Blog | Patti Gill | Miss P Lampwork

October 24, 2010

New Digs!

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 11:08 am

OK. Here’s the deal. My EBay auctions usually sell for the $9.99 that I list them at. The fees, however are quite substantial. Etsy is better, however they also charge final value fees.

I don’t make a lot of money on my beads to begin with and that’s not why I do this.  I make beads because I love doing it.

So, I’ve made the decision that I’m moving my beads to This is a great site that charges a low flat monthly fee for me to list my beads for sale and NO final value fees … whoo hooo!  That means you don’t have to wait for auctions to end either. However, you might have to be fast to grab the good ones since they will all be “Buy It Now’s”.

I hope you understand why I’m making this move. It will save you a lot of money in the end. Thanks for hanging in there with me and be sure to check my ArtFire shop often. New beads will be added regularly.

September 21, 2010

September 21, 2010

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 4:01 am

Hi there, I’m feeling guilty for not updating my blog more so here’s a quick update. My weekends are soooo full. It seems like I have commitments every week. This upcoming weekend is the Chili Festival in Pueblo. Must go down there and buy enough chili to restock the freezer for the year. And the weekend after that is my annual big craft show in Denver so I’ve been dying wool and making socks like a mad woman. I’ll have to get some pictures put together for you.

In the meantime, maybe I’ll start posting my EBay listings here for you so this is what’s up today. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

September 12, 2010

A Whole Lotta Nothin’

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 5:49 am

Just a quick update and an appology. There is just not much going on around here. I am anxiously awaiting Maggie and Zildjian’s arrival next week. They are moving back home and Rich will follow in about a month. I’m so glad they finally figured out this is where they belong. They will shack up with us until they can find a place. Yuuummmm, the pitter-patter of little feet!

The bead making is humming along. I’ve gotten into a rhythm of listing 1 bead per day. It allows me the freedom to explore my other love … fiber. I need to get busy making socks. My one big show is coming up quickly. October 2 in Littleton, CO. Unfortunately, I’ve got the urge to knit something fantastically lacy …. hmmm, but which one???

August 22, 2010

My Favorite This Week

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 5:01 pm

Well, it’s been a busy day and somewhat frustrating. My IPhone got wiped clean somehow and I’ve spent hours and hours on the computer getting that straightened out and taking pictures.

Thought I’d just quickly share my favorite bead this week. There are still a bunch waiting patiently to be cored and photographed, but I LOVE this one!

Happy Anniversary!

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 7:05 am

We went down to Debbie and Tony’s house last night to help them celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. Had a great time. Here’s a few pictures to show you the fun. Beadies will follow later today. No torchin today. It will be 100 degrees and there’s laundry to be done.

Jessica, Sarah and Dawn, Cousins Rock!


Dancing with your girlfriends is fun!


Aunt Debbie is fun!

August 15, 2010

The Unloveables

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 5:50 am

Every wonder what happens to all the beads I make that don’t sell? Well, here’s the basics. Beads are first listed on EBay as an auction or a BIN. For the most part, my beads are selling well, but over the last week or so, suddenly nothing is selling! Hmmmm, well, I’m working on figuring out why that is and trying to not let it discourage me.

So, what happens to all those beads that don’t sell? Well I don’t re-list them on EBay. Since I only ask $9.99 for them, it isn’t worthwhile to incur the EBay fees again so they are listed on Etsy. (

If unsuccessful there, I have a box of beads that holds all unsold beads. This box is toted around to all the little craft fairs I sign up for. My kids have also learned about this box and know that with a little push, I can be convinced to give these beads away.

My son has an arrangement with a local shop to display some of my beads for sale, but I haven’t gotten any of the proceeds back somehow (LOL).

And finally, my friend Gerri works with a group at the local golf course. They make Christmas gifts for the orphan children in our area. The beads are perfect for making jewelry for the “tweener” kids. Kids that are too old for toys but love hip jewelry!

Guess I’ll keep making beads 🙂

August 13, 2010

Old Farts Rock

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 4:37 am

Well, last night we went to see ZZTop. Oh my! Have you ever seen these guys perform? It’s hard to believe there are only 3 of them producing all that amazing sound. Did you know that they have been playing together for over 40 years?

August 9, 2010

Sneak Peek

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 5:18 am

Not much going on here. DH is off to Sturgis for a few days so it’s just me and my torch (weeeee!). Here’s a sneak peek at this week’s auctions.

August 1, 2010

Carlo Dona Tools Rock!

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 7:24 am

Well, the house is a complete mess ’cause we’re redoing the man-cave floors, but I found time to play with my new tools. Here’s a sneak peek for you.

July 16, 2010

We’re off!

Filed under: Miscellaneous Stuff — Miss P @ 4:56 am

Well, today I have the day off because Tuesday was my birthday.  Sheesh pretty soon I’ll be celebrating the 29th anniversary of my 29th birthday LOL! We’re taking advantage of the long weekend and going 4-wheeling up the Poudre River. It is my new passion you know.

While I LOVE the sport, it really is a bummer to be stuck on the back of someone elses 4-wheeler and since we only have one and since it WAS my 52nd birthday this week … well …

What can I say!  I can’t wait to get out of here LOL! I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures.

On the bead front, I just have to show you my latest experiment. I’m not completely happy with this one. It has a few flaws that make it unsellable on EBay. I had to order a slightly larger punch because I ended up grinding the holes on these to make they slightly larger (way too much work). Also, the punch I used must be ruined because the edge of every disk has a flaw. And on top of that, I must have cut the tubing a little long because one end of the tube split. Oh, and the bead design itself keeps the beads from fitting tightly together. But all that aside, I’m excited about the possibilities and will be revisiting this design.

If you would like to have this bead in spite of its flaws, I’ll let this one go to the first person who emails me for $20. I’ll get the shipping. (Please note the copper will patina)

I’ll be back Sunday night with lots of pictures! Thanks for checking in on me.

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