Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I really don't know how many people come to this site, but if anyone does, just to let you know I'm having a sale on my ETSY sight. Buy the first item at regular price, get all other items (of lesser value) at half price. Just convo me, and I will adjust pricing and put a "reserve" on the items for you. I have some ideas for new beads, and will have time to create, so it's now time to reduce my inventory a bit.

Friday, April 18, 2008

April 18 2008

What a beautiful day today...I actually had to time my torch time around the weather - because I wanted to enjoy the beautiful day we were having. I've had some good torch times this week - working on a hothead, in the past, I haven't had much luck with reactive glasses....but the blue and black set gave me hope that I can achieve something with reactive glasses. Also, the black and white is another reactive black, when the stringer was left raise, a beautiful golden metallic sheen developed. :) Amber, Ivory and Silver seem to be classic also. I love those colors together. And how can you go wrong with purple. I am really liking the new kind of bead I've been making with these.

Friday, April 11, 2008

April 11, 2008

Time flies - almost the middle of April already...and finally, we are seeing some nice weather. I've been in a bit of a rut at the torch lately. My inspriation came back when one of my custmers sent me this picture of a bracelet she made from a set of beads. It's a golfer's bracelet! Here's how it works in her own words:

I created the Golf Stroke Bracelet because I have such a hard time trying to remember the number of times I hit the ball on any given hole. (Yes, I hit it a lot!!) Anyway one of my girlfriends showed me this stroke counter she had on her golf bag. It was basically a piece of nylon rope that had 10 plastic miniature golf ball beads afixed to it. Everytime you hit the ball, you slide a bead down the rope. At the end of the hole you count the number of balls and then you know what to write on your score card. Well, being the girly girl that I am I wanted something that looked a little nicer, could fit on my wrist, and match my golf outfits. So I created the Golf Stroke Bracelet. After I hit the ball, I slide a bead over. At the end of the hole I count how many I slid and then I know what to write on my score card. Once I write my score down I move the beads back into the starting position. It's functional during the game and after I play and we are in the club house having some refreshments it still looks good on my wrist. Unfortunately the bracelets haven't helped me play any better, just keep my score more accurate. :)I also wear them during the day when I'm not playing golf to remind my self to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. For every glass I drink, I move a bead". Should you be interested, she can be reached at: cognitojewelry@cox.net

I should be able to use one when I am running laps at the track, cause after 3, I sort of forget how many I have done (and I'm tired of keeping track on my fingers.