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More fun than a jar full of pens

New pens

I love making pens. I love putting coordinating pens in a mason jar. I love it when I have even more than six coordinating pens in a mason jar. Maybe I’ll make more pens this week icon_biggrin-flickr-5

New claythings

Am I being a tease with all of this stuff?  All of these in-progress shots?  I hope you’re not going to ask me to stop – it’s just so much fun!  My shipment of findings arrived today, so I’ve got some finished earrings & pendants ready to be scanned and listed in the shop on Saturday.  Such fun!

I’m loving reading your submissions in the color scheme naming contest.  I have to admit that I thought of a name on my own, too…  None of you has picked it yet but if anybody does, boom!  Contest over, you win on the spot, LOL! And if nobody picks it, that will be ok – I think several of yours are good contenders.

Our own pharmacy

Neil has been home with a fever for three days.  Yesterday the coughing started, and today he came home from his doctor visit armed with a list of medicines to take.  The verdict is probably walking pneumonia, which basically means he’s going to be laying around on the couch, coughing, and drinking all of my water into next week icon_wink-flickr-3-5

You remember those commercials where the guy places a glass of red wine on one side of a mattress and drops a bowling ball on the other side of it, and the glass doesn’t spill?  Well, think of me as the delicate wine glass, and Neil in the midst of a coughing fit as the bowling ball.  Only in our case, there is red wine all over the place.  I want a new mattress.

And, of course, for Neil to feel better. Poor guy.


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9 thoughts on “More fun than a jar full of pens

  1. I LOVE those pens and I can’t wait to see your newest creations!

    Oh and Neil, please get better soon 🙂

    1. Thanks, and will-do!

  2. Beautiful pens! I love the colors….and tell Neil get well soon….I have had it for going on 2 weeks now….feel like pooty!!…. 🙂

    1. Oh, that stinks – I hope you feel better soon! And thanks for the complement 🙂

  3. As I already said on flickr – I love your new color scheme! Now I have a question. There are some great ring blanks in your baking tray – may I ask where you get these? Are they sterling? I’m looking for channel ring blanks for so long and never succeeded…can you help?


    1. Thanks! I’ll email you privately – I wouldn’t want to reveal my source to any old person who could read this in passing 😉

      1. can you email me tooooooo pwease??? I would love to try and do some rings too.

  4. Does this mean I can order more pens??

    Please tell Neil I hope he feels better soon. I know what’s it’s like to have a very sick, coughing husband, and no, it’s not fun. 🙁

    1. I only made the Bic style pens at the moment… It’s more complicated to make the others, and I haven’t managed to drag out those supplies…

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