Saturday, November 24, 2007

Wow, time sure does fly! Over the past few months lots of things have happened and obviously I haven't had much time to post new things here. I got married last month and am now 3 weeks away from graduation! This semester has been the longest and in my opinion, hardest yet and I will be thrilled when it is over! I have neglected my shop as well and as a result, have not sold much. I had a couple of custom orders and felt horrible about how long it took me to get them completed! I try to get things done fairly quickly but those took weeks to complete! I finally decided that over these next few weeks, I could not take anymore custom orders and I will not be able to post new things in my shop either, mainly because I haven't even had the time to make anything new lately. I am really disappointed about not being able to have "Christmasy" things ready now and in my shop, I have made some really cute snowmen! Oh well, maybe next year!

Friday, August 17, 2007

I went to the PO today and sent the orders that I have gotten over the past few days, including some of the octopus beads from the pic below. I have been listing the others that she didn't buy in my shop tonight. I think I'll try and get some of the Halloween ones listed tonight as well and then if I have time (and the energy) I will try and make some more this evening now that the weather is a bit cooler....all the way down to 94 today! :(

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Here are the octopus beads that I have been working on. I am really happy with the way they turned out. I have a mish mash other beads that I just finished cleaning tonight and have not had time to take pictues of but maybe tomorrow I will. I have everything from frogs to Halloween beads to snowmen! Funny how my brain works sometimes! :)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Doesn't it just figure that just about the time things start picking up for me in my etsy shop, I will have to start back to school and probably won't have much time for bead making for a while?! I had my 20th (and 21st!) sale today; one from a repeat customer and one from a new customer! It is always so exciting to sell something, I still find it amazing that people are willing to give me money for something that I make and have so much fun at. I wish sometimes that I could figure out a way for this to be my full time job....then again, maybe not. I really do enjoy being a nurse most of the time, it's just that lampwork is so much less stressful! Other than the occasional upset over a bead that breaks, or a glass being out of stock when I want it...or being WAY to expensive to even consider buying, there really isn't any stress involved. Really I guess that is what it has become to me is a sort of a stress release, and it serves it's purpose well. Alright, enough ranting tonight, off for some more stress release! :)

Friday, August 10, 2007

I have added my etsy mini to the page at the right to give a better idea of what type of work I do. I have been working on some new things here lately. Coral the green eyed octopus bead sold and will be on his way to Malta sometime next week, in the meantime I am making more octopus beads to send along with him as a custom order. It is always exciting when someone contacts me for something specific, it shows that they have confidence in my work. I have had more sales in the past few weeks than I have had in a while and it is all very exciting!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Here is a froggie that I listed in my etsy store last week, I named her Ruby I don't think I've given much background about myself here on this blog but I will today. I am a 26y/o female who began lampworking about 3 years ago, just after I finished LPN school. For the past 2 years I have been taking classes toward my RN and will begin my final semster in about 2 more weeks. I am planning to get married in early October to a man that I have been with for over 8 years now, together we have for bunnies, Bob J., Bugs, Gizmo, and Smokey. Due to the fact that working full time and being in a nursing program seems to take up a lot of my time, things may slack off some in my store and here on the blog, I will do my best to keep up, just don't be surprised if it takes on more of a "day in the life of a nursing student" feel than a blog devoted to lampwork! :)
I made several other froggies this week who are in the kiln as I type and may be listed in my shop as early as tomorrow. I also made a few focals that I was really pleased with so look for those soon as well!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Here is the set of big hole beads that I have been working on, I am really pleased with the way they turned out! As much as I wanted to keep them, I listed them in my etsy store.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

I have been working on a new set of big hole beads to list in my etsy store when I get time and I think I finally finished them tonight! Look for them to be listed soon. I only have about 3 weeks left before I start back to school for my last semester of RN school and I am dreading it every day. I am ready for it to be over already! Well, off to go make more beads...I'm also working on some more froggies! :)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Well, I just listed Coral the octopus (bead) on my etsy site. have had him for quite some time so it was qutie a difficult decison to part with him. I have been trying to sort through some of the beads that I have laying around and have over two pounds to donate to Beads of Courage. This is a wonderful program that uses beads to commemorate milestones in treatment for children with serious illnesses. This will be my first donation (the first of many I hope) and I am trying to decide if I should wait until the box is full, or go ahead and send them now. I'll problably wait a bit longer since I keep finding more to add. For more info on Beads of Courage, check out their site at

Friday, July 20, 2007

I purchased the banner you see here from pixelcafe on etsy, be sure and check out her shop are some wonderful things there! The picture you see to the right is my bunny (1 of 4) Bob J. He and this photo were the inspiration for the name of my etsy shop! Check it out @

My Etsy Mini