Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Long time no post. Dang I have been busy. Lots of things going on at work, more TV interviews, meetings, classes, and getting ready for shows. 
Do you get overwhelmed? I sure do. I need to put my nose to the grindstone and not look up for a couple of days. Problem is I have a wedding that I am doing flowers for this weekend. I have one bridal bouquet, 6 bridesmaids, 3 mothers small bouquets, 5 groomsmen corsages, 62 table arrangements, etc. I do have some help but I will be doing the main flowers myself. It is for dear friends and I can't wait to do this for them.
I have tons of stuff to put in my Etsy shop soon. Here is another Pod Pendant necklace. I am really liking these. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

Long time no see.

Well had to have some medical stuff done (no big deal just a routine colonoscopy....too much...over share...).
I have been working on a new concept and can't wait to show you all.
I wanted to make connectors but in glass. I thinks it's a cool concept and plan on sending some out to a couple of peeps and see what they will do with them.
Here is what I did, and my head is swimming with tons of  ideas.
Listed on my Etsy but have a feeling it will be gone soon.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Want to see me in my studio!!

We had a local TV crew in to do a spot at Third Degree.

It's pretty good. Enjoy.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Please tell me it take you this long

Took all day long to fill the Etsy shop. I have been making the beads but needed to sit down and take the time to photograph, edit photos, measure, name, then list. 
I have made another Pod that is just mind blowing. It looks like it's on fire and I love the results. Funny thing about using this silver glass is that the results will never be the same. It's always beautiful but sometimes its really good.
I have been super busy with lots of good things happening. I have several bead sets going to some fun people so stay tuned to see whats up. Grab this one quick!

Monday, March 7, 2011

A good time was had by all

 It was a very busy weekend with lots of fun, glass, and creating. Some of you have never seen a glass bead class. It is really a lot of fun, and very intense. All the students were super happy and their heads are swimming with lots of new ideas.
I need a day to decompress but 
that's not going to happen. I am making new Podlettes and Pods to post on my Etsy site and just need to get some good photos, but by the time I get home the sun is down and the chance is gone. I need some good lighting so I can take photos anytime.
I do like the natural light so much better than bulbs. 
I think I need to go to bed....

Friday, March 4, 2011

Help I have fallen and can't get up!

 Dude, I fell hard. I was cleaning my guest bathroom for an artist staying with me at my home this weekend. She is teaching a Master Class at work, more later. Stupid me I had wet feet AND was standing on the edge of the tub cleaning the tiles up top and bam, on the floor.
I hit my butt, jammed my finger, hit my ribs, dang. My daughter came in and said "mom if you break your wrist, finger, or arm, that's your money maker" Isn't it weird that my income depends on my hands, not my brain, not my sparkling personality, my hands. 

This weekend I have guest bead artist  Jennifer Geldard  
teaching 9 students at the studio. A whole weekend of glass beadmaking...heaven. The class is on Sat and Sun.
I always love having artist in. They give me a creative kick in the butt. I love to see if I can translate their skill sets into my beads. 
Jennifer is one of those artist who is very giving, supportive, and encouraging. I will take some pictures so you can join in. I leave you with bead porn.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A new blog idea.

 I have been kicking around an idea for my blog. I want to focus on my followers more. Those who have taken the time to read and then decided to follow. Each week I will be picking out a follower of my blog who's art I really connect too.
It's important in our art world to acknowledge other artists. We gain so much more if we focus on not just our own work but the work of others.
My first artist is Keirsten Giles. I found out about Keirsten though the Bead Soup blog hop run by Lori Anderson. She had stopped by my blog to take a peek at my Bead Soup necklace, and I stopped by hers. 
I was blown away. It is unique and very well made. I think that's the first thing I noticed. The attention to detail. Each wrap perfectly placed, the wire with a perfect patina, tumbled and then polished. I think it is really evident in the copper/brass bracelet.
You can find her work on her Etsy site. I am so glad to have met her in the cyber world. We plan on working together on some projects in the future so stay tuned. 
Is their someone who follows your blog that you want to feature? 
I believe that reaching out to other artists only helps us all. The more we support each other the better we all become.