Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bottling time....

I woke up this morning with a smidgen of terror in my heart...
the show
is in
1 week!!
And of course, I'm nowhere near prepared. 
See, this is my first bead show and I really have no idea what to expect.  I've done the research, figured out my layout, written my lists, and now I am trying to bead like mad.  The hold up....
are they not gorgeous?!  My boys, my life. 
Summer time means camping, fishing, hiking, biking, laking, and any other outdoor activity you can think of.  I spend my days fulfilling their every desire.  So that leaves me a couple of hours at night before I go to bed, to bead.  Adding to that, sales have shot up along with more custom orders than I can keep up with, meaning my inventory is low; too low for a bead show (dang, nice rhyme)!
Hence the panic.
And now I will kick myself because it really sounds like I'm complaining.  I'm not.  My life is wonderful and I am so extremely fortunate.  I just need more time!! 

OK, one more, 'cuz I just can't help it!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

It's a Faux Thing...

I have to admit, I never knew what that word meant until I dove deep into the polymer clay world. 
Fox, huh, oh pardon me, f a u x....I am such a DORK sometimes. 
Here's the wonderful thing about this medium...the ability to simulate so many different types of surfaces.  Probably the reason why I never get bored and why I am so often accused of having polymer clay ADD (yes, I'm all over the place and darn proud of it)!
So here's my latest experiment...
Ringing any bells yet?

It's suppose to look like ceramic.  I love these greens.

These were made from a mold of a fern collected on a recent hike.
Simulated ceramic or rather faux ceramic.
Polymer clay excites me way too much!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bead Buddies

Do you have one....?
I have two. 
They sit or rather lay at the foot of my stool while I bead away in the evenings.

My Abby and Harley.
Pretty darn cute, huh?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Addition

No, I'm not talking about the boy band that made my skin crawl in the 80's...
I figured out what to do with my successful tile transfers...keychains!
I have all sorts of fun images just waiting to be assembled.

More to come!