Monday, June 26, 2017

TIME MANAGEMENT: When Successful People Check Their Email


For maximum daily production, never check your email first thing in the morning! Do it later in the day, or morning. Got this tip from someone who wrote about the practices of successful people. I'm still struggling with implementing it. I know that once I open that email acct, though, I will most likely get caught up in the messages, whether important or not, for a large part of my day.

It's the non-critical emails that are the problem, and most critical ones can wait until later in the day, or at least later in the morning. I've already tried reviewing my emails first thing, to pick out only the important ones, but it doesn't work. My eye catches other interesting emails.  When that happens, I'm off to a major, and very valuable chunk of my morning being consumed by what can best be termed as frivolousness. 


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

CRAFTING: Noodle Spacers In Bracelet Design


The long, silver beads at the back of this bracelet are called noodles. They also are called noodle spacers, curved noodles, and tube spacer beads.  


What I like about them the most is that they save time in making my bracelet creations, because they take up a lot of space that individual beads usually would. 



They also easily add a touch of sleek elegance to a design. Just slide them on and bracket them with the beads, cones or other spacers of your choice. Most tube spacers are smoothed or slightly turned inside on the end holes, but be careful with possible rough ends anyway. These sleek spacers pretty much come in standard bead sizes. I used the 2mm x 30mm (1" long) approx size for this memory wire bracelet.


This is my Newbury Street Luncheon Bracelet, available at my Bead Tonic shop at Bonanza. I named it to give the glitzy, ritzy feel of a sparkling midday shopping jaunt to that tony district in Boston, MA.




SOURCE

I buy bead supplies at the usual craft outlets, but enjoy ordering online. I have ordered other bead supplies from this eBay seller, 2012-Hello. Here is a listing for their curved noodle beads, where they have included a handy sizing diagram. This product ships from Asia. While most of my orders from overseas have arrived much earlier than expected, the time frame for delivery from the Orient, especially with free shipping, is very long, like 6 weeks or so.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Curved-Tube-Silver-Gold-Plated-Elbow-Noodle-Spacer-Loose-Bead-Jewelry-Findings-/311823250406?var=&hash=item8e2fd07a74 
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