hollow focal beads

The end/beginning is drawing nigh

In the final stretch, shipping my box for the show tomorrow, need to make something to wear for myself. So excited to be seeing my beady people again, such a long drought of no meetings, interactions, etc. will have me soaking up the inspiration and conversation like a sponge!
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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.

Ebb and Flow

I’ve been neglecting the blog since we’ve had family visiting and have been busy getting inventory built up for BABE! 2011..eek, only three weeks away!
Many things are percolating on the sidelines, will get to these soon enough.
My boy seems to be growing so fast, it tugs on my heart strings some of the things he’ll say without prompting.
Example:
Me: How do I look? (Asking hubby before heading to a glass meeting out of town this past Sat.)
Him: Shiny.
Me: What?! (in all fairness, I knew he wasn’t crazy about the beads I had strung into a quick necklace for the meeting)
Son: No, Dada- Pretty! Mama pretty.
Him: What?!
Me: Did you tell him to say that? ( I sneak a quick peek at the boy and he’s grinning ear to ear as he looks at me from the living room where he was busy watching cartoons)
Him: We’re going to have our hands full.
Me: Yep. (then I send a quick wink to my boy before heading out the door)

 Here is the culprit from the above conversation. 🙂

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!