Saturday, August 2, 2008

The rest...

ACK is it ever hot. I'm so sick of the heat and we're just now hitting August. Oh no. Not good. *sigh*

So, in my last post, I referenced a flash card that I conveniently erased photos from. So... recently Q sent me the flash card (YAY!!) and I finally went through the photos and uploaded them.

I miss Italy, so much. It shook me alive! I think it gave me the wake-up call I needed.
Anyway, here are a few photos I'd like to share. The rest are here. I hope you enjoy looking at them!

There was just something about this house... I think it's the way the steps down into the water, the tree, and the placement of the house appealed to me. For some reason, it just... warranted me taking 20 zillion pictures of it. I think this is the best one:
I love taking night shots. And Murano had some true beauty to offer in that department...

I can has giant hunk of goldstone plz?

Ah yes, something else I miss about Italy... the divine cappuccino...

I'll be debuting a line of jewelry with MY beads-- the ones I made in Murano-- this fall. I'm going to be debuting them at my home show first, and then whatever's left will be available on my Etsy site as well as the other craft shows I'm doing this fall. Here are some of the necklaces...


Finally, I'd like to take a moment to pimp my friend Sarah, who has created the most fabulous e-book!!! I went to Italy to take classes from her... and I was fortunate to learn much of what she has shared in this book! It's absolutely phenomenal, with step by step instructions, very awesome pictures, and excellent detail. She claims that this e-book is not for beginners, but I was a beginner when I took her classes (I still am!). She's such an awesome instructor, both in person and in this e-book... I think that even if you are new to lampworking, you will save yourself a LOT of heartache and grief with this e-book!! I can't wait until she releases her next one! Click the image below to go to the site and download it. It's only $22.50!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hooray for a new post. :) As I said before, Italy is awesome and I can't wait to go. All your photos on Flickr just make me yearn.

    All the best with the new line. Can't wait to see the "leftovers" on Etsy.

    Hot? Yeah. One of the reasons I don't want to move back. ;)