Well, its been almost a month since I moved to the Fish House art studio. Things are going great, lots of people coming and going since it high season here. For my first giveaway at the new studio, its only appropriate that it should be a fishy one. Here is Claudette the fish. I've also made a little bumpy bead to go with her. Leave me a comment for a chance to win. If you blog about this giveaway, come back and leave another comment for a second chance to win. Winner will be picked by random.org next Friday, March 2nd. GOOD LUCK!
I can't believe I haven't blogged in so long! Time is flying by these days with the new studio with new walk in customers, my wonderful on line customers, and a bead show coming up at the beginning of March. Thought I'd do a small President's Day Sale today. Havana Beads will be having a 15% off the entire store sale today. Type in "PRESIDENT12" when checking out and receive 15% off your entire order.
Enjoy your day!
P.S. - COME BACK THIS WEEK FOR A LITTLE BEAD GIVEAWAY!
Things are getting back to normal after the move. I've been working on different color combinations for earring pairs and on some new designs and color combinations for new ceramic beads. Here are some new goodies I posted on Etsy.
I listed lots of new earring pairs on Etsy yesterday. Here are just a couple of new combinations.
My goodness it's horrible to move! I planned this move down to the last detail. Had extra boxes, had extra tape, several sharpies to mark every single box so as to make it as easy as possible to unpack. I actually had two moves. One to my new home and one to the studio which I mostly took the bulk of the equipment, furniture, glass etc. the day before moving day and just left it there in a mess in my new studio. On moving day at 9 a.m. the movers arrived. I had run out of boxes, run out of tape, couldn't find one sharpie to save my life! Clothes started finding their way to empty suitcases, stacks of loose stuff in my trunk and my husbands piled to the roof. finally we were ready to leave with our two cars and the movers. What about Bear (our mini-Schnauzer)? I didn't have one inch in my car left for the dog. My son had to carry him on his lap with other stuff while my husband drove. It doesn't end there!
When we arrived to our new home, on the second floor, our furniture wouldn't fit up the stairs. We had to remove the front door. Some more furniture went in. Our head board wouldn't fit no matter what we tried. My husband and son had to remove the railing on the second floor landing and stand on the roof while I prayed (I think out loud, really loud) that they wouldn't fall off while the head board was maneuvered in. This nightmare finished at 8:00 p.m.
Alright then, that's over and now I can't find a thing for a week. I did organize my studio right away and I'm back to work lampworking. Here are some new pictures of my studio and beads I finally listed on Etsy today.
This is a picture of the studio the Saturday after the move. We moved on Thursday and on Friday I added the press on tiles to the top of the counter, cut the trim border and sewed the skirt for the counter. There was a huge Port Salerno Seafood Festival that Saturday that I didn't want to miss since 35,000 people were expected to attend. I think they did, since it was really busy and lots of fun. I have the jewelry displayed at the front of the store and the loose beads towards the back for my beady customers. I've since added a shelf on the wall and some art. I'll have more pictures later.
This is the other side of the room where I work. I had a couple of necklaces displayed there for the festival.
I had some ceramic beads I made the week prior to moving which I hadn't had time to post. I posted all of these this morning on Havana Beads.