09 September 2010

Newest Bracelet

So I have been busy working on my newest design and I am almost done with it. I have been doing a little bit each day since I'm hoping that it will be fairly therapeutic. Plus the fact that my curved nose pliers are nearing the end of their life... (This really is not good because I loved this pair, they are my favorite and now they stick and don't want to open properly. Think I might kit them with some WD-40...)

Anyways, here is the first look at the bracelet as it is nearing completion. All I have left to do is clasp it and that is that. I may make a matching necklace since this turned out so well and I love the way it hangs.

The beads that run across the top are actually dual toned and they are blue on black Czech beads. The rings that I used are Ice Blue enameled copper rings and the chain was made by hand one ring at a time. Black Czech beads are in the middle of the swags. The beads that dangle are Aqua Carmen Blue Czech beads. I love the combination of these colors and they just blended so well.

If I decided to do a matching necklace, it will be this same style but with the blue chain going from this portion around the neck to the clasp. I don't want to overdo it and just want to keep it simple.

***Upcoming Items***
  • As I will be getting some supplies coming in soon, I have some great new projects in mind. So be on the lookout for a brand new collection, Seasons...
  • Halloween items will be making a return, or I should say some new items!
  • There will be an interesting Alice In Wonderland themed necklace coming soon.
  • Look out for a Butterfly Branch that will be making an appearance. (This will be if I work out the ring situation. The one color was out of stock so I am hoping that one of the other colors that I bought will work and match the beads I will be using.
So that about sums it up for now, I can't wait to be back with more!!

02 September 2010

Preparing for Earl

So I have been busting to get supply orders made up so I can order this weekend, which can be a PITA, because I have to go through the majority of my inventory. I have tons that I need to get finishing touches on so I can get pictures and get them ready for listing. All while placing my Artfire studio on sale for September, for a birthday sale. Now what is really bad, is that knowing that my birthday is in the middle of September, let alone Hurricane Season......

While trying to get all this straight, I am now bracing for Hurricane Earl. Which no one has any blooming idea what the storm is doing, so we are in a wait and see mode. have everything prepped in case we get slammed, as they are comparing it to the track of Isabel.... Great... (During Isabel, she was scheduled to get picked up by a front and moved out to sea, just like this storm. Only she sped up, much like this storm, and slammed right into us. We lost power for 2 weeks...)

Plus, trying to get my insurance straightened out so I can have this stupid tooth taken out. There is nothing worse than tooth pain. Especially when it's a wisdom tooth. I thought it was bad when I had my top ones pulled, nothing compared to the ones on the bottom that are impacted and sideways... So the pressure from this storm is just unreal and making the pain even worse. I really am just ready for this storm to come on and be done with it.