New house inspired pendants above, just listed in the Etsy shop. They are a little dark and dirty looking, which I like, honestly. It reflects the mixed feelings I have about my old house and the struggles I am having with the mortgage stuff. It is not going well, unfortunately. Home prices in the area are so low that my house will not likely appraise for more than I owe on it, which makes refinancing impossible or difficult, as I understand it. So I think I have to wait, and I have to learn more about this stuff, which stresses me out and frustrates me. I try to keep this blog as positive as I can, but I am not in a very positive place in my head right now because of this stuff, so that's that.
Anyway, in other news... I fired a kiln and finished a bunch of orders yesterday. There were some experiments with very funny and unexpected results, too. I'll show those over the weekend for the Song post. It sort of entertained me this morning when I opened the kiln! Today, I am cleaning off my bead desk, which is a huge mess. I need to make way to do some designing. There is a submission deadline coming up soon, and I have to design a new class design for the bead guild class I am planning to offer this summer. The other one didn't work out, so I would like to come up with something new. There will be chain, knotting, and wirework with some of the new house components and probably an owl. It has been a long time since I got to sit down and bead, so I am looking forward to it.