Sunday, November 29, 2009

Running a test to make sure pictures can be uploaded

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Originally uploaded by TLS Clay Design

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Another exciting adventure

Had a custome order from another Etsy artist "Shanti". She ordered the Burberrylicious beads. Tonight she has ordered more and sent a picture of her creation with my beads.
Nothing brings me more pleasure than my beads in a artists jewelry creation.

Monday, November 16, 2009

You know you're loosing it when...

Had to share this story. I received a custom order from a great customer. She wanted me to reserve a specific set of beads for her while she put together the other beads she wanted. So, I said sure no problem I will reserve them for you. At that moment I got the beads and pulled them out of my inventory and place them in a safe place. You all know where this is going right?

Today I get the final order and as I am putting the beads together to ship, I can't Fin the 4 she wanted that I had reserved for her. Frantic now because I thought oh my gosh, the clay robbers got them. I am frantically looking through all the bead sets, all the containers of beads, all the small bags of beads, the floor in the closet where I store more beads. Scratching my head, I looked through all the sold listings on Etsy, figuring I sold them and don't remember when...

One more thought enters my brain, check for more clay cane and make them. Now I am on the floor in my studio with the basket of clay cane ends praying I have a small piece to work with. Nope! Almost in tears because I told her I have them, and she has a custom orders for earrings with them and she needs then ASAP.

Take a deep breath I say and email her to explain what has happened. So, I go over to my laptop in my living room to email her, I glance at the end table along side the computer and guess what is sitting there? THE BEADS!!!!!

A senior moment for sure! Whew, I am excited that I can fulfill the order. Guess I have learned a lesson, never put beads on end table, put in a safe place marked sold.
Or get a memory...

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Originally uploaded by TLS Clay Design

One of my newest designs! Love the rich colors in these

Thursday, November 12, 2009

What happened?

So I sign in to look at the blogs I am following and it says you currently are not following any blogs! What! I am too. What happened, does anyone else know? Arghhhh, I won't find all the people I am following again. Help!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Woo-hoo over 600 sales in Etsy shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another goal reached in my Etsy store. Today I surpassed my 600th sale in my store!
A great huge order from a new customer. When I received the email notification, I thought it was a joke. Sometimes sales are so slow and then all of a sudden it seems like everyone gets on a bus and stops at my store. I love it! Many years ago when I did the art fairs by dear father would stand in front of my display and touch the items. He swore that people will stop to see what he was lookng at. Well, he was right, each and every time a crowd would come. That's when I said oh, the bus stopped again. He must be watching from heaven sending customers my way again!
So if I'm not posting for awhile, I must be busy in my studio making more beads for inventory. Now that my muse has returned.