Status Reports & Other Ramblings / Monday morning roundup
Hello Monday! I, uh, missed a couple of weeks, but it's okay, nothing particularly interesting happened most of the time, aside from making this really pretty purple custom necklace:
and a whole bunch of teensy vine pendants with opals for gifties:
And now it's Monday again and I've had a chai and assembled my new storage shelf for my bead cases and can't procrastinate any longer before actually starting to work, so here's a link roundup in handy list format:
- made lotsa stuff with opals
- did a live unboxing of 40+ packages of very random stuff ordered by a bot
- did a live unboxing of 132 pieces of labradorite
- took photos of the labradorite & put it up for dibsing
- made many pairs of opal earrings for people in the Earring Club
- and ordered a very pretty shoe rack to serve as bead storage:
(Let's just pretend that I closed the living room doors to keep the robot vacuum from wandering off and not to hide the fact that my child and her cat created a huge mess of art supplies in the dining room this weekend, okay? Great, good talk.)
Also continuing the trend of "I'm 40 and maybe I can actually afford to slowly start furnishing the house in something other than Curb-Dived Starving Artist Eclectic" I splurged a little on this mid century modern tray to go with my victorian writing-desk-turned-workbench (look, I'm still an artist, just not a starving one anymore) and it fits perfectly on my lap and is super useful for holding things while I'm working:
(Also the pottery bowl holding spools of wire is something I utterly fell in love with at an art show a long time ago only to have my ex break it the same afternoon. She apologized profusely and promised to fix it so I could at least use it as a planter or something, but never did. I found the bag of shards in the basement recently and glued them back together and at some point I will gild the cracks because symbolism.)
Today's plan for work involves opals (in gold and copper, because I have stunning yellow opals and it's autumn) and labradorite (if you dibs'd something and haven't told me what you want it to be, now would be a good time to do that) and binge-watching Madam Secretary. (Can I please request a transfer to that timeline? I like it better than this one.)
The Tiny Evil Genius went back to school this morning, which means I finally get to nap work without anybody telling me about Pokémon or asking me for a snack the second I pick up my pliers.
(No fewer than four hair elastics, three bobby pins, and two kinds of hair products were involved in getting her hair braided and out of her face this morning. I'm betting it will be completely loose by lunchtime. If anyone has tips for keeping flyaway waist-length hair contained on a child who obsessively fidgets with her hair and never stops moving, I'm aaaaaall ears...)
And what am I doing with my first day of freedom? Packing orders!
JUST LOOK AT ALL THOSE LOVELY BARCODES. So organized! So much less stressful when I don't have to read each item number three times!
(Dyslexia and brain damage is NOT a good combination, y'all.)
So, let's see - what did I do last week? Printed barcode labels, mostly. Un-jammed the thermal printer at least four times. Found more shinies that never made it to the website. Said quite a lot of bad words.
Also I set up not one but TWO layaway/payment plan services, so now if you want to put something on hold and/or make payments over a period of time you don't even need to talk to me about it.
Speaking of holds, I have NO idea who BC is and can't find any record of their request, so I can't nudge them about their hold on this piece. If you are BC, could you please let me know by Friday if you still want it?
That's about all the news from over here, I think. If you need me I will just be over here packing orders in blissful, blissful silence. Or maybe napping, since I have a choir rehearsal tonight that will run a MINIMUM of 3 hours, and that's not counting rehearsing my duet and going over the Torah portion I'm chanting on Yom Kippur...