During that time, the only other creative work I was doing was for jewelry courses I was teaching at Michaels.
The heart necklace was supposed to be a bracelet but I thought it would look much better as a necklace. I taught the technique to my kids. They made the smaller hearts on the ends, so this necklace has special meaning to me.
After my coursework was completed, I got back to a project a friend had commissioned me for in the fall, but I had to put on hold because of work and course load. I am very pleased with the results and so was the client and the girlfriend he had me make it for. I created the turtle myself from various beads and Nymo D beading thread.
And now, I have gotten back to knitting again. More pictures of recent projects to come in the near future.