Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Shop Update Nov. 30

Got a few more pictures taken, these will be going up sometime today on Etsy.
These raked beads, above, were so time consuming to make- but I really love the effect. Cirque seems a very apropos name for them, don't you think?

 Still have quite a few sets to photograph along with a handful of capped and cored focals. Tomorrow is another day..

Monday, November 28, 2011

From Mole Hill to Mountain

I should know better than to procrastinate with this many sets to photograph and put up on Etsy. This happens to me every year after BABE- what is at first a mole hill becomes a mountain and so I continue to put off photographing 50+ sets of beads for the shop. So here is my first step, and you can be my witness :) You can check out my flickr for more pics and size reference.

I think what is causing me the most angst is the thought of having to untie allll those sets to photograph them loose, and then retying them...so then the thought of 'why not just photograph them tied?'. Although the rules of online selling recommends lots of photos, I'll most likely err on the side of sanity and take pics as they are to save myself time. This way I know I'll get them listed before Christmas, lol.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ebb and Flow

I've been neglecting the blog since we've had family visiting and have been busy getting inventory built up for BABE! 2011..eek, only three weeks away!
Many things are percolating on the sidelines, will get to these soon enough.
My boy seems to be growing so fast, it tugs on my heart strings some of the things he'll say without prompting.
Example:
Me: How do I look? (Asking hubby before heading to a glass meeting out of town this past Sat.)
Him: Shiny.
Me: What?! (in all fairness, I knew he wasn't crazy about the beads I had strung into a quick necklace for the meeting)
Son: No, Dada- Pretty! Mama pretty.
Him: What?!
Me: Did you tell him to say that? ( I sneak a quick peek at the boy and he's grinning ear to ear as he looks at me from the living room where he was busy watching cartoons)
Him: We're going to have our hands full.
Me: Yep. (then I send a quick wink to my boy before heading out the door)
 Here is the culprit from the above conversation. :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

48 hr. SALE on Etsy!!


Everything in the shop will be 25% off when you enter the code:
 48OCT11

You must enter the code to receive the 25% off, sale is good til Wed. night- happy shopping!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Shop Update Coming Up

 I'm thinking of having a flash sale this week some time, been wanting to figure out the whole sale code thing on Etsy. Editing photos right now, but expect something on Monday :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Post Etching - new beads

Here are some of the beads from a couple of posts ago, etched. My camera seems to be taking more grainy pictures for some reason..I'm trying to figure out what is different since I moved my photo tent to a different spot. I'm thinking I like them better etched, but everything looks better etched to me, haha!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

True Blue

Totally smitten with Zimmerman Mountain Blue Powder Z-971, it's such a luscious color! Really hating that it's impossible to find w/o paying thru the teeth - the Zimmerman family stopped producing their colors years ago and the glass industry is starting to miss certain colors like this one and Z-99 Purple Rose Special..along with others. I plan to enjoy using it until I run out.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Before Etching

This set has been a pain in the ass to photograph, the colors are so much more amazing in person, think I'll post again after they're etched. I was playing around with one of the fussy colors I have that is pretty shocky and managed to get some gorgeous russet, green, blue and aubergine/magenta from one glass.

Monday, September 26, 2011

After


 What a huge relief to have this space more organized, not sure how I worked before with all the mess. I even managed to recover some buried treasure! Always a plus in my book. There are still a few things left to finish- but it's now much easier to find a place to stick my work and keep track of inventory for my upcoming show in November.
The crazy thing is that I'll be breaking all this down and moving to San Antonio early next year, the joys of being married to the military.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

the ugly truth


 This is what I've been tackling this weekend as a birthday present to myself. I thought about getting a manicure since my nails are actually long enough for once, but figured cleaning up my workspace would give me more pleasure. Besides, I can always paint my own nails :)

So here's looking at you 31- may it be a fierce (and more organized) year. Pics of finished space tomorrow..

Friday, September 23, 2011

 So shiny, and hard to photograph properly..more of my Moroccan inspired beads.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Still getting used to this new blog setup, the picture loading is much easier- thankfully. This trio just went up on Etsy.
The colors are perfect for fall, the biggest bead is my favorite, much prettier in person!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Crackled Ivory on Etsy

 Just up on Etsy, my photos just don't do this bead justice. I'm having a little bit of trouble letting this one go since the crackling is so gorgeous.