Monday, December 22, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I just ordered a few pounds of glass and am anxious to try out new things. I got some more of the Double Helix glass to play with. It is so much fun when it works right and turns the colors that you want it to.
Just trying to get ready for Christmas as is everyone. Got all the cookies made. I did the decorated sugar cookies with my granddaughter and then just made a few regular kinds. I made peanut butter - it seems like years since I had a peanut butter cookie - Yum! I made snickerdoodles when what I really was thinking I was making was russian tea cakes. I don't know how I got those mixed up. I also made a batch of shortbread. It is really good too. Sent a dish of goodies to both of my neighbors and brought a plate to work. Came in last night and it was GONE!!! Sheesh. I am glad they liked them.
Need to finish getting the presents wrapped this weekend. Also haven't got my Christmas cards done....ARRGH.. Not my favorite thing to do.
I have been working on trying to improve my photos for my shop on 1000Markets. I have a few more things I need to list there just need time to get the pics taken etc.
My husband Dale does woodturning and the other night as I was just about asleep I had a thought - wooden beads - So the next day I asked him if he thought he could make a few. All I can say is WOW! Those are the pics I need to get done and list. He made two beads out of Olive wood with brass tubing in the center that I hammered over and made pretty. Then I made some brass lined beads to match. These aren't your grandma's macrame beads by any means. I can't wait for you to see them... Soon I promise.
Well I think that is all for now. I am at work and better get busy with the work, what little there is at 2 in the morning. Ta
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
We're having a BOGO holiday sale from Nov. 30 to Dec. 6! When you use the code "2008BOGO* in your notes to seller, you can stuff your holiday stocking!
Below are the shops participating in BOGO. Please check each shop's Announcement area for particulars on each one's BOGO (Buy One and Get One at same or lesser price for half off)
Happy Holidays from the EGA team!
Pam D. http://MyCabinCreations.etsy.com ME!!!!!
Hi.. my husband and I recently got back from a wonderful cruise to the Mexican Riviera. We went on the Carnival Spirit and stopped at Acapulco, Zihuantenejo, and Manzanillo. We also had four days at sea. I wish I was still on the ship. Dang. Although I would have to have my torch along if I stayed for very long.
The couple that we sat with at dinner asked me what I liked to do in my spare time and I couldn't come up with anything except yard work?! Lampworking just did not come to mind. That is how relaxed and far from daily living as you can get. I thought about it later and was really surprised. It's like "oh yeah, I make beads" sheesh. I really missed my babies tho. Tuck (dog) and Hisssy (you guessed it - cat). They missed us too. We took the cat to a Petsmart hotel and he went in kinda distant and not real friendly, hence the name (He is a kitty and we haven't had him long.) But he came out all lovey and nice and I am wondering it I got the right cat! LOL
Anyway, we met a ton of really nice people on our cruise and had a terrific time so I wanted to put a few pictures here and a couple links to more.
Also there will be a sale coming up in my Etsy store real quick so check back here for the details. Have a great day! Pam
Pics on flickr
Pics by Jerod Harris
Sunday, November 23, 2008
This set includes 2 pendants ready to wear, 1 pair of earrings, 2 lampwork focal beads, 1 dichroic cabochon, 1 sculptural fish, and 1 glass bead dangle.
oval glass pendant ~ http://www.groovyglassgirl.etsy.com
fused glass pendant ~ http://www.shoozles.etsy.com
focal bead ~ http://www.chickadeebeads.etsy.com
dichroic cabochon ~ http://www.rwillisglassartist.etsy.com
earrings ~ http://www.glassfairy.etsy.com
focal bead ~ http://www.protege.etsy.com
fish bead ~ http://www.studiomarcy.etsy.com
bead dangle ~ http://www.dogmawglass.etsy.com
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Also I was tagged by ChatElaine Jewellery of http://chatelainejewellery.blogspot.com/. She has some really pretty things.
Here are the "rules" -
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by including links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.
Here are my random and weird facts:
1. I used to fly airplanes and have a DC-3 type rating which made me the "Captain"!2. I crashed a plane once (or rather it crashed me) and I broke my jaw in several places.
3. I have never liked cats but now have the cutest little kitten that is named Pissy - oops I mean Hissy. Another story for later.
4. I got married for the first time at the age of 42 and am glad I waited for the perfect man.
5. I have been to almost every state in the union except Hawaii and Alaska. Soon I hope.
6. I once asked my husband if he remembered to rewind the DVD.
7. I have four step kids and two wonderful grandchildren.
Here are my tagged blogs:
1. UnStrungSisters http://unstrungsisters.blogspot.com/
2. Old Red Barn Co. http://oldredbarnco.blogspot.com/
3. A Year of Crock Potting http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/
4. The Copper Cauldron http://thecoppercauldron.blogspot.com/
5. From My Cherry Heart http://frommycherryheart.blogspot.com/
6. Bunny Tales http://bunnyhill.blogspot.com/
7. Holly Dolly http://hollyholderman.typepad.com/holly_blog/
Monday, October 27, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
EGA Birthday Sale!
Glass Cat- GlassCat.etsy.com - BOGO 1/2 off
The Glass Chickadee- chickadeebeads.etsy.com - BOGO 1/2 off
My Cabin Creations- MyCabinCreations.etsy.com - 20% off
Paula Hall's Stress Art- paulasstressart.etsy.com - 20% off
Groovy Glass Girl- groovyglassgirl.etsy.com - clearance section 50% off
Dichroics by Rhonda- RWillisglassartist.etsy.com - 20% off
Color Shoppe Studio- colorshoppestudio.etsy.com - 10% off or free shipping
Jewelry by Natsuko- jewelrybynatsuko.etsy.com - clearance section 30-40% off
Everything on my webpage (www.wildsagelampwork.com) is 20% off for the same time period. This is a good time to buy some Christmas presents - it is only two months away.
Go ahead and pay for your items through paypal and I will refund the 20%. If you purchase from both my shop and my web page I will combine the shipping and refund the shipping from the web page purchase.
Also if you purchase from me from now through the end of November, you will be entered in a drawing to win an Etsy Glass Artists Assortment of items. See the bottom of this newsletter for the items to be given away.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I need to ask my sweetie what the names of all of these items are but a few of them I do know. The digital calipers were well worth the money. They make measuring the bead so easy. Then add about 4mm extra before cutting. The little things in the bag are brownies and greenies... now you know why I sent Dale. He actually found them. They go in my dremel to polish the silver when I am done. There are three ?grades? to gently do the job. The stuff in the box is also a silver polish, I don't use that all the time. The little short hammer (real technical huh) is for the beating on the tools in the next picture (dapping or doming? tools). This gradually increases the diameter of the silver tube and helps to lay it over so you can flatten it with the longer hammer to the right (chasing hammer?). The chasing hammer does the fine beating of the silver. Can you tell I like to beat on things... :0) It really is a lot of fun. The metal block in the center of the picture is where I beat on the bead, and yes that is a dishtowel on my kitchen table and yes that little saw is sitting on my kitchen counter. Me thinks I need another room for metal working. Sweetie???? How about it????
So here are some pictures.
And here is the terrific man that lets me do all these wonderful things and is soooo supportive of all my sometimes crazy ideas. Isn't he adorable?
And here is what all of this "stuff" helps me to create. You can find this and many more in my Etsy shop. http://www.mycabincreations.etsy.com/