Friday, September 21, 2007

Raffles!

So for SalonCon this weekend, I'll be raffling off this necklace, called "Miss Spink"


And next weekend for Wicked Labyrinth, I'll be raffling off this necklace, called "Other Mother"


Both are based on The Bards & the Beads's first book project, Coraline by Neil Gaiman!

Proceeds from both will go towards The Interstitial Arts Foundation.

Rejoice!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Snaaake! Snaaake! Aaaah, it's a snaaake!!

When your natural response to nerves is to work, it's hard trying to convince oneself "You don't have to make any more shinies for the cons this month, take a break!" So this is part of me trying to convince myself, bear with me ;-)

Here are some more pieces with those nice wood pendants:


I thought snakes would be a good theme for the goth-ish conventions I like to do business with, though I usually use an earthy color palate for the wooden charms.


I'm gonna need a longer display board for all these lariat necklaces. But I guess that fits the snake motif.


This one isn't a lariat, I thought this cute compact little bat would suit a choker lenght necklace. And you can't go wrong with onyx and garnet, it's a fruit bat! ;-)

I still have a few wooden charms that I just can't figure out. One is a pair of kitties playing, another is a mommy and baby seal cuddling. Sometimes it just takes a while for a piece to come together, other times a piece or material just comes unbidden to your mind.

In other news, I've decided that after my September events I'll be moving all my stock to Etsy, because my website just isn't working out as a store. I'll still have this blog, and the website will become my portfolio, all neatly linked together.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Square pegs... I mean beads

Salon Con approaches, and I can't stop making earrings. I think it's a nerves thing. Tho there isn't actually anything to be nervous about, it's a nice con :-)


Swan-Deco
Square beads are fun :-D


Another necklace scrapped and reborn! I like working with chips, now that I've got hte hang of it. One trick is to not measure the number of chips, but the actual lenght of each section of chips.


This one isn't about square beads, but I like it anyway. I wanted to do a Halloweenie type necklace, since I had yet another lovely bat pendant. Samhainey too, if you like ;-) I also have more wooden bat pendants, and snakes too. Will post those tomorrow.

I've had kindof a rough summer. Can I call do-over? On the other hand, it resulted in some really nice shinies.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Countdown to SalonCon

Eeeek, I'm excited. I haven't been a vendor at an event since February.

Here's some sneak peaks of what I'll have:


Withered Hope
Inspired both by the song and the strange new materials I came across in my stash.


Pink Lady
The frosted/matte onyx looks like leather next to the rose quartz ;-)