I know, it's been forever since I've blogged(please don't beat me). I feel awful....sorta. I was sick with back to back kidney infections (not fun), and also have been busy working. I also have taken a stab at a new realm in jewelry making. RESIN! I am super excited about this. I have made a resin ring in several colors and they turned out really well, in my opinion. I have only posted a lime green color in my Etsy shop, but I can make virtually any color you would like! I even made my own mold out of rubber silicone. I have only tried out rings, but I know the possibilities are endless. I have already had someone buy one ring, and I am in the process of making a medium sized order for someone that is 8 different colors. It does take a lot of effort to get them sanded just right, so last night I went out and bought a dremel tool to help me out. I love it! Why didn't I buy one of these a long time ago? Here's some examples of the rings. These pictures were taken before sanding them down.
What else is new? hmmm...not much else, I don't think. Oh, I am now helping with the INCrowdteam's blog. I put everyone's blog link on the team's blog so there's easy access to all of the handmade craziness produced by us hoosiers. I also am on the Etsy Twitter Team, which has a meeting tonight at 8pm on the Etsy virtual labs. Since I've started using twitter, I've noticed that my shop views have gone waaaaay up. I would recommend it to everyone who is trying to find a good, cheap way to promote their shop. This is something I have been slacking on lately and I've made a promise to myself that I am going to start promoting and getting back into Etsy and my jewelry...I must confess I sorta lost interest there for a bit, but spring is here and I believe that warm weather gives me a lot of inspiration. We will see how it goes. Wish me luck!
Take a look at these awesome beads I got from Fancyguppy on Etsy! They are so cute and they came with an invoice that looks like the sushi order form at the sushi bar :) I am not sure what I'm gonna do with them yet. I wanted to make a hemp necklace with them, but I think that the hemp will sorta cover them up and not show off their awesome-ness. So if you have any suggestions, let me know!!
Stop by Kate's shop and check out her other food related items at www.fancyguppy.etsy.com You can design your own sushi ornament for your tree!
How is everyone today? Probably tired from all the election festivities! Well it's a new day, and we have a new President Elect! It's pretty exciting. This was the first election that I have been pumped about. Granted, I'm only 24, so I haven't been able to vote in very many presidental elections either. Ok, enough political talk...ON TO THE GOODIES! I've been playing with glass pendants that I purchased from SunandMoonCrafts on Etsy and here's just some of the results!
I listed a few new items on Etsy, and just wanted to share them with you!
First up, is the Pressed Flower Glass Pendant in Orange. This one was hard to photograph because the sunlight makes a glare on the glass, but I think I was able to capture the flower pretty well. I really like this necklace because I made it with a real pressed flower, not a picture and I used these really pretty vintage orange seed beads to make the chain for the necklace. I also have one in a purple-ish pink that will be posted later this week.
Next is my favorite one so far I think. It's the Pitch Black Winter Ring
This one is made with a tiny 1/2" by 1/2" glass tile on an adjustable ring blank so it's fun for all! Are you a fan of snow? Hate to see it go? Live in an area where you don't get to experience the little white fluffies for yourself? Well this ring is for you! You can keep the snow all year round if you want :) I've handpainted a snowflake on a black background and added some glitter to it to mimic snowfall at night. It reminds me of looking outside after a big snowfall and seeing the moonlight shine on a blanket of untouched snow. AND the best part about this ring is that no two snowflakes are the same and these are no different!
On a side note, have you jumped on the twitter bandwagon yet? I have and love it! I already have 71 followers! I have discovered some really cool shops. I believe that I'm going to take a day and share them with you all sometime this week or next perhaps. Caio for now all, I have lots to do today. One of the biggest goals for my Etsy shop today is to figure out some international shipping prices. I can always give you a quote, but it's nice to know when you are shopping also. On the non-Etsy agenda for the day is to clean my messy apartment!
I rolled out of bed at 5:30 this morning to go vote. I really had good intentions of going and voting early but that didn't really pan out the way I would have like it to. Luckily, I only had to go across the stret to another apartment complex to vote. I got there at 545am and there were already about 25 people in line ( retirees that get up at the crack of dawn and all those people that have to work at 7 or 8am). I didn't think that was too bad. I have a flu shot clinic today for a couble of hours at 10:30 and was afraid that if I waited till after work the line would be dreadful, so I'm glad I got there when I did.
The bad part was that we were all standing outside in like 35 degree weather and nobody was going in. 15 minutes later they opened the doors and about 50 people were able to get inside and get warmed up. They had only 4 voting booths set up, but it really seemed to be going pretty quickly. It was paper balloting, which was something new for me because in the smaller town I used to live in, we had electronic voting. Paper voting isn't too bad, it reminded me of those scantron forms you take tests on in high school. So, overall wait time was 1 hour and 15 minutes, and the experience wasn't terrible for my first time voting in Indianapolis. Ok everyone, I'm going back to bed for a litle bit. Don't forget to vote (and go to starbucks and get your free tall coffee for voting)!