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Saturday, December 24, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
I know my blogging has been sparse lately....it's the time of year! The kids are all busy with activities, and I have been spending a lot of time at the museum lately, getting ready for a practice tour I had as an assignment. The tour was completed successfully, and the kids have one more week of school before Christmas break, so I am busily trying to get done all the things that need doing while the kids aren't home. And my husband completed another semester at the University of Richmond, and I am very proud of him. My youngest turned four right after Thanksgiving, so there was a party:
The period between Halloween and New Year's Day is a ridiculously crazy, family-event and holiday-filled time that always simultaneously makes me feel so good about all that I can do for my family, but also sucks the creative juice right out of me. I wrote about it in a post on the Studio Mothers blog the other day.
Monday, November 28, 2011
I am running my new kiln!!
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
For your viewing pleasure, behold a bracelet made from the headpins I mentioned in my last post:
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I really love making hollow beads, but I'm limited in glass color and type, only because it takes so flipping long on the Hothead to make them this size that the glass burns/devitrifies/reduces/oxidizes before I get the thing finished. Thankfully, this amber and purple glass is pretty stable. Kelly picked up the work last night, and I think she liked the pieces I made. They are much more sparkly than these photos do justice to, and of course, I was so happy to be a part of Kelly's wedding celebration! Thank you Kelly, and congratulations!!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
And thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you who left such lovely comments on my work! Knowing how many blogs there are to visit, it really means a lot that you would stop and offer kind words about my necklace. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
To any of you who are newly subscribed to this blog -- welcome! Now that the kids have started back to school, and September's whirlwind is settling down, I hope to have more content posted here, as well as on my other blogs, The Medieval Glassworker, and The ScooterMom!
Enough housekeeping and business...how about some news and pictures?
It was pretty simple, but I was impressed with myself when it came out actually sorta looking like the real thing!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
I hope you all have a terrific Wednesday!
Friday, July 29, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Today I was at the farmer's market in Manakin, VA. If you've heard about the weather we've been having here on the east coast of the US, you will know temperatures have reached over 100degF for the past few days. The heat indices have ranged from 105degF up to an amazing 116degF yesterday afternoon. It's unbelievable.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
- I need to make up some jewelry care cards. A no-brainer, but I haven't done it, especially since my printer has decided not to print on cardstock anymore, and I'm occasionally terribly frugal about business supplies.
- I need to make up a postcard with my next show dates on them. Now that I am involved with this market, I have shows coming up!
- This market has LOTS of vendors with chickens, rabbits, sheep, and alpacas. These lovely people need earrings. And maybe charm bracelets or pendants.
- As usual, this type of market does well with lower price point items. This means more bookmarks, zipper and cell phone charms, and single-bead pendants, and earrings.
- There are wineries vending at this market. Wineglass charms! Wine bottle stoppers! Cheese knives? Hmm...