Thursday, September 18, 2008

Organization continued.....

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I've been trying hard to devote SOME time every day to organizing my work area. I have tons of seedbeads & crystals, not to mention semi-precious stones, sterling silver, findings, etc. So, in searching for that perfect cabinet to put some of the stuff in, I found this great wood CD shelving unit at best buy. And it's on sale for $89.99! BTW, I'm not affiliated with best buy in any way. It's just the perfect size for my needs & if you do a google search you might be able to find a coupon like I did. Mine was a $10 coupon toward my next purchase. Love it! OK, gotta get back to my organizing!

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Pin It There are some parts of my life & my house that are organized & then there are others like my bead studio/basement that are almost beyond hope. But my friend told me about someone that she's had over to her house to help her organize & ever since I've the organization bug has bit me. OK, more like a little pinch, but it's something.

Her name is Cynthia Braun of Organize Your Life. She's hosting a mini workshop at her house that I'll be attending with my friend in 2 weeks. We'll get a tour of every room in her house & we'll be able to open closets, cabinets, etc. to see how she organizes her house. I'm really looking forward to going. I can't afford to have her come here to help me organize, at least not yet, but maybe I can get some pointers & be inspired to do something with the mess. Funny thing is that I'm finding things I had long forgotten I had & reordered. Well, maybe not so funny actually.

Saturday, September 06, 2008


Pin It Well Beadfest was absolutely AWESOME this year. I took a 2 day class with Chad Trent on making Blown & Inside Out Boro beads. For those that may not know, Chad is an awesome lampwork artist specializing in boro beads and pendants. I'm not even sure if he works in soft glass at all. His ID is Cosmo on Lampwork Etc.

Chad's a gifted lampworker and an excellent teacher with the patience of a saint. Even with taking notes while he demonstrated I found myself asking a million questions. This is 1 technique that will take quite a bit of practice in order to master it.