Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Got Them All Listed










Just got all 4 of the new sets listed on Etsy! Now I have to go make more beads!

Long Time No Bead!

It's been a while (several weeks at least), but there has finally been a long enough lull in the action that I could sit down at the torch and get some beads made. Whew! I'll be cleaning beads and listing a few more sets in the next few days.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

So Much Toilet Paper!!




Elinor and the rest of the Class of 2017 got up in the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday to participate in a 50 year old tradition of Seniors rolling the school. They had a blast! It looked like Christmas in August!

The best part? They are required to clean it up themselves!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

School Daze


Welp, I've just spent the better part of the day running around getting my middle and youngest child ready for the first day of class tomorrow. I now have a senior and a sophomore - where has my LIFE gone and how did I get so OOOOOOLD?!?!?!

It's been a long, hot day and all I really want right now is a margarita on the rocks, hold the salt. Can someone arrange that for me? I'm going to take a nap.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fall/Autumn Preview







I know it's hard to believe - especially with temperatures well into the 90's on a daily basis - but falling leaves, apple-picking, and Friday night football really are just right around the corner. I've been working on some things for jewelry designs intended for the cooler weather that's on the way. I'm planning to do a major refresh of my Etsy store in the coming month and so I'm posting a sneak peek of a selected sampling of what will become available.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Bee Bead!




Introducing the brand-new "Melissa" series! I had so much fun with this bead yesterday! Melissa means 'honey bee' in Greek, so this series practically named itself. (I just got an email that informed me that the name Deborah also means 'honey bee' in Hebrew - so exciting!)

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Floriferous & Blossom Focals






I got up at 5 this morning and hopped on the torch, hoping to get a few good hours in before the temperature rose above my "miserable" threshold. I think I did alright! By the time sweat was starting to run into my eyes, I had 6 focals made and I'm okay with that.

The kids are now in Florida enjoying the beach and the salt air and I'm thrilled for them. I would do unspeakable acts to get my hands on a grouper reuben from the restaurant right down the street from where they're staying, but overall, I'm happy to be home enjoying the AC and an uncontested Netflix connection!