Monday, October 29, 2012

Family photos

I was in upstate NY a few weekends ago with my 3 sisters. We all brought along old family photos, 7 boxes in all, and tried to decide what to do with them. We sorted and weeded out the duplicates, and then divided them between us. We plan on scanning them, uploading to a photo site and having a family photo album printed. We found some real treasures!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

new necklace

I finished a necklace tonight.  The focal is a blown boro bead.  I love the organic nature of it, and I found some unpolished labradorite that matched it well.  There are pearls too, and tiny seed beads to bring in another color.  I tried to finish another necklace, but I must have measured wrong and it was too short.  I have to restring it, but it won't take as much time as stringing it in the first place, since I have made all the design decisions.  Shows are coming up fast!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


This month has been tough!  I was either at a show or teaching every weekend so far, and I have not been feeling well.  What started out as a nasty cold has morphed into a sinus infection, so I am taking antibiotics again and hoping I will feel ok by the weekend for yet another show.  Especially this time of year, I have no time to be sick.  I have not been able to work on my torch, or even put jewelry together, so I am really behind.  Those of us who are self-employed really suffer when we are ill.  No work, no pay.  When I do feel better, I will be working overtime trying to catch up a little!