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Thursday, March 25, 2010

I'll Take One of Every Color!



So what happens when you have a great customer who orders "one of every color" in Thompson Enamels?  Well, after you jump up and down a few times, you recruit a willing volunteer ... which is usually someone you have some influence over.  In my case, it was my son, David.  


                      


He was really getting into it ... and tonight during the intermission of the Caps game, he went over to the studio to finish things up.  




Here's a picture of me wearing my "Jerk" glasses!  You remember the Steve Martin movie where he becomes a millionaire and then loses it all after he develops these wacky glasses. Well, I'm sorry the picture doesn't show it that well, but these magnifiers clip onto your regular glasses and you can lower and raise them as needed.  I like them so much better than the magnivisor I have.  Personal preference! 

I want to thank everyone for being so supportive of Painting with Fire!  I try to show my appreciation by including freebies with every order and by shipping things quickly.  Of course, if you're a member of the Painting with Fire ning, you get 2 extra beads with your order of 10.  If there is something I should be doing that I'm not or some other service or product you want, just let me know.  I'm exploring purchasing larger quantities of beads so that I can sell them to "torch bearing" ning members at greatly reduced prices.  So long for now ... my feet hurt!  

12 comments:

SummersStudio said...

Ah, staff. I need some staff. I think the glasses are quite fetching.

Cindy said...

How sweet...working with your son! I hope to do that one day too when my guys are older. My 7 year old in particular is very interested in jewelry design. Barbara, your Painting with Fire ning site has really taken off! Congrats to you on all of your recent success!
Cindy

stregata said...

Congrats, Barbara! So glad things are taking off so well. Do you have a list of the enamel colours you can supply?

romantic decay said...

It is great things going so well! You are a very generous with your knowledge and deserve the success.
Can't wait to order some enamel.

mairedodd said...

you are so the best, you know that, right? i looove that movie - and just had the kids watch it (though i fast forwarded through one part)... and having david in the studio is terrific... so glad you have a second set of hands...

Gardanne said...

You are so cruel showing me all those colors. Yes larger quantities of beads would be great.

Judy said...

What a super studio! How great to finally put a face to the designer...and you look chic in your glasses!

Mari said...

The specs look way cool, Barbara! Wow--is that going to be a fun package to open up or what?! Thank you so much & my thanks to your hardworking "staff" as well. I can hardly wait!! :)

Riki Schumacher said...

HI Barbara, you workshop is amazing. I've kind of lost track of you. I can see you have been soooo busy! LOVE those glasses, and your son is a handsome young man! Take care, Riki

Malin de Koning said...

Hi Barbara, you look very good in your goggles. :-)
"One of every color" - that sounds very very tempting. Would be great to see a photo of them alltogether. And is it something you would consider listing in your shop? How many beads would that be anyway? And what would it cost? Am I right in guessing you could also combine several colors. That would have me going for ever experimenting. Have you seen that super nice necklace by Lorelei with one of your white-ish beads? All my best!!! Malin

Melanie Graham said...

It's pretty dangerous to work with enamels... even just transferring them from one container to another, without wearing a mask.

It's great that he's helping, but put a mask on that boy! :)

Carol B said...

I have those flip-up glasses too and love them. I get interesting reactions when I'm wearing them to do wirework at a show.