It is about one week until the Kutztown Folk Festival, a 9 day celebration of the PA Dutch. It is like doing 3 or 4 shows back to back- exhausting, but lots of fun! I have been working overtime, making beads during the day and putting jewelry together at night. One night I decided to work on a new necklace and came up with this. I don't know if I like it yet- I need to live with it for a while. But even if I decide it's not right, it has led me to some new ideas. Maybe right before a huge show is not a good time to be experimenting, but those urchin beads have been calling me. Sometimes you just have to go for it!