no Golden Needles here, but instead one huge web! I finally found my other digital camera and decided to take a few pics of the roses and garden and much to my delight I found a couple of spidey pics on the disc that was still inside the camera. These photos are of Banana Spiders which are abundant here in Florida in the winter. This lady decided to live on our back porch and her web took up about 4 + feet of it! If you look closely you will see a couple of meals for her…and those would be the male of her species. Gotta love it.
I am so happy to finally be working out in the garden and thought that I would share some of what is making me joyous!
Then of course there are the veggies. This season we planted red bell pepper, sweet peppers, green bell peppers, cucumbers, tomato, lettuce, bush beans and radishes, butternut squash, pattypan squash and straight neck squash. We will be adding eggplant too. I have lemon basil, sweet basil, and rosemary waiting to sprout.
Check it out, Chicken Little has made it to a treasury! I would like to thank Barbara at Hooray For Crochet who has some of the coolest (actually warmest looking) hats and scarflettes, shawls, and other fabulous items. Check out her shop…remember Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Thanks Barbara for choosing my bead for the treasury.
There is a new and dynamic Etsy team that rivals all others in the talent department, and it is the “Jewelry Sampler Team”. The link is for their blog and the photos above are representative of some of their work in a variety of mediums and techniques used in the creation of jewelry. Please drop by and take a look at the work that these fabulous artisans have produced! Peace! Ellen
With everyone talking about the state of the economy, reading about the loss of jobs, and knowing that it will most likely get worse before it gets better, I have decided to do something to assist my customers. Everyone knows that I have the “Best Customers in the world” 🙂 so I decided to FREE SHIP for the month of February in the Continental U.S. with a flat $2.50 to everywhere elseand also to lower my prices on my handmade lampwork beads. The only reason that I am having to charge a flat fee to “everywhere else” is that it necessitates a trip to the post office. Hopefully, this will work out for everyone, and I will try to continue with this type of shipping for as long as I can.
Making the world a prettier place, one bead at a time, peace,
Wow my bracelet “Circle of Love” made it to a treasury today on etsy thanks to Julie of the Beaded Heart, thanks so much Julie for thinking of me!
Oh boy have I been having a blast. I purchased a tutorial from Cathy Lybarger on sculptural fish and let me tell you that I haven’t had this much fun since I started lampworking 27months ago. I won’t bore you with the details but I think I have found a new outlet for my creative side. Here are “Propellor Girl”, “Platypus Fred” and “Missing my Dorsal”. Enjoy them and I will post more critters as I go along.
Peace and happy beading
Last night I purchased the “Moth Wing” tutorial from its designer and Master Lampworker, Andrea Guarino-Slemmons. She is one talented lady who keeps finding her voice as evidenced by her diverse styles, hopefully, one day I will be able to travel to the opposite coast to take a Masters Class ….hey, a gal can dream!
Well, I have three beads that I have made since last night and here they are. I am not sure if I will be listing them at the shop. I will have to think about that.
Have a fabulous evening and as always, happy beading!
So sorry that I have been AWOL but with the upcoming show in November it is all I can do but to work day and into the early night to make sure that I have enough inventory to do this show. I also have to start to put together a class for making earwires, and beginning wrapping, which I will be teaching two days after the show.
The weather here is still hot and humid and I am not holding out for fall weather for at least another month or so. Okay, I know, I know, you say Florida….what fall weather????? Well, I will let you in on a secret…not all of Florida is like Miami. In the Northern part we get temp in the 20’s in the winter, and have four distinct seasons with summer being the longest, fall, winter and spring are short but here nonetheless.
It is almost 8:00 am and I need to get my day going. Have a wonderful one yourselves, later, Ellen