Summer Is Here!

We had an unusually long spring, which was FINE BY ME!  We didn’t really get HOT hot until this week.  It really was nice weather.

Then school let out.  The daughter started her usual persistent chatter.  The pool started to become warm enough to get in.  And the temperature outside started to creep upwards….towards 100……then past 100.  We are suppose to get up to about 110 by Sunday.


I know.  It happens every year.  “You live in Arizona, so you must like the heat.”  Nope.  I don’t live in Arizona for the heat.  I live in Arizona so that my husband has a steady income, my kids can visit grandparents almost whenever they want and because it’s such a pain to move. 😛  So I brace myself for 110…..115….120 degrees.

And that is why Blaze (the torchie-poo in my studio garage) sits unattended.  No amount of portable AC can cool that little corner of my glassy world enough.  So he sits abandoned.  But I do have quite a few beads made to get me through the summer.  I plan on putting quite a few sets together (some “orphan” bead sets, bracelet/necklace sets and earring pairs) for Etsy and then some more jewelry for my website.  I have a couple custom orders to finish…..then it’s SALE TIME.

I figured that would be a really good way to help us all through the summer – with some fabulously fun, sassy and HOT bead goodies for ya.  So, I plan on getting stuff together in the next couple of weeks so that by mid-late June, I’ll have some great stuff listed.

I will be back in a couple of days to announce a chance to WIN beads/jewelry right here on my blog.  Until then – STAY COOL.

🙂

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Published in: on June 4, 2010 at 8:12 am  Leave a Comment  
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Voila!

The earring sale was a success!  Thank you to those that took a look!  And a BIG thank you to those that purchased some goodies.  I am very, very appreciative!  I still have to complete some of the “custom” orders, but everyone else should have their’s in hand by today or tomorrow (if you don’t have them already, that is).

Because of the success of the sale, I may throw one out there again soon.  Could be on everything or just a particular item…..not sure yet.  But we need a way to celebrate summer, right?

Speaking of summer – it’s starting to get QUITE warm here which means my torch, Blaze, won’t see me very much.  I’m still willing to take custom orders up until school ends (which means 2 more weeks, btw), but then I’ll be on hiatus until the weather cools.  So if you’re interested, shoot me an email quickly! 🙂

Not looking forward to 116 degrees, but definitely looking for some fun family time!  Hope you have exciting summer plans!!

Published in: on May 10, 2010 at 11:09 am  Leave a Comment  
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Earrings….Earrings….EARRINGS!

I’ve listed some earrings on my website – HERE – on sale for Mother’s Day! Just click on *EARRINGS SALE* to see all the goodies.  Send me an email if interested! 🙂

I’ve made more bead pairs that are just waiting to get turned into earrings and then they’ll be put up, too.  This “one-gal band” can only do so much, especially with a 1 year old trying to get his hands on….everything!

Sale is until May 9th.  Claim your earrings soon (by Wednesday) in order to get them by Mother’s Day!  If you’re not in a hurry, please let me know. 🙂  Thank you!!

Published in: on May 3, 2010 at 7:56 am  Leave a Comment  
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Would like to hire…..

…..a “studio wench” or someone who prefers to be paid in beads……

I just stated this a few posts ago, but – I HATE CLEANING BEADS!

Tantrum over, but excuse the bead release.  I plan on cleaning them this weekend.  HA!  (We’ll see, right?)

Published in: on April 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Blowin’ Noses

That’s all we are doing around here these days.  Just some head colds floatin’ around.  Nothing too major, but enough to shove my motivation back into the closet.  My kiln is on today and I have hopes of playin’ around and getting some new beads done.  It’s raining.  I love to torch in the rain.  (Well, I’m not LITERALLY in the rain, silly!)

I have quite a few little beads to clean.  Have I ever stressed how I REALLY dislike cleaning beads?  Anyone wanna come and clean them for me?  PWEEEEEZE?!?!?  I’ve been meaning to get them cleaned for weeks now.  I guess I’m just lazy!

What’s new with you all?  I’m still working on my website, not sure about the blog change now and waiting patiently for this new creative endeavor I keep talking about to come to fruition.  SOON!  VERY SOON!  I’m also debating a new bead press.  Don’t know if I want a chunky disk (LIKE THIS) or maybe something like THIS for Pandora-like beads?  What do YOU think?  I love her presses, but I have to choke down spending that much.  We’ll see.  I’ve been pondering (and saving) this decision for awhile……  Guess I’ll ponder some more!

MUCH LOVE from BuckleBottom! 🙂

Published in: on March 23, 2010 at 9:45 am  Leave a Comment  
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Things to come.

I’m working on a new blog….and some other things.  So, if I appear to be MIA, be patient.  I will be back with new beads, new blog and new website!  I’m taking on a new creative project that I hope will be the beginning of a new adventure by the time 2011 rolls around.  🙂  We shall see!

I plan on getting to the torch this week.  Just need to get my propane tank all filled up.  Stay tuned.

Published in: on January 11, 2010 at 7:39 am  Leave a Comment  
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Pending Sale

I just need to get my act in gear, update my pictures and check my pricing, but I’d like to have a Christmas Sale.  Those of you that live close to me will have your items before Christmas, but I can’t guarantee anyone anything if I have to ship it.  I will do my best to get it in the mail…..then it’s up to the posty. 🙂  Big price reductions (up to 50%) and lots to choose from.  I’ll be back before the weekend with new things and sale items.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Published in: on December 16, 2009 at 11:35 am  Leave a Comment  
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The Promise

I TOLDJA I’d have beads!


Go HERE to check out MUCH MUCH MORE!  🙂

Published in: on November 3, 2009 at 6:10 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Torchin’ Again!

Oxygen concentrator fixed.

CHECK!

Weather cooling off.

CHECK!

Beads being made.

CHECK!

Pictures taken of said beads.

Uh – nope.  Not yet!  But I’ll try to get some today and post them.  I’m just kinda warming up, so they aren’t that great yet and may look better in jewelry….so….until I like what I see, please wait! 🙂  And be patient.  I’m very excited with a couple things I’m working on.

I do have some custom bead orders pending (I HAVEN’T FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOU!) but I also have a boutique (I only do two a year) in two and a half weeks.  I’m sorry, I’m crankin’ it all out as fast as I can.  I am just working when my littlest is napping (so – maybe an hour and a half a day, Mon-Fri) and my eldest is in school (not this week!).  Not in panic mode……yet.

So stay tuned.  I promise the next update will have beadie goodies and jewelry!

Published in: on October 7, 2009 at 11:11 am  Leave a Comment  
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A fun custom order

I wanted to show ya’ll what I have been working on (slowly). It’s done now and in the hands of it’s new owner. I really LOVED making this set. It started with just the ring and spun into the rest. I loved that I had direction, but still could be creative and give it my own touch. Let me know what you think!

Yes, I still need to work on my photography skills. I say that every time. I’m much better at taking pictures of people! (Well, maybe not MUCH better….but better!) =)

Published in: on June 10, 2009 at 12:12 pm  Leave a Comment  
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