to liftoff on Operation Tucson. Team Estrogen is departing on Monday in the wee hours, loaded to the gills with lampwork beads, jewelry, boro vessels and sculpture (my friend Polly is going with me). I'm also thrilled that my lithe friend Heidi is coming too, not just in the event we get locked out of the truck, but because she's just so darned much fun to hang out with.
My bead trays are filling up fast, as is my earring display, and my stock of amulet slides like this one.
I've also been playing a bit with copper etching and patina...maybe I'll incorporate some of this into my charms for the Lampwork Etc. Charm Exchange.
I'm so excited about this trip. We're going to stay with Terry and Barnes who used to live near us in California, but have since moved back to Tucson. I hear the javelinas visit their fenced in back yard and I can't wait to see one for myself. We'll have a little time to goof off, and the weather looks like it will be fabulous.
OK, all for now - some beads are calling my name, and I have a special birthday dinner to prepare. Have a brilliant day!