Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Kiln Woes! And Joys!

My Jen-Ken Chilipepper kiln

Last year my oxygen concentrator went on the fritz and had to be shipped all the way across the country to be fixed - fortunately it was under warranty.  This year my kiln has decided to call it quits - not under warranty.  However in talking to the manufacturers, I think it is just needing a new element - and one is now on it's way, and is apparently quite easy to install.  It was so fortunate that the kiln decided to quit after my shows and not before.  This got me thinking about how dependant I am on my equipment, so I have decided to purchase another kiln - a brick lined one this time.  I have always wanted a brick lined kiln, so I could do things such as glass fusing, PMC, and such.  So a new Paragon Bluebird XL is on it's way - yippee!!

My new Paragon Bluebird XL
 Merry Christmas to me, Merry Christmas to me . . . . .la la lala!  LOL!

Friday, December 9, 2011

CHRISTMAS SALE in my Etsy Shop


All items in my Etsy shop are marked down 30% until approx. December 23/2011.  No codes to remember - the price has already been changed. 
My Etsy Shop
I will be closing the shop after the sale until some time in January 2012.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

New Toy!

I went off to Canadian Tire yesterday and purchased a new toy for myself.  I was given some money for my birthday and for Christmas, so decided to splurge on this new espresso maker.
Now I am going to try to make myself a caramel macchiatto - YUM!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Amethyst rounds on Etsy

I am quite pleased how this little set turned out.  Just opaque white and transparent amethyst.  I think it would make a great bracelet.   It's in my Etsy shop right now.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Lots of leaves!  I just listed a bunch of new leaves in my Etsy shop.  I love the colour of the ones in the middle.  Unfortunately I can't find the glass anymore.  I purchased a whole lot of glass from a lady that was going out of lampworking, and in it there was this lovely large rod of the most wonderful green - but just the one rod.  It is sort of a blue spruce type green - dark with a hint of blue.  If any of you beadmakers out there know what the glass is, please let me know - I would love to get some more.