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Heads Up! After Labor Day Sale is Here.

Greg and I hope you all had a fabulous Labor Day. We got hit with Tropical Storm Lee, so we saw a lot of rain. Other than a few downed limbs, everything is fine and the sun is shining today. A perfect day to celebrate our 25% off everything After Labor Day Sale.

For the murrine users:

Everything is 25% in the murrine Etsy shop.
www.chasedesigns.etsy.com

For the beaders:

Everything is 25% off in the bead Etsy shop.
www.cdlampwork.etsy.com

Prices are already marked in both stores.

And the website has both beads and murrine. Discount will be taken at checkout.
www.chase-designs.com.

Sale ends Friday night 09/09  at 11pm CST.

And if that wansn’t enough. My good friend Lisa Liddy of Metal Me This is having a sale as well.

Her After Labor Day Sale.

Stop by her Etsy store today through Thursday (until midnight eastern time). Spend $50 or more and receive a FREE set of bead caps (2 pair of BHB caps or 4 pair of regular beadcaps). Just put in the Notes section if you prefer Copper or Brass and if it’s BHB, let her know if you want to fit sterling tubing or copper tubing. Pattern and cap size is her choice, but you know there are no bad choices there!

FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50 also. Use the Etsy FREESHIP coupon at checkout.

It’s here! Haunted on Bourbon Street Marble

Best. Hubby. Ever! I asked Greg a while ago to make some murrine of the image on the cover of my book. He did make it and it’s been sitting on the work bench waiting for me to get time to make something with it. I did of course ask him to make a marble,but he balked and sort of ignored my request.

Okay. No problem.

So, imagine my surprise when he pulled this out of the kiln this morning:

 

I love it! It is pretty much exactly what I was hoping for when I asked him to make me one a month ago. One side has the silhouette image and the other side has houses with silhouette ghost people.  The bottom has skulls and flowers.

 

And on the top: The word Bourbon.

Again, I have to say, I love it! Thanks, Greg.

I’ve put it on eBay with the other marbles and have included a signed copy of the book  in the listing. You can check it out here.

Happy Holidays!

I know, I have been a terrible blogger lately.  Please don’t hate me.  Seriously, I have been one busy girl these last six months. First, let me start by thanking all of you, my loyal customers, since part of the reason I have been silent is all the time I have spent making beads.  Business is still strong enough to keep us going and more times than not I have custom orders to fill.  In these economic times, Greg and I both feel very lucky and blessed to have such wonderful and caring clients.

I bet you didn’t know that come December 29th it will be our five year anniversary of making beads and marbles full time.  That’s right, in the last five years we haven’t worked for anyone but ourselves.  And you of course. So Thank You! The time has flown by and we were just remarking today about how our time spent at our last jobs, which was roughly about five years also, seemed like an enternity while we were there. Neither of us could imagine going back.  So here’s to the next five years.  Catch ya online (or if you are in Tuscon this February at Best Bead stop by and say hi.  We’d love to meet you).

After Taxes Sale!

The big After Taxes Sale is on in all of our selling venues.  Everything is at least 20% off and either at or below wholesale pricing.  This is as low as it gets folks.

Website (discount is taken at time of checkout.  Be sure you click this link to get to the discount page.)

Artfire (Prices already marked)

Beads on Etsy (Prices already marked)

Marbles on Etsy. (Prices already marked)

Sale ends sometime on Wed April 22nd when I get around to changing the prices back.

Happy Shopping!

Creating ice blue-Ornament Thursday

It’s Ornament Thursday again!  This weeks theme is Celeste ice/light blue.

A while ago Bullseye glass company came out with a limited color called glacier.  It was a mix of clear and light blue that was one of the prettiest blues I’d ever had the pleasure to use.  I just loved that color.  I used it all and searched around for more in my stash and pouted heavily when I ran out.  You see, it was a special production color that they don’t make anymore.  I tried to con some of my girlfriends into letting me buy the few rods I knew they had, but no such luck.  They didn’t love me enough.

I guess I could have put a call out to the lampwork community and offered to buy any loose rods various lampworkers had lying about, but I somehow felt bad asking people to part with this lovely color.  So I decided to make my own.  It isn’t exactly the same, but I still love it.  I get this color by mixing a few regular colors together.  I mix powder blue and a special blend of clear and white mixed together.  I also sometimes go wild and mix robin blue with white and clear.  Just call me crazy.  I actually like to mix glass.  I just take the rods and melt sections together and mix them up right there at the torch.  It isn’t hard, just a little more time consuming.

The following beads have a base of powder blue and white and clear all mixed together.

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Please see our other Ornament Thursday Participants:

Farm Girl Roots, City Girl Style
Linda Augsburg shares her celeste-inspired card.

Heather’s Ramblings
A bright blue sky and beach scene for dreary weather

Icy Blue Born of Fire
Lisa sees ice in the desert of all places.

Uniquely Mine for $20
Cindy Gimbrone hooks up lovely ice blue cashmere into a celestial colored neck scarf. Finished off with an artist made button – it’s uniquely hers for $20!

Beading Help Web’s Ice Blue Topaz Celeste Necklace
Got some teeny tiny beads, sterling wire and a plain toggle? Lynn shows you how to put it all together for a fabulous clasp or focal pendant!