June 15, 2011

This is what happens when I get a fever.

The idea of torching when it is 100 degrees on the outside of my body and 103 degrees inside my body is about as appealing as the idea of gaining 250 lbs and then walking barefoot across 4 miles of rusty nails through a desert in Hell while wearing a necklace made of dead fish.


I had a couple of 'off' days over the last few wherein I didn't really feel sick per se, just feverish and exhausted, so instead of risking undue burning and scarring of my flesh in that state I lugged the tabletop kiln into the house and dug out some old broken beads.  Beautiful broken beads that I couldn't bear to part with even though helloooocrazythey'rebroken.    Some of them date as far back as 2002 when I was still a brand newbie.

I have an idea for some fusing I want to try (more on that later), so I figured I'd try slumping these beads first and see if they would actually turn into cabs instead of a collective blob of ew.

Most of you know me well enough to know I have since been intentionally trying to thermal shock beads so I can make more cabs. The rest of you are thinking "Um. Why don't you just slump some focal beads into cabs, dummy?"


Okay then!


I seriously, really, truly, for the sake of my soul need a break.  From this town, from work, from the eating/sleeping/breathing everything responsibility that has ruled my life since my last vacation 6 YEARS AGO.  I'm really not as grown up as I look, y'all.

The man half of my best married friends fronts a band (The Mutt Brothers~ awesome bluesy rock~ sound quality isn't the greatest, but ALL OF THESE SONGS are fantastic) and they are playing down at the beach this weekend.   It's only for 1 night, but mama wants to go.  Mama needs to go. 

To that end, I am having a sale in my Etsy Shop that starts now and ends at Noon on Friday.  I think you should treat yourself to something special and as an added bonus help your favorite Juls get beach sand between her toes before that whole barefoot nail walk through Hell starts sounding appealing...or she loses her sense of humor, which is probably worse.

The discount is 20% and orders over $100 receive Free Shipping (refunded manually through Paypal) 

The coupon code is SANITY.

Thanks in advance for helping me keep mine, and check your package for a little extra sumthin' sumthin', K?

Much love, Rockstars.



  1. You do need a vacation girlfriend! Have fun!

  2. I hope you feel better soon, mama! Go on and take yourself a day off and go romp in the sand!! You deserve to replenish the soul so that you have a full cup of creativity...plus, word is that hot sunny beaches and cold frozen beverages cure fevers like nobody's business!!