Monday, February 17, 2014

Answer to a question

Buffalo Creek Gallery liked the Husk earrings I sent them so much that they asked for 10 more pairs in varying colors. It was a good idea and I think I'll start listing other colors in my shop too. I especially love to see a mass of earrings together. Maybe its visual or maybe its the satisfaction of a job completed.

You can see my work in person at the gallery in Shelby, NC (they'll have 36 pieces!) for the month of Feb. at their annual jewelry trunk show.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The outlook

Ice has melted (for the most part), electricity restored and yet another storm is headed our way. There seems to be a pattern now that about every 3-4 days something frozen falls from the sky. My husband has missed so many days of school, and his school year extended so far into June, that our summer plans have been majorly impacted. We thought we were headed back to Saint Helena again this year but thats looking less and less likely all the time.

Meanwhile, my polymer pasta roller gave up the ghost. Ok, let's be honest, I'm a little rough on tools. I got my new one in the mail in 2 days as well as a supply of wire and clay so I am good to go as long as we keep electricity.

If my husband has no school for several days this week, he'll take care of homeschool and I get to work in my studio. You always have to look for the silver lining?

Looking out the front door. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Temporary shut down

My Etsy shop is temporarily closed and I'll be slow to answer any emails. We had a big ice storm on Tuesday and we're still without power. The wood stove is keeping things bearable and a line from the neighbors generator is keeping the frig cold. (I'm posting from a wifi hotspot in the next town over.) But alas, no polymer oven…

I hope to be back up and running by Sunday at the latest.