Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Up and Running

I don't want to bore anyone with the trials and tribulations of trying to get a website up. So, I won't. Maybe, after time, it will be less painful to think about and I'll be able to tell the tale.... naw- best to let it die a peaceful death and move on. But, if you click the makeshift "shop" button at the top right, you can have a look and let me know what you think. In the meantime, I have a better story to tell.

I met up with some cabbers. What a great group of people!! So, down to earth and friendly. I offered an open invitation for anyone to shamelessly approach me with their wares. And, they did.

I already mentioned one guy whom I had an arrangement with. I haven't mentioned the lovely woman, Susan, who supplied me with 2 boxes of rocks to pick from. The first were smaller stones. I laughed because she mentioned they may be too big. Clearly, she hadn't noticed my penchant for big, stand out stones. The second box was full of larger, yummy cabs.

Before I post a couple pics of the pieces I managed to get done while building the site, let me say that Susan thinks of herself as a newbie. I gave her some feedback concerning the minor troubles with a few and told her as I am telling you, if these were the work of a newbie, you're off to a great start! I don't think of her as a newbie, at all. In exchange for the rocks I picked, I wrapped a few for her. It was a really fun deal.

The first is a stone she called a ghost. I saw it and envisioned an owl. A stylized owl. This is a great polka dot agate.

Update: Sad for me, but good for him, he has found a new home.

The second that I managed to get done was a great fancy jasper picture stone. The colors and contrast in this stone are incredible.

Picture Stone Fancy Jasper Pendant
Clicking this image will take you off site.

That is just about the extent of the wrapping that I have done in the last few weeks. I did wrap some for Susan, but I didn't get pictures and I have a pietersite and petrified wood done, too. Besides some minor tweaks and data projects for the site, I'm done with it. I need a break to sit and wrap a few days. I need to work on some stones from a man in Hong Kong who just sent me some stones out of the goodness of his generous heart, but that's another story.

If any of you have twitter accounts, leave it in the comments. I finally got an account, YAY! Now, all I have to do is figure it all out. I'm really terrible with these things, but my daughter is helping me out. :)

Notice how I haven't mentioned the whole etsy thing? Here's my short 2 cents. I don't sell on etsy. Don't know if I ever will. Hell, I don't even like shopping there. But, I support the growing protest. If one claims to be something and stakes their honor on it, then they damn well should be that.

If you are reading this, thank you so much for hanging in there with me. It was a lot of time and hard work to do the site and I have really missed the blog and my friends here. I should be back to normal soon.


  1. Your work is always impeccable, beautiful and inspiring! Good luck with your site. I finally have one I'm happy with and also have a twitter at!/spiralingbead. I don't use the twitter much but have it linked to my fb page automatically posting that way. My daughter helps me with all things technological -thank God!

    1. Thanks :) We are lucky to have wonderful daughters to help. Mine is so much more saavy about the social sites than I am. I won't say I'm a Luddite, at all, but I definitely need the help and welcomed her offer.

  2. I'm so glad to hear from you. You're missed.
    As always, the pendants are gorgeous. I'm on twitter also. Very new to it and still trying to catch on. I'll search for you there!

    1. Hi Kate :) I miss you guys, too. Seriously, I do. It's so nice to meet so many great people, when I am away from the blog, it's like having my phone disconnected or something. I love the exchanges we have. I found you and Zoraida on Twitter. :)

  3. Tela, the shop is looking great! I love the slideshow at the top -- it really showcases your work and your superb craftmanship.

    I can only imagine what a pain getting a website together must me, but you're doing great. :)

    I love the fancy jasper pendant, especially the bail. Gorgeous. <3

    1. Hi Sarah, thanks so much for the feedback and the complement. I really need it right about now. LOL! I've been feeling very overwhelmed.

  4. The bail on the 'owl' is outstanding!!

    1. Hi Mary :) That is a great compliment coming from you. My weaving is improving slowly but surely. :)

  5. Your new shop is wonderful ... your pieces look better than ever!

    I signed up for Twitter and tweeted for your contest, Tela, but I never did figure it out!

    Glad you're back.


    1. Hello Joyce :) I'm glad you like the shop. I was so worried that I would break something AGAIN before I managed to get it open. LOL! But, it's finally open, **sigh**

      Don't feel bad about twitter. My daughter helps me with it. I'm lost, too.


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