*My Hubs*My Babes*Jesus*Glass*Books*Movies*Glee*Artichokes*Glass*The Internet*Vanilla Lattes*Glass*The Ocean*Netflix*Glass*The Color Pink*Broadway*
*OH, And The Glass*

These are a few of my favorite things.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2014!

I'm excited for this year....lots of big stuff happening!  My hubs and I both turn (ahem) 40, we celebrate 15 years of marriage in June and it's my 10 year glassy anniversary!

So - to celebrate, I'm announcing a brand new series in my BuckleBottom Bead collection:  VESSELS!  It only took me 10 years to do the one thing that got me started in melting glass.....but I got there!  I always wanted to make vessels or vials but never put my mind to ACTUALLY doing them until I got into essential oils (a whole other post, I tell ya!).  Now I can put my two passions together!

Introducing B'Hold Vessels:

Sea Foam Vessel

I will be adding a few to my website in the next few days, along with some new B'Vintage necklaces, B'Bangled bracelets and B'Danglie earrings.  (As you know, the business side of this isn't my forte, so please be patient.) :-)

Thank you to all my customers, friends and family for their support over the past ten years.  Special thanks to Josh, the hubs, for his help in finishing my studio!  It rocks!  (And yes, again....a whole other promised post.)


Sunday, September 15, 2013

And We're Off and Runnin'!

Hi ya'll!  I've got quite a few beads made for a couple jewelry sets, as well as big hole beads (you know, like Pandora? Troll? Biagi?) that I will be listing on Etsy in the next month or so.  I'm working on photography today so that I can hang with my fun family on this quiet Sunday.  

Does this look decent and clear?

Still working on minimizing the reflection of the lights on the bead, but I thought that my pictures are getting a bit better.  

How's this? (Bead is smaller and not as vibrantly colored.)

Anybody wanna throw some bead photography ideas my way (inexpensive and easy preferred!)?  Please do so!  I'd appreciate it! Next up - JEWELRY photography! :)

Thanks for tuning in.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Twitchy. Tingly. Today.

Let the torching begin!

Kids back in school:  CHECK!
Studio in working order: CHECK! (Still making progress on the finished product!)
Back-log of some custom orders: CHECK! (And sorry....)
Five hours to play: CHECK!

Sorry for the short post but.....

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Guilty As Charged

I know some most all of you have guilty pleasures.  I have a few bunch plethora of them!  Whether it be food, celebrity gossip, office supplies or the like, we have things we don't necessarily SHARE with just anyone, right?  Nothing too bad, just....kind of embarrassing, I suppose.  Yeah?

I decided, as I sit here taking a quick break for myself, that I would discuss only ONE of my guilty pleasures today.  Maybe I'll save some others for another day, or maybe I won't.  I guess you'll just have to stay tuned if you're interested. :-)

As I said, I'm taking a little break so I'm watching Covert Affairs that I recorded last night.  I decided to share a bit about my tv loves.  (Covert Affairs is NOT a guilty pleasure, mind you.  If you don't watch it, you should! I heart Auggie!)  I do have a small list of shows that do make me cringe a bit to admit that I watch them.  Here are a few for starters:

Yes, that is the NEW 90210 and, yes, I know that the series has ended.  I have to say, that made me sad.  I was a big fan of the original and I really loved the new version.  So, shoot me! ;-)

And the more teeny bopper, the better!  Pretty Little Liars is ridiculously spooky to me.  And any group of friends THAT good looking needs to be fattened up a bit and given bad taste.  I am ashamed to admit that I look forward to the new episode every week.  I have, ahem, even read a few of the books.  

FINE - here are a couple more:

Funny and with good lookin' actors? Aw yeah! Joey Lawrence is STILL hot! (WHOA!) *snicker*  I get enough "drama" from my kids.  A little comedic relief is a necessity!  Now, I know these are no Cosby Shows or Seinfelds or Friends, but they make me giggle.  I do get a teensy pink when my hubby catches me watching them, though, because....well, frankly....they are kinda dumb.  But hey!  I just said they make me giggle.....WHO CARES! 

Enough humiliation for today.  Yes, there is plenty more where that comes from. (I didn't mention The Lying Game, Switched at Birth or Suburgatory, did I?)  Now it's up to you!  Leave me a comment.  Let me know what YOUR guilty pleasure tv shows are.  C'mon.  You know you wanna fess up!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Check It Out!

Hey everyone!  I've been interviewed on a fabulous artsy blog - www.museiddity.com - and I'd love for you to go on over and check it out!  Not only does she ask me bunches of questions about my lampwork journey, she has other artists, jewelry designers and creatives as guests on her blog.

Check it out!!

As for BuckleBottom studio work....well, let's just say summer vacation has been just that..... VACATION!  I haven't been to the studio due to family fun and lots of preoccupations, but plan on hittin' the torch at the very first of August, if not sooner.  If you've got fall colors on the brain (like *I* do), shoot 'em to me in a comment!  I'd love to know!  Seriously.  If you've got color combos that you think will make wonderful creations, please write.

Happy Summer!