Tuesday, September 29, 2009

...And the WINNER is?

Thanks to those of you that commented here on my blog and on facebook... the overwhelming consensus is that this season's hottest colour is PURPLE with accents of teal and gray! Sounds really nice!

However, the winner of the Colour Contest is.....


MARY MEREDITH of Georgetown, ON. and her fave colours are a mix of carnelian orange, pale turquoise and accents of bronze/brown ... perfect for autumn! Congrats Mary! Please email me your address and I will send you your bead! (I'll make it this weekend and post pics early next week so you all can see what I came up with!)

Furthermore, I cleaned about half of the beads I made yesterday... the others will have to wait until tomorrow! But these babies are strung and ready for their price tags!

I'll be busy the next few days with last minute stuff to do for my show this weekend in Guelph! If you're in the area, I hope you'll come check it out! Click here for more info on the show!

Be back next week!

Monday, September 28, 2009

To clean or not to clean?

Of course I have to clean them! All 204 of them! I'll get started on that tomorrow, right now my wrist is so sore from some of them being stubborn while taking them off the mandrels! Sheesh...

Made lots of spacer beads in purples, teals and some gray too! Apparently this season's hottest shades!

Be back again tomorrow with the winner of the Colour Contest! Keep the comments coming people!
(See previous post).


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Colour Contest!

Ok, so I'm trying to broaden my colour palette while working on new beads in the studio today and I am struggling with what this season's hottest colours are! Some years the teals, blues and greens are my best sellers, other times it's yellows and golds, and sometimes it's classic black and white!

Let's play a little game, shall we?
Comment on this blog post or on my facebook fan page of what your current favourite colour is (what colours you'd like in a bead right now!) ... and on Tuesday September 29th I will gather all of the people's names/comments and one lucky winner will be randomly drawn to win a free lampwork bead (handmade by myself of course!) in their particular favourite colour(s)!

Spark my colour creativity! ;)

Good luck to all!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Grand River = Grand Beads

Just wanted to chime here for a few minutes to spread the word about my next show coming up (really soon actually!)...

I'll be selling at the Grand River Bead Society Show and Sale on October 3rd, in Guelph, Ontario. Check out my show page on my website for more info here, or my facebook fan page! It's my first time doing this particular show (but it's no new show, that's for sure) so I'm excited about it! I'm anxious to meet even more fun beady people out in that way of the province! (But I still love my Toronto bead pals too!)

Furthermore, that little birdie I mentioned in my last post flew back around here and told me that the next Lampworker's Trunk Show at beadFX will be November 28th, 10-5. I have a few more shows in the meantime to prep for, so I should get my butt back in the studio (after dinner!) hee hee

Talk soon.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Fresh Start... Again!

Thanks to all who came out to the Canadian Bead Oasis Show on the weekend! Always nice to see many of the same faces with new inspirations, and to meet new people and inspire!
As usual, coming home from a three day show (four days including set up time) always takes a toll on me, poops me out! It doesn't end after tear-down either... my studio always looks as if it was hit by a hurricane after a show. The mess from last minute projects before the show and then the boxes of "stuff" everywhere from the show, leaving a mere pathway from the door to the torch.

Well, I spent literally ALL day yesterday, not only cleaning... but actually organizing too! I'm proud of myself, a studio clean-up was a long time coming and it's completely done and ready for me to start fresh again, (with the exception of a good vacuum job, I'll get to that later today!)

Notice the time on the clock?
It was indeed a full day and night of cleaning!

Cleaned and re-dipped a good amount of mandrels...
ready to start at the torch again!

Ready to experiment with some new glass colours!

Do you think maybe I put too many books on the shelf?
It appears to be struggling :)

...still have to do a few "book work" things from the show (and I wanna get in that episode of Survivor on my DVR before Thursday night comes around again and I get behind!)

Be back soon.
Thanks for chiming in.


P.S. A little birdie told me that there is another beadFX Lampwork Trunk show in the planning, so look out for news about that coming up!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Upcoming Show

It's been a really busy summer for me, and it has now come to an end... and I get to look forward to an even busier fall! Take a look at my show line up for the season on my website.

I've been busy in the studio creating new beads for the upcoming Bead Oasis show in Toronto next weekend! Also, I'll be displaying (and selling!) some beautiful glass art pieces hand painted by my good friend Emma Genovese, also from Burlington.

Check out her website: http://missemmadesigns.webs.com/

Hope to see all of you there!