Something to Ponder

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others - Pericles

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more beads coming in November. and there will be eggs!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Playing Hooky

From the torch.  It's been months.  About as long since I last blogged here.  I'm busier over here.  

Last week, I flew up to Myrtle Beach to spend a few days with my best friend.  She lives just a couple towns into North Carolina.

I haven't seen her in almost two years.  Two years too long.

Her family is my second family.  It has been that way since the eighth grade.  I loved seeing them and wish I had had more time with her folks and seester.

I spent hours inside her spa each day, catching up with her Mom and editing wedding images.  I met her clients and employees and thought it was fabulous that she now has her own spa and is doing what she loves every day (massage therapy).

And it made me realize that while parts of our lives are very different, some are running parallel.  I am finally (FINALLY) doing what I love.  Spending soooo much more time with my family.  And so much more time with my camera.  

Leaving the phone company wasn't an easy decision.  It was what I had known (and come to depend on) for well over a decade.  The last six years were spent in my office downstairs.  Which was also shared space with my torch.  The former tainted the latter in that I have really avoided that room for the last eight months.  I am finally no longer jumping or noticing my heart rate leap for the sky when my old blackberry ringtone sounds on someone else's phone in public.  I think I'm ready to venture back into my office/studio space on a more regular basis now.  I miss the hiss of oxygen from my torch and the gentle pull of melting glass.  

I miss playing with fire.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Destash Recap - Stones

#78 horn, approx 13x17mm ~ $5.00

#81 vitrail peacock in blue & red, 4x6mm ~ $5.00

#84 etched agate, approx 13x20mm ~ $12.00

#87 purple Czech glass? rectangles,  hole on the diagonal, approx 7x12mm ~ $3.00

#88 horn, approx 10x25mm ~ $7.00
#64 stone (possibly jasper?) 10x20mm ~ $5.00

#65 red poppy jasper ovals 10x14mm ~ $6.25

#66 crystal quartz 4x6mm ~ 14.00

#67 stone daggers, approx 8mm wide and 16-32mm long ~ $10.00

#68 leopard skin jasper 6mm ~ $4.50

#69 African brass, approx 20mm round ~$18
#71 shiny black vitrail peacock triangles, approx 5x6mm ~ $3.00

#74 wooden, approx 10x24mm ~ $8.00

#53 pink lentils 6mm ~ $15.00

#54 blue lentils 6mm ~ $15.00

#55 burnt honey lentils 6mm ~ $15.00

#56 green lentils 6mm ~ $15.00

#57 petersite 8mm ~ $15.40
#59 blue & silver vitrail daggers, 5x16mm ~ $12.25

#60 blue & silver oil slick vitrail daggers, 5x16mm ~ $12.25

#61 red & silver oil slick vitrail daggers, 5x16mm ~ $12.25

#62 red & copper vitrail daggers, 5x16mm ~ $12.25

#63 white & silver vitrail daggers, 5x16mm ~ $12.25
#48 river? jasper daggers, approx 6mm wide and 17-22mm long ~ $30.00

#50 green with silver/blue flower petals 6x8mm ~ $6.00

#31 light blue something cubes :) approx 6mm ~ $6.25

#33 impressionist jasper coins, approx 14x4mm ~ $14.00

#38 sterling silver chain, almost 15 inches ~ $25.00

#40 sterling silver chain, links alternate between smooth/shiny and textured, 2 feet 10.5 inches ~ $50.00

#41 sterling silver heart chain, almost 17.5 inches ~ $35.00

#22 blue coral chips, approx 12x8x6 ~ $3.00

#23 purple something :) approx 18x12x4mm ~ $3.40

#24 jasper, approx 14x10x4mm ~ $11.50

#25 peridot chips, approx 6x4x2mm ~ $11

#26 purple something :) approx 12x12x4mm ~ $4.50
#28 unakite rounds, 8mm ~ $6.25

#2 Picture Jasper, 10mm rounds ~ $1.90

Destash Recap - Metals

Many of my destash items flew off to different parts of the country, as well as across the Atlantic to the UK.  Woo hoo!  But I thought I would show off once more what still remains as there are some great deals in here (read: wholesale prices from Tucson bead shows/sales FIVE years ago!).  So here they are.  I still have more items to photograph and put out here, but those will come later this week.  As with all the previous destash posts, just leave a comment with the item number and I'll put your name next to it.  These metals are not filled or coated, they are sterling or copper.
S27 - hill tribes half circles, approx 10x20mm ~ $8.00

S28 - bali balls, approx 10mm ~ $3.00
S29 - grapes and x's, approx 10x13mm ~ $15.00

S30 - stars, approx 8mm ~ $5.00

S31 - belted, approx 4x6mm ~ $5.00

S35 - tubes, approx 6x8mm ~ $4.00

S20 - SS frames stamped with 925, approx 18x18mm ~ $12

S20 - alternate view to show holes
S21 - circles are 14mm across and have a small hole running through two opposing edges, squares are also 14mm across and have holes running diagonally through opposite corners ~ $10.00

S22 - hollow bali beads, approx 12mm hole-to-hole ~ $15.00

S23 - SS hearts stamped on the backside with 925, approx14x16mm ~ $10

S24 - spiral donuts, approx 4x6mm ~ $20.00

S26 - geometric rectangulars, approx 10x15 ~ $20

C21 - copper crimp cover, approx 3mm ~ $5.00
SS14 - twisted jumps (closed), approx 10mm  ~ $25.00
SS16 - 19 bali balls approx 10mm (and heavy!) ~ $20

C12 - bicones, approx 7x11mm ~ $10.00
C14 - 200+ 1.5 inch headpins ~ $10

C15 - 95 two inch headpins ~ $8.00
C3 - 120+ squat bicones, approx 4mm ~ $10.00

C4 - 50 caps, approx 8mm ~ $10.00
C6 - approx 4x10mm ~ $10.00

C9 - textured discs - approx 10x14mm ~ $10.00

SB1 - sterling silver & stamped with 925 on the backs of the larger, hammered off-centered caps that measure 12mm wide, smaller rope bead caps measure 8mm wide ~ $10

SB2 - 18mm wide and 26mm tall - $15.00
SB4 - top is 6mm wide, bottom is 17mm wide.  19mm long and 8mm thick ~ $14.00

SB5 - 10 caps approx 15mm across, I believe this is Hill Tribes by the whiter tone on the backside ~ $20

SB6 - 4 circular cones and 4 rhombus cones that are 10x30mm, 36 smaller caps from 8mm wide to 20mm wide ~ $80

SB6 - view from above

SB7 - 2 large caps 35mm wide and approx 10mm tall, 2 smaller caps 18mm wide and approx 5mm tall ~ $50

SB7 from above

SB7 on my hand. these babies are so gorgeous!

SB8 - 10 caps stamped with 925 on the back, measure 15mm wide ~ $25

SB9 - 10 caps measuring 14mm wide ~ $20

SB10 - 9 caps almost 10mm across ~ $15.00

SB11 - 2 cones 11mm wide and 11mm tall ~ $10

SB12 - 6 large petals measuring 16mm wide and 6 smaller coiled caps measure 13mm ~ $25

SB13 - 2 cones 4mm wide at top, 12mm across the bottom and 20mm tall ~ $20

SB13 - 18mm wide and 26mm tall ~ $15.00

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