Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It's been an "owly" day!

No, not really - but yesterday I made a bunch of owl bead focals - now that was fun!

I'm hoping to have them in my Etsy shop later on today.  Along with a couple of Young Lady beads.

A bunch of the guys hanging around!

Young Lady focal bead with silver hanger.

Young Lady in red focal bead.

Today I made a bunch of fish - or I guess I should say a school of fish beads.  They are in the kiln right now, and I will post them as soon as they are out and cleaned.

Have a great week!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Light at the end of the tunnel!! . and some new beads

Well, I think I am beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel.  My sister and I have the probate papers for my Dad's estate, and the house is sold, to be completed on September 28th.  Now all we have to do is get everything ready for the accountant to do up Dad's final income tax.  However several of the places we need T4's from, don't do them up until February 2013 - so there isn't much we can do with that right now.

I have started some tentative torching lately, and I'm really enjoying it.  I was worried that I wouldn't want to go back to it after all the depression and lack of drive over the last few months.  However, I was cleaning up some papers and came across my notes from Melanie Moertel's class at Red Deer College, Alberta in 2010.  It got me really inspired and I have been playing around with her ladybugs and her little wish fairy beads from my class notes.  The following photos are some of the results of these fun play days.

Ladybug Trio - set 1

Ladybug Trio - set 2



I purchased Melanie's tutorial for making the bail/pendant, and have used it on the last bead - which I am going to keep for myself.

I have lots of orders piled up and hope to get to them soon - thank you to all of you who have been waiting so patiently for me to get back to the torch.