Thursday, November 29, 2007

Split personalities...

Sometimes I get stumped when it comes to blogging. I never know whether I should talk about my life in general, my work as an ER nurse, or my lampworking hobby. Most of the other blogs that I read tend to focus on one main area and I feel like I don't really have one main thing that I focus on hence the split personalities thing.

So, today I'm blogging about the fact that I'm having difficulty blogging :) Every now and then I think maybe I'll write about work but then I'm afraid that I'm going to scare people off with my frustrations and my jaded cynicism so I stay off that topic. My life....well, that's not the most interesting topic at all....no kids, no funny fluff-ball pets, no real news on that front. As for lampworking that's kind of a non-topic right now with the weather being so cold and my new indoor studio space getting worked on. No good beady news to share.

Sigh.

Let's see....ok...how about this. I'm on a search for some parts. Here is a pic that I purloined so that I could show an example of what I'm looking for.

I need the inserts that you see in the pic (or at least something similar). The closest I could find was stainless steel standoffs but those are open on the end that doesn't screw onto the mandrel and I was hoping for something with one closed end. Anyone out there in cyberspace reading this know of a good substitute of these parts? I'm offering bead rewards!

Tomorrow is a day off so maybe I'll come up with something good to write about. In the meantime....have you ever read The Pioneer Woman's blog? I love it!

3 comments:

Frostfire said...

Yee, Mincot and I are looking for those as well, with no real luck so far. If we find a source we'll let you know.

Jordan said...

Just looks like a cylinder, open at one end, with a screw thread on the inside... right?

Yee said...

Yup! Down here the screw that would fit that insert is an 8-32. What's that in metric? Anyhow, even if it is metric we can get metric here.

So, it's a cylinder closed at one end with screw thread in the open end.

Only thing is it has to be uncoated stainless steel.