Ramble On...

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Back up on eBay!

Well, it took four people to get me back up selling on eBay. Here is an image of my husband (Aaron) working at the computer and my brother (Steven) taking pictures of my beads!! Steven is a professional photographer who came down from NYC with his girlfriend to visit last weekend. It was a huge effort to find all our photography equipment, set up a new area to shoot beads, and update all our eBay information. Hopefully, we'll be able to do this much quicker from now on!

International Flameworking Conference

Here is a group photo of a bunch of beadmakers with Paul Stankard



I gave a presentation on the Past, Present and Future of Glass Beadmaking in the United States




Nancy Tobey gave an amazing demonstration


Here is a close up of the bead


Wheaton Village had a booth


Here I am with my jewelry for sale by Wheaton Village

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Yes! I'll be back to sell in Cleveland

Hi Everyone,

I found out this week that I have been accepted into the Chagrin Falls show this year, which will be June 10th and 11th. This will be the ONLY show I'll be doing back in Cleveland. I have also been accepted to several PA shows and will be venturing to NJ and DE for bead shows too. We'll get the website updated soon. Aaron's been really busy with his new job.

Monday, March 13, 2006

no eBay, but picutres!

We were not able to get items up on eBay this week. Aaron's parents came to visit and we had a fun time going to the Philadelphia Flower Show.

As promised here are some images of the move!


First the movers arrived


Jas waited
And Gypsy hid



The three of us left the next day. We were excited at first.


Then we just wanted to relax.


Finally we arrived and Gypsy hid in the bathroom.

We had to sleep on the blow up bed until our stuff arrived.


This is what I've been dealing with ever since!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Progress!

Things are coming together! We now have our phone, internet, washer, dryer and fridge hooked up and running! I've been doing laundry non-stop! I'm also hoping to get some beads up on eBay by Sunday March 12th.

I was able to attend an open torch session this past weekend and met some wonderful beadmakers! Thanks to Christel, Emily, Louise, and Carrie for welcoming me and making me laugh more than I have laughed in a long time:). The following day I went to the Jersey Fire Devils meeting and they were awesome too! I'm feeling better about being in the new area already:).

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Argh!

Well, I have the entire studio set up and ready to go and wouldn't you know that I can't find where I packed the mandrels!!! ARGH!! How frustrating. I've been trying to wade through boxes to find them and I finally just gave up for the day. I'll hope to find them tomorrow.

On a brighter note the sun has been out every day here in Philly! I knew it was cloudy in Cleveland, but I didn't know how much I missed the sun!! I have been going out every day in the chilly temps to go for a jog because it is so nice to feel the sun on my face!!

I also found the local glass bead club. They are called the New Jersey Fire Devils...he he I'm sure I'll fit right in:).