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Oh dear…it’s been a little while (again) since I have put my musings on paper.  I have been getting ready for my annual mega jewellery party along with trying to tutor my son with his schoolwork.  He has learned that if you look busy in class and don’t draw attention to yourself, then the teachers just let you get on with things.  Unfortunately the “things” he has been getting on with have mostly included drawing cartoons and doodling in his spare exercise book!!  So his last report card was a bit of a shocker and sent me into panic mode!!  LOL  Anyway after some intense after school aid by said mother, man-child has now completed all assessment assignments and has only one set of exams left next week and then school is over for him…for this year anyway!  And we get to hang out together over the holidays which is always lovely.  It’s nice that a 15 yo boy still wants to do stuff with his mum…….

Well….we get to hang out AFTER he gets back from Japan, that is.  Did I mention that he’s going to Japan soon with the school…. for 20 days?

Without me?

Or his father?

Overseas!!!!!  A world traveller at 15!  I still haven’t been overseas……. 😦  No fair!  He will have a brilliant time – and I can’t wait ’til he’s safely home…….he he.

Now back to the jewellery party……My mum and I make lots of jewellery and have a big party at the end of the year.  I’ve handed out heaps of invitations and hope to get a good turnout – never can tell how these things are gonna work out until the day dawns.  I’m just struggling a little to get everything finished on my list – had a few little hiccups but everything will work out on the day I’m sure (fingers crossed!)  I’ve been keeping things under wraps so we have some exclusive goodies for the party goers and I  haven’t updated my website for a little while but that will change when the party is over because I will start photographing and listing what’s left.  IF there’s anything left!!  Now that’s positive thinking for ya! LOL

Best get back to work……so many ideas to work with – it’s wonderful to have the creative juices flowing again!  Looking forward to getting back on my torch and melting some glass……next month!!  Hope you’re all having a good one!

Cheers for now…..Sandy 🙂

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G’day to all! Sorry, I’ve been a bit slack on blog duty lately. Still a bit under the weather at times, also got several orders to get done and a last minute rush job with a necklace and earring set for my sister-in-law to match her dress that she was wearing to her work party. The beads I made (first off) came out of the kiln on Thursday morning and several were cracked – the combination of gold filled pink glass I used, along with silver wire and clear encasing didn’t play well together!  Groan….I had an inkling that they might not be friends but it was the shade of pink that I needed. So then I went back to the torch on Thursday morning ( she wanted the jewellery by Friday – nothing like “last minute” to put a bomb under a person! lol) and experimented with enamels until I got the right shade – did a couple of extra sets (just to allow for an “mishaps” – no time to do any MORE beads after this!) used a different type of clear glass and tweaked my annealing schedule – which worked well.  Anyway, all’s well that ends well. I got the set done. just in time for pickup. The beads looked lovely and the earrings were gorgeous – she will certainly stand out with this pair of shoulder dusters! Bad news – I never got to take a piccy ‘cos I was in the process of finishing them just as she turned up, but maybe I can ask her to bring them back so I can take a quick happy snap. Boy, I must be the world’s worst photographer! I always forget to take the photo!!!
Anyway….will try very hard to have something to blog about shortly…Keep well everyone – catch you soon!

Cheers
Sandy

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