Saturday, June 25, 2016

Fresh Glass 6.25.16 Last of the Cleo Sets

I'm done with the Cleo least until I can afford my own press! I'll be having a sale in private Facebook group in a day or two.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Fresh Glass 6.17.16

Another LONG torch hiatus. Let's see... TWO sinus infections severe enough for five doctor visits (and I'm still not out of the woods), end of school stress, job applications seeking fall contracts, a trip to Louisiana to catch up on yard work for mom... Is it any wonder I've no time to torch?

I did make a three piece set yesterday. Had hoped to repeat today but my head was spinning.

This is one of my faves from the Cleo series!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Fresh Glass 5.11.16

I did make it to the torch finally and had a disastrous sesh. First a joke bead... There was much Facebook drama over Seagull beads lately so, having never wanted to make a seagull, I was suddenly on fire to make one... with a binky attached...for those that cry over seagull beads! The face was just a Beads of Courage Bead... I was thinking of "watching over you" while making it. I dropped it going to the kiln...UGH! And the last bicone is hideous. I had seen these gorgeous pink and blue beads and this is my crappy attempt. GRRRRR

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Just Not Feeling It

Wow! Who knew that would be a two month hiatus?? Taxes, illnesses and no sales worthy of comment have kept me away...

First, I did manage to organize another sale in my Buyer's Group. This one is for Organic Barrels and it will end tomorrow. Here's a little preview pic:

Those aren't even all of them... I added a few flawed beauties that chipped coming off the mandrel on one end... so I ground them smooth and seriously, a bead cap will hide any issue! A great way to get a fabulous focal on the cheap!

Sales have been dismal and I feel like they aren't going to improve until our dreadful elections are over. I've been reanalyzing the amount of time I spend on Facebook promoting beads that just don't sell (I know it's not just me and jewelry sales are down too)... but I just would like a little more time to myself. I've stepped down from two of my group admin positions this week.

Anyway, now that taxes are done and I have put norovirus and my spring sinus infection behind me, hopefully, I can post a bit more.

Thanks as always for taking a look at the beads!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Best Sale of the Year is ON...

I finally remembered to post my best sale of the year 29% off for the fans... and an extra 10% more for the Buyers Group for a 39% off sale there! Yeah, it's my birthday sale. I disappear (and turn off the ability for people to post to my stupid Facebook wall!) and you guys get a gift.

Photos of available work are in the Facebook albums.

Thanks, as always for l@@king!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Fresh Glass 2.16.16

Continued from yesterday: I mentioned getting on the Easter bandwagon... I've been thinking about my infamous Eggster Bunny from years ago and wanting to revisit that design. I was coming up with different color combos for chocolate bunnies... when I decided to make a "white chocolate" Haole Hula version! I also call this the bunny that tried to kill me!

I was cold cutting a design element off when it went between my glasses and and landed on my eyelid! Silvadeen made it feel much better but it was SCARY!

I went on to make a dark chocolate Eggster Bunny and a micro egg set:

Monday, February 15, 2016

Fresh Glass 2.15.16

Yeah, I've been in a funk. School, work, taxes-schmaxes, new roof on the studio, washing machine on the fritz... and no, beads are NOT selling. I took all listings down on FB for a bit...just no point in allowing a black hole time suck in when I'm so distracted and busy.

I realized I haven't shared beads here in forever! These are still in the "to be cleaned" bowl:

Trying to do more thematic listings for the bead group. I had been working on the Cleopatra three-bead sets...when I decided to try a peacock...which lead to the large lentil and tons of sketches and ideas...but no time.

Then I realized I need to jump on the Easter bandwagon... more tomorrow.

Monday, January 18, 2016

First Listings in the Buyer's Group

I will be listing this large grouping of Bicones Galore tonight in my Buyer's Group on Facebook. Join to shop!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New Buyers Group

Well, when last I left you, I was getting ready for a trunk show. It was most disappointing...What a huge flustercluck Facebook has made of it's event pages!!!

Event pages "used" to be the way to host a trunk show. It was great! You created an album of goods, put links on the first page/ main post. When people clicked, there was a lovely overview album. Here's a screen shot of an old trunk show album:

You got an overview of EVERY photo that was clickable. But on the new events pages, when you click the link, it looks like you are on the same have to scroll down to see the post you are looking for. When you do, this is what you see:

 Look at that... FOUR whopping preview pictures. While those four links are clickable, the other 31 photos have be looked at page by page by page...ugh. So tedious. But that's not all... on the old event pages, when someone commented on a show interest or to buy, that photo was brought out on the main event page. So customers popping in could see what others were interested in and buying. It created excitement! Now, a comment does nothing to the front event page. You look at it and nothing changes! Something had to give...

Luckily groups on Facebook still work the same way the old event pages did... so... I have a buyer's group now! Ugh!

I will introduce new works there, have specials and sales and it will be the location of my future trunk shows.

So, come join won't you??? As an introductory special, I'm having a 30% inventory reduction sale!

Holly's Folly Glass Buyers Group

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Trunk Show Links

The trunk show event is posted on Facebook and I'm working frantically to get it all done... Of course I've been getting tons of sub calls too! UGH! Please click GOING so you will get event updates!

I sure hope you will come!