Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Bracelet Listings.. Featuring My Own Beads!!!!

Now this may not be as big of a thrill for the rest of you, but for me, whose been on this journey of exploration into hot glass fun, this is a major milestone! AND not only did I list bracelets today made with my own artisan made lampwork beads... I also listed beads for sale in my Principessa Glass shop!!! Yipee for me! I love how the beads on this bracelet turned out! They look pretty in the picture, but they are even prettier in your hand. It's hard to capture the subtle metallic shimmer some of the reactive glass gives to the beads. I had some Swarovski crystal I bought sometime ago, that have never been the right color for anything, until now! I think they are the perfect compliment to the color tones in the lampwork beads.

I will still have plenty of listings in  my shop that have beads made by the many other very talented artist out there. I have quite a stash to draw from still and I will likely still buy some from time to time, because what other people make is really pretty! There will of course be a large increase in items featuring my own beads over the next few months. It will take me time since I am not only making beads for my own personal use, but also making beads to sell. Right now that is a little like rubbing your tummy and patting your head. You can maybe be successful at it for a minute or two and then your whole house of cards comes tumbling down and you realize that your family REALLY does like to eat dinner, the laundry doesn't do itself, the dogs need to be feed everyday.. really everyday? I think I worked less when I had a job I went to each day, when I only did my part, not everything and then some!

I think it may take me awhile to get my juggling act down. I'd put the dogs on a self feeding plan, but the Aussie would end up overweight.. she's a bit of a piggie.. I haven't figured out how to get someone else to do the laundry without paying them, or living with what they ruin. My daughter is a teenager, so not feeding her isn't the end of the world, I just have to be willing to look the other way while she has chips for dinner... they have a vegetable in them right? I grew up with the Jettson's cartoon, I'd thought for sure by now we'd all have that robot and insta dinner thing... While I wait for that, please stop by my Etsy shop and see my new listings!

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