Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry (Early) Christmas!

Sorry about such a long break, but finals,packing, finishing up holiday shopping and all that jazz does take up a lot of time. Speaking of holiday shopping; I treated myself early this Christmas and got a bamboo tablet, it' really nice but so different from paper and pencil...for now I might just use it for coloring. But it's one of my goals for the new year to increase my skills as an artist and never stop learning new things, which I have to thank everyone in my circle of blogging/Facebook beading friends  I feel like over that past year that I have improved so much thanks to all you.
This is  a really bad photo.....why am I using it?

Here have me looking artsy, No I don't have artist block.

I hope that everyone has a Happy Holiday and can enjoy with their loved ones and also I can't wait to see what the new brings us.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thrift Store Finds

I had no classes yesterday, so I decide to go down town before hitting the books. I did geeky things; get coffee, hit up both the comic book store and finally check out the new thrift store. Let me put something out there, I love a good thrift store and a good hunt. Mostly because I enjoy finding something tacky that I can turn into something wearable. This is what I manged to find that I could work with... 

The necklace on top had really cute charms that looked liked oxidized metal but with the chain that was used it was really to busy for my tastes. Time to take that one apart. The earrings on the left were well...tacky to say the least. But the wooden beads in the middle gave a great idea, the same thing goes with the pair on the right, the charms are cute, but the both pair in my mind need to be a bit more "rustic".

Right, I took all the charms of the the necklace and basically turned them into a charm bracelet with some extra blue beads that I had laying around. I have no idea what I'm going to do with the chain though.....The earrings on the right I swapped out the blue beads with czech picasso seed beads and also added a third dangle to make it more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The last pair I updated "Little Blue Bird"  with the wooded beads. Ta Da!

In other news: final week, right I have two finals and of course the first one is on Monday and the last one is on Friday. So I have to stay here all week.  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New Items in My Store.

I have had three sales in my Etsy store this week! *sqeee* Sorry about that, I'm really happy. But it reminded me that Christmas is almost two weeks away; it doesn't seem like it here. Anyways I'm restocking my store today, it's mostly earrings, but I'm also listing "Cute as a Button" and a new necklace called "Water Talisman." 

In other new, tonight is the T.A.R.D.I.S Christmas party, that I had to get a gift for the White Elephant gift exchange. I took the easy way out and wrote out a coupon for either a piece of artwork or jewelry design  related to Doctor Who, British culture, or sci fi.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Cute as a Button

Stupid finals! *Cough* Sorry about that I'm a bit stressed right now and busy which is why I haven't been on lately. The semester is coming to a close and that means of course: finals.
    Anyways, This is my latest design I call "Cute as a Button". If you go downstairs in my house you notice that we have about 3 round tins filled with buttons,just laying around begging to be used and most of the time I use the tack buttons in my wrap bracelets but what about the other ones? Well, a few sketches and cut up fingers later....
I'm thinking once I get back home for Christmas break I might make more these in different tones and shades.