luck!


Sarah said...

Count me in! That is beautiful! My favorite hobby is making cookies. It relaxes me to be in the kitchen, and finding new ways to make old favorites like peanut butter, chocolate chip, and sugar cookies. But I love making fancy cookies as well - and they all taste great!

Carin said...

I like to sew and knit for my nieces and nephews (I have 10!) They keep growing, so I keep making! The natural fiber pieces I make are one of a kind, and you can't find them in any big-box store.

Lisa said...

This necklace reminds me of a grapevine. My favorite hobby is probably gardening. I love the harvest!

Angela said...

That is gorgeous- my favorite color combination is purple and green.

It's tough to pick my favorite hobby- either reading or baking. I also love hiking and yoga, but those aren't really "hobbies," are they? I find the time just because I make the things I love a priority.