Friday, June 26, 2009

Okay, this is awesome.

ArtFire made a few changes to their basic accounts, and so I now have RapidCart on this blog! It allows people to buy directly from here, without going over to the ArtFire site itself. I haven't bought anything on it yet, but it looks smashing, doesn't it? I haven't figured out if I can change the prices to CAD from USD, so if any Canadians are interested in something just message me and I'll send you the correct price in Canadian dollars.

It's right over here ================================>



Terror in the Craft Basin, for real this time

Okay, here's that article I wrote for Handmade News. And for fun, here's a photographic representation of what that terror might look like:
The soul-darkening, mind-shattering unearthly horror of Cthuhlu in kitty form! One of his lesser-known manifestations, but still deadly to the collective sanity of mankind. Humanity, look upon the face of your doom!

See you soon,


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Vera Luna on ArtFire!

I've been writing some articles for for a while now, so I thought I'd wander over to affiliate ArtFire to check them out. Turns out, they're pretty cool! So I've opened a studio there too.

I'm slowly listing things there as well as on Etsy. Shh, don't tell Etsy.

Look here!

Also, my next article will be published tomorrow, I believe, and I will post a link here as soon as it happens (maybe or maybe later)!

Off to snooze,


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sad News =(

Sad for me, anyway. To explain my absence of late, here it is: my foster dog Joanie, whom I was going to adopt as soon as she got back from her visit to the vet a week ago, died while she was there. She was only a year and a half old, and I had her for a month. I'm telling myself that she had a happy home with us for the first time in her life, and that maybe our purpose was to help her see that not all humans are bad, but I'm still really sad. I've been grieving, and therefore not doing much blogging or jewellery-ing. It's been a few days, and although I'm still heartbroken, I'm afraid grief doesn't pay in the monetary sense, so I'll get back down to work soon. Who knows, maybe it'll make me feel better.

See you soon,


Saturday, June 13, 2009

I've been featured!

A lovely girl named Janet, of JeByJa on Etsy, has featured me on her blog! She updates every day with new artists on Etsy, and it's something we can really use these days. Thanks Janet!

In other news, I made some big sales today. I did some custom pieces for a lovely woman named Sylvia, and she loved them, but I took a spontaneous nap before I got the chance to take any pics. Just believe me, I do awesome work (I'm totally cool). Here's a pic of the poly clay pendant in-process:

He's a lizard! This is before he got his yellow spots and his gold bronze pulver....uh, dusting, but I'll show you his cool little face too:

Neat-o, huh? I'm pretty pleased with the way he turned out. You should see him fully dressed! I'll find more pics soon, but really, pics don't do him justice.

And that's pretty much all for today. I had a good day, how about you?


Edit: Oh, maybe you want me to link to Janet's blog? Duh! Here it is!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Yard Sale + Art Sale = Yart Sale!

(Blueberry Bird Necklace)

Yart sale!
I didn't make that up, folks. As anyone who's been browsing Etsy will know by now, they have decided to make a vaguely uncomfortable pseudo-word into a five-day Etsy-wide sale that anyone selling there can participate in. So, some of my stuff is on sale! I already marked the prices down, but just trust me: you'll be saving monies and supporting a good cause (me). So go check it out!

Here's a few pics of some of the things in my sale section!

(Lemon Meringue Bracelet)

(Stegosaurus Necklace)
(Eclipse Necklace [Lunar])

I've knocked a few dollar signs off these prices, so come take a look. It's a very temporary sale, and then we're going back to the way things were, see? Or maybe I'll have rotating sale items every week....

See you soon,


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Whiskey Flower Bracelet

New listing! This one's a tribute to Whiskey, the best friend that ever came out of a bottle. Way better than a genie. Sure, Whiskey has terrible judgment and is all too gifted at convincing you otherwise, and you never wake up after a night spent with Whiskey without a headache, but come on. Just saying...wearing this bracelet is far safer than drinking it. So here it is!

This bracelet is a sassy shot of warmth with a bit of bite and a smooth finish! Flat smooth ovals of grey labradorite are linked together with gold filled wire and a gold filled toggle clasp. A warm whiskey coloured Czech glass flower dangles from one end.

Drink up! You won't regret this one, I promise.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

From Beyond!

That was another short story by H.P. Lovecraft, also made into an awesome and semi-ridiculous Stuart Gordon movie starring the always enjoyable Jeffrey Combs. From this cornucopia of inspiration, I drew these:

They look simple to the naked eye, but if you stare into the shimmering depths of the stone too long, it's quite possible you could slip between dimensions and discover horrors undreamt of til now. They are also quite lovely for both fancy occasions and casual days.

I recommend the movie From Beyond to anyone who...well, just anyone. It's nice to see a young Jeffrey Combs play something other than a lunatic/genius. Oh....wait....just watch it anyway.

See you soon,


Terror in the Craft Basin

I'm going to write another article for Handmade News! For those of you who ignored my earlier blog post, I wrote an article about the link between soul-crushing depression and boyfriends creativity that was posted on the main page there. This new one will be about the soul-crushing horror of being involved in an artful demographic that looks with suspicion at newcomers. I'm talking in my geographic area, folks, not online; somehow, although not being able to see someone's face often ends with increased rudeness in other arenas, in the handmade world, people have been welcoming and supportive to me. Stay tuned for the details! And, an Etsy store update in my next post!



Beaches Bracelet

Hey, I listed something else! I'm also in the process of changing a lot of my pics. I've found a cute little white porcelain cup that really highlights the goods. And now, behold!

The Beaches bracelet!

Summer calls with this bright and beautiful bracelet! Blue swirls of seawater curl around the sun-warmed sand, with glimmering silver findings setting the light, easygoing mood. Featuring turquoise and sand lampwork beads with bright blue jade rondelles. Fastens with a sterling silver toggle clasp. Size can be adjusted, just convo me. Currently measures about 7”.

If only it were warm enough in Ontario for it to be June, like, in our hearts as well as on our calendars.



Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Colour Out of Space!

That's a pretty wicked shortish story by H.P. Lovecraft, an American weird horror writer who published it around 1925. It involves a meteor crashing on a farm, and the substance of it creating some very strange, horrible effects in the crops, then the livestock, and finally the family who lived there. You should definitely read it. I've been trying to get my boyfriend to for months, but he's been dodging me with workout routines and video games. I'll get you next time, Gadget! NEXT TIME!!

Anyway, here are the earrings I made after reading this awesome story:

Say hello to creatures from long ago and far away with these earrings! Glimmering dust from the oldest stars flashes inside the foggy light gray stones, and the purple flower dangling alongside is just a bit too big and bright to be normal. Featuring fancy grade nuggets of labradorite in colours not found on this earth. Dangling behind are three tiny labradorite ovals bound together with silver wire. Purple Czech glass flowers finish this otherworldly combo off. Earrings hooks are sterling silver. Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, but reading weird stories not required.

Not that Lovecraft was much of an earrings-wearer. I thought the labradorite looked otherworldly. Here's a link to the story! That's right, you can read it free online now! I paid money for mine.

Catch you later,