Whew! I made it! Have been wanting to get back to record so many things but the mornings have all been too short. I have an unwritten rule that I am off the computer by noon. I had thought that since I spend so many hours beading it would be easy to take 15 minutes out to blog, but blogging comes on the other end of my day.
However, here I am and here is a photo of the brooch back that I described earlier.
I did finally did get to work on two first attempts.
And then I added roses. I have been feeling that beads alone are too 'hard' and need the softening effect of ribbons. I see now the middle rose needs stabilising so it sits properly.
I did get the new supply of santa earrings done so I am free to play around with the brooches tonight.