Sunday, September 28, 2008

New Sets

I actually got some torch time in last night and I am so excited about these sets!!! They are a tiny bit smaller than my usual beads which makes them perfect for so many things!!! I must tell ya, I am thrilled with how they came out and the color combinations!!! They measure approx 8x12mm. Hope you guys like them!
My plan is to get to the torch again sure to check back tomorrow for more beads!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Finally.......beads :)

Well, I finally got some beads listed up on etsy! Let me know what you think. I have an order from Kristen that I need to get working on and I have some "sets" in mind that I want to do......I am so excited to get back at the torch and get productive! Let me know if you guys are looking for anything in particular and I will add them to my "to do" list :) Enjoy!


I am extremely bummed out that Hailey and I did not make it to Connecticut to see my dear friends Kristen and Ann :( I was really sure that I would feel better, but going back to work so soon and still having my bead show on Thursday night really did me in :( I did get a credit on my plane tickets though, so we will have to reschedule VERY SOON!!!!!

The bead show went well on Thursday!! I do have many beads to list in my esty shop and hope to get some pictures together this weekend and get them listed.....I will not list them all since there is more than 150 beads, but I will get a good variety up I promise!

I also plan to really get back to work on bead sets for my etsy shop. I got a beautiful brand new kiln in this week which means I will no longer be limited in my bead making sessions!!!!!! With one kiln I would make beads for a few hours....need a break and start the soaking and shut down of my kiln....this meant it would be anywhere from 5-7 hours before I could start making beads again! Now with two kilns, I can make beads......stop and do other things around the house or run errands....and then WHENEVER I want start up a new bead making session because I have a kiln just sitting there empty ready to go! My only limitation will be mandrels (and I have a TON of those)!!!! I am sooooo excited about being able to increase my production this way!

I am hoping to feel better and maybe make some beads today....don't really know yet if that will happen because right now I just want to hide under the covers. Please check back soon for my etsy shop to come back to "life"!! Thanks for checking in!

Happy Birthday Jack and Meghan! I hope you two have a WONDERFUL day!! So sorry we are not there, but we will see you soon :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Time Winding Down..... and a small bump in the road

Only one more day before my bead show!!! I promise to post everything that does not sell...I have been a mad woman getting ready for it! This weekend my daughter and I are off to beautiful Connecticut to hang out with Kristen (of MJM Jewelry Designs), Ann and the family!!!! I am really really excited!
I promise to be a better blogger and list more beads on etsy upon my return!

As for the "bump in the road" I had unexpected surgery yesterday.....I wont get into ALL the gory details, but I had an ovarian cyst that ruptured, but when I ruptured it also broke a blood vessel so I was bleeding into my abdomen. NO fun at all, but my Doctor is the best and was able to put me back together. I am at home recovering today and already feeling soooo much better than I did yesterday! Kristen, I am DEFINITELY still coming this weekend with Hailey....I will be my old self by then for sure, maybe just moving a little slower :) I cant wait to see you guys and wouldn't miss it for the world!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

and more beads....

I am still making beads for this upcoming show!!! Here are the latest...more to be made tomorrow. I hope I am able to get enough made in time :) :) Hope all of you are doing well....Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Believe it or not I have been busy making beads! The first 2 sets of disks are now up on etsy, but all the others are for an upcoming bead show that is in a couple of weeks! I made about 44 more beads tonight for the show and will share pictures of them soon! I am not putting the bead show beads up on etsy, but promise to put up what is left over after the show. I hope everyone is having a great week! Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A little productive....

It's been yet another busy week here in beautiful Maryland....I had not mentioned it yet, but I got a promotion at work and have been busy trying to figure out all that my supervisor does before she ditches me and throws me to the wolves here in a few weeks! It wont be the same around there without her :(
I have managed to make a few sets despite my hectic schedule though! I am looking forward to the weekend so I can get even more made up!
My dear friend Kristen has requested some fabulous fall color schemes too, so I hope to get to work on those soon....I also need to go through my glass stash and place an order for more colors too! Keep checking back to see the new stuff!
Have a great Thursday!