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Storewide sale and a moment of truth.

Running through until Monday until 11pm all website items available at 25% off using coupon code:  WEEKENDSMASH  

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I have to tell you. The way things look from where we stand, is immensely bright and beautiful when we look in one direction and terribly dark and foreboding in the other. Blessed to see this but burdened with the reality that we can no longer pursue, because to do so would be to be a part of what seems to hurt as opposed to what appears to heal.

We are not attached to how it will work, but we cannot turn back out of fear. This might look and seem foolish to those who mistake their animal nature for true and divine human nature.

We are more than what we have. We want to “have” less so we can “be” more. The truth seems so simple but the struggle to uphold it and the forces that aim to undermine it are all too real.

In a world where all you want to do is take responsibility for your burden upon the whole, to be a help and a source as opposed to being a dependent, to truly sacrifice in the name of change. It seems worth investing in.

We’re doing an odd thing, trying to stay put and grow roots. Work the soil where we stand, use the Internet and technology to avoid travel and needless consumption of resources. We enjoy working hard and are trying to work smarter. No doubt the odds are not in favor of our goal.

I don’t care about the odds though, I don’t care about fame or attention beyond what is needed to make this work. It’s for you and all because I see how much it’s wanted and needed. All the Sun does is plead with me every day to stay the course. This game has a full on faith, that the light of truth is enough and if one way fails, we’ll pick up and try another. We need your help though. We need to come together to hold this up in every way we can.

Nobody needs these objects we make, I realize this and it terrifies me. All I can hope is that people understand that I want to transform these glass objects into fertile ground for the future of my family and be one of many who know they must do the same because that is the future I see and believe in. So maybe you aren’t in a position to make soil, but you can invest in it.

My family didn’t have a garden when I was growing up, and I know it’s not possible to garden everywhere. I also know how much earth is covered with concrete and asphalt. That said, for reasons that began arising over 15 years ago, we have been studying and learning and practicing all that we possibly have time for. Things that would have otherwise been lost to us. Things we value and cherish above all else. Things that our Son will carry forward.

We need to continue to figure out how to make it work because it’s all that matters anymore and all I can do is hope and pray that people understand and that it all holds together somehow.

Whatever part you play here, I thank you for being your best self and hope we all stay bright on the darkest days because it’s all that helps.

Great thanks and blessings from the Barrett Family to you and yours and all.

  The Gulf is something that has to be leaped, and leaped alone, stripped of all hindering burdens, in faith … It is thus one of the crisis points of spiritual progress because of the great temptation to turn back from the unknown to the apparent safety of known things, and to succumb to this temptation is to lose all the fruits of past endeavor.

New beads added to the shop!

Click the photo to teleport now. thanks all.


Working on a full overhaul of operations and it is good. Starting with these new additions to our shop. There is a whole lot of awesome in the works but it’s going to take some real time and effort on this side of things. More than ever, but it’s always worth it.

I’m in the workshop right this moment typing this on my phone. I’m going to offer things on this blog. Written accoutrements that I’d like to share. Things that I don’t care to toss into the turbulent book of faces like so many lost messages in a bottle.

Here I can share and know where it is, how to find it and show you. I have much to learn about making this work but I have to start and make mistakes or it will never become.

I write a lot, I share a lot because it’s something I’m compelled to do. The thing is that I can’t afford to do it as much as I would like, it takes a lot of time away from doing the work that pays my bills. (I am a Lampworker).

The idea is to try and concentrate my efforts here (again). More room to write, and it’s linked to our shop so maybe you like it and want to grab a bead to carry it with you and invest in more.

Here’s a quick poem for you to be on your way.

The Times

Every house holds three clocks.

They keep each other set with the tick and the tock.

One runs forward, one turns back, and the other is stopped.

The man looks around to find it and feels queasy at the proposition, that a timely choice is important to this mission.

Then he reaches up and takes all three. He remembered what it means to be.

I’m gonna go make glass objects now. but if the words move you more, or just enough to throw money at, or you just have so much you don’t know what to do with it, that donate button will take it and I’ll invest it well.  Thank you. Bless our place and our journey.


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Cobalt Sparkle Spots ~ Blown boro bead set by Beau B.

Here’s a new set of 3 blown boro hollows in cobalt blue under clear glass, decorated with a bit of turquoise and bold glittering green. Set comes along with some of the new discs in matching blue.

"Cobalt Sparkle Spots" Click photo to purchase.
“Cobalt Sparkle Spots” Click photo to purchase.

 

“Crystal Tesla Set” Just added to the shop!

Another new set just added to the shop!

Lots of light catching clear, with amber-purple and black. I really dig how this set came together.  The new disc spacers really made it I think.

Click the photo to get to the item page in our shop if you want to make these yours. Thanks all!

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“Crystal Tesla Set” by Beau Barrett Click the photo to purchase.

 

 

“True Blues” Blown Boro Bead set by Beau Barrett

Just jumping back on this thing like I never skipped a beat? Ha! Guess so.

I don’t know if people check email anymore but if you do, you can subscribe to this blog by entering your email over there on the top right. That will get you email notifications of any new posts here.  For starters I’ll just be posting links to new work as it becomes available. If you don’t do facebook then this is how you can stay up on what’s new for now.

Click the photo to get to the product page for this set, now available in our big cartel shop 😉 Thanks all!

SOLD! Thank you!

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*Auction* Spinning top x Pendant by Beau Barrett

Spins clean heads up or down.
Spins clean heads up or down.

Pink Lemonade Pendant x Top

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Starting Bid: $1.00

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$32.00
Winning: Mary Ransom

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Ending On: September 15, 2014 12:00 pm

A spinning pendant? Wearable top? Even spins heads up or heads down.

Either way, it's a well balanced situation...

A striped pattern in Canary yellow and blush pink...

43mm tall x 25mm diameter.

3.5mm hole size.

Category: pendants

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  1. Mary Ransom bid $32.00 on September 14, 2014 11:18 pm
  2. josh arleth bid $26.00 on September 14, 2014 11:48 am
  3. Racer bid $8.00 on September 14, 2014 10:34 am

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Blown boro bead auction!

Thanks for looking, liking, sharing and/or bidding.  Much gratitude to be here at all..

Skirted Peach Drop

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Winning: Mary Ransom

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Ending On: September 12, 2014 10:00 am

I made a pair of lamp-pulls for someone recently.  Pairs don't always happen the first time and tend to leave behind a nice looking individual or two.

Translucent peach glass (colored with gold, this color has a really nice unique glow to it.) a black/amber purple/black incalmo section and black rims. The "bottom" rim is exaggerated to form a tapered skirt. This was to hide the end of the ball chain but will also be a nice portal for your bead work to spring forth from...

52mm x 19mm diameter.   4mm hole size.

Thanks all!

Category: beads

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  1. Mary Ransom bid $22.00 on September 11, 2014 7:31 pm

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Blown boro bead auction!

I’m liking this effect!

Floating Blue Green Ether

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Starting Bid: $1.00

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Winning: Tracey Paynter

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Ending On: September 11, 2014 6:00 pm

A  blown boro focal bead with a mottled core of gradated blue-green beneath a heavy layer of clear. Translucent opal blue dot-stacks float on the surface. The dots have a nice little gradient to them as well.

32mm x 27mm diameter.

Category: beads

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  1. Tracey Paynter bid $24.00 on September 11, 2014 8:05 am

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Blown boro bead auction!

I’m thankfully continuing to learn here… Regarding the auctions, I’ve discovered that I’m not supposed to put multiple auctions in a post.  If you previously had trouble bidding that is almost certainly why.  I was trying to make it easier to navigate but I’ll just leave it be for now.

You can always just click the rss link on the auction widget to make sure you’re not missing anything…

I need to hop back on the torch this morning so just this auction for now but I’ll keep you posted 😉 Thanks all!

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Hollow blown borosilicate glass focal bead by Beau Barrett

Lusterpool Sphere

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Winning: Lorraine Collins

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Ending On: September 11, 2014 8:52 am

A hollow blown boro focal sphere bead.

Lustrous parabols of fine silver and gold trapped beneath pools of clear glass. Transparent blue-green dots fall in between. An antiqued gold luster and powder-blue silver layer coat the surrounding surface.

30mm x 32mm diameter.  3mm holes.

Category: beads

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  1. Lorraine Collins bid $65.00 on September 11, 2014 8:42 am
  2. Lorraine Collins bid $65.00 on September 11, 2014 8:42 am
  3. Lorraine Collins bid $65.00 on September 11, 2014 8:42 am
  4. Lorraine Collins bid $65.00 on September 11, 2014 8:42 am
  5. Linda Sweeney bid $54.00 on September 11, 2014 8:33 am
  6. Lorraine Collins bid $52.00 on September 11, 2014 8:09 am
  7. Marliese bid $41.00 on September 11, 2014 6:45 am
  8. Linda Sweeney bid $40.00 on September 10, 2014 2:37 pm
  9. Melissa Poage bid $35.00 on September 10, 2014 1:45 pm
  10. Patty Lakinsmith bid $30.00 on September 10, 2014 9:08 am
  11. lyn bid $25.00 on September 10, 2014 8:59 am
  12. Marliese bid $20.00 on September 10, 2014 8:37 am
  13. Karen Sherwood bid $15.00 on September 10, 2014 8:12 am
  14. Julie bid $10.00 on September 10, 2014 8:10 am

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