Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays!

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Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy & Healthy New Year with only good things for the coming year! Enjoy this special time with your families and loved ones. Stay safe and warm. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'm back!!!

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After 3 months I finally got back on the torch last night. These beads are the result.Only 1 casualty and another that took a bath. Not too bad all things considered.

As you may or may not know, I had spine surgery back in September and have been unable to torch as a result. The Dr. gave me the go ahead to give it a try at my 1 month follow up, but something told me he didn't really understand what was involved. I was still wearing a cervical collar at that point, which kept my head and neck from moving at all, so the thought of trying to torch while hot glass could go flying didn't seem like the best idea since I couldn't move much.

Now that I don't have to wear a cervical collar any more, I decided to give it a try. Boy, was it FUN! I felt like a little kid. I made some of my "usual" beads (won't call them signature because I don't consider myself that accomplished yet) and then tried out some new techniques and an awesome new tool I had purchased. Life is good.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Bead Trends

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OMG! I have been so bad about blogging, but had to share my good news. One of my skeleton key bead necklaces made it into the December issue of Bead Trends magazine. I've been reading this wonderful magazine since it's inception. I'm in love with their photography and am thrilled and honored that they chose to feature this piece.

I've been holding off saying anything until the issue was published, but I got my necklace back in the mail this week with 2 copies of the magazine so can now share the good news. Pick up a copy and let me know what you think.