Monday, May 30, 2011


I've finally had a chance to try out Helios glass.  Oh my, it's just magical!  The yellow/green one is encased in Aether, which reacts with the reduction and creates that gorgeous effect.  Love! 

Monday, May 16, 2011

I have some things to add...

I did a pretty long diatribe on how to create and maintain an etsy store a while back.  I have some addendums to make, mostly about how, if you work it right, you may not even need one! 

I've been recently selling beads straight off my facebook page.  No fees, other than paypal.  Sweet!  I just post pictures of the beads and people say "mine" and there you go, Bob's your uncle, they're on their way to a new home.  Well, there's a paypal transaction in there somewhere but you get my drift.  Yes, there is more back and forth communication needed since it's not quite so automated as Etsy but I kind of like that, actually. 

So, give it a try! 

In other news, I have more beads to show (already on their way to their new home) and some new murrini, too.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Whoa. Long time, no blog!

I can't believe it's been so long since the last installment.  What's been happening....hummmm...well, lots of beads have been made and sold and made again and sold again so that's always good news! It's been a pretty busy spring, murrini-wise, too.  Kim has been a busy teacher but still manages to out produce me every time, as far as both murrini and beads go!  How does she do it?  She stays off the darn computer, that's how!  LOL!  I, alas, cannot.  I need to keep connected to my internet peeps.  Besides, I'm the one who handles all the shipping, emails, accounting and such.  Yeah, she's pretty darn productive, though.  I'm always impressed by that.  She showed me how to make some really cool beads...wanna see?

Aren't they just divine?  What you can't see here is all the wonderful depth they have in person.  Sooo cool.  I've been making a bunch of them.  Squashed they make awesome kidlet bodies, too.  Check it out:

Ok, so that's about it on the bead front.  The home front has been pretty eventful, too.  Puppy got into a pack of gum (we don't know where it came from since we didn't buy it) and it contained xylitol (toxic to dogs) so we had to rush her to the emergency vet on a Sunday night.  They induced vomiting and it was constant monitoring and blood tests every 12 hours for the next two days.  Fun. Not.  She is fine now, thank goodness.  We caught her right after she ate the gum and got her stomach emptied within the hour so I think that helped with the outcome.  She horked up 5 pieces which was, for her weight, a substantial quantity.  All's well that ends well but keep that xylitol away from the pups, peeps!