Thursday, September 30, 2010
Thursday, September 02, 2010
I've always found it frustrating that my best display of beads is where the fewest people can see it... at shows. I do hope you've been able to get to a show I've vended at recently and can make it some upcoming shows - I'm working hard to make sure my display and beads are getting better and better at every show. Because of the emphasis on my inventory and display at shows, my website never really reflected the whole of what I have to offer. No worries, though - it's different now! Now my website has a huge, dedicated collection of beads that represents just about everything you might see at my booth. You can find a rainbow selection of each style of bead and pendant I make, all of your favorites included! The resulting collection is so big I've broken it down into an "easy-click" menu for your convenience or just you can just scroll and scroll and scroll... Check it out here!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Survey says! I found that the questions asked by lampworkers have been the most helpful tool in writing about stringer work. It's in thinking about the answers to those questions that I come to understand which details are most important. In my own work, I tend to struggle over the same roadbumps over and over, but these are not always going to be the same as your challenges. So I ask you to please share your experiences with me so that we can learn together. Won't you please take this 5-question survey about the Joy of Stringer tutorials to help me make them even better?Your very last chance! This week is your very last chance to buy tutorials from me EVER. After this week they WILL NOT be available, at all, in anyway. If you want and Excellent Enamel Adventure package or Rainbow bead tutorials, NOW is your last chance - and the good news is they're on sale. Get your tutorials here!
Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I've been thinking about how to share the joy of stringer for quite a while. I figure that while I'm far from knowing everything I want to know about stringer, I would like to share what I have learned from focusing on stringer over the last few years. Recently, I settled on a format I can handle: A series of on-going, dontaion appreciated tutorials. Each tutorial will focus on the details of creating one specific line, in addition to sections on practicing, pulling stringer, fixing errors, Q&A and whatever else you and I come up with. These tutorials are designed for soft glass lampworkers at any skill level.
Here's how it works: I write tutorials about making straight lines with stringer on lampworked soft glass beads. You read the tutorials, try them, hopefully donate if you find them valuable, and ask me questions that I might use to update the Question & Answer section or the tutorial. I keep writing more tutorials as my travel, production and mental schedule allows, informing you of new tutorials and updates through the newsletter. And the whole process repeats... You'll notice these tutorials are websites, not PDF files. That's because I want to be able to continually edit and improve the tutorials so you will want to return the website regularly to see!
And guess what else? Since I'm going out of the tutorial selling business I have some discontinued inventory to clear out! Check out the Tutorials section of my website to find great deals (and the last chance to buy) a Rainbow Bead Tutorial and the Excellent Electronic Enamel Adventure tutorials.