Friday, December 21, 2007

It's been so long

Hello everyone and fellow bloggers,

I am so bad as my blog is so out of date and unloved. I am keeping busy though. To free up some time I am no longer taking any new wholesale customers. It will just be the Yarn Tree in Ames and Nordic Needle in North Dakota selling my beaded accessories.

As you can see I am teaching myself new lampworking skills. Apart from my cat beads which is a popular seller but also glass with sterling silver. I am now buying some of my glass rod colors in the pound. I place an order for lampworking supplies once a month. Big hugs and many thanks to my two lampwork instructors Tera and Carol.

I also took a wire working class at Artistic Beads as I have been trying to teach myself and I never seem to have the time. I am in the process of making a funky chunky wire bracelet. (I will get a picture taken once I have finished it).

Tesoro Stitchery is finally starting to get some business. I have lots of new items planned and some already made for the New Year.

I also want to start selling my lampwork beads back on ebay

Well everyone have a very Merry Christmas.


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

New beads on ebay

These are the three beads I currently have listed on ebay. A bear, orange tabby cat and froggie on frit.
I am planning on making a serious of cat and dog beads. So far I have a black/grey striped cat,
topaz/ivory striped cat, calico cat and dalmation dog.

Thanks for checking out my wonderful creations.


Friday, September 21, 2007

Things are going great

I am keeping busy with making and selling my lampwork beads. Decided it was time to try out ebay and I have been very pleased with how well they are selling. My black and white striped cat was a hot item and had several bids (this was a first for me), it was exciting to see how much it went for. Sorry I need to boast.

I also got my first bead order from a customer on ebay. I have wondered if I would be able to make another bead. Yes I can. It went better than I could have ever dreamed. Certainly gave me the confidence I needed.

Well now I have told you all my good news I had better get back to work.

See you soon.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Future plans

I have totally neglected my blog as now the kids are back at school I try to lampwork at least five days a week. I am now branching out into a variety of sculptured beads, this was why I took a class in lampworking.

I am going to be making some major changes on my etsy shops. Tesoro Custom Beading will have beads and jewelry. Then Tesoro Stitchery will have my needlework tools and stitching related items.

I still have to get my lampwork beads up on my web site. Currently I am selling beads in my Tesoro Custom Beading shop and on ebay. Links for all my sites are now posted on my blog and web site.

Now if only there were more hours in a day!!

Have a great weekend.


Monday, August 20, 2007

Lots to tell

Well since having our first garage sale of the year I am finally trying to get back into the business mode.

My neighbour and friend Pam had a Birthday back in July and I promised I would make her something using my lampwork beads. Well here is what I created these beautiful pair of earrings. I used three colours of swarovksi crystal bi-cones, sterling silver saucer spacers and fish hooks.
I have also been busy making lots of new beaded accessories which I will be adding onto my web site. Count keepers, laying tools and scissor fobs with lobster claws.
The breast cancer corded fob is only available from my Etsy shop and I am offering these at a special price.
I have lots of things planned for the future as I want to sell my lampwork beads on my web site and ebay. I have held back some of my lampwork beads as I want to make more jewellery. My ring mandrel finally arrived this weekend as it was on back order since beginning of July. I also have an anvil and ball pein hammer and lots of copper wire to practice new wire techniques.
Keep checking back to see whats new with Tesoro Custom Beading.
Have a great week everyone and stay dry!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Busy Times

Well we are getting ready for a garage sale which will run from Thursday August 2nd - Sunday August 5th. So much to price but hopefully I will get as much done as possible. We will have four banquet tables, three tables made using saw horses, three card tables, five hanging racks, one metal shelf and many and I mean many cardboard boxes. Phew!! That will be one HUGE garage sale.

Probably won't have any time for lampworking, sob! sob! Tissue please.

I promise I do have lots of things in the work but you will have to check back next week to see what I am up to.

I already have two etsy stores tesoro custom beading and tesoro stitchery plus a web site

Try to keep cool with this hot weather we are having.


Sunday, July 22, 2007

Violet and teal lampwork heart pendant

Well here is my newest and most expensive creation so far using one of my lampwork beads. This beautiful heart bead came out so big that I decided to make it into a pendant. I am also teaching myself to wire wrap and have to admit that it did take me two attempts to get it right.

While out running errands yesterday I found several sterling silver bails that I could add to my pendants to give them an elegant finish.
Check back soon to many more of my creations.