Friday, July 22, 2011

The Glass is Here!

It is always fun when the glass rod shipment comes in.
Pounds and Pounds of Glass Rod!

Some of the Bullseye Glass
The Bulleye COE 90 rod is labeled and in the rack on the wall. It looks like a glass rainbow

The COE 104 is unpacked and waiting for it's labels!
That's the update for today!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Were did July go?

Wow my last post was July 4th and here it is July 20th. Were did July go?

I know there was lots of ordering of glass and tools and other fun things for the new studio. There was lots of activity getting everything ready for all the new goodies. Making sure the places for them to be seen were built of put together and then there were labels so you know what they cost. All the boring stuff of starting a new business was churning away keeping me busy. The days just flew away.

Then there were all the things that had to been done for the ISGB Gathering in Louisville Kentucky.
Yes I broke out the Hot Head and made some little beads for the Gathering 1st timers. Boy do I miss my "Big Girl" torch.  Stay tuned for the pictures of the beads.

All this work and no posts made me a bad blogger...... My apologies to my followers I promise I will do better. The good news is I have lots of pictures so the next few post will have some eye candy.

And for those of you who are waiting and wondering.
I do have some dates.

Retail store opens August 10 
Wednesday  11am to 7pm

The workshops will follow. Yes there will be a spectacular grand opening when the hood is in!
The 1st workshop is scheduled for October 1- Beginning Beadmaking

Keep those fingers crossed the fume hood comes in on time and the inspectors are kind.
Then we will all have our flameworking playground and the fun can begin!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Slowly but Surely

Yes it is coming along Slowly but Surely!
You know the saying about two steps forward three steps back? This seem to be the theme for the last week of June.
My most excellent husband had the glass holder for the Bullseye glass put together painted and on the wall.

So I ordered the plastic tubes and they arrived quickly. Good !

Hard to see but these are 4 foot tubes

I like the wing images the light made in the tubes
I got busy cutting them to the correct lengths  but when I tried to slip one into place..... OH NO wait the plastic tubes are just ever so slightly too big around. What happened? I ordered the right ones.
Oh yeah I remember now. It's the paint it makes the holes just one itty bit to small. So down comes the rack and the sanding begins. That is what happen when 8 years passes between putting one of these together.

My desk is painted and in place.
We did get the stat wall up and it is starting to look like the retail part of the studio is closer to being open.

coffee corner

Desk and slat wall
Now I just have to fill the walls up with fun stuff for you to buy..

Patience my most excellent students, customers and friends I'm getting there.