Beads from kiln


by Lyn Foley on March 27, 2010

One days' Beads Fresh out of the Kiln

As soon as I heard the word, anticipation, for April’s Art Bead Scene blog, I thought of the song by Carly Simon. Listen to “Anticipation” here if you don’t remember it. Even though I can’t get the tune out of my head  the lyrics don’t all ring true for me. My take on anticipation revolves more around trust and excitement. Trust that what I believe to be true will produce a positive outcome – and excitement in looking forward to the realization I anticipate.


Flowers in the Arboretum before the show

As a glass beadmaker, I am constantly anticipating. After all, I don’t  see the results of what I create today until the next morning. No matter what else is going on in my life, I  wake up excited when I know there are beads waiting to come out of the kiln. How great is that – like Christmas or a birthday every day!


Snow in Dallas

The weather in Dallas was wet, freezing, and it  snowed! The show was cancelled on Sunday, so all that anticipation and expectation of a really good first show of 2010 froze along with the snow flakes. In the case of Artscape, a line from Carly’s song did ring true “I’m no prophet, I don’t know natures way.”

I’m blessed with a loyal following, and  customers tell me how how much they anticipate my being back in their town with all my goodies. Thanks to them, we did  fine in Dallas is spite of the weather, and I took some orders too. Another example of trust and anticipation. These fabulous customers (and you know who you are) -  trust me to make something they will love, and are willing to wait a week or two to receive their treasures. I love doing the orders. I anticipate making the beads,  and the jewelry especially for them. So here’s a little sneak preview of one of the orders I just finished.  This fun bracelet will go out to its owner on Monday. Thank you, and all the other customers who allow me to have the best job in the world!

A true circle of trust, anticipation, and love.

Special Order Bracelet for a Customer

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Patty Lakinsmith March 31, 2010 at 3:55 pm

We are kindred spirits, Lyn. I can’t wait to open that kiln either! Sorry your show was “snowed out”. Who would have predicted that in Texas?

Best wishes,

D Lynne Bowland April 1, 2010 at 6:16 am

Your snow in Dallas reminds me of my 108 degree outdoor sale in Saskatchewan in June one year. They should have canceled that one! Love the colours in that bracelet!

Lyn Foley April 1, 2010 at 6:41 am

Yes, shows are like that – you pay your money and you take your chances! Glad you like the bracelet.

Lori Anderson April 1, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Loyal customers are the best. I just had a show where they came to wish me a happy birthday, and some brought cards, and one brought cheesecake!

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