Archive for September 2015 | Monthly archive page

So life here is busy. Running three businesses tends to keep me on my toes.  Sadly that means I don’t get to update this blog as much as I like.  It’s in the back of my mind, but there is always something that must come first.

Well, enough of that.  I have so much to tell you about what I’ve been doing!

Firstly, I am crafting like mad.  Much of it isn’t jewelry but costuming for the live action role play I am a part of.  If there is interested I might post pictures of the sewing I’ve been doing.  Sewing takes more time than it should because I’m not really very good at it, so I spend much of my crafting time fixing the errors I’ve made.  Eventually I should be able to cut down on the mistakes, but I’m still waiting on that part!  I know all you lovely people come here to see sparklies so I’ll share what I’ve been doing on the jewelry side first.

I have multiple sets of earrings I have put together.  Earrings are quick and easy and always make me feel like I’m all dolled up.  On those days when I am feeling like a mess and a half I toss on some eyeliner and a pair of wild earrings and I actually feel pretty.  Feeling good about yourself is half of what makes the day go well!

From left to right: These gold chain earrings are made from a necklace I found at a goodwill.  I had enough of the necklace to refashion it into a matching necklace.  I made them for one of my characters that misses the sunshine of her home.  The gold was perfect for her.  The silver axes are for another of my characters.  Her name is Alice Cooper and she takes after her namesake fairly heavily.  These earrings are so metal they were perfect for her.  The third pair is a pair I made because I love the look of them.  The last pair was a beautiful find.  I found the drops at a local craft store and fell in love.  Gold and black with iridescent sparkles.  So yummie!

Secondly I’ve been working on a steampunk/dieselpunk themed section of jewelry.  I bought these cogs and gears in a bundle and have no supplier to replace them, so all of these are limited edition unless I can find a regular supplier.  They are put together with a strong adhesive so there shouldn’t be any issue of them falling apart in the heat like there would be if I had used hot glue, but seeing as how they are metal they WILL get hot if exposed to direct sunlight.  Talking from experience here.

I love the steampunk genre, even as it’s picking up in popularity.  I’ve had my eye on the scene for years now, watching the creativity that comes out of it.  I figured it was about time I dip my toes into the style and express my beauty.  These pieces were prototypes of pieces for a more military look but I think they would work for any engineer or tinker that wanted some flair to spice up their costume.  Of course, I am perfectly happy to wear these things on a daily basis.  They are just so much fun!

There will be more of these coming as I still have quite a few gears to play with. Bwahahaha!

I am planning on making these pins and necklaces, and I have a few ideas for bracelets too.  I found a pin back that can turn into a necklace so I might just grab a few of those to give folks options if they want to switch between pin and necklace.  I admit I loved the winged one so much I expanded on the idea to make something much more ornate that kept the wings.

How much fun is that?  The more I play with these gears the more ornate they get, which really shouldn’t be a surprise given how I love my little details.

As always, if you see something you like, I take commissions.  I’ve not been able to take decent pictures to get all of these up on the store, but rest assured, I have plans to get them there soon!  I have earrings and some new bracelets and necklaces that need to go up soon as well.  I will be setting aside time to do all of this later this week, so hopefully things will get updated very soon.  Thanks for your patience and I can’t wait to see what you think about all the new pieces!

Needless to say life has been keeping me busy and I love it!  I am at my most creative when my life is filled with things to do, I just have to makes sure I take the time to actually create and not let that aspect of my life fall to the wayside in favor of all the other things that I need to get done in all the other areas of my life.

Life is short, make stuff!