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Shop Update Nov. 30

Got a few more pictures taken, these will be going up sometime today on Etsy.
These raked beads, above, were so time consuming to make- but I really love the effect. Cirque seems a very apropos name for them, don’t you think?

 Still have quite a few sets to photograph along with a handful of capped and cored focals. Tomorrow is another day..

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From Mole Hill to Mountain

I should know better than to procrastinate with this many sets to photograph and put up on Etsy. This happens to me every year after BABE- what is at first a mole hill becomes a mountain and so I continue to put off photographing 50+ sets of beads for the shop. So here is my first step, and you can be my witness 🙂 You can check out my flickr for more pics and size reference.

I think what is causing me the most angst is the thought of having to untie allll those sets to photograph them loose, and then retying them…so then the thought of ‘why not just photograph them tied?’. Although the rules of online selling recommends lots of photos, I’ll most likely err on the side of sanity and take pics as they are to save myself time. This way I know I’ll get them listed before Christmas, lol.

Post Etching – new beads

Here are some of the beads from a couple of posts ago, etched. My camera seems to be taking more grainy pictures for some reason..I’m trying to figure out what is different since I moved my photo tent to a different spot. I’m thinking I like them better etched, but everything looks better etched to me, haha!

Beads and 100 Followers :)

This past week has been a whirlwind of travel, meeting new people, and trying to get ready for the show next month. Just noticed that I have 100 Followers for this blog!- thanks for your interest and here’s to showing you work that continues to grab your attention. Met up w/ some wonderful beady people over the weekend and look forward to our next Carolina Firefiend meeting. One member generously let me borrow her Jim Moore press since my Impress Bead Liner was too slim to fit my big beads inside to core and cap. (these three beads above are a few I’ve done so far, before running out of bead caps) Another is going to tumble etch some of my hollows to see how it compares to my usual acid etch method.
Thank goodness my wonderful cousin is nearby and willing to babysit my little man, making it possible for me to go to these meetings.

And Again..two more sets for Etsy

These look nice together- totally by accident that I put that strand of encased crackled beads together and after setting them next to the hollows noticed how nice they look together..hmm, I can see a new set in the future w/ a mix of matte and encased beads.

These will be going up shortly on Etsy 🙂