Sunday, August 30, 2009

You Know You Want One!
(or you know someone who SHOULD use one!)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I Miss Wendy

I cannot do this on the day, that would be too tough. I don't even want to think about how many years she is gone now. :(

But today I was having a very good day. I was creative and got lots of shop stuff finished up and I even got to touching up a few bits of texture in the bathroom before we varnish.
I posted my rings for sale which you should be able to see in the post below.
All in all a really good day!
When Wendy was around we would gab about ideas and interests in new crafts to try...
Plus if I was stumped I would just ask Wendy her
opinion, and she always had some really cool ideas!

Wendy was a crocheter and an machine embroiderer.
She also liked cake decorating and sewing.
She like complex needlework and weaving, and she was
great at organizing anything!
She would try ANYTHING! And she most enjoyed crochet.
She made fine doilies and swans and flowers.

I never had a friend like Wendy in my past and I don't think I will have another friend like Wendy in my future.

Every day when I get excited over a craft I hope she is watchin!

Wire Wrapped Gemstone Rings and Circuit Boards with Worms!!!

I have been releasing my Geekery , SteamPunk and Silver Wire Wrapped jewelry into the Etsy shop slowly.
Mostly because I cannot get the edited photographs out fast enough.
I have been full speed this month creating things and dismantling watch relics and needle felting tiny little creatures!
I hope you find the selection varied enough.
For certain these all have a bit of my personality in them.

I wish I could keep all of them, but I can't. I purposely don't make the rings my own size so I won't be tempted to keep the creations :)
Here are the latest releases into the shop:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

House Elf Socks keychains

I created these cute miniature House Elf Socks! I knitted them like flap heal socks in miniature on size 0 needles.
I am using proper sock yarn to make them.
I put them on a one inch key ring with a jump to a metal clasp so you can hook it to your purse for security.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Steam Punk Is In My Shop!

I rolled out my first Steam Punk pieces as I promised. I am also featured in Etsy Geekery Showcase a few times this week.
I have many more pieces I have completed and I will post pics as soon as I finish the photo shoot today.
In the mean time please enjoy seeing the new pieces in the shop below!
Click on any thumbnail to see details.
or to see my whole shop go to:

Friday, August 14, 2009

Here's a little Surprise

To add to all this creativity today I have done something else. If you are just tuning in... here is the scoop: I have begun to make inquiries to see if I qualify for Federal and Provincial artistic grants. I have contacted the GOTO people indicated for the councils and I am very interested in what they say.
I am not certain. But I think I may be able to apply for multiple grants to improve and produce more virtual classrooms and to do my big fancy book, and to enhance my ability to be a strong competitor and presenter at associated conferences throughout North America.
Please send positive thoughts and prayers my way to help me with the Luck I will need to be accepted in the competition for the grants.
Just starting this process is so very exciting to me!

Spiritual and Geeky Jewelry

Have I told you lately that I love my Job!?
I may be disabled but I feel pretty freakin good when I can be inspired to create jewelry like you are about to see!
Steam Punk
Spiritual Pendulums
Wire Wrapped Gems

Wait until you all see what I am holding back! Can you imagine Needle Felting combined with each of these genres? Oh YES it is coming so soon!
I know these items are going to be scooped up so if you want to be the Geek everyone at work will be jealous better purchase soon, or they will be gone.
These OOAK pieces are from one of a kind gems or from reclaimed watch and clock parts. I cannot make exact duplicates...

The newest items I have listed are Spiritual Gems Wire Wrapped Jewelry and some Geekery Jewelry.
Just when you thought you saw it all....circuit board pendants and earrings.
I have also created some Steam Punk jewelry that I will release tomorrow.
Steam Punk is really cool so I suggest you come back tomorrow to see the Steam Punk creations!
For now I hope you enjoy browsing the newest items in the shop here:
(click on the thumbnails to see larger pics and details)

Thursday, August 06, 2009

I Am Doing A Beta Test For Etsy-Good Excuse For A Sale!

I am part of the second string of beta testers for the Etsy Rearrange feature.
I can rearrange my shop face items from page to page and other testers can see my changes.
The public at large will be able to see the changes in a few weeks.

I had a coincidental situation occur right at the same time I began my test on Tues. It seems that on July 27th half of my items went stale and when I reopened the shop from Vacation Mode on Monday all my items were still in my shop, and so they were on Tues when I began the test.

I guess on Tuesday I did enough action on my shop interface to have the lists catch up to the stale dates through the data stream and in the middle of my first test I lost half my wares.

I was confused for just over 24 hrs cuz nothing was in the Inactive area where it says to look.
Then at the last minute (just after I sent a trouble ticket to Etsy) I see The Expired category in My Etsy, and I checked it. Low and behold the missing wares were expired and the date they expired was July 27th. So the reopening of the shop and the activation of the beta test must have sinked the date and zip they were all gone.
Sigh... I had to get all those items renewed
It gave me an oportunity to see what happens in the beta test when you relist something.

So seeing I am so lame brained and can't find an expired listing if my life depended on it....I have just removed all the shipping from all of the doilies. Free shipping anywhere!
And just to remind you that the doilies are also a great way to get one of the higher priced needled felted pieces at a great reduction in shipping cost if you incorporated the SNEAKY SALE RULES to your multiple item order.... :-)