Monday, January 14, 2013

A New Year

wow, where did the year go and where the heck have i been?!  
upon approaching my most favorite time of the year, i found myself full of tension and stress due to my new "single mom" status.  not only do i worry about the monetary aspect of my situation, but i also worry about how well i'm raising these two beautiful boys of mine.  so i took a break and decided to figure out how to proceed into the new year with less stress and the ability to focus on the important, more enjoyable, things.
happy to report i'm feeling much better and everything around me seems to reflect my positive attitude.
AND, in case you were concerned....i did not sit on my bum the entire time ;)
i've been working with metal and fire!  oh how i love my little butane torch...even bought myself a fire extinguisher, you know, just in case i get out of hand.
SO, in my bead shop, you will now find forged copper with different attitudes.

a preview...

it's good to be back!


  1. Alison, I wondered where you have been! Missed your posts and updates, but glad that you took time to do what really matters...being a good mom to your sons. :-)

    Funny that you mention a butane torch...I've been itching to play with some fire too! Good to have you back!

  2. Glad to see you back online Alison! I hope that you are finding a groove with your new single mom status. I started motherhood off as a single mom and did it for 6 years...there were definitely some tough times, but I also have a bond with my son that I wouldn't trade for anything!!! The copper is gorgeous! Can't wait to see what else comes out of your new creative fire!