Friday, July 23, 2010

Awesomeness afoot...

There is much busyness and awesomeness afoot! As I've been saying, I've been working to get my jewelry into a real brick and mortar store in Topsail Island, and that wonderful shop I mentioned in the last post did it! They got a bunch of my jewelry, YAY! This was a huge order for me. Since I'm used to doing one piece at a time, and doing a lot of experimentation, this was a completely different world. But successful! 31 pieces in 2 days, all of them tested and double checked to make sure they were good. ^_^

A friend of my parents also lent me two GORGEOUS sergers, and I bought myself a "My Double Delux" form because it was on sale. I can finally start with the clothing part of my ideas! And the costumes for my boyfriend and me for Dragon*Con.
My new work space! And epic magnifying lamp. ^_^

My dress form! and mannequin in the back. The mannequin has the core of my steampunk costume, and my dress form is all ready to make one of Inara Serra's glamorous dresses.

Monday, July 19, 2010

More news, more stuff, more naps

This has been a busy, busy week! I've been working at the art gallery, and that's normal, but extra things have been popping up all over. For example, my two violin teachers from high school dropped by the Gallery to ask if I wanted to play with their chamber orchestra next weekend. YES PLEASE! This is such a great group of people they have. So, in addition to working, making Stuff, and trying to work on Mal and Inara costumes (from Firefly) for D*C this year, I've picked up my violin and practiced.

I could tell you it stopped there, but I'd be lying! A friend of the family who knows Topsail Island very well convinced me to try and get my Stuff put in a shop on the Island. Unfortunately, we didn't quite think it through, and looked for places on a Sunday. However, we found the perfect place! I went back up this morning to meet the owner, and it's looking pretty good! I'm waiting to hear back from her tonight. Also, I'm scheduling a time to meet with a boutique in Wilmington on Thursday, and working on some Stuff for a shop downtown.


But this is my favorite for this week; a sculpture of otters. So cute, otters.
This one shows the otter's back and the environment with all the river rocks and wood and grasses.
This is their faces! The big one playing around the log, and the little one playing inside.
The back, with a little bit more environment stuff.
And there they are! 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tasty treats

Once again, I've been overcome with the urge to consume every sweet in sight. And I found the PERFECT place to get them! There's a store in town that is a real Italian pastry shop. Everything made from scratch every day, all of it delectable, and all of it makes you gain ten pounds just by looking at it. Not only were my taste buds inspired to taste it all, but my hands were itching to make some of the treats! So far, I have the fruit tarts, with kiwis, blueberries, strawberries, and some unknown fruit that I should probably find the name for. Also, I have donuts. Because they're cute!

Multicolored sprinkles!

Oh, and cinnamon buns, I forgot about those! I'm pretty proud since I got the translucent clay thin enough to show through without making holes all over the place. ^_^

Monday, July 12, 2010

News Flash!

I've been wanting to get some of my jewelry out in a real store as well as online, so I've been looking at places that have my sort of style. Then I rediscovered The Fairy Circle! ( They have the most awesome stuff. Lots of name brands, but you can find vintage dresses, really great shoes, bohemian type looks, anything!

I went in yesterday to check out their jewelry section and see if my items would be comparable, and yep! They were right in that price range. The two girls working there let me bring my Stuff in from the car, and ended up letting me consign a whole bunch of it! I wanted to keep a few so I can keep showing it, but my Stuff case now needs repopulation. I'm really excited!

Check out The Fairy Circle if you live in Wilmington, NC!

Friday, July 9, 2010


I've officially expanded outside the world of jewelry! Not that I'm going to stop doing earrings and things, but it's fun to create other Stuff as well. This time, I'm making little creatures, starting with dragons.

This week, I made two little guys, a juvenile red and gold dragon, and a little baby, still halfway inside the egg.

He's made of a mix of pastel colored scraps I had as leftovers from my earrings I had been making, so he's a little green, a little yellow, a little purple, and a lot of blue.

I was finishing this little one up, and a friend of the family came by and saw him. She has a 10 yr old granddaughter, and she immediately wanted the dragon for her. So, he was sold even before he was finished baking! 

This is my larger dragon, named "Rand" by my boyfriend. (He's reading The Wheel of Time, and one of the main characters is Rand, the Dragon reborn, and his symbol is a red and gold dragon, so it fit perfectly.)
Rand is also my first experiment with Pearl Ex Pigments! His wings are coated in gold, and the rest of his body is just slightly dusted. He's a mix of red and yellow, with a solid purple belly and tail tip.

So there they are! The most recent members of the Stuff! Rand is already up on Etsy as well.