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Change is good. But hard.

The only thing constant in life is change
  ~ attributed in various forms to Greek thinker Heraclitus of Ephesus

I have fought against it for a few years now, but at last it is (past) time for me to make a change.  I have had a website since 1997 and have been blogging tutorials, artist profiles, book reviews, and art business tips since 2005, as well as writing magazine articles and e-books, making projects for my friends' books and for suppliers, and enjoying almost every minute of it.

But now, I am ready to shift my focus to doing my own work, just because I want to do it and not because I think it will make a good blog post.  That doesn't mean that I will not be posting anymore, but it will probably be much less frequently, and may or may not include any instructions.

I am leaving you a huge archive full of projects, tips, and inspiration.  Beginners, I have always had a special place in my heart for you.  My goal has been to cater primarily to you, that you would find projects here that are easy to do while allowing you to put your own artistic spin on them.  Many times the projects came from my own exploration into new materials, so we learned together.

Here are ready links to the best bits in my archives.  I hope you will find something here to inspire your next (and next and next) project.  I love you all!

Bead embroidery e-books


Book reviews and recommendations

Pinterest boards


Business tips

Jewelry education

Artist profiles

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Wishing you all the best for 2019, a change is as good as a rest and although I have only recently found you your site and links have been invaluable at times. I hope you will share your own creations as I for one would love to see. When helping others promote we can at times forget ourselves and fail to show what we have achieved.
Warmest of wishes Tracey x
Cyndi L said…
Thank you so much, Tracey! I can't imagine the future without creating and sharing in will just be different <3
Robbie said…
Well, you know how much I have enjoyed and learned from your posts and your ebooks!!! I still have them on a flash drive (I've replaced two laptops! HA). The best to you and we'll still get to chat via FB! The best to you in your new/old endeavors!
Well Cindi, I thank you for all you have done to promote crafting especially for me bead embroidery. You tutorial way back when I began blogging 10 years ago is why I became interested in beading jewelry, especially embroidered pieces. I also have the books you self published here on the blog. Thank you for not leaving the blog world. You are an asset I would hate to lose.
Merry Christmas.
Cyndi L said…
Robbie and Carol, thank you so much for your encouragement over the years! We go waaaay back, don't we? :-D I'm very pleased to know that the information in the tutorials and books has helped you on your journeys too. Keep creating!!