Sunday, April 18, 2010

We must help each other

I'm really excited about this coming craft fair. As a contract theatre craftsperson I don't often have one lump sum that I can give as a donation to a cause. But I can give jewelry and craft pieces for auctions, therefore doing what I love and helping out causes that are in need.

If you are in the area stop on by, support Breast Cancer Angels, eat some food, listen to some local bands and shop with some local artisans.

Time for some do-gooding.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


I highly recommend this to anybody:

1: Clean out your jewelry box. Grab all the stuff you never wear anymore.

2: Call your peeps and tell them to do the same.

3: Get together and revamp.

*see below

When my friends and I got together and revamped I gave everyone a post-it and we kept a list of items we needed from the bead store. That is if I didn't have the item in my stash (<-shock and horror, not having a supply in my stock?!). Then we walked to the bead store in my borough and gathered.

This is a great way to finish projects that have been laying around forever wanting to be competed. It's really better with a gaggle of people, because you have more creative heads and more fun.

Oooh, collaborate on snacks too!

(*isn't my coffee table the raddest color!?)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

What have I been doing?

Workin' on a new look.

Sooo.... I've given my jewelry a bit of umph. It's been a long time coming, I was missing something in my jewelry design. The pieces I made looked cool to me but weren't all they could be. Do you ever feel like that? Like there is a missing link in the chain of awesome? Well I sat back and thought about what exactly I wanted my pendants to look when they were actually on a person.

When I thought about stringing I panicked. Because I focus mainly on making the pendant, not finishing. As a designer (costume, jewelry, whatever) I tend to focus on the beginning of a project or a piece, get to the mid point of the project but finishing fizzles. This time finishing fizzled because I just didn't know what My Look was ultimately. Sigh.

But I started trying different chains, different arrangements and came up with this:

It's been a long time coming, but I finally feel like my look has arrived!