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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

Davinci

pink bicone

olive

peach floral pendant

button

rounds

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!

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And some closer pics of the leaves that are sellable:

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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 🙂

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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!

A sneak peek….

A quick preview of what I worked on this weekend, before the crash:
Mystery:
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All that Glitters:
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Focus:
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Tranquil earring pair:
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The Path, set of button shaped beads:
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Spiral:
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Rosa:
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Daisies:
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Psyche:
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Dirty Martini:
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The bead I was working on during the crash, well it’s not even worthy of a pic. The darn thing just was not right. LOL But it was goign to be a set of buttons in my “dirty martini” style, like the last snap shot of the olive colored sleek pillow focal.

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!

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PreTerm Labor

Yikes! We have had an eventful week. Josiah, 4.5 years old, had a post-op appt last Thursday. A nice drive up the mountain, just me and Jojo. We decide after to go ahead and make a stop at Target since I needed some kleenex and I figured I would grab him a little something to keep him occupied on the drive back down. It’s about a 90 minute drive or so.

We meandered a bit in Target, not the whole store or anything. Just a walk through the toy section, electronics and I got a few nursing tank tops and my kleenex’s (damn sinus infection that just won’t leave). As we get up towards the check outs I get a horrid, yes completely HORRID pain. If you have been pregnant, it was one of those awful ligament pains that stops you in your tracks, excruiating pain. I could barely walk. We pay and slowly get out to the van. I load Josiah up and get our bags in and by this time I am crying. I called my hubby who was working and he said basically that I had 3 options. 1. go to the hospital up there 2. wait and our business partners wife would come and get me or 3. try to drive down. He also encouraged me to get some tylenol but I seriously could NOT walk! The pain was too awful. Option number one was out. Josiah has multiple special needs and the thought of being hooked up to machines with him in the room and no one to watch him was stress beyond stress. Option number two was out cause I really didn’t want to wait 45 for her to drive up and then another 45-75 minute drive home. So I just drove, slowly, very slowly but I drove.

About 10 minutes into the drive I realized that I was now having contractions! EEK! They were coming 3 minutes apart, not lasting long but they were definately contractions.

 We finally arrive home and I have our teen daughter grab Josiah from the van and I crawled into bed with a bottle of water. Dh got home, still having them. Still 3 minutes apart. Drank more water. Ate supper. Still having them. So I headed in. Got hooked up and immediately got a shot of turbutaline. That slowed them up a bit but did not stop them. So I got another shot in my other arm and an iv of fluids. I had dialated a bit which for me is a shocker. I have a uterus of steel and it keeps babies in REAL good! LOL

Finally, I got sent home with a prescription for oral turbutaline. Ugh the stuff is beyond awful. I get the shakes, I can’t eat, awful….though it keeps the baby safe and sound.

So why am I writing all of this on my bead blog? Well, because if you aren’t seeing anything new from me, it’s because I am taking it easy trying to keep a baby warm and safe for a few more weeks. Bad timing as sales were starting to pick up again. But a full term baby is so much more important than any bead sales could be! So keep my baby boy in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to keep him growing!