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Best for Last?

 Super-uper-duper excited about these hollows!

Barring the time consuming part, these are one of my current favorites to make due to the reactions possible. The second set is more of my Moroccan inspired beads- the patinas make them seem old and recently dug up and all that practice is fine-tuning my precision, always a plus.

Beating myself up a little since I didn’t make a necklace to wear with this style. Had laser vision about building up enough stock for the show since I have a whole table to fill. Ah, well- there’s always next year!
These will also be going to the BABE! 2013 show this weekend. I’ll be at table 711.

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Quick listing on Etsy

I hadn’t really planned on listing anything on Etsy since I’m madly scrambling to get enough inventory for BABE! next month. But..but! I’m in dire need of some new equipment in order to make something that I’ve been planning to use for some time. Obscure enough for ya?! This lovely lass of a bead will be going up shortly in my shop and will hopefully go to a good home.

Update for Etsy

 Sometimes I enjoy making a certain style or experimenting so often, that I forget customers like to see different styles in the shop. So I revisited my Cirque series and made a capped and cored hollow in more muted colors. Very autumnal, I suppose- and at a reduced rate! (didn’t see the slight imperfection on one of the top bead caps, grrr)

Did I mention I’ll be at BABE! this year? So stoked! Reeeally missed going last year and seeing all the lovely people. If you’ll be going, stop by and say howdy. The table assignments will be coming out soon, I’m sure, and I’ll let you know where I’ll be 🙂

New Gig and New Listings

 Can’t believe I forgot to blog/brag about my upcoming teaching gig! It will be at the fabulous Blue Moon Glassworks in Austin, TX on the weekend of November 23-24th. Jim and Rose are pretty awesome people and I’m stoked that I’ll be teaching my first class in such a great environment. If you’re interested in signing up and learning all my secrets, just give them a call: 512-380-0770
 Also got a couple new listings posted to Etsy this morning:

Oh! and I’ll be at BABE! next month, too- woohoo! So many wonderful things coming up waaaay too soon.

A Little Something I’ve Been Working On..

jan 9 quilt collage chartreuse and linen hst quilt by wandering spirit designs
jan 9 quilt collage chartreuse and linen hst quilt, a photo by wandering spirit designs on Flickr.

This is a half-square triangle quilt done in a herringbone pattern in Chartreuse shot cotton and natural mix linen. It’s a wonderfully graphic look that blends with traditional or modern.
When my in-laws were here over Thanksgiving they weren’t too sure about the color combo- but something told me this would look wonderful all done up- hopefully my cousin and his new wife love it as much as I do since this is a much belated wedding gift for them.
Unfortunately, the quilt hasn’t been shipped yet because the hand-carved stamps were impossible to find until today and was finally able to mark the backing.

So it’s 2013..

And I meant to put together a collage of some of my best work, moments, etc…but a madly teething baby is currently taking up most of my time. Maybe later..maybe.

 So here is a pic of what I’ve been working on these past few weeks when I’ve had the time. It’s going to be a very belated wedding gift to my cousin and his wonderful new wife. The quilt top is made up of half-square triangle blocks sewn into a herringbone pattern. The chartreuse shot cotton and natural linen look great together, the colors are hard to portray on the screen since shot cotton has a color-shifting ability depending on how you look at it due to differing colors in the warp and weft of the fabric.

Anyhoo, happy New Year to you all! and once little girl stops being so grouchy maybe my mind can wrap around the idea that another year has so quickly slipped by.