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I am a professional crafts person, working in clay and fibre, not necessarily at the same time. I am a juried member of the New Brunswick Crafts Council, The Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council and the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Stash Enhancement

Well folks. for a girl who had no home internets, and for a very long time, no tv. I have certainly been intrigued by the online shopping lately. I have purchased the motherload of scrumptious beads on ebay.
For the past two years I have been lamenting the lack of bling on my hand woven bags. I tried the fimo route. I have tried searching out the vintage jewellry at local yard sales and tag sales. I have whined, pissed and moaned about the lack of good craft suppliers in freddy. Then I met ebay.
I may be in love.
Or at least obsessed.
I have admittedly bought too many beads for the bags I have completed, so now I am planning jewellry. Lots of jewellry. I have a s**t load of lampwork beads in my purse, and a shipload of swarovski crystals and vintage glass beads on the way.
My current knitting project has about a zillion glass seed beads of various colours strung on it. Its really shiny. I am very excited about it. I think I need to buy a digital Camera to show off my pretties.my blog has become very picture deficient these days. Kate has a camera. joe bought one today, I may be the only kid on the block who doesn't have one. pout. sigh. I need a "sugar daddy" in the biggest way.
So anyway, this fine week in New Brunswick will see me laying subfloor in my front hall, (and possibly tiling if I don't injure myself with the skil saw). Joe-poet is off to Serbia for a book launching thingy, and I have raided his power tools for the Renovation marathon. 100 year old houses are not easy to heat in this fine province. I can't decide if it is the single paned windows, or the lack of insulation that have me hyperventalating but the local Home Hardware has seen my panic stricken face several times today. I currently have seven opinions on the best way to insulate my basement stairwell. Three on what to heat with, and two on what material to use under my ceramic tile as sub flooring. I love small towns. every one has an opinion and the god given right to express it. bless the lot of em.
The subfloor is the ends of my studio subfloor. free leftovers are the best. For the love of God there is approximately three and a half inches of plank flooring underneath. I think it will be ok, the ceramic tile will not fall through the hundred year old planks. lord knows I haven't and I am no lightweight.
furthermore, it being wednesday, I have had my token beer with my dear friend, and expert on all matters of construction, Doug. Doug says I am right, and told me that my way of insulating was best. (and he isn't even sucking up.) He is also gonna come hang my door. I like Doug. He rocks. Well gotta fly sleep calls and I must be up early to go to the gym.
Cheers, Lizzie

2 comments:

Dudleyspinner's Tie Dye Rovings said...

Lizzie,
so you have been bitten by the bead bug!
I love beads! so pretty , so sparkly, so many tiny little gems.
Deb

Diana said...

I love the bling! Be sure to post pics of the bags with beads.