Friday, December 03, 2010
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Finally after years of aggravation, we decided to attack the kitchen disaster. Rip out that wall and find out what is behind there. So, I am doing the before, during and after of this project. Mess? I can't believe that I the control freak can deal with this. Not having any kitchen to function with is a hardship. I know it will be worth it in the end.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Circle of Hope beads, polymer clay, multicolored, set of two, (two) 17x17mm-20x20mm flat squares with gold-plated corrugated round beads. Only one set available. - Fire Mountain Gems and Beads
My beads in The Fire Mountain Gems catalog!
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Today, I received an email from my customer in Australia with this picture of what she created with my beads! I love it! How talented this artist is. So many of my beads are wild and crazy, and this proves how to use them.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Originally uploaded by TLS Clay Design
Little did I realize while making all these differnet designs over the week that they all would work well grouped together. All you need is a few accent beads and a great necklace would be created.
Or... Cherin of Lanyardlady would make a beautiful lanyard from these. For some reason I think they need to be named Tuxedo Alley.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
On Friday it was 60 degrees here! I thought for sure Spring was on it's way. But mother nature said NO. Saturday morning I woke up to snow. I did manage to snap this picture of the Cardinals eating in my yard. I think they wondered what happened too because they were on the feeder all day long as if they were stocking up for winter.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Ha! I'm not a camera dummy! After calming down and reading Cherin's post, i got out the handy dandy user manual and guess what? It's the BSS mode. Yes my friends a BSS mode. Which means best shot selector! Now go figure.
So, I have taken a picture of one of the beads and you tell me if it's good.
I am contemplating throwing my camera across the room. I never thought a camera could cause high blood pressure... Seriously, I hate it.
All week long I have been working on new lentil beads that I have put alot of time into. Each bead is sanded by 3 different grits of sandpaper and buffed. Then I put a high gloss finish on them and they actually look like glass. Excited, I wanted to get the pictures and list on Etsy. NOT.
The camera is on the macro mode and no matter what I do it will not focus. Every picture is blurry. Changed the lighting and it is worse. I'm not sure if it is because they are so glass like. I don't have a clue what to do.
So in order to control my Irish temper, I decided I would write about it and maybe someone out there has the same problem and can tell the camera idiot what to do. Oh, I know, got to the bookstore and buy Camera for dummies.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
We are in for some fun! This morning this table in my yard had no snow. It is now 4pm and still snowing heavily. They expect we will get 1 foot of snow by morning!
Pretty watching it fall sitting safely in my home. Driving home from work was not that good. But now I am safe. It will be interesting to see how much we get.
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Thanks to all my great customers for helping me achieve this goal so quickly!
A special thanks to Cathryn of Chile Cats for her generousity of the beautiful sets of jewelry for my winners.
Thank You Cathryn!
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
In case you are just reading this, the 1000th customer sale will win a beautiful set consisting of a necklace and earrings made by Cathryn of Chile Cats!
Selling my beads is exciting for me! What is even more exciting is seeing the beads used in a finished project!
Can't wait to see who wins!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Thought I would take a few pictures tonight of my clay studio and the mess I have created. I keep all my canes within reach because as I am creating a design I need everything within sight. Never know for sure exactly what I will need for that design until I begin to piece together. Sometimes the mess gets to me and I clean and organize. But for now, creating is too much fun!
Monday, January 25, 2010
I am just 50 sales short of reaching this goal. I am so excited! Thanks to Cathryn, I can share my excitement with a winner!