Since moving to Brisbane from Melbourne this year I have struggled with being consistantly able to design and produce jewellery so much so that I in fact stopped supplying the Incube8r Gallery in Mosman, Sydney with my beadwork. I had already stopped supplying the boutiques and shops that stocked my work in Melbourne once I left for Brisbane. I still continue to write beading tutorials and articles for Australian Beading magazine. With respect to my actual beading time I would say that I am experimenting with the various off loom beading stitches that I love. I am pushing the limits of my beading abilities as far as possible as I want to ultimately expand my skill base and create more beautiful beadwork.
But this brings about another dilemma ... to change name or not? For the last 4 years I have been building my Social Butterfly Jewellery name but alas I really feel the name no longer reflects what I do. What I do is beadweaving and what I create is beadwork. The new name that appeals to me is HONEYBEE's BEADWORK. The name change requires much work and cost and so requires careful consideration. Such a dilemma.
Finished jewellery, beading kits, jewellery tutorials are available in my Etsy store.