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I am tired

The baby is cutting his first tooth and fighting his first ear infection. I am getting no sleep!

I did manage over the weekend to snap some pics. Today, I was able to find time to edit them while holding a fussy baby.

For your entertainment:
Floral pendant


pink bicone


peach floral pendant



pink floral pendant

stormy beach


Another preview!

I haven’t even added these to Flickr yet! I had them soaking in water for 3 days and finally cleaned them up late last night and grabbed pics this morning! I am really sad that I broke my favorite leaf, but I will make more! Also, made some beads into earrings! I plan on selling those not only on etsy but also in our store and the other 2 places you can find my jewelry and beads IRL! 😉

So here they are!





And some closer pics of the leaves that are sellable:





So that is all for me today! The kids have a half day of school and I have two home sick with sinus infections and ear infections. I am clorox-ing EVERYTHING today! Gotta get the germies out of here!!!

Didja see? huh? huh? didja?

I got to torch last night! *dances*

I already added them to my Flickr page so the little “thingy” on the side should show them but just incase 😉 I plan to give you sneak peeks 🙂







Now to get my tush moving and get some jewelry made. I am, with other artists, going to have a space at the artisans galleria over the Holiday Season!


Is there such a word? LOL

Well, if not, give me credit if ya use it! Today’s quick blog post is just that, random!

First a pic of our wee one:


he’s 4 months old now and such a delight and HE’S CRAWLING! Seriously! He is! The boys nurse was at the house last week and was just floored when she saw his making his way across the floor!

And then a tea cup candle! This one was on Etsy but sold, if you are interested visit either of the etsy stores and convo us. We have 2 more available and ready to go, they are just not in the girls shop yet!


Next, I have been making jewelry! I am trying to get our retail store front stock up since busy season for our place is now thru January. I am not going to have a lot of spare time so I am trying to have a bunch ready ahead of time. Pics to come…that is if you all want to see…but then maybe you don’t have an option! hehehehe

And finally today, a shoutout for fall weather! *woot woot* *dances* It’s noticably cooler overnight and early mornings. Still gets “warm” during the day but its so much more tolerable! The kids have been enjoying lots of time outside and I have been enjoying the thought of our electric bill going down! Yeah!!!!

August Sales

Even though we tried to split up the back-to-school shopping throughout the summer we still got hit with a big last minute list. Please shop my etsy store and when you check out be sure to mention you read my blog and I will give you 20% off! The sale category too! And remember I will **ALWAYS** take special orders!

SMG Designs on Esty

Back at the torch

After months away, FINALLY, I got time to torch this past weekend. Oh, it felt absolutely wonderful unleashing my creative side again. I was a bit worried that 4 months away would mean a re-learning period. Happily, it flowed and I was extremely happy with the results. I am now aching to get back out there. I have lists of what i would like to work on. Beads that I want to make. New glass rods to melt and discover how they act or react.

It is amazing to me. I knew I missed my time in the studio. Even though I did take some of the time to create some jewelry and some cell phone charms and the like, I really need this outlet. These past months away have really shown me that. I will make every effot to get out there for sure on the weekends and try to work in one to two sessions during the week as well.

And now it’s time to share a few things that came out of the kiln! Be sure to check out my flikr site and etsy for more!




You what??

Yeah, I did it. I agreed to do a show locally at the end of April. Yes, I will be EXTREMELY pregnant at that point. Just how pregnant? Uh, 37 weeks. *blushes*

 What was I thinking? All the prep work and then the actual show, which is 2 days. Oh man, someone smack me!

Will I have enough stock to bring? I think I need to start prep work and packing my totes now so I don’t have to do it last minute. It’s a pretty decent show from what I have been told. It is being held in historic Spook Hall in Jerome, AZ. If you are going to be in the area, stop by and say ‘hi!’ Um, I’ll be the extremely pregnant one….I am sure you won’t miss me!