Soo... ordered beads from Fusion Beads on Thursday. Got the notice they were shipping yesterday. Open mailbox and found my order here TODAY. O.o Wow.
Don't think I ordered enough though. Bummer. They are exactly what I already have, so should mix well. Yay.
Got the main piece to my April Challenge piece in mail today as well. They sent me the larger one at no extra cost. Fine by me. It also seems to fit the over all design better with the larger piece though. Revamped a part of the design. Looks much better. No, I'm not telling.
Went downtown to visit the bead shop for end caps for this other commissioned piece from Mark's work. Forgot the St Patty's Day parade was going on. Disappointed in the way the bead shop is now. It's more like a create your own design/jewelry, bead party place. Very few Delicas, etc to speak of anymore. Mostly larger focal type beads and charms. Found the bead caps I needed though. And a cool copper articulated fish.
Walked through the Farmer's Market. Met a fellow Roanoke Etsy Street Team member, Rebecca of [link]
. Oh my. Bought 4 of her soaps. Did I mention we really didn't need soap, but man do these smell awesome just sitting here! Mark picked out Sage & Cinnamon, and Pumpkin Pie. I picked out Bay Rum (Mark actually LIKES IT! He hates Bay Rum! Wow!) and Blackberry Sage. Will have to go buy some for my mom next week.}
Now the Hrmm part.
The buyer of Spring in the Forest left feedback. While yes it is a very good thing she left positive feedback, and apparently that's her mode of operendi, it doesn't tell me anything.
Did she like it? Hate it? Was there something wrong with it? It not what she expected? Didn't fit? What???
Also.. other than a brief, and somewhat terse, message on Monday about still gathering materials for that necklace she wants commissioned from me, I've heard nothing. So as of right now, I'm thinking the commission from her is a no go. I wasn't really counting on it until/unless I had the package of what she wanted made into a necklace in my hands, but the thought of it was nice.
So while it was a nice, albeit brief, pick me up and affirmation of my talent, it's now become something of a let down. And yes, Carol Dean, those voices are a-clamoring, the locks are straining.
I just need to go look at the wonderful comments from fellow EBWers on DA and all my sales and the awesome beadwork from Anna and Carol Dean and I'll feel better.