Saturday, February 19, 2011

Beadmaking on Hold... Once Again.

I was all gun-ho with those colors and now everything is on hold for at least a week. My mother and father-in-law are moving back to their house with nursing help from the ALS clinic. We got my mother-in-law confident in caring for him and she's dieing to sleep in her own bed again. I don't blame her! My studio was set up over in her spare bedroom but now that they are moving back, they want to set up the spare bedroom for out of town family and I can have my den back for my bead studio. I'm very happy. We all are. The drag of moving stuff ensues...

I'm heading to the bookstore today to buy a few vampire hunter novels and maybe a ceramic beadmaking book. That's if I can find it. It's Jennifer Heynen's book, Ceramic Bead Jewelry. I won't be starting to make them until after the baby is born and I'm back to work but I need to study! :D I can never find beadmaking books when I want them. Here's to hoping.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Preparing to go to Town!

I'm getting ready to go to town making beads and discs tomorrow. I have been preparing by coordinating colors and making twisties and stringers. I'll be making them in shades of blue and a touch of green.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

More Clearance Beads in my Etsy Shoppe!

More beads were added to my Etsy shoppe on Clearance! Woohoo! More sale! Don'cha love it??
Happy Birthday to my son, Trevor! He turned 14.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

More Clearance Items in my Shoppe!

Go ahead and enjoy the sale while you can!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Beads Going on Clearance in Etsy.

I'll be uploading beads from last year to my etsy that will be going on clearance. You can stop by my shoppe page to see what's available or to hop on over to etsy.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Disappointed...then Happy

So, I got ready early this morning, got Matthew ready to take with me to the studio. I wanted to clean and photograph some beads for this post. I got my camera and put my last 2 new batteries in it. We got there and I ooohhh'd and ahhhhhh'd at what came out of the kiln. I was soooo happy. I cleaned the beads (always a chore). Went to photograph them and the batteries were dead. @!#@%&@!!!! Grrrrrr... I checked before we left and they worked fine. So, to make a better day of it, I took him to the park and got him some Micky-D's. He was happy anyways. And it always makes me happy to see him happy. Maybe tomorrow for the pictures.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Heading back to the torch!

Today's gonna be a great day at the torch. I got a special package in the mail yesterday that arrived from Denmark. I was so excited, I squeeled in delight. I've been waiting a couple of weeks. It came much quicker than I thought. I'll share with you what it is when I have the pretty beads to go along with it. (Does that give you a hint?) I want to make more discs to make a necklace. I have a list or fun, whimsical beads I wanna make. I'm so inspired, I won't wanna leave the torch today. Ok, now to try and sneak out without the lil guy seeing me...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Disc Challenge

A friend of mine wanted to come up with a challenge to help us attain a goal and complete it since we both have motivation issues and get mind blocked. She wanted to challenge me to 15 discs. I completed mine yesterday. Here they are, all nice and cleaned. One picture is outside in the sun and the other on my table top studio. (Dont mind the dust on the black surface. I'm working on cleaning the studio.