Finally I am back to work in my home studio. It seems like forever since I've been able to sit and work at my jeweler's bench. I made about 8 or 10 bracelets last spring (two I sold, 2 I gave as gifts to friends) and I now have determined they all need to be remade. I like them all, they have "my voice" from the standpoint of color and composition, but nothing that I feel sets them distinctly apart from what any other bead artist might do. Simple bead stringing isn't enough to make them notable and recognizable as my work. So that's my new challenge to myself. I have spent considerable time in self-study the last 6 months with books and videos and am ready to move forward.