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Saturday, December 24, 2011

the night before Christmas

Another year about to draw to a close... have all my baking done, presents wrapped.. time to sit back & relax....looks like it will be a green Christmas  here

here's wishing everyone    a   very    MERRY  CHRISTMAS
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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

new bead designs

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Going on a road trip to Vancouver.... It's our annual Delbrook  High School... Girls Pot Luck Dinner... actually it is the "Appy"  dinner & dessert....  We have been doing this since day 1 of our 'Grad'... I have not been to so many but in the past few years have attended... It's great to get together with   Col, Judy, Sue, Pat, Arlene, Ardath, etc...
Hope the highway is O.K... it can be very tricky... but with a new Truck & new  winter tires it should be a piece of 'cake'...
It's always nice to see Vancouver at Christmas time...very festive and of course
the shopping!!!!!  Don't get down there nearly often enough...

Just finished my Winter class schedule.... hope to be at the Rotary Centre  every Monday.

 I have added a few new classes to my schedule.... Done   some  research & developement.... and some inspirational designs came to mind....

Do check out my Web site:  www.faywolfendendesigns.com
 for more info &  samples of my work.... should be out middle of Dec.

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Friday, December 02, 2011

WOW....can't believe it is December already...Got most of my Christmas shopping done...alright I admit it was pretty easy.... the  husband did it.....I am so lucky in that department..... He researches everything & then goes out, buys it, wraps it &  sends it, etc... so all I have to do is sit back & relax....O.K... I do have to make some butter tarts....

I've been doing some repairs on stained glass pieces for other people...also making some more Christmas cards.... I will post some pics.  when the light is right for taking pictures.....

The Potters & Artisan Show was another success...Thanks to everyone who dropped by!!!

The classes went well this fall...met lots of great new people!!! Now I have to get the schedule ready for 2012...Want to try out a few new ideas....
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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Just 6 days to go until the Potters & Artisan  Show  &  Sale.....down at the
                          ROTARY CENTRE for the ARTS

        Nov. 12...Saturday  10:00- 6:00   &   Nov. 11  Sunday   10:00 - 4:30

                            For the LOVE of ART Almighty

              ... Get all your Christmas  shopping done early!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Busy Working

Another fab day here in the beautiful Okanagan...busy working in my studio..making lots of vintage looking melted fabric flowers with bead work
in the middle for the stamens, etc.  My friend Irene gave me lots of  drapery fabric sample books so no two the same.  Have made a few fascinators as well.
Will post some pics when I can take some on the next sunny day.
Only about 8 more days until the Potters & Artsian Show & Sale @ the  Rotary Centre for the Arts.
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

I am working on some new stuff for the Potters & Artisan Show  & Sale
@ the Rotary Centre for the Arts...happening
                                     Nov. 12 & 13..put the dates on your calendar!!
I will have lots of up-cycled jewellery, fabric flowers (very vintage looking)!!!
so plan to come down & say hi!! Follow Me on Pinterest

Some new flowers that I am making which involves Fire!!!    Just learned how to make these lovelies!!! A bit of beading & sewing!!!
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This one is made from some bronze lame!!  Had quite a flame going here!!!

Will post some to my Etsy shop soon
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Up-cycled necklace.. some black vintage buttons from Victorian
 shoes with pearlized bead, Swarovski crystal,  watch part and
 a crystal earring that was lonley!!

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Things are looking up, indeed!!!  My Grandson is on the mend.. getting  around on the crutches, even went out for a hair cut & dinner.... I have just posted my first listing on  www.faywolfendendesigns.etsy.com
after having spent the better part of today trying to figure everything out.. i am by no means a computer whiz or even close.  But I figure the more I try to use my brain in these things the better off I will be!! Follow Me on Pinterest
Here it is October already...Turkey time..no less....I haven't posted in a long time.. I have been preoccupied with worrying about my Grandson's long battle with a leg infection.... After 4 surgeries (plus getting C-Dificil while in the hospital), after  five weeks in the hospital he is finally on the mend and back home.  It will be a long recovery with lots of physio..  4 more weeks of intensive anti-biotics... Finally he is back at school.. trying to catch up now.. good thing he is a great reader....   Also great that the barista  ( formerly known as my husband & chief maker of the morning lattes) was able & willing to fly to Montreal to be the  hands 0n  guy to get everything sorted out....and back on track.... HE has been gone for about 5 weeks now, & I now know how lucky I am to have him, because he does most everything around here... I have had to learn to do all the stuff that he does.... Including draining the underground irrigation!!!
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Finally a fab day in the sunny Okanagan....yeah!!! went out in the boat...the granddaughter did a little water skiing & tubing....the water is stilll too cold for me to go in... We had a fabulous sun-set tonight.... will post a picture of it....
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Finally got all my new courses ready for listing....always dread the task but it's great when I am finished.... I will be making examples of them & taking pictures & putting them up on the web or maybe here on my blog...or maybe both.....stay tuned.
Now only if the weather would actually act like it is summer time...Had enough of this spring weather....maybe we will get summer in August & September!!!!
Busy, busy with the grandkids.... here from Montreal.... where they are at least having a summer.....
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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Wow...summer has finally come to the super-natural Okanagan valley....Yeah!!!!
Taking some time off to do some painting chores, etc.  No classes till August or September, but have to do up the courses for fall by the end of July....
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Friday, June 24, 2011

Busy working in my studio at the moment..as usual I have left everything to the last few weeks..so am now working like crazy... finished up the art glass pieces this aft...of course it would help if I didn't have t fill sand bags, etc. to keep our dock & casita from floating way... The lake is so high & when we get the high winds, the water comes right over all of it..... Follow Me on Pinterest

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Some more pics of my steampunk jewellery

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here are a few pics of my new courses... Broken China Pendants

and Steampunk jewellery...( made from bits &  pieces of  old jewellery,  watch parts, gears,  keys, etc.

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Finally, a fab day...it's looking a lot like spring out there.... My magnolia tree has a ton of buds, just waiting to burst forth Follow Me on Pinterest

Monday, March 21, 2011

Wow!!!!    it's been over a month since I last posted...had a great trip to Montreal & Toronto..picked up some awesome new coloured glass rods @ BeadFX in Toronto.. Some pinks (which are hard to get and something called kryptonite...fab shad of turquoisey-green.
Can't wait to get back to the torch & make some great beads... Follow Me on Pinterest

Saturday, February 12, 2011

the fused glass pendant is a new design that I have been working on. I am offering workshops in these... Very simple, no glass cutting necessary as I have done all the work for you....just pick out your colours.... and add some sparkly dichroic glass.

this one is also a class.... just pick out your lampwork focal bead, add a few other things like spacers, make a couple of loops and you're done!!!!
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Saturday, January 08, 2011

Here's some Okanagan Fruit art glass panels, these make great wedding gifts!!  No chance of a duplication...these ones went to England

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"ADVENTURE"  a journey with an unknown destination

Another fabulous day here in the Okanagan...the sun is trying to shine and here I am trying to get my studio organized for the New Year... Follow Me on Pinterest