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Lorie Lynn Designs was created in memory of a dear friend, Lorie York, who died of breast cancer in 2006. We donate 10% of our sales to local breast cancer programs.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Glass studio

Well, I managed to get about half of my glass studio cleaned today.  I am trying to sort through all of my supplies and molds to decide what to keep and what to sell.  I am going to sell most of my glass fusing supplies and 2 of my kilns.  I am finding that I just don't have time to commit to such an expensive "hobby", now that keeping up with the jewelry is taking most of my time. 

I am going to keep one kiln and my jewelry kiln and a few small molds, but will be selling everything else.  It took me a long time to make this decision and I really agonized over it.  I love glass fusing, but it is very expensive and because of that, it is hard to sell the finished product.  I will still be able to make fused glass items, but they will be small things like; boxes, bowls, some vases, and jewelry. 

Sometimes we just have to eliminate sources of stress, and this had become a source of stress for me because I could never find time for it. 

Friday, March 5, 2010

Suppy Swap

Hi everybody.  Redding Handmade is having a supply swap on April 17th from 1 pm until 4 pm at the Downtown Mall.  Tables and chairs will be provided for the participants.  There will be a $5 charge. 

We all have supplies that we will never use, so why not swap them for new and exciting supplies that we can use!!  This swap will be open to the public

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Another Day

Good morning all.  Hey, I'm here 3 days in a row......whoo hooo!

Do you ever get frustrated by a creativity slump?  I have days when I enter my studio and the ideas just flow like melted butter and then other days when I just sit there and stare at everything.  I had one of those days yesterday.....nothing was coming to me.....it's like my brain just went on vacation without me.  I love the days when I'm working and just popping out new designs without even thinking about what I am doing.  Days like yesterday really frustrate me.  I try not to get so frustrated, but find that I have a hard time dealing with failure. 

Well, today is a hiatus day from jewelry.  Today is house cleaning, glass studio cleaning, and working on taxes day.  Doesn't that sound like a lot of fun!!

I am really looking forward to this evening, however.  I am attending an artist group that will be working it's way through the book, The Artist's Way, to rejuvenate our creative minds and souls.  I think it is going to be a wonderful experience. 

Ok, on to the house cleaning!!  Talk to you tomorrow. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New day

Well, I made it back here again today!  

My son and I started back at the gym today and it felt so wonderful.....of course tomorrow and the next day will be a different story! 

I sent off our second shipment of jewelry to Adorna Bella in San Francisco yesterday.  We are really anxious to find out how our product is doing there.  Won't know for a few more weeks.....the suspense is killing us!

Have deliveries to make to 2 boutiques in town today and then will spend the rest of the afternoon and evening will be working on jewelry.  Be sure to check out the new additions to our website:  http://www.lorielynn.etsy.com/

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New to blogging

I have decided to give blogging a try since everybody I know seems to be doing it. I'm not a great writer.....it's just never been my thing, so hopefully I will keep this up.