Friday, December 23, 2011


Christmas orders just about did me in this December. It was great! Since December 1st I've had orders for 367 necklaces and 52 ornaments. That's Incredible! Thank you! Above are some necklaces I assembled for a friend. She showed me what she wanted with what, and I put them together. That was yesterday. Since December 1st, I've been getting up at 4am and working on orders. Most of them were one-of-a-kind custom pendants. Three hours later the sun would come up and look like this outside my studio window:
 I would work until the sun went back down... then have a cocktail. Most days have been 12-13 hour work days. Maybe I work slow....
 Here are a couple of favorites:
  Wait - I have to show you this. We have 15 big fat hens. They are all molting or lazy. Usually we get one. ONE. egg a day, which means that I had to buy store eggs. THEN look what someone laid. Doesn't that look like an add for "be yourself"?

Above: the lace from the wedding dress. Hand made. The customer had seven made for family. Beautiful.
These glass rods arrived and have been my motivation for getting orders done so I can make beads...
Again - thanks to everyone who ordered pendants and ornaments. And to everyone who came and shopped here at Two Dog Pond...Merry Christmas


lynn bowes said...

I just knew you were in there somewhere! You've possibly overdone it for December, girl - time for a break. Beautiful new stuff and now you can relax for January, replenish, restore and renew.

Love to you, my friend and the Merriest of Christmases.

xox :: lynn

(ha! My word verification is 'lazin' - yeah, right.

jacklynn4 said...

Miss Rach, I am soooo happy for you! Sounds like work is going gangbusters! i have more vintage silk and bingo buttons if you want to tackle more...let me know. In the meantime, have a wonderful X-mas:)


amy said...

Merry Christmas and congratulations on your accomplishments and growth! Thank you for your inspiration and best wishes in 2012 : )

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Awesome-ness!! That is great Rachel :) Love those ornaments, what a great idea....and of course we love those old photos! Stopping by to wish you a happy New Year and more sales in 2012!!
Karla & Karrie