I haven't had anything new in my Etsy shop for a while now. That's not because I haven't been busy torching. In fact, I have a bunch of new beads that have been annealed and cleaned and are all set to go. There's just been a slight back-up -- at the photo staging area. Here's how it works around here: I make the beads, anneal and clean them. Then I take pictures of them using my husband's camera, which he has set up on a tripod in front of our light box. Then my husband processes and sizes the pictures for me (which can take a while - thanks, honey!). This week, however, my husband took the camera (the nerve!) off the tripod to shoot some pictures at a friend's son's hockey game. So my critters have been lining up at the light box, much like the American Idol contestants do outside the various tryout stadiums. Yesterday my husband set his camera back up and all the critters cheered. I even heard one say "I'm the next American Idol!" They get carried away on photo shoot day. So I was able to start photographing again. There should be quite a few new beads in my shop in the coming days. Thanks for waiting!