Hey everyone! Sorry haven't chatted sooner it's been super busy around here. I posted some new specials in the Bead Happy gallery yesterday. I didn't get as many specials done as I had hoped I'm getting really swamped with custom orders for lampwork beads, jewelry and Bridal so the bead specials may start to get fewer and far between with the holidays upon us but I'll try my best. Snowmen are all SOLD OUT and my Ho Ho Ho special I think may be it for the Christmas beads for this season.
Lot's of Brides are getting geared up for their spring and summer weddings, Congratulations girls! I'm having a blast working with all of you. I've seen this funny reality type show on WE called Bridezilla's it's pretty funny to watch and I have to say I have never in all the years creating bridal designs and all of the brides I've worked with come across a bridezilla (knocking on wood lol!) All of my brides have been terrific and such a pleasure to chat with and work with.
So what's on my to do list for today? lot's! I'll be spending much time at the torch working on orders I slacked a bit last night and ended up having dinner with my parents and then me and my mom got sucked into a Lifetime movie so I didn't get any work done until late. I'll also be working on bridal orders and getting some regular jewelry orders packaged up to ship as well and then I'm going to settle in to work on some new creations that have been showing up in my dreams that I'm eager to sketch out and try. I'll be sure to post some sneak peek pics here for you as soon as I have some goodies to show. I have some new Chalcedony faceted briolettes that are completely blowing me away with how gorgeous they are and also some new Picasso tabletop Czech that I think might also be a new addiction with me because they are just so unique.
Oh also before I sign off the second bead show is a no go for me :( because it is too far of a treck to travel and this holiday season is just getting busier and busier but there may be a few more in the works for later in winter and spring time for sure. The other jewelry show is a private home party and is coming up in a few weeks so I need to get a move on getting more things together for that as well. And for those who have been following along with my holiday shopping debacles you'll be proud of me to know that I actually got some good Christmas shopping done over the weekend! A couple more good days like that I'll be ready and good to go! lol! and since I haven't done so in a while here is another ....
I've picked up to read once again Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix everyone who knows me knows that I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fanatic. So of course I highly recommend the whole HP series to anyone and everyone. Also I will be soon starting Sam's Letters to Jennifer" by James Patterson for my BookMasters reading group as well as The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks for my PollBooks group. My reading goal for the New Year (which is something different I set for myself every year) is to try and make my way through the BookerPrize winners list and to read more classics. Last year I read an article on Stephen King who says he tries to read at least 80 books a year (almost 2 books a week) so I used that as my goal and proudly accomplished it! What else is on my TBR (To Be Read) pile to hold me over through the holidays? Here's my list- One vacant chair by Joe Coomer , Little earthquakes : a novel by Jennifer weiner, Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh, The Jew store by Stella Suberman, Metro girl by Janet Evanovich and A great and terrible beauty by Libba Bray. I'd love to here about what you are reading you can post a comment by clicking below or even email me!