Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Ode To The Crow


What an insanely busy past week it's been. My shop is drained of items and I spent the entire day today filling custom orders and making a couple new items to be listed in the shop. Right now it's just embarrasingly empty. But I'm so pleased that it is because that means I made a killing off the Featured Seller interview. My profit really shot skyward this month, so here's to hoping I'll continue with that trend (knock on wood).

This latest
pin of mine is a crow because, well, I love crows. I love how smart, mysterious and eery they are. I really love this pin (man, don't I ALWAYS say that?) and can't help but think how insanely awesome it would look on a lacey white blouse around Halloween. Only $8 in the shop.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Lets All Have A Picnic

I just listed an adorable picnic charm bracelet that will make you dust off that old picnic basket and break out the hamburger buns. I love this piece. Was a little apprehensive at first; I was going to put itty bitty sculptural ants on the tablecloth charms.

Imagine the horror when I realized just how creepy ants actually look.

Now, I really think ants are interesting little insects. Hell, I had an ant farm when I was a kid and spent a good long time cultivating and raising my humble little ant family into a bustling ant metropolis. But it wasn't until I actually began sculpting them when they creeped me out. Reminded me of little black spiders. Blech!

So, I bagged that idea and put "representational" ants on the bracelet by means of black glass beads.

Problem solved.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Orders Galore

Good Lord. Since the Featured Seller interview has been posted on Etsy, I have been swamped with orders. I'm up to my eyeballs in custom requests, sold about 10 things today alone, and to top it off, I'm running out of new items to post. I guess all my so-called planning wasn't good enough.

And I tell you, life is sweet.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Featured Seller? Me?

The secret's out, kiddies. I'm the new Featured Seller for the etsy.com site! I can't even begin to tell you how stoked and amazed I am. I woke up this morning to a complete barrage of emails from fellow sellers and interested customers and I'm completely overwhelmed with everyone's interest and kindness. I've been stocking up my inventory for this week because I know it'll get pretty crazy. I already have quite a few custom orders to fill.

Anyway, you can check out my interview here and see some of the new goodies I have listed.

Friday, July 07, 2006

White Witch Earrings

Made a ton more stuff to list in the shop, but I'm waiting til next week when the "surprise" is revealed. However, I just couldn't keep myself from listing at least one thing, so I listed this pair of dangly White Witch stud earrings, inspired by the White Witch from the Chronicles of Narnia, which I read all last summer. I have sketchbook pages filled with quick little doodles of outfits and accessories I imagine her wearing. This pair of earrings was born from one of those sketches. More coming soon...

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A Pair Of Pears

I've been busy working on more creations for my shop because something truly big is about to happen. Can't tell you yet though, it's a surprise. :)

I've made a few new pairs of stud earrings--all with a fruit theme. Just kinda happened that way, I swear I didn't plan it like that. Also made another hand-drawn pendant necklace that looks awesome. But, for right now, I just listed the pear stud earrings to wet your appetite for more. The rest will be listed very soon with the coming of the big surprise...