Friday, December 15, 2006

My Bead Slave... LOL

I don't have much to report, but one of my favorite lampwork artists has been on my mind... Faith Davis Ferris. She is dedicated to fill all my bead needs... However, as of late, people have been snatching up her beads left and right and I'm awful mad about that! But, then again, I am so happy that she's getting more and more recognition... Aah, the insight to my tortured soul...
(Yep, getting a bit stir crazy not being able to out and about for the past week...)
However, if you don't believe me, take a peek at her stuff!
Her website is here.... Her current eBay auctions are here... Her blog is here...
So, if you drop her a line, tell I said to make more Boro! LOL!!!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Updating While Laid Up...

On Friday, I had some minor knee surgery, so I'm sitting here on the couch, watching my hubby run around, take care of the kids and the house, while I get to update my sites. Pretty good deal eh?
At this point, I put some stuff on Etsy - a few cute bead sets that I was surprised didn't get snapped up on eBay. Of course, I'm a bit biased, but I really liked these trios and have no idea why they didn't get the hits or the bids...

Cute - right?

I also updated my picturetrail site with some newer sculpts as well as some beads that I hadn't posted there yet. Even added a picture of a new eyeball pin/pendant!
We are so not ready for the holidays, and I'm hoping to use the next couple of days to bead up a storm. I am working on my website and plan on offering some beads there as well as the usual suspects, but that may take a bit.

As I logged in today, I updated to the new version of Blogger. Of course, in doing that, I had to change email addys since I messed it all up... So, if you get a notification from mafairies instead of Sooz - it's still me.. I blame it on the pain meds!

Monday, November 20, 2006

These Puppies had 18 bids!

eBay is such a brutal place. Imagine my surprise when these babies ended up with 18 bids and sold at over twice my buy it now price! I don't want you to think I'm bragging, but I am gobsmacked! I've never had more than a few bids on any one item and this ended up in a bidding war!

It made the day have a nice ending to what was a tortuous day. An afghan hound ambled down our street, obviously lost and clueless about the cars that speed down our road. I called her from the road and had to make the decision to take her to the Humane Society. Hubby thought with two dogs already and three small children in one small house, it would be too much to keep her overnight. All the way up there, I tried to think of reasons why she had to stay at our house... She's such a sweet docile dog and I just knew she would fit in perfectly in our home....
Great news is, I called them this morning and her owner already picked her up! I guess I'll just have to lobby for that hamster one of my daughters wants... LOL

Have a great Turkey Day!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

BLAH, BLAH!!! Have a SPOOK-tacular night! My girls are going to be cats and cheerleaders, which is s switch from the usual princess outfits.... Me, I bought some glitter lashes today and have some blue hair spray....
They don't want me to dress up, but hey - I'm the Mom and I wanna!

The 22nd was my birthday and I got THE greatest gift from Tera! They have a black base and have purple, blue, green and orange dots and they are FABO!!! They look sort of like this...
She has a birthday bead list and it is such a great idea, I plan on doing that on my website too!

Here is a picture of the hawk that visited me this summer. The picture is a bit blurry, but that was all he would hang around for....

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Not Yet Friday the 13th...

I realize I am quite bad at posting to my blog. So, I figured I'd get ahead of the curve and wish you all a Happy Friday the 13th!

The show I'd planned to tomorrow, fell through, since it's being all Friday the 13th on me. I have been beading some and am really happy with a few pieces. I will hopefully get some decent pictures to post here soon.

The best news... I finally got a picture of that Hawk!! Yes, I am easily amused... I heard him the other day, and hoped he would go to the branch he hangs out on. I turn and look, and there he is! He patiently waited until I got my camera and took a few pictures of him before flying off! They aren't the best pictures, but at least it's better than the specs in the sky I was getting. I have to upload them on the computer...

In the meantime - here's a picture of my glow in the dark ghost earrings.... Click HERE to see how they glow in the dark....

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

It's Been 20 Days Since my Last Confession... I mean Post...

Can you tell I am having way too much fun? I apologize for not posting, but with the kids not here I can get so much done and my mind is spinning with ideas!
For those in the Maryland Area - I am kicking off my daytime beading and clay classes at the Artway in Damascus.

As some of you know, I belong to Etsy's Crest Team. We will be having an event on October 13th! I love the fact that is Friday the 13th, and I'll have plenty of spooky things there to stay in the mood.
Here are the location details:
October 13, Friday
Location: 1220 L Street NW, Washington DC 20005 (corner of 13th and L Streets)
Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

I hope you all are enjoying the fall weather. At the moment, the windows are open and I'm off to do some weeding!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Aaaah.... Sweet Silence!

Yesterday, all three of my girls got on the school bus and I felt the first burst of freedom. I went to Target, shopped, then went to the doctor - got a shot - YUK! Went home, did the grocery shopping, took a nap and still had over an hour before they got off the bus...

Today, I'm catching up on my listings and restringing some necklaces... Here are a couple of pix of what I've got on eBay at the moment...

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Are you sick of my aliens yet?

Here is the latest in my Alien Series... He's kind of a Grumpy Gus... Maybe it's because he's got no legs... LOL

I haven't put him up for sale anywhere yet, but will soon... There is only eleven more days until my kids go to school. I should have more time after that to post more goodies for sale...

Also, have been beading like crazy to enter a couple of things into the Fire Mountain Gems Beading Contest.

Keep your fingers crossed for me!
Here's my nature pix of the day... I was hacking my azalea bushes and up popped this guy....

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Happy August Everyone!

Hard to believe it's August already... In less than four weeks, my little ones will be in school and I'll have some time to really kick up my productivity. For now, the heat is keeping us inside and a bit cranky.

For the past two weeks, a peregrine falcon has been hanging out, but always scoots away when I get the camera out. I got one picture, but it's just basically a dot in the sky. The other day, it tried to come closer, but I heard a cacouphany of crows and watch two of them basically run the poor falcon out of town. He/She is still about since I can hear the cries, but not as close as before. So,
in lieu of a picture of a falcon, I'll give you a picture of a rainbow that appeared over my neighbor's house after a serious righteous storm.
Pretty cool huh?
I am finishing up the Kidz Camps that I've been teaching at Polymer Clay Express and everyone seems to be having fun. I've been quite impressed what these kids have created.

I've finished up two alien beads and they are on eBay at the moment, and have another one done, just no photos yet.

Stay Cool! See you soon!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

I'm a Winner!

I am thrilled to announce I won the Earrings Category through an annual contest held for customers of DJ Beads!

Here's a picture of my 'award' winning earrings...

Aren't they purty? I even made the chain myself, which I was quite proud of and did all the wire wrapping, which I totally suck at, but got better on this piece...

Also, I listed my Diva Alien Pendant on my Etsy site. She's a bit weird, but I love her. I am making a series of these babies, and would love to get your ideas and opinions on them...

Hope all those that Celebrate the 4th had a safe and happy day!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

I've Decided to Blog and I mean it this time....

I'm a relative newbie when it comes to blogging, but it's time to get serious...

For those that don't know me.... My name is Sooz and I'm a polymer clay and bead addict. I don't need a 12 step program to tell me I need help. Just ask my darling hubby! It really isn't my fault... No really! When my
daughter was 18mos old, I gave birth to two more girls and she didn't like that very much. So, we started crafting while the little ones napped. It started simple enough, pipe cleaners, artificial flowers, wooden beads... I drew faces on the beads and we made little fairies. Then, I picked up a package of Sculpey... So, then I was immediately addicted to sculpting with this clay and found out I needed to get all sorts of cool tools and different clay to do all sorts of wowee zowee stuff! After about a year of that, I decided to go to a weekend retreat. I planned on claying free of six little hands trying to smoosh, smash or eat my creations. I sat down to a demo where this lady beaded around a cabochon... Clay? What Clay? Those teeny seed beads kept me in an enraptured trance for the rest of the day.

Three years ago this happened and I am only more addicted to the beads and clay! Now, I've started making beads out of clay (something I swore I wouldn't do... LOL) and have merged my loves a bit with sculptural beads...

I sell from my Etsy site and sometimes from eBay.... I look forward to being a part of this community!

Thanks for