Two nights ago the bulb in my Ott light died. It was a 13W special bulb just for Ott lights. So yesterday I went to Joann's to get a new bulb and they were $35.95 just for one bulb and that didn't include tax. Around the corner from the bulbs were the Ott lights and the one I have was $59.95?????????? So the replacement bulb costs about 67 percent of what a whole new lamp would cost. Well, right next to that lamp was a bigger one with an 18W bulb, bigger and sturdier base and the head on it was higher. I had a 40% off coupon and my 10% discount card so I bought that lamp for 50% off and paid $58.00 for it. I love this new lamp, takes a little more room on the table but sheds lots more light and the head doesn't get in the way. I looked on Amazon when I got home and I can get the same bulb for $10.35 without shipping because I'm a prime member or the shipping would be $6.00. So why does Joann's charge $35.95 for a bulb? But, I got a new and bigger lamp so I'm a happy girl.
Did you ever make something that you didn't like? A friend gave me her clay and all her stuff because her hands are bad. She had some canes she made in a class that she took from someone else and asked me if I could make something for her since she wouldn't take money for the clay and tools. She asked me to make a pendant. The cane was just not to my liking but she likes it so I didn't change it. The colors were uneven and the clay was mushy, she said it was Premo but I'm not sure. She had another cane in there that I made a Natasha bead out of and didn't like those colors. She made a giraffe cane in another class that she took but didn't realize she was using Fimo yellow translucent instead of ecru. I used that cane to make a swirly lentil bead. Anyway, here are the things I made for her with the clay things she had in the box. I'm going to bring them to her today. The purple and blue cane had big spots of blue in it and I had to cover them so I added a little bling.
I hope she likes these even though I'm not too crazy about them.
I'm going to start making my own Christmas ornaments because I'm getting a new Christmas tree. I only have 69 days so I better get to work.
Welcome to my Blog. I am a Polymer Clay artist living in the Southwest (Arizona). I'm a 12 year member of The Arizona Polymer Clay Guild. I've been doing Polymer Clay for 12 years, jewelry designing, beading, glass engraving, knitting and crocheting. Visit my Flickr page at http://flickr.com/photos/bleekreations/