OK, so it was the tax-woman, AKA - "Glassmommy" *(lol - for those of you who don't know - Glassdaddy.com is my father, which then makes this Glassmommy!)...
While we are glass obsessed - she has a gift for detail and has generously helped me year after year with my taxes. That's part of what's so nice... the other part is that she loves my beads - and they suit her SO well! I especially love how this necklace looks, don't you? I have a few others of this style for sale, should you be interested, just send me a note and I'll show you!
So there is an update tonight - come by jillsymons.com at 9pm EST and see what I made this week!!
Today is an around the house type blog,,, some of what I've been up to lately... writing "LOVE LETTERS", 1/2" inspirational beads - see below!
"So Proud of You", "Awesome", "All My Heart", "All My Love", "Hugs And Kisses" "I Love You", "Yes, You CAN", etc. All written with thin glass stringers - shown above.
I can write about 11 characters on these 1/2"D beads... so if you want a custom bead ($25) let me know! Good for backpacks, zipper pulls, keychains or to serve as a reminder of a special message!
Workspace - a few years ago I changed my workbench to industrial shelving... Let me explain. I don't need a lot of depth, but I do enjoy the adjustability of this shelving. This is the Gorilla shelving unit from Costco which is 20"D. I set it up without two of the shelves... set the first at desk height and the second as a top shelf. So cool. So portable, so adjustable. I also have a $5 magnetic knife strip I bought at Ikea that holds all my "go-to" tools over my right shoulder. I have the ventilation coming through from above, as well as my lights - both of which are on the top shelf... (where I can also store glass...: )
Below is a review of the shelving I found on YouTube... it goes on for a bit - but you get the idea... smiles, Jill
For those of you who know him... Charlie turned 5 today... time surely flies!!