Suppl-eye candy. (Get it?)

(Blog randomness while I wait for the winners to contact me.) 

Numinosity sent me these! For no reason! She made the glass head pins and
the metal tubes coated in glass. And yeah, that's Roman glass. I know!
And look at this haul.
 I feel all wacky after having been out of the studio for FOUR consecutive days. Now I'm in there and it's like I don't know what I'm supposed to be doing. Busy with this 'n' that, blogging, cleaning. Yes, cleaning. We're having family over for Christmas and we thought they might like to breathe something other than dog hair. So I went on a cleaning spree. I took out vent/grate things and vacuumed out all the dust in there, went under Bingo's bed to the fuzzy world beneath, scrubbed the bathrooms, vacuumed the mess o' cables under the computer table, vacuumed under the bed here that I sleep in but was originally hubs'. And I kept bumping the hose tube around a couple books/albums he has down there, vacuuming those too. Kept feeling some longish thing bumping around. I suddenly see what looks exactly like the handle of a handgun. I kinda freak. I nudge it with the vacuum hose and realize its a rifle!
Petra sent me this crap load of awesomeness.
And I just got so pissed and shocked. Hubs has been hiding a rifle under the bed I sleep in! His fucking hick ass dad must've insisted he bring it to Chicago for, like, self defense, which makes no sense. And I kept thinking of what I was going to say and how he'd be all shamefaced... and I'd be like 'Give it back to your dad and we'll never speak of this again!" or something equally dramatic. Also "You know me, you know my values, you know my ethics! How do you THINK I feel about fire arms in my house?' etc.
 So hubs gets home. I'm telling him how I vacuumed everything.

LOOK! That is a pig snout. Have you ever seen a teeny ceramic pig snout before? No, you haven't.

Leeetle hoof.
"And guess what I found under the bed?'
He's like "What?"
"What do you think?"
"What, I don't know!"
"You don't know?"
"I don't know!"
"A fucking rifle!"
"Oh yeah, the prop I used for my final project in Film 208" or something to that effect.
"What? Did you think it was real?"
"Wait- You thought it was real?"
"Bbbbbbuuuut.... "
"You thought it was real?!?!"
 My favorite of all is this tiny house-shaped bezel.
"Oh my God are you insane!!! A sawed off shotgun under the bed where Bingo's toys roll under and he crawls in there to get them? Are you crazy?"
"It's plastic! Didn't you notice?"
"I didn't take it out! It felt really heavy against the vacuum hose."
"What the hell would I be doing w/a sawed-off shotgun? Do you know how illegal those are?"
"I don't know what kind of gun it is!"
And then there was him laughing and me just sitting there with my mouth hanging open. Him asking if I'd told my parents next door- which of course not. Me having to rewind all the angry discussions I'd been having with him in my mind for the previous few hours....
 Little shrines and windows from one of my guilty pleasures,
Alphastamps. I couldn't resist! 

And Bingo bouncing happily around us which he does at the sign of any animated conversation.
That was my day.

Gorgeous crusties from shipwreckdandy.

This was an incense holder. I spent 5 hours cutting off the top and bottom so I can use them for bead caps while making the center thing small enough to use somewhere. Best-smelling dremeling I've ever done.

More Kuchi to maybe make bracelets.

Pile of Indonesian babies. And on top you can see some scutes Janet made. She molded them from real alligator scutes (an external bony or horny plate or large scale. Yeah, I didn't know what that meant either.)


Janet said...

Now that's a bunch of fantastic supplies. All those great beads from everybody and Roman glass!! Yummy!

Wow- Petra made some incredible new things! Loving the pig snout!

Thanks for sharing how your day went- I'm still laughing! And we know when you share pictures of your new supplies, that there's some eye candy in our future. :)

Flotsam Tide said...

Laughing over here because I didn't know when you inserted "NO I'M NOT A MALE CHINESE PEASANT FROM THE 1800S." onto your blog page. :) Ahh this is great... have started reading your blog posts to fiance who has no interest in jewelry but gets such a kick out of your posts. Will have to show him the sawed off shotgun story. What a great haul of loot! Petra is such a sweet person, I am digging the creamy pig snout too.

Lorelei Eurto said...

Love these beads from Shipwreckdandy. Who I just met recently through you, and we've been chatting!! I hope to visit her soon, she lives right up the road, and i never even knew it!

Carla said...

No, I had never seen a ceramic pig snout before, but I bet you have never had one served on your plate as part of your national dish! And guess what? I have! Now that I've totally grossed everyone out, I'll take my bow out. Cheers!

Petra Carpreau said...

Oh, Oh, Oh, OOOOOOOOOhhhhh!!! You've made my stuff look SOO purdy!!! I'm feeling tempted to call this new line, 'A Crapload of Awesomeness'!!! Well, you do keep telling me to steal people's ideas!!!
Four days out of your studio, I'm not surprised you're feeling all weird! Cleaning too? But what a great story - I can just imagine you clunking about, muttering and ranting about the rifle - only to have it blow up in your face!!!! What a gem.
All those other lovelies you got in the post too! Janet's scutes - oh yumtious!! Oh, and those Shipwreck beads, and the Numinosities - and those windows!!!!! Can't wait to see what those magic paws of yours will do with it all.
Thank you, Fanci, for showing off my wares (that sounds a bit iffy!).What a whole load of special you are.

Alice said...

Wow, there's some amazing stuff here! I'd love to spend a day digging around in your studio.

I had to laugh at the gun conversations with your husband, and I'm glad you can laugh about it too.

Michelle York said...

I visit your blog daily and love it..so inspirational! I normally don't leave a comment but I feel compelled to tell you how much I appreciate your little gems about yourself and your creative process. Your generosity is a gift.
Wishing you a wonderful new year..the best yet!!

betweenreader said...

So delicious, the pretties! Here's your comment, dear.

richelle said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the crusties!

Lori Anderson said...

That gift is SO up your alley! You're so creative it kills me (in a good way!).

Numinosity said...

Oh sheesh, I missed commenting here with the pile of goodies beaming at me from the blog. So nice to see all of the delicious piles. I can't wait to see what you do with it all.
...well I can wait but you're pretty fast at utilizing theengs.
I may be rather absent from bloggididdy world for awhile... off to India for 5 weeks. hoping to find some amazingness pile of supply loot there.
until then.xoxo Kiminosity