Saturday, 31 December 2011

Winding up the year......................................

A quick catch up of the last month or so before the year end!!  My resin arrived and I have been playing and learning with that - Boy does it smell!!!  I don't really have much to show on that front at the moment.  I currently have some pendants half finished.  If they are anywhere near decent I will share them with you next time!!!  I have ordered myself some copper art clay, can't wait for that to arrive!!

Meanwhile, I have made another Schnauzer:

I finished this yesterday.  It is the last of my larger Labradorite Cabs.  I have secured it in a netted Bezel (An unmistakable Eni Oken design!) and then decorated a border with more Labradorite (you can never have too much labradorite!!) and cultured Seawater Akoya pearls.

 Haven't wrapped many stones in what I call the more traditional way for a while.  This is, of course, Tigers Eye, complete with horrible glare of the flash!
Ruby in Fuschite.  I don't know why but I always get the urge to try and route the Ruby out!! ha ha

...and this gorgeous stone is Kambaba Jasper - Fossilised Algae!! The best looking algae I have ever seen!!!

All the animals are well. Loki is still 'helping'!! Either but stealing my tape measure, pawing at lengths of wire I am working with or waiting until the split second I leave my seat before.......................................

I asked him today if he would jump in my grave as fast!! He just looked at me as if to say "You humans don't half talk a load of rubbish"!!

The build up to Christmas was spent in a mad rush, trying to get orders completed and personal presents finished.  We spent Christmas day at home with the family which was brilliant.  Now that the blinkers have been removed I can look forward to attacking some well over due projects in the New Year.

Just before I leave you I have finally gathered together a facebook page, which is
If you do get chance it would be lovely if you could 'like' me.  Apparently once you have been 'liked' so many times your web address gets shortened radically?!  I would love a shorter easier to remember address!! ;)

I have also been working on the website.  The address for which is
Your thoughts on this, good or bad would be very greatfully received!!!

Oh, nearly forgot I have also been busy bringing my E-bay shop back to life:

It's 2am and I should be sleeping so I shall leave you now!

I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and I want to wish you all the very best for the new Year! x 

Last night I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and I thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling
(found on the web with no author reference.  Thought it was funny so had to share!)


Christine said...

Hey Glenda, So happy to read up on your latest adventures. How do you have so much energy??? Your wrapped stones are beautiful and I do love Teddy the brother to Toby.
Wishing you a healthy, happy and creative New Year!

JCIC said...

Thank you Christine!!

I tend to survive on 4/5 hours sleep for several weeks, until I hit burnt out mode. I then have to have 4/5 good nights sleep and away I go again!! ha ha
Glad you like the Schnauzers I am currently working on a Sheltie!

Best Wishes for you and your family for the year ahead!!

Gledna x

Saturday Sequins said...

Hi, Glenda!

I liked your page on Facebook. :)

I also took a look at your website. I'm impressed! The look is nice and clean and easy to navigate, and your return policy is very fair and clearly outlined.

The only change I would make -- and this is a nitpicky thing, not so important -- is the text alignment. Yours is centered, and I think it's harder to read than left-aligned. But that's just me!

Happy New Year!

JCIC said...

Thank you!! I shall go and take a look!! Sometimes you spend so much time on these things you can no longer see them!!! Your opinion is very much appreciated!!

Thanks Again and happy New Year to you - and Mr Sequins, and all the sequin family!!

Glenda x

Carla said...

Hi Glenda,
I like your blog, very clean and crispy feel!
I left you a PM on jewelry lessons when you asked about the resin, but I don't tink you saw it. I've start to play with resin myself, maybe we can inspire each other! I have some photos on my flick photostream of resin pieces, you can find the link in my blog
CJ (Carla)

JCIC said...

Hi Carla!!

I did reply to you! How strange! I took a look at the website and the Blog and your work is fantastic!! Shame we live so far apart!! I wil go take a look at your pictures now!
Would love to inspire each other!!

Thanks for tracking me down Carla I just assumed you were busy and hadn't had chance to respond to my response!! ha ha

Look forward to hearing from you,

Glenda x