Sunday, 29 June 2008

Damn it i just lost my new post and it was really funny, hmm may be not really funny perhaps mildly amusing. Well it's the weekend again and I have to say due to new delivery of beads I did not beat my being sociable record. The highlight of my week other than getting my new beads was the pucca pie i had for tea on thursday and staring at some dry soil willing my grass seed to grow. How exciting my life is.

So the pretty blue beads you see there in the new photo are soon going to be offered for sale in my ETSY shop. They are 12mm hand blown hollow glass beads. Each one is ever so slightly different as with most things truly handmade. They are light as a feather and wonderfully delicate. The Other new photo is an example of a necklace made with the very same hollow beads sterling silver and swarovki crystals.

So i have managed to drag myself away from checking my Etsy shop and playing with beads to watch America's got talent and Top Gear. Trash Tv is the only thing that works. I'm lucky that Gossip Girl is only on once a week otherwise i'd never get anything done.


Thursday, 26 June 2008

import tax rant

Well i'd jut like to start my rant by saying isn't it enough that we get taxed enough over here in france! You'd think that they'd let us off if we found a bargain on the internet but noooooo. I am about to pay almost the same again for the shipment of beads because the customs want to take thier chunk out of me. I don't understand how something that costs 70$ can be liable for 34 euros worth of import duty. RAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

Any way i hope everyone had a nice weekend, I was unusually sociable which was fun but tiring all the same, i actually dragged myself out from under my little jewellery making rock and went out to not one but two bbqs. The elation after my first sale has well and truly worn off, now i m back to being paranoid and self questioning about my work. I know things take time to get up and running but i do still feel llike stamping my feet and shouting to the heavens.

I have to say im a little dissapointed that no one has offered any potato printing requests, was it really that bad? But I have figured out how you can leave comments and please do. All you need to do is click on the envelope thingy at the end of each post and a little box will appear where you write your comments.

COMING SOON TO MY ETSY SHOP will be some supplies, im hoping to lure in some buyers that way and get my stock of beads down to a reasonable amount and you never know someone might be tempted into buying a piece of my reasonably priced very original jewellery.

Right im off.

Sunday, 22 June 2008


Still after 33 years i'm never sure if potato has an e on the end or if tomorrow has or has not a w. So the new picture is a fine example ( in my sheltered little world) of my last sundays potato printing extravaganza. I thought nicely bordered and framed they might look quite nice. ( there's no accounting for taste) some people actually like textured wall paper. If you would like to see more of my marvelous potato printing or would like to suggests some potato print shape you would like to see please send me a message, though i still don't know if i can do that with this blog thingy, have a go though click on everything it might lead to some kind of messaging link.


Friday, 20 June 2008

GnT and talkin crap

This post is dedicated to Alan and David for talkin crap and keeping the game alive! The game being laughing that is. That is what its all about at the end of the day, shootin the shit and laughing. If you can't laugh there really is noooo point. We were brainstorming and in between tallking about farting and burping and watching Turkey take a place in the next round of euro 2008 from right under the noses of the croations, we decided that the idea of a personal jewllery shopper/ creator was the way forward. IE blokes that want to buy something unique for their loved ones but haven't really got a clue could come to me with some ideas about what their other halves might like and i make it. This however is in now way a new concept i do alot of custom work already, even for some TV personlaities but that is by the by. But to try and promote myself and services to men buying for women. How to reach these men is the question??? Answers on a postcard please...

But all in all the subject always returns to burping and farting whilst sipping GnT. I love the summer

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

first sale

Yeah i got my first sale last night! I dreamt a few days ago that i had sold something on my etsy site only to wake up and be disapointed. But then this morning i checked just because it's become a bit of a habit. Turns out the dream was just a few days early. I wanted to post the picture of the piece in question but i still cant seem to upload pictures onto this site. Nem mind.

When i m not fiddling with my findings and pawing over my new beads Im sitting bored as you like waiting for customers to come into the sports shop I waste most of my time in or elbow deep in paint. Unfortunately not liquitex or daler and rowney but more like dulux or b&q. One day i'll be able to pay a few bills from my creative endeavors. Id like to get my art up on this site some time soon once i figure out what to do about the damned photos.

My husband caught me potato printing last sunday... luckily he has a sense of humor but when he found that id hidden the potato shapes at the back of the fridge they found thier way into the bin quite quickly.

I'm hoping that my etsy luck will continue and i wish all the luck on the web to all the newer newbies than me.

Monday, 16 June 2008


Wow welcome to my blog, im not really sure what i m doing at the moment so please check back again from time to time to see how my blog has improved. I ve recently opened an etsy shop and since reading lots of forums and chatting i did notice how everyone and thier wives had a blog. So not being one to like feeling left out i thought i d better get me one of them blogs. And here I am.

A little bit about my self to bore you to tears then... My name is Samantha Tenn I live in Chamonix in the french alpes and I am what i suppose you could call an artist. I draw, paint, write and i make jewellery. I'm a snowboarder, a daughter, a sister, a friend, but not yet a mother.

What floats my boat? Anything creative ( a curse i know) I almost wish sometimes i had been born with an analytical brain ( see i dont even think I spelled that right) I would really love to love numbers but the truth is I just don't bores me senseless.
At the momment it's ETSY. For all those out there who dont know what it is, its the coolest place to shop, if you want something different, handcrafted, not mass produced by robots ETSY is the place for you ( and all your mates) Check out my shop I'd love to know what you think.

Right then I m sure I 'll think of some other interesting stuff to write about me ,life the universe and everything but for the minute Thats all folks.