Wouldn't it be wonderful if this post was about 21 new lampwork discs I made? Unfortuantely, NOT!! What it refers to is the 21 discs it took to back up my files, lol. I spent all day Sunday doing it. There is nothing like spending hours hunting down documents in an operating system's safe mode. LOL. But it is done, the images and documents are safe, and I am happily relieved. My laptop is close to being back to normal. I still need to reload Photoshop (sorry, I know the images today are HUGE! but I couldn't edit them) and some other programs... but I am getting there.
Photos today are from this Saturday's Trunk Show at Joolz. It was a lot of fun and a great learning experience. It was my first time demo-ing beadmaking in public. I really thought fire would draw a crowd, and at times it did... but I have to scold you locals!! WHERE WERE MY PEPS? I missed my regulars!! But you'll have another chance... Francie and I are planning on doing this again in the spring. Next time I think I'll do a more traditional mass mailing of postcards :) email didn't grab enough attention!
While making beads at the shop, I was sitting in front of a gorgeous display case. There was this mesh/wire/hollow silver beaded necklace that was right there in my face the entire time. It was really beautiful. It made me want to make some hollows. I have tried numerous times to 'do' hollows, but with only limited success. I have 2-3 out of a dozen that actually worked. But yesterday, I thought, what the heck, I'll give it a try. Made 3, easily, I dare say... perfectly. I think it was because I was on my trusty old HotHead torch!! I love that old guy. I think he will have to be mounted on my desk for 'special' projects. I have an idea brewing for a new hollow necklace. I'll be sure to share how it goes!!
So, this is the big week... kick off to the holidays! I'll be hosting Thanksgiving this year with Ron's and my families. YIKES!! Then Saturday is my cousin's wedding!! It is going to be a busy week.