Sunday, March 30, 2008

Evil camera!

She normally runs when she sees the camera but this time she just gave me a dirty look. I wish I could sleep like she does!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Thimble Mandrel

Linda Campbell came up with an idea for a Thimble Mandrel. I thought that was very ingenious but I wanted one to use as a bead cap mandrel. The tricky part is getting the hole in the top because the mandrel is flat without a hole. I poked an indention in the middle while molten and then used my Dremel with a tiny diamond bit to make a hole in the end. These have great potential for fabulous necklace designs. I have one in mind but I have to make two matching "thimbles" which is not an easy task.
There are several events coming up soon which I will chat about at a later date.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

St. Patrick's Day is Monday March 17th

If you are out and about Monday, please come by to see us. There will be some great deals on pottery, jewelry and other art. In addition to the sale prices, you can pick a gold coin out of the Pot of Gold for a discount on a regularly priced item. It should be fun!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Spring Beads Trunk Show March 15

Our ISGB chapter is going to be at Spring Beads again Saturday March 15. Thank you Deanna!
We have so much fun selling our beads and buying other beads from the shop. They have a great selection of seed beads, findings and anything else you could want. Here is a quick group shot of a sampling of beads I will have with me. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Where did February go?

It is March already? It seems like we just got through Christmas.
Green is probably my favorite color and I am tempted to keep this one but I already have lots of green. I hope someone else likes it as much as I do.