Thursday, January 18, 2007





Working non-stop for the ginormous Tucson Show. If you've never been, it's flippin' amazing! Overwhelming is an understatement. I've gone every year for ten years and I have never seen all of the shows going on. The entire town is taken over by gem and mineral (and bead!) dealers from around the world, lasting nearly a month. We will be at The Best Bead Show (www.crystalmyths.com) and also at The Manning House Mansion or The To Bead True Blue Show (www.tobeadtrueblue.com) The dates are between jan. 31 -feb.4 (check websites for details).

I'm tired, my hands ache and my eyes burn - and I still have hours of work to do! Yikes! Waxes are a pain in the ass to clean up for casting. We use dark red jewelers wax to make our shibuichi pieces- I will show a pic of how many I just finished, I was like a little machine! All worth it though. I love going out west, meeting my buddies and shopping for sparklies!

I have to get back to repairing waxes. These better cast right or I will yell till I pop!
This is a pic of our newest pieces, soon to be available! Frick, the amazing 30 lb. big-boned beast of a cat, and his nemesis, Azalea Belle in b+w.

7 comments:

Andrew Thornton said...

Just a quick note, as I'm headed off to class!

The new pieces look great. Can't wait to go to Tucson. Very excited.

Having trouble finding a good band to play in Tucson for the GGS party. Maybe Greg can bring his guitar? Who else do we know there that's musical?

Anyways, got to go... still haven't finished the thousand years worth of reading for my Med/Ren class. ICK!

claudine hellmuth said...

awww look at Frick! I hope Stan gets that big! xxxox

Jeremiah Ketner said...

Good Luck with your show. I hope your cards turned out well.

Cynthia Thornton said...

yes! Thank you! The cards you made for us came out fantastic!

bubblingbrooks said...

Hi well I just found you on the net and Ive ordered 6 pcs of ypur pendants very happy to of found you! Im Janet and I call my home "Singing woods" silly tho b/c in right in Houston TX! But just came here from VA maybe well move back hrmmmthis is madness here...moving on well I went to Parsons School of Design and I havent done any Art in some while shame on me! Married to an Englishman. A Q for you why do you have to make soooo many wax peices of the same item? Sorry I just dont know alot about how you do what you do...
Cheers, Janet

bubblingbrooks said...

oops bad errors sorry...its late!

bubblingbrooks said...

oh yes I make jewellry and wee fairy dolls...Sorry Cynthia didnt mean to put 3 entries in!