Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What I have been up to lately...

A lot has been happening lately. I am now a member of Lampwork Etc Street Team (LEST). It is a very creative group of individuals that are getting together to market lampwork items. It has been a lot of fun to participate in the group. You can find us on Etsy by putting LEST in the search box. Also I will put a link here when the web site is up and running etc, and keep you up to date.

I have been selling a lot of slider beads for the Pandora, Troll and Biagi bracelets in my Etsy store lately. They are a lot of fun to make and today I got 15 new mandrels so I can make more of them. I am making sets, so if you have any suggestions for color combos or anything that you would like to see send me an e-mail. You can go to my Etsy store to see what I have available. Also there are some on my web site that would be special order.

I do custom orders as well. Just send me an email and we can discuss what you are looking for.

I have been putting beads on vintage skeleton keys lately. I have two for sale in my Etsy store and I am going to be making more of them this weekend. I had my mom go antique store shopping for me a couple of weeks ago and she found quite a few pretty keys that I will be using. She lives in the midwest and it seems there is more of a supply of keys there than I can find locally. Anyway, The glass is melted right onto the shaft of the key and it can either move freely by using bead release or be stuck in place if you don't use the release. I think I am more partial to the "move freely" ones. It is kind of like the glass in the bottle. How did you do that?

Anyway, I made mine into a dangle and have it hanging on my purse. You could use it as a pendant and hang it on a chain, use it as a zipper pull, a fan pull. Anything you can dream up. As soon as Easter is over (and mom gets her present) then I can put pics up here and start to sell the ones I am making. Don't want to spoil the surprise...hopefully she is not reading this. : )

Keep and eye out on my Etsy store for sales in the near future. I will write about it here as well.

Thanks and check back soon. Pam

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