Sunday, February 22, 2009


We uploaded two videos to our youtube of Zoey. There will be more very soon! :)

Our Etsy now has over 100 shop hearts! I made some boro bead sets, here's one of them.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

We got our puppy!!!

It has almost been a week since we got Zoey! The first night, Friday, I was taking Zoey outside and she got frightened and backed out of her harness!! I tried to get her but she got more nervous so I ran to our bedroom window and started knocking to get Andrea's attention. Andrea came out and Zoey ran into her arms. That was a very scary experience.

Zoey is still getting used to being here, still shakes in certain situations. So far today she has not had any accidents inside the house :) The first few days we baby'ed her and she took advantage of it. She is really smart and the first time teaching her to walk/wait/come was succesful in minutes (once we knew how to train her properly)! We will have some videos on youtube soon :) One is her rolling flipped over in her doggy bed.

I torched today for the first time in a few weeks. My right side was swollen from tendonites, I didn't know it could swell up that bad. The swelling went down and I started doing excercises to hopefully prevent it from coming back. I only did a few soft glass beads, haven't done any since December I think. First color I picked was a shocky one and I still jumped when it popped. Boro is definately my favorite still :)

I sold my first boro marble a few days ago! It is the one with a picture from the first post on the blog. Also Andrea and I joined exchanges on Torch Bugs forum. I am doing a soft glass, boro and fused pendant exchange and I'll be sending in two boro pendants. Not sure what I am going to make for it yet since I have some ideas for new pendants. Andrea is doing an animal themed bead, sculpture, and jewelry exchange. These are our first exchanges so we are both excited. Andreas ends early in March and mine at the end. I'll post pictures of what we make and recieve.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Zoey info :)

Our new doggy's original name is Charm but she is not used to the name so we are switching her name to Zoey. She was born Nov 6th 07. Right now she weighs 8 lbs! Zoey is a chocolate/tan dappled miniature Dachshund (we call her a mini mini though because she's so tiny!). Her current owner is a mini Dachshund breeder, but she got Zoey from a breeder up north. She was kept in a crate most of her first year, and unfortunately was bred at 9 months old before she went to her current owner. Because of being bred at such a young age, and also Zoey is very small, she now has two hernias that she will have surgery to remove, probably the beginning of March. She is such a loveable puppy! We are very excited to spoil her :). We will be picking her up next week after she gets her rabies shot boosted.

My boro color order came in but it might be a few before I use it. I hurt my right arm, hand, shoulder and neck :/ I got a lot of colors for backing of implosion and other type of pendants :)

Andrea started using her zoozii's straight sided lentil press after a long break due to frustration, here are my favorites! More in our Etsy Shop :)

That's all for now, I will post lots and lots of pictures once we get Zoey! :) Also, probably update our YouTube with puppy videos.

Monday, February 2, 2009


I'm very tired so very short entry. We visited mini dauschund that we are going to be taking home very soon! She is going to need surgery soon. Here is a picture. I willpost more info and pictures tomorrow when I am more awake.

My extremely old hamster is starting to slow down so not sure how much longer he has. He is probably double the life expectency by now. Anywho here is Zoey our puppy!!