Friend's kid wants me to donate to a charity because its her favorite actor's charity, there are two 'rent parties' going for online friends (one is truly rent and the other is for a honeymoon), fellow lampworker that I don't know is out of her house on the 15th with no where to go and looking for donations. I've given to practically everything
How my brain works: A friend posts about a missing Redbone hound named Anne. I think of 'Where the Red Fern Grows', followed by wild-crafting, followed by the character Kaiser Pease and a quick search for the name of the book he was in, 'Where the Lilies Bloom' ... and now I'm off to find a couple of books.
I met a friend for a drink last night and when I arrived I dumped these beads on the bar. She looked at me like I'd lost my mind and I couldn't figure out why. Finally she said ... "You bought three of them!!!???" Considering the original artist's bead auctioned for $226 and she know's we are tight on money I can see why she thought I'd lost it.
Some of the bead makers will put a bowl of 'seconds'. The higher end folks do not and are very outspoken against doing so. On the one hand it is a good way to make your glass money back on slightly imperfect or fugly beads. On the other offering something so cheap may undercut other sales. Thoughts?
The show promoter that I emailed a week ago contacted me this weekend through my Etsy to see if I was attending. He has offered a 'smaller' table and I've agreed because I'm a lunatic. Must. Make. Beads. LOL
I rushed home last night to make donation beads for the Iditarod / Beads of Courage. In my haste I didn't actually read the instructions. So the beads are wrong (should all match), and the bead holes are wrong (too small), but I'm sending them anyway. If they don't like it they can bite me - how's that for charity - HAH!
I called MAN to ask if he'd like to go to a bead show on the other coast this weekend (to scope out the show for possible vendor-ship). His response, "No, but I'd go 'cause you want me to". At least he's honest :-)
Insurance salesperson in my office this morning. Her: "Oooh what are these?" Me: "glass beads, I make them". Her: picks up a dog bead "So you string them into something" Me: Sometimes. Mostly I just like to make the beads" Her: "Make? Oh, you put eyes on them!" Me: *blink* *blink*
Broke down and ordered pizza for dinner. I asked that the driver call when he gets in the driveway because it is so much calmer a dinner when we don't have to deal with the dogs and the doorbell. I'm reasonably certain the person that answered the phone thinks we're running a grow house.
With guarded jumping up and down .......... Just got a call from a lady with Intergalactic Bead Shows asking if I'd like sell in their shows. Said she saw my shop on Etsy ... said I had really beautiful stuff. It's a tough show to get into, and at one time you had to do ALL the shows from NY to FL so we'll see what pans out.
I was looking through the Gathering (glass convention) booklet and realized there are some crazy good people going to be there and I was struck with "I WANNA GO!" flaming desire. So I grabbed a pen a paper and fired up the internet. Convention ticket: $600. Flight $700. Hotel $1300 .... hmmm I think my fire went out.
Ok FF, I need a little input. Bead show is in two weeks. I have no partner this time so its full table fee $250. I cannot fill an 8' table but I believe I can make it appear mostly full if I work like a mad woman for the next two weeks. Previous shows earnings have ranged from $300 to $1000 (the high show was my first show, the next closest was
Hmm. I started posting the beads I did over the weekend and things are pretty quiet over there. Not the landslide I thought it might be. I figure I'm either priced poorly (always a problem) or its the photos - they just don't do those beads justice. Ponders.