The good news is......I finally got my Dream Machine!!!!! I love it. It was well worth the cost to save my hands from anymore pain. I have arthritis in the basal joints of my thumbs and cranking the pasta machine really takes a toll. The Dream Machine turning crank is so smooth, and I have had no pain this week. Check out Polymer Clay Express http://www.polymerclayexpress.com/ if you are interested.
I'm working on some new designs for necklaces to build up some stock for our shows. I purchased some graduating sized cutters when I bought my Dream Machine, and have been thinking of doing some layered pendants. I'm pretty happy with the results and have a lot more ideas rolling around in my head.
Last, but far from least, I'm still working on my clocks. I have been receiving tutorials from Cindy Lietz and love the art sheet look. You can check out her site here: http://www.beadvideos.com/. I decided to make a large sheet for my clock face. Here is the result. As you can see, I haven't yet drilled and attached the clock component.