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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

test test test

..testing some beads!
It is a sad affair, but I guess every beadworker has to deal with it sometimes.
" Many of the tiny, precious, wonderful colored Glass roccailles are not lightfast! 

So here is how I´m testing some colors before I use them in my earrings!
I leave them in a glass bowl on the window sill in the bright sun for some weeks.


and you can see, some faded....



....and have to be sorted out


here it is a matter of color lined beads , they are useless. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

long time no see

Back to studio!

No posting since four weeks!
It took some time to get back to normal life after the flood, because the real amount of  damage appeared not until later. The wetness was a problem for weeks, and one hardwood floor decided to crumble.....
now it is very hot and dry, no rain on the horizon  - crazy weather

let´s ramble through the garden:






 First steps
I started to grow some vegetables, and this experience turned out great and makes me want to grow more next year, and to set out more Patches



I hope everybody has a wonderful summer!