Friday, April 23, 2010

More Implosions & A New Tool...

Hi all, hope you had a great week...mine was mostly lazy, I know you don't hear me say that too often, I always have so much going on, well this past week was pretty calm around here...the big events of our weekend was taking in some much needed sunshine & seeing the movie Kick Ass, which by the way is a great movie but not recommended for all, its violent & serious, unlike its name, even though the main characters are kids, it is not, I repeat, it is NOT a kids movie...

Yes I finally listed all my beads, I do have a couple of more implosions to list yet, that will come later tonight...but most everything is up, a couple of birds nests beads I made sold already today...I listed more of my new Implosion beads too...I just love making them...check it all out in my etsy shop... dont forget until the end of April you get the TRP promotion discount of $10.00 when you purchase 2 or more bead goodies at the same time from my shop, just put TRP in the note to seller & I will send you a refund via paypal...

Here is a group shop of them...all Squeezed with my favortie new masher... save for the large lentil one...

An awesome new Tool from Grace & Frank, this one is called the Squeeze-Me-Right Masher... ok like many of you I have a large pair of BBQ mashers on my bench, I have been using mine for years...however when I first tried Frank's new mashers I was blown away by how easy it was to work with...I now find my old mashers too big & not very comfortable to use...The Squeeze-Me-Right Masher is smaller & easier to use, I find that the actual paddles are the best part about it, the thickness of them gives the tool a property I have yet to see other mashers have, the other ones are all too thin in that area, so you have to mash a few times to get the results you want, with this one there seems more power with less of a push from your hands if that makes sense, its really fast & easy, I figured out its the paddle size & the way the handle works...really its the mind of the Engineer Frank, he kind of gets in to a tool & figures out how it needs to work, then he makes it to do just that...anyway don't take my word for it, try one out for your self...the coolest thing is I have paid anywhere from $125.00 to $40.00 for my mashers (yest I have a few) well this one is only $28.00 and its better made than any other I have had...

The studio is busy this weekend with Carmen & Ron's awesome Rock Carving class...sorry the class is already full, but they will be back again, we just love them...by the way we are taking suggestions for new classes at the studio for next year...

Last week's much talked about Flower implosion bead goes to Gail, please send your address girl...for this week I have a large focal & a friend bead with some Bali Silver spacers...its an aqua tab bead, the first one I mashed with The Squeeze-Me-Right Masher with a ton of stringers & raku dots, some bubble eyes & a matching friend...enter to win it by making a comment on this post...

Thanks for stopping by...life is very good, my brother is doing really well after his 3rd surgery in less than a month's time, my advise to you is never ever damage your Achilles Tendon, the road to putting back right can be very scary & dangerous...he is brave & is doing great...

Jelveh
Peace

14 comments:

JoAnn said...

Hey Jelveh, was great to see you this week and get inspired! Love the implosions and birds nests! Not able to make it to the studio today, but looking forward to it another Friday. I did fire up my kiln! Whoo hoo! Have a great weekend!

hotglassbabe said...

Jelveh,
I love your mandrels, your beads, and your blog! Your implosion beads are to "die for"! Have you thought about making a tut for this? If so, I will be the first in line to purchase it! Implosions have always intrigued me and yours are really amazing! PS... just rushed over to buy the new Squeeze-Me-Right masher! Cant wait to try it out! :)
Have a great weekend!
Nikki

Sioux said...

More gorgeous beads! And I have to agree about the Squeeze-Me-Right Masher. I sure hope mine is at home when I return from Virginia tomorrow! Take care

Melissa Meman said...

am loving those implosion beads! The giveaway this month is gorgeous as well! I want it, Jelveh!

RockerJewlz said...

Jelveh, I love that you give so much press to Grace and Frank...nothin' like free press!

Oh I hope these beads will be mine. The light flowing through that trans blue is beautiful. I could use a prize right about now.

mary me said...

SQUEEZE me! I so need that precious beadie! Awesome!!!!

Brenda H said...

Jelveh, What a beautiful focal and mate that you have up this week. You're so clever and artistic!! Oh my, the achilles is an awful injury. My nephew tore his to shreds playing tennis, it took him 2 years to get back to normal. I wish your brother well. I'll keep him in my thoughts and prayers. I love the explosion pieces and have been racking my brain for a name for them, studying some farsi maybe!
Peace and love

Kristen said...

Beautiful beads Jelveh! So glad to hear you have a new tool to play with. It's always fun to get something really useful for a good price! :)

FIBERONE said...

I like the group of beads squeezed with your favorite new masher. They are so pretty!

FairlyGirly said...

Its good to have a quieter week and a chance to catch up every now and then.

Beautiful beads as always.

Have a nice weekend.

ginny said...

I absolutely do not believe it! Jelveh actually had a lazy month! Wow! Well, you certainly do deserve it; you are one of the busiest people that I know!
That give away bead is gorgeous. I love that color combo and the depth is great!

leslie said...

hey - love those new implosion beads - like looking thru a magnifying glass!!

Brenda H said...

Hi Jelveh, When you get a free minute, ha, I sent you a convo. Whenever you get a sec, just let me know. I got the best RX in the world yesterday, I'm going to be a grandma for the 1st time. Yeehee

Can't wait to hear from you re:convo.

Peace

Pretty Things said...

The beads are just amazing!