Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
NEways, I have started putting together charm necklaces with broken jewelry parts that I just couldn't figure out what to do with. The result has been fantastic. I waste NOTHING!
Monday, March 16, 2009
1. If you had a choice, what kind of food would you be and why?
Hmmmm... I think I'd want to be a fruitcake. My thought is this: Nobody actually LIKES fruitcake. It's that one "food" that just keeps getting passed around and around, sometimes shot out of cannons (Seriously, I saw it on TV!) but never actually eaten. If someone thought they might like fruitcake, they would probably pretend not to just for the stigma associated with it. So I could just hang out and see the world until I got old and stale, and I'd never end up in anyone's belly. It sounds perfect!
2. What inspires you the most when it comes to your work?
Inspiration for me comes in a lot of different forms. It often seems pretty random what might inspire a new idea for an illustration, so I always keep my eyes peeled! Ancient mythology is often inspiring-- I love taking old ideas and showing them in a new (and weird) way. The same can be said for fairy tales; there's just something satisfying about taking a story everyone knows and adding a personal flavor to it.
3. What would be your ultimate superpower?
Definitely the power to conjure kittens on command. I guess a smarter choice of superpower would be the ability to conjure *anything* on command, but I would probably just use it for conjuring kittens anyway.
4. What do you want people to know about your work?
My goal with everything I do is to stay true to myself and my own style. I know there really is nothing new under the sun, but when I create what *I* am truly passionate about, then I know that the work that comes out is unique. If someone likes my work enough to purchase it, I want them to be confident that they are purchasing something they won't find anywhere else, for better or worse!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
5 people that reply to this in the comments will win a grab bag of green jewelry for only $10.00 in honor of St Patrick's Day. The grab bag can contain bracelets, wire wrapped rings, earrings, necklaces, headbands, keychains, and much much more!
Okay, here's what you gotta do:
1. Name a good Irish Beer
2. List your preferred ring size, wrist size, and necklace length for consideration.
3. Leave some kind of contact information so that we can get in touch with you about the winnings. (Email address, etsy shop, blog, ect...)
May I suggest Google as a good source of information?
We will have a drawing of those who particiapted on March 12th.
Winners will be contacted and a reserved listing will be made for you on my Etsy store.
And let me know if you have any questions :)
Saturday, February 28, 2009
I am sooooooo excited about my new line of altered art jewelry!
Here are some examples, soon to be in my Etsy store. Please know that some of them are still drying, and are still kinda couldy :)
The figures are June Carter-Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and The White Stripes.
The dogs are a chihuahua, a yellow lab, and an "I LOVE MUTTS" one. 50% of the proceeds from the mutts pendants will be donated to the Texas SPCA.
Pendants with a black cord will be $10, and those with silver chain will be $18. Many many more to come!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Coincidentally, do you know the history behind V-Day? It exists because a Roman emporer executed a priest named Valentine for performing illegal marriages that were considered detremental to the Roman Empire's attempts at building an army. Valentine saw this law as unfair, and secretly married couples. He was then thrown in prison, and beaten to death. AND GUESS WHAT?
THE ROMAN EMPORER WHO EXECUTED HIM HAS MY LAST NAME! LOL
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I have seen other awesome blogs that do givaways, special sales, ect....how could I not do one?!
If you convo me on Etsy the words "I WANT A DISCOUNT, MA'AM!", I will reduce your purchase by $5.00, and throw in 2 free gifts (and trust me, these gifts are nice :) Just let me know first before you purchase the item so that I can mark down the price for you.
This offer is ONLY available on this blog :)
I think I'll do this thruuuuuuuuuu.....the month of February....Yeah!
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Friday, February 6, 2009
Oceansidecreations comes staight out of Maine, and her tastes are impeccable. Each piece that she makes is unique, elegant, and beautifully wire wrapped. She is a fairly new shop, but her items have the feel of a long time Etsian and an experienced jewelry designer. You should definitely look and see what this artist has to offer. She has awesome prices, too. You may view more of her work at her website, www.OceansideCreations.etsy.com
1. How long have you been making jewelry?
I've been playing around with jewelry making and crafts in general for as long as I can remember. I've always been pretty crafty, but I've just recently within the past year started to really focus on jewelry as a hobby/side business.
2. What made you decide to take your craft to Etsy?
I decided to start my shop on Etsy after making Christmas presents for all the ladies in my family this past year. Everyone loved that I was making jewelry and doing something I love, and encouraged me to sell my creations. I knew of Etsy, and after looking into it more thoroughly realized it would be a great community to be a part of. I found it very supportive and LOVE it!
3. Why do you think that buying handmade is important?
I love to buy handmade items. Living in a small community, I think it is important to support small business in general. It's great to know that an actual person put time and love into something instead of having something generic and mass produced. I love that when I buy handmade I know I am getting something unique and generally high quality. I also like to know I am supporting someone's hobby/business and the work that they love to do.
4. Where do your inspirations come from?
A lot of inspirations come from my love of nature and just being outside. Other times it comes from the time of year or an upcoming holiday, or if I know the person I'm creating something for I get ideas from what I know they like. Often I get ideas from trying new techniques and materials. And of course tons of inspiration comes from looking at the amazing work of my fellow Etsians.
5. Tell us something random about yourself:
I want to have a job traveling the world!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Due to popular demand, I have decided to indefinitely keep my ring sale going. You may pick out 3 hand made, wire wrapped rings for only $40.00, and still FREE SHIPPING! Here is a link to my selections, and also some pictures of my work.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Paprika is used to add color and flavor to food dishes around the world, and this shop will add color and flavor to your life through accessories!
Her work ranges from earrings to bracelets to necklaces to wine charms, and her use of silver and crystal pieces harmonize beautifully. Very fairly priced too! To check out more of her work, go to www.paprikasplace.etsy.com.