misc other pages
working on getting a new website, this may take longer than I hoped
for, but it will be worth it, so bare with me please.
For now: BR-171
Large Ear Plugs & BR-172
Jumbo Ear Plugs have been added to the catalog.
BR-165 Laura's Cabochons is under Ear Gauges
Mega Round Pandora Style
Mega Round #2 Pandora Style
Mega Round #3 Pandora Style
I'll talk a bit about Laura's Cabs. This was a requested tool that I
could see a lot of potential in. The original intent was for making
cuff links, but there are so many things that can be made. I lit my
torch and used it to enhance the ends of ear plugs - love them. I can
also see making cabochons to glue onto ring tops, post earrings, and
pendent bails. If you buy this tool, I would love to hear what creative
use you come up with.
two weeks away so I'm having a Mothers Day Sale. (click the catalog
link on the left)
1) 15% off all CGBeadrollers
2) 15% off all findings
3) 1 free frit with purchase of 3 frit blends
1) Sale ends Thursday (midnight-ish) May 7th
2) Email me your frit choice or discount requests
(so I can refund your discount). firstname.lastname@example.org
There's also 8 new
on the frit page. Blueish-green-turquoise seems
to be popular this season, so check you the new blends I've mixed up.
It's an old trick, but just for some fun - type 'do
a barrel roll' into the google search box.
I'm back from my demo at the Fire and Rain Retreat held at the Pilchuck
Glass School north of Seattle. I spent an hour demo-ing and answering
questions about my CGBeadrollers and how to work with EDP. I felt
fortunate to be invited, the grounds are spectacular, calm and
exhilarating at the same time, they are a lucky bunch of people. As
always, the ride to the airport is one of the prettiest in the country,
with the Space Needle and My Rainier to point the way.
Shipping will be shut down for a couple of days again, no shipping Friday the
24th and Monday the 27th. I was asked to do a demo at a retreat,
not just any retreat, but one at Pilchuck. Oh ya, I'm excited to demo
for them, and to be able to see the Pilchuck campus, what an awesome
place to have a retreat! I'll post some pix.
I'm back from Glass Craft, but an intestinal thing we all caught while
there is still hanging on so I'll make this short.
If you follow me on facebook you've seen these pictures, but I wanted
to post them here as well. Vegas is full of bead inspiration so I took
a few pictures. See what you can do with some of these patterns in hot
& BR-162 have complimentary lengths to BR-95.
7 by 25 / 32 / 38mm long
8 by 25 / 32 / 38mm long
7 by 50mm long
8 by 50mm long
9 by 50mm long
10 by 50mm long
9 by 25 / 32 / 38mm long
10 by 25 / 32 / 38mm long
Two new CGBeadrollers are up.
I so admire anyone who makes long slender beads, they are difficult for
me. I have a hard time getting both ends to look alike, so I was really
happy to finally get a nice shaped slender bead. In my experience, the
more slender the bead, the easier it is to see the lack of symmetry.
Sooo, I hope these two new tools help everyone who who wants to achieve
Small Tube Trio
There's a new CGBeadroller up!!! BR-158
Bead Lip Wrap. This one is a bit unusual - it doesn't make a
bead, instead it refines a 'lip wrap' that's added to the ends of a
bead. A while back someone asked if I would make a bicone with a lip on
each end, so I put the idea on the drawing board. After thinking about
this for a looooong time, I finally wrapped (pun intended) my head
around how to go a step further. By making the cavities for just the
lip wrap, you can choose the shape of bead 'you' want, not the shape
chosen for you. Bicone, oval, round, lentil, cube, etc. Two matching
cavities on each row also allows you to shape the wraps on both sides
of the bead without having to flip the tool to accommodate.
Spider-Fred, sitting on
top of a mirrored wall,.
I'm back from the Tucson show, had a great time connecting with some
new fellow vendors, did great in the booth, it was a win/win week. Big
day of shipping now.
Now for the sad part of my week, our latest cat Fred is missing. He
& I have
become pretty attached the past year and I'm guessing he went looking
for me. He will be the 4th cat in a year and a half that either went
missing or I've had to put to sleep. I've never had a 'typical cat' cat
before and I'm pretty devastated. Last night, I spent 2 hours walking
around town after the city noise was quiet, shaking his treat can.
Well, that was actually the third time I walked around looking for him.
A couple of weeks ago he brought home a full grown rabbit, so even if
he doesn't find a new home I know he'll be ok, but I'm gonna keep
looking for him in the dead of the night when he can hear me rattle his
treat can. Fortunately our city pound was shut down a few years ago, it
was a 'kill' pound and they accidentally put some dogs to sleep while
the owners were out of town. Now animal control contracts out to a
'no-kill' shelter, which I've already been to and left my info. Say a
prayer for my Fred.
It's the 5th
Anniversary of the CGBeadroller!
and there's a new sampler
to celebrate. To date, I've shipped to all 50 states and over 35
countries, and am grateful for the wonderful reception the lampwork
community has had for these tools.
|In July, I was
honored to teach a class at the Gathering in Houston,
and I made a special sampler for the class. Each anniversary I
introduce a new sampler, this year it's the Class Sampler from the
Through January 29th:
1) The 5th
Anniversary 'Class Sampler' will be $50 ($15 off the sampler
price of $65)
2) The other 4 samplers will
be on sale for $55 ($10 off the sampler price)
Arrange 5 Cats
(Mr. & Mrs. Whitney)
at the Movies
someone close my mouth for me,
left me speechless
360 degree panorama pix
amazing, note the language
the Beatles juggler
Godfather: scammer upsets the Mafia
are you a Star Wars fan?
Palpatine get a phone call from Vader
This has been around a while, I just found it again
Fold a T-Shirt
find registered sex offenders near you
kid is too cute
husband found this
(yes, it's clean)
Cruise Is Nuts
click on 'John's story'
left hand column
Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
version - 32 pix
version - 337 pix
TO MY MOTHER
My Aunt Ruth's poem