Whew – that was a busy weekend. My son takes tang soo do, and on Saturday he did his recertification test for his second cho-dan patch for his black belt. He has been doing this for five years, and last year at this time was when he received his black belt (at 9 years old!). Next year at this time, hopefully, he will be getting his e-dan patch! Yay for you S. My daughter went on a “cabin camping” trip to Ohiopyle with her school Trailblazers club and apparently had a great time because she came home exhausted. Thanks to my friend, Tod, who so graciously offered to pick her up – what a guy! Then, we had some friends over for dinner and had a really nice time! Early this morning, get up for Sunday school. It’s cloudy, so it’s a good day to have a lazy day!
I have a great customer who requested some of my designer beads with a large hole. She was making dog leads and wanted to embellish them with lampwork beads. I have made a series of these for her, and she graciously gave me permission to post a photo of one of the leads she made with my purple galaxy bead. Her name is Linda, and if you are interested in her work, you can find it at www.dreamweaverpoms.com/leads.html. They are really cool and she does custom work!
Hi everyone – I just created a poll to the right of this post – I wanted to know what size or type beads you prefer when making earrings. I like to list earring pairs on etsy, and I’d rather make bead sizes that you want! Thanks in advance to everyone who answers the poll! You have until October 1! If you prefer a different size or type totally, leave me a comment!
If you like focal beads, here’s one for you! It’s new on etsy – a teal raku bead that measures 25×22 mm and was wound on a 3/32″ mandrel, it comes with two teal spacer beads as well. You can always ask for more, too – I’m happy to make more beads! You can click on it to go right to it in my etsy shop!
I’ve just relisted a bunch of scrabble tile pendants in my BellaHannahJane etsy shop. They make really great stocking stuffers or holiday gifts. The map ones are fantastic if it’s a place you live, have lived, or visited and has special meaning to you. The stamps are fantastic because they are vintage and just so colorful! All the stamps now are self-stick – these are great! Please check out the shop, and tell your friends!
Hi everyone – you have to check out my new friend Rocki’s blog! She is so enthusiastic! I submitted an earring design to a magazine (which will be disclosed at a later date – like when I actually have a contract in hand) and it was accepted. I used her Elfin Ear Wires, and her shop name will be listed as a source in the magazine! They are great ear wires – very pretty, but also very functional and strong! Give them a try! And check out my web site sale, too! Thanks for making my day, Rocki!