Tag: beads

It’s the hands, not the tool

The Eternal Tool Debate reared its pointy little head once again in the lampworking cyberworld recently, fueled in part by the same Belle Armoire Jewelry article on Carter Seibels that I wrote about a couple of days ago: …there are all kinds of other shortcuts that bead buyers need to understand.? Many bead makers have …

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Ageism isn’t okay either.

Most of us know better by now than to make racist or sexist comments, at least in public.? Ageism, though, seems to still be considered fair game, at least among certain venues in the craftosphere. First there was this little gem from the Etsy Forums: Vanessa says (snip) Here’s the thing. We really want to …

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Back to the Future???

Time for another Flaming Hot! Blog It! You fall asleep and think you are dreaming. But really, you have just traveled through time forward 5 years. What does your glass world look like? Blog it! Hmmm.? Well, I think it looks, ah, full of glass… Seriously, now. Honestly, I’m not sure how different the studio, …

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Resistance

I had a day off from school today thanks to the MLK holiday. I could have spent pretty much the whole day lampworking, but kept putting off even turning on the kiln and concentrator. First there was laundry, Then the routine computer work (you know, emails, and blog feeds, and monitoring the forum) Then working …

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My current staple glass object

From Flaming Hot We all hang on to the familiar. What is your staple glass object you continue to make and why? Blog it! My staple glass object right now would have to be something like this: These are really just very basic beads from boro glass. I start by making a twistie cane of …

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Goals and Objectives

From Flaming Hot! How do you track the progress of your glass business? Do you set goals and benchmarks to be reached? Do you have detailed directives? Do you just plod along and let it happen? Tell us what you do to keep your business thriving. Blog it! Up until now I haven’t really had …

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Surprise! I sold something!

I had an email from PayPal this morning that I had received a payment.? Being inadequately caffeinated, I thought at first it was yet another scam.? But when I checked, I discovered that one of my handbound books had sold off of Etsy! Then I went over to Mincot’s this afternoon to have lunch, return …

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The show, and Aunt Mary

DH’s Aunt Mary passed away today.? She’d been failing rapidly the past few days, so it was not surprising.? There will be a memorial service, probably next weekend, and she’s donated her body to Emory University (which I totally appreciate and approve of).? She wasn’t in any pain (thanks to a morphine drip), and evidently …

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One more show to go

I figure tomorrow’s show (the first annual GPC Artisan Craft Fair) is a crap shoot.? I am just taking bead stuff, no books, because I know I can fill up a six-foot table with just my and Mincot’s bead stuff.? I’ll have loose beads because I know some people do make their own jewelry, but …

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Back to the glass

I got back to my beloved boro last night after a couple of weeks off.? Not that I particularly got a lot done, mind you.? I was pretty tired so I didn’t torch for too long, but I did make a couple more pendants a la Paula McDonough’s tutorial.? It turns out I like these …

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