Monday, December 22, 2008

Treasury Feature!

Fellow Etsian DesignFibers was nice enough to feature one of my circuit board pendants in her treasury. You can find it here. Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Calculator Anatomy 101

I’m kind of mad my calculator decided to die because now I have to go out and spend another $100 on one so I can pass my test Wednesday! But…my brother and I had a heck of a time dismantling the calculator to see what was inside. He’s a computer guy so he knew what he was looking at. As far as I was concerned, every piece was subject to being dunked in resin forever! Haha! I took a photo of what came out. I had fun with the button-pad-thingie because it was soft and popped back up after being pressed (duh). But it was fun anyway.

The calculator pieces will become jewelry eventually, but for now I have new additions to Etsy made of computer pieces. I love the one rectangular pendant because the arrangement of the circuitry looks like a little flower!

Etsy Artists Revealed: Series Two

Jewelry, bookmarks, and magnets made by Angela of Clock Rocks is a couple parts classy, a few parts intriguing, and a pinch of whimsy. Where else would you find Swiss cheese earrings made delicate with pearls? I am absolutely in love with the earrings she makes using circular drops. They are fun and colorful.

A bunch of pieces use Hill Tribe Silver and Thai silver which are not only high quality components, but are carefully handmade. She also uses Swarovski crystal, which is a big favorite. I’ve found jewelry made with jade, amethyst, tourmaline, dumortierite, mother of pearl, carnelian, jasper, tiger eye and more in her shop.

Her magnet sets are cute, but not overdone. Each set is different and the papers used behind the glass marbles range from pretty and delicate to bursts of color.

You can read about her Random Musings to find out more! Oh and if you needed another reason to check out her blog...she has the cutest dog!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Treasury on Etsy!

Check out my treasury! Of course, it's very colorful and tropical! Enjoy!

Really Remarkable Resin

Etsy Artists Revealed: Series One

In an attempt to meet more people on Etsy and get to know their work, I will be "featuring" some sellers. I tend to look at jewelry more, even though I make it myself. I'm trying to look around more and see what's out there because lets face it, there is more than just jewelry!

Altered books, papercrafts, and jewelry made by Amanda of Tackled and Shackled is whimsical and original. I am a fan of the flower rings. They are just so cute! I think I'm in love with the simplicity of the glass beads and freashwater pearls.

She definately has an eye for repurposing old objects. There is a Vintage Notebook made almost completely made out of recycled materials. She also has a really neat clock made from a vintage lampshade in a very rich and warming shade of garnet.
This is definately a shop to check out if you like repurposed vintage items, classy and whimsical jewelry, or unique switchplate covers.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Palm Trees yay!

I made these a little while ago but finally posted them on Etsy. You can find them here. It's been awhile since I've been anywhere near a "real" palm tree. Its that time of year where I'm missing the colors of summer.

I also listed a whole bunch of new things that I just didn't have the time for before.
I'm trying to get more presents from Etsy because everything there is handmade and beautiful. I bought a really pretty plate for my mom from Indoor girl like this one.

My only class today is yoga. This could get interesting...