Sunday, May 2, 2010

A new passion and finding the time

As many of you may already know, It's been a while since my last post! What is that old saying "Time flies when your having fun"? Well who ever said that first sure had it right. I decided to start making polymer clay beads a few months back, and completely fell head over heals in love with it. I have definately neglected my blogging duties. The absence has hopefully allowed me enough time away, to get my newest obsession into check and I'm capable of getting my schedule under control again. I say this with a nervous laugh because you never know what comes tomorrow. Baby steps forward are still progress right?

I wanted to formally announce my new shop on Etsy, so here is a quick introduction to Rachele's Beads I have a lot of different beads to offer at Rachele's Beads. I have a lot of cabochons for all my bead embroidery and wire wrapping friends. I'm also making pendants and components for all. Lately I've been making cabs with metallic dust, and loving the way they are turning out, however as my skills improve, new designs will evolve.

The hardest thing at this point is finding the time to do all of my passions. Those of you who sell handmade items online know how much work really goes into it. There are so many skills needed and so many different hats to wear, like that of an artist, photographer, photo editor, writer, data entry specialist and even an advertising agent.

I would love to do article on time management. For those of you who have a great time management plan, please leave me your comments.


  1. Wow Rachele, is there anything you can't do?! LOL I absolutely love what you're doing with polymer clay...and I wish you the very best of luck with your new etsy venture :-)

    I wish I had some tips about time management for you, but with two kids under three, my time management revolves solely around them! LOL Keep up the great work, I can't wait to see what you do next :-) Belinda -xo-

  2. Thank you so much, it's much appreciated!

  3. Nice to see you blogging again! I love your creations and can't wait to see your new designs - I am loving the starfish... I have a thing for starfish!

    I am yet to use the cabs I bought off you but once I get the piece finished I am currently working on I think I just might use them next!

    Keep the blog posts... and the creations... coming!!


  4. Thank you Karyn,
    I truly appreciate it and please if you wouldn't mind sending me a picture or link when you complete a new piece with one of my cabs, I would love to promote it!!

  5. I love your beads, I'm looking forward to doing a project with the ones I bought her many projects, so little time is right (add to that quilting which I haven't touch in a long time, lol). I'm terrible about time management, but one thing I'm going to implement is a timer by the computer. It's amazing how long I spend here. It's not that it's time wasted, it isn't, but it's not balanced (and watching the clock doesn't work...I need something obnoxious like a big ben alarm clock clanging in my ear to get me off of it).

  6. I can't wait to see your beautiful masterpiece, please let me know when it's completed Christine! I like your idea of the timer next to the computer too!!

  7. I know what you mean about how the time flies... Polymer clay has that effect on me too! I get into it and lose myself completely. If only I didn't have to SLEEP, I could get so much more done.
    Your work is gorgeous! When did you start working with Polymer clay? I started working with it when I was 11, but I found seed beads, and haven't returned to it much.

    So good luck organizing your time, and happy beading!!


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