Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Friday

Did you stop by our web-site and wonder ...


Don't worry Amy is at a Craft Fair this Saturday - we will be adding new items and reactivating lots of our jewelery over the weekend. Something you love missing? Just contact us and we can set it aside or try to remake it. Erin is still fighting the flu and Amy has obviously been very busy. We both hope to start next week feeling rested, healthy and very creative.

Thanks for checking on us, Amy and Erin

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Yikes - It's Wednesday Already

Hi - this is Erin posting today.

Amy is getting ready for her first Spring Craft Show(at 1996 Hawk Blvd, Chesapeake, VA ) this Saturday, March 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. I am recovering from the flu - so needless to say we both have been occupied. Since Amy is busy getting her stuff ready - I get to blog. Just so there is no misunderstanding I have not been in my craft room for a week so my beads and my jewelry should be germ free.

We decided it would be a great time to talk about one of my favorite obsessions - lampwork beads. I love wearing them, touching them, and making beautiful jewelry with them. I know myself well enough that this is one art form I should not learn as it will completely take over my life. I am in awe of the amazing work others can do and while I can appreciate the absolute thrill of making these molten art gems - I also love the hunt of finding the beads. Here are a few of my favorite Etsy Lampwork Bead Sellers and what I have made with their beads -

The first is a watch and necklace set made from beads Wild Sage, known on Etsy as MyCabinCreations ( The blue lampwork beads in the posting of "Unable to Let Go" were also made by MyCabinCreatons.

Next are two items that are still for sale on our site. These lampwork beads were made by Mixed Media Jewelry (

I have several other things I've made for myself and friends but my picture taking "mojo" is out of sync today - watch for part 2 of this post, these artist will be featured -

Riot Designs by Jennifer Wood (

Beau Ideal lampwok by Candace Eckhoff (

Are you a Lampwork Artist? Post a comment and a link - we're always shopping.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Unable to Let Go

Today we decided to share some of the items we have made for our Esty shop but could not part with.

Friday, February 22, 2008

The End of a Productive Visit

Erin left today to head home (sniff). I thought I'd share a few photos of jewelry we made and give a glimpse of the chaos out of which it was crafted! (Note the remarkable absence of alcohol.)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Jumping into the Blogosphere....

We are excited to start blogging but for now you'll have to settle for what we are working on today. Erin is visiting Amy in Virginia for a business planning meeting (hehehe). Needless to say, being serious together does not come naturally. Side-splitting laughter doesn't mix well with coherent blogging~ so back to work we go. Visit us again soon to see more posts.

Wow- it only took us 45 minutes to add photos -we've become even more UnStrung - the laughing stopped after about 15 minutes and the count down to Margarita time began ... 1 hour and 58 minutes left. Guess we'll go make some earrings. Check back tomorrow for our progress. Bottoms Up! Amy & Erin