Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sweet Valentines

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day! Mine was great—I had two teenagers who acted loving all day long (I know, I know...they kinda *had* to, but still, it was nice! LOL), and Kraig bought beautiful flowers for all us girls and gave me about 10 lbs. of candy that I really don't need, but appreciated. I swear, he went out and bought the industrial-strength sized containers of M&Ms, red licorice and chocolate—so I think I'm set for at least the next month or two (depending on my cravings and ability to resist). Hah!

I also made some heart-shaped pendants for Katie and Ashley to wear, as well as one for myself. My first attempt at making a heart bead a few weeks ago resulted in the girls both spontaneously blurting out that they thought it "looks like a butt!"—and it kinda did—once they put that image in my head! So, we all laughed like crazy people and I decided to wait on any more attempts for a while. But with Valentine's Day providing all the inspiration I needed, I tried it one more time—focusing on a shape with less "curvage" that yielded much better results that made them think it was actually a heart, and not another body part. ;-D Theirs are made with CIM's gorgeous Sangre red glass and sweet little white heart charms. Mine is made out of Dark Ivory and a Triton+Hades twisty that has a stunning metallic sheen that's hard to see on screen, with a freshwater pearl on a black velvet choker. I think they turned out pretty cool, and have several other heart designs floating around in my head I still want to try out soon.

Anyway, I hope you all got lots of love from friends and family! Now...I just need to know if anyone wants to join me later for a diet/exercise program after we finish eating all our candy?..... LOL

2 comments:

  1. hi lori....
    love your work...
    you have come a long way very quickly....
    beautiful girls....
    so glad you have started your journey into lampwork...
    can't wait to meet you and your girls....
    Jessi has enjoyed talking to you....

    mona & the girls

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  2. Thanks so much, Mona! I loved talking with Jessi too and hope your move is going well. I just got your package of glass goodies and am excited to play with them too!

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