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Shannon - GlassMistress

Shannon - GlassMistress

I’m a procrastinator, a sewist, a dabbler, a reader, a baker, an over planner, a mama to many furry kids and I regularly play with fire.
I might have just ordered bead-able bottle openers, canapé knives, wine stoppers, baby spoons / forks, card / recipe holders. Get your Christmas lists out ;-)
dibs on a baby spoon or three - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
LOL ... I think I only ordered 2. I wasn't sure if it was a good idea or not ... just testing the waters (plus it will take up some empty real estate on my table at the show!) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Two weeks to get ready for the bead show (show is three weeks out but I'll be out of town for most of one of them). The panic is beginning to set in.
The panic over how to pay for food / gas on the trip is also setting in. I've having trouble making enough beads for both the daily auctions I participate in and to have inventory for the show. I'm torching 20-25 hours a week right now (three nights a week and both weekend days). I happy to report that I've already paid for the plane ticket and the rental car (thanks to glass). I'd have pocket money for gas and meals too if we hadn't had all the unexpected vet bills over the last month or so. Dang fur kids, always wanting something - hah! - Shannon - GlassMistress
"HoHoHo" always make me think of Brett Butler and her MIL arriving at the door saying HoHoHo ... "Who you callin' ho!?!) LOL - Shannon - GlassMistress
Sold! Woot! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Have you ever tried making the Grinch? - Jenny
I have not. To be honest I avoid most well known characters because I'm a chicken. There's a lady who puts Mickey ears on everything ... I'd be afraid the Disney legal team would be standing on my stoop the next morning. I make and sell such characters when asked, but I don't make them for stock and sales. Also, I've found its darn difficult to make someone else's character look right? I was asked to do a Totoro, simple right. Took me five tries! :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Stripy hair, with too much goo in it, blech!
Obligatory salon dryer pic.
Shannon is being beemed up to the mothership! - Steve C Team Marina
Today is all kinds of Kermit flail.
Whatever my uncle just heated up for lunch smells a lot like hot dog food - PU!
When a well known, veteran bead maker tells you your price is very reasonable ... is that a hint that its time to raise?
Time to at least put idea of pricing on the table for a bit of looking around at everybody else of your quality in your marketing area is doing - WarLord
Aim higher! Higher prices also says you do high quality work. Think Tiffany, Bulgari, Prada, and so on and so forth. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Got nothin' Happy Monday!
2014 Christmas ornaments (santas). Yea or nay?
Of course! - Signs Point to LB from Android
Angels and snowmen too - Janet from FFHound!
Janet, I was thinking just one design, different every year ... Collectible kinda. - Shannon - GlassMistress
That sounds like a really cute idea. - Heather
Ooh, collectible is a grand idea! - Janet
good idea Shannon - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
Egads it's earlier than I'd like it to be! Good morning.
*waves* - Julian
If there's no sun, it's not as much fun. (In the morning, at least.) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Hi Shannon - Pete : Team Marina
A pizza place called us for service Wednesday and we determined that the gas valve on one of his ovens failed. The mfg of the oven wont drop ship and does not ship at all after noon - which of course we missed. I jumped hoops, begged, pleaded and damn near sold body parts to get those parts here today .. and I did.
The tech went back today with the valve and pilot tubing that was needed but when he arrived he was informed that they'd called someone else who said they could get the valve locally for $100 and would only charge $50 to put it in. Basically we were out $100 air freight, plus the time and materials we'd already had in it and the restock fee on the part. Our price on the valve is $550 because its specialized and we are working with an OEM part (always more expensive). The tech left and I sent him on to the next job. Pizza dude just called, the $100 valve isn't the right thing and he's now pissed that we cant come right back this very second. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'd say I was surprised, but I'm not. - Shannon - GlassMistress
People are funny. :) - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Its really difficult to get in a big hurry for him ... and I'm having trouble finding my tiny violin too. - Shannon - GlassMistress
And now pizza dude knows what they mean when they say "you get what you pay for." - vicster: full-bodied
^^ the really, really funny part about that is that pizza dude's whole advertisement program is 'you could buy a cheaper pizza, but then you'd have to eat it' . No joke! - Shannon - GlassMistress
I say he gets a brand new bill for time since he cancelled the last call. - Eric - It's My Thing
1ith a +10% PITA charge? - Shannon - GlassMistress
You should make a new flyer for your business. "you could call for cheaper service but then you will have to call us to fix your mess" - Janet
I would raise the price and when he complains, just recite his own slogan to him. - April Russo
MAN brought home booze. Is it wrong that I wish I had an analgesic PM something to go with it? #needsleep
The last piece of parm. -
The last piece of parm.
Good morning all. What's good in your world today?
Good morning, Shannon. It's Friday! :) - Steven Perez from Android
had a great lady date last night and she crashed at my place after beers at the pub, so I woke up today cracking jokes and laughing loudly. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
....and we let her go...
:( *hugs* - Kevin Johnson
Sorry, Shannon. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
:-( *hugs* - John (bird whisperer)
Oh dear. *hugs* - Soup in a TARDIS
I'm sorry, Shannon. - Anika
*hugs* - Katy S
I'm sorry, Shannon. *hugs* - Betsy
I'm so sorry, Shannon. *hugs and hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
Thanks all! I can't say we were surprised, she's been on 'palliative care' for some time. I didn't think letting her go would bother me much as she's 16, been ill for a while, and has interrupted our sleep consistently for 6ish years (senile - wakes up 'lost') but I find I'm surprisingly crushed. go figure. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'm so sorry :( - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
:( - Amit Patel
So sorry! :-( - Jenny
love and hugs to you and your family - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
*big hugs* - Tamara J. B.
I'm so sorry, honey. Hugs to everyone. - Corinne L
{{hugs}} - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
*hugs* - Stephen Mack
(((Shannon))) I'm so sorry. - Anne Bouey
:( Much love. I'm sorry. - Signs Point to LB
Sorry, Shannon. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
so sorry. - MoTO: Team Marina
What a beautiful kitty. I'm so sorry. - Galadriel C. from Android
I'm sorry for your loss. - Marie
I'm sorry for your loss - Eric - It's My Thing from iPhone
Sorry be well - WarLord
:o( xoxox - Melly - #TeamMarina
Redacted. Post was full of nothing but whine.
Me ten times a day, girl. {hugs} - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
On the phone with my mom talking her through removing a hard drive from an old computer. Send booze.
oh dear... *searches cabinets for secret booze stash* there's gotta be an airplane bottle of Beam in here somewhere... - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Success! And no arguments!!! Woot ... send champagne!!! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Boom! *high fives* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Podiatrist ...
Confident he is going to hurt me - Shannon - GlassMistress
"Moses supposes his toeses are Roses, But Moses supposes Erroneously, Moses he knowses his toeses aren't roses, As Moses supposes his toeses to be!" - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
Palliative care cat is failing fast. She's clearly working to breathe. I'm torn over heading for the emergency vet now or our vet in the morning. Emergency vet would not give her antibiotics w/o tests but would put her down. Our vet could do both.
It's sad but I'm not heartbroken for a couple of reasons. She's 16 and I'm content to say we've done right by her. She has woken us up at midnight, three and five every night for the last six years ... It kinda kills the love. I'm terrible. I know. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Oh, I'm so sorry. - Soup in a TARDIS
*hugs* - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Thanks. I feel like an ass. - Shannon - GlassMistress
If she is really struggling to breath, the kindest thing would be to take her now. I know it's more costly, but letting her continue this way.... - Jenny
I know, Jenny, I know. She did eat, which surprised me. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Glad she felt like eating. It is so hard to know "when". That has always been the most difficult part for me. It's not fair they can't spend their entire lives with us. Selfish, I know. Keeping you in my prayers! - Jenny
Work computer died an awful death yesterday and my dad, aka the boss, is in the process of rebuilding / upgrading it. Until then I'm on a borrowed laptop .... teeny type is teeny :-)
Bead cleaning night. You sure you don't want to stop by and learn how?
My bras have arrived a the 'didn't your mom tell you not to wear your raggedy underwear in case you are in an accident' stage. New one arrived today and I may have made a poor decision. Its a front closure (havent had one in years) and it has this little tube and pin arrangement that you slide together and then snap flat that is totally NOT IN MY
BIFOCAL FOCUS RANGE. Sigh. Better give up the cute bras and trudge on to the iron clad granny types. - Shannon - GlassMistress
همیشه شورت قشنگ بپوش، حالا تصادف هم نکنی بالاخره شاید خم شدی یکی دید، لااقل خوشش بیاد ازت :دی - ووووزلا
Sometime last month my credit card was hacked and 1k spent with Dish Network. The card company caught it pretty quickly, killed the old card and sent a new one. Last week Dish refunded the money to the account...twice. Additionally the bank has, over the last three months, been suprisingly unable to post a payment to
my equity account properly. I send extra, they dont know what to do with it so they dont post anything until I call and the account goes into past due. I tried to clean this all up last week but ultimately made it worse. I paid my ccrd bill twice, my equity bill twice and basically tanked my checking account. Well, two out of three are pretty happy. Me not so much. - Shannon - GlassMistress
This is as gussied as I get :-)
*swoons* ... that's gussied plenty, pretty Sharon - MoTO: Team Marina
Tsk, tsk MoTo. .... Auto correct gotcha :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
MoTO is blowing smoke at some Sharon chick :-D - Shannon - GlassMistress
He's like that, you know. - Signs Point to LB
Yeah, I know. Likes him anyway ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Agreed. - Signs Point to LB
Damn. Sorry pretty Shannon. - MoTO: Team Marina
No worries. Sharon and Vicky are names I answer to :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
:) ME TOO! huh, what a coincidence. - MoTO: Team Marina
Teeny whale bead :-)
SQUEE - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
His color is perfect :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Oh my effing god I want him so badly right now. PLEASE TELL ME HE'S IN THE STORE. - Hookuh Tinypants
Hookuh, he's not :-( but I do know where you can get one, LOL. I was going to do them in pairs for $14 but singles are ok too. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I would totally take a pair of teeny whale beads. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Would you like them as earrings? (French hook) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Totally. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Ooooh! I want to order some as earrings, too. :) - Signs Point to LB from Android
Okeedokee. $17 for earrings (normally $20), I'll pay the shipping and you choose sterling or surgical steel hooks. Sound fair? - Shannon - GlassMistress
those are cute - so wait, you have a storefront somewhere? Can I have the link? I really like some of the stuff I've seen you post and I'd love to watch what you have for sale - there've been a few pieces in the past that I thought would be possible gifts for folks. :) - ellbeecee
Sounds totally fair! :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Yay! I'll get them made up this weekend and send you a PM when they are ready. Duncan thanks you! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Huzzah! (What's the difference between sterling and surgical steel as far as my ears are concerned?) - Signs Point to LB
There is a slight difference in color, the surgical steel is grayer and the stearling bright silver. Some people are allergic to silver so I keep the steel on hand as an option. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I can go either way though I find that I get zero irritation with surgical steel whereas for some reason, once in a blue moon, sterling will cause me slight irritation (itchy piercings). Much appreciate that you offer these options! It's so hard to find cute earrings that aren't attached to cheap metal hooks. :) - Hookuh Tinypants
I don't think I'm allergic, but I'll go with the steel. :) - Signs Point to LB
I dont get much call for the surgical steel but like you, people seem to appreciate having the choice. THANK YOU BOTH! Very much!!! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Thank YOU, crafty lady! *hugs* to Duncan! - Signs Point to LB
If either of you get your works of art before i get my snaggletooth fish you're both getting kicks to the ovaries. :) - Steve C Team Marina
Steve I sent you a convo this morning about said fish ... dont be kickin ovaries, t'isnt nice ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Am I the only one who would want this whale with Twitter birds & HootSuite owls as part of a Twitter-themed charm bracelet? #socialmediadork - Corinne L
Corinne, I did an Instagram bead not too long ago and was wondering if Twitter birds and the Fail Whale etc might be something people would want as a group :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
I want whale earrings too!! Sterling hooks please! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Shannon, YES. Have you done owls yet? I use HootSuite all the time for Twitter management and their mascot is an owl. DM me with how much this would cost & I will set aside the funds! *jumps up and down* - Corinne L
I do little owls .. they arent really like the logo though. I'll DM you a photo :) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Y'all, the whale earrings are so cute! :D - Signs Point to LB from Android
Yay! They made it! - Shannon - GlassMistress
There were whales in my mailbox yesterday. :) - Signs Point to LB from Android
Big mailbox ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Indeed. :) Also, I wore them today, and the cashier at Kroger said she liked them. :D - Signs Point to LB
Nice! It's always fun to get feedback like that. - Shannon - GlassMistress
The kiln had good things for me this morning. The plovers are my favorite. I'm planning on etching them
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all quite lovely. though the birds are my favorite. - MoTO: Team Marina
burda şişme yok - mehmet
LOL, Bee! - Signs Point to LB
Wine party tonight was originally come as you are, cool and casual, bring your swimsuit. Just received a missive that the attire is now "cocktail". I don't exactly own cocktail wear, and I can't wear anything but walking shoes b/c my foot is fried. Go and be the odd man out or beg off?
Go and claim you didnt check ur email for the update. - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Go in a toga and blame spell correction for turning cocktail into toga. - Todd Hoff
Whelp, it's 6:30. Time to make the beads ... Yawn.
Go Shannon Go! *shakes pompoms* - Marina's Godmother :-)
8:20 on Friday evening and I'm pretending I don't want to just go to bad.
In my experience going bad is generally a good thing. Or at least interesting, if not good per se. :) - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
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