I have been busy busy, of late, with life in general, glass classes, holidays and experimenting with new bead ideas. And we all know there’s always some winners and losers when it comes to experiments. So, hopefully I can share with you some winners, I think, I’ve made soon. The attached photo is of an early prototype, so there’s a little preview for you. I hope you like it.
I did a weeks class in September with Loren Stump from California. Loren comes out almost every year to teach us loads of cool stuff. He’s a really gifted artist and knows ALOT about soft glass. He’s really lovely (and funny) and he’s always keen to share his knowledge with us. So much sharing, in fact, that class days go for 12+ hours! BYO coffee! I put a few pictures up on Instagram of the work we were doing, so take a peek.
The real bit of news is that I’m going to have a price increase on my work soon. I haven’t had a price rise for a year or two while the price of everything has gone up. There’s not much stock left in my Etsy shop, (sorry about that), and the DTLL shop has mostly made-to-order necklaces in it, but as of 29th November it will all be affected. It’s something I’ve known I’ve got to do for a while now. I’ve just put it off as I struggle with pricing my work. But last year I did a Art Business Basics with NAVA and I had a rude awakening on how little I was making on my work. And you know, a girl’s gotta eat. Of justify all the glass she buys!
I have some more news, good news, to share with you soon.