Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hallowe'en Yummies!

You would think that with 2 more days til Hallowe'en, I would have photographed some of my fun seasonal things already. I haven't, since for me Hallowe'en is pretty much all the time. What I did do, however, was photograph some delicious skull-shaped cupcakes I baked all by myself (if you don't consider the premade mix cheating). Huzzah, baked goods!

Okay, I am aware that they look as much like evil snowman heads as they do human skulls, but you get what you get. C'mon, premade mix.

I realized, in my image-browsing, that I can show you a bit of my process for the scary goods. Behold. process!

You are looking at the workstation I set up, on the fly, at my sister's place. FYI, the bird illustration is my own, and I think it looks quite smart in its pendant.

That's all for now, folks! Enjoy Hallowe'en if I don't get to ya first!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Some More....Stuff!

Fall is back with even more cold weather than is seasonal, so I guess it's time to bring out some of the new autumnal pieces. Behold, the Diamond Mine necklace!

I named it the Diamond Mine because the flakes of sparkling silver in the black labradorite remind me of the subtle shimmer in certain rough rocks. The beads are smooth and cool, wired together firmly with sterling silver and hanging from a length of sparkling silver cable chain.

Matching sets are fantastic, so in that spirit, I present the Diamond Mine bracelet and Diamond Meteor bracelet!

Made with the same cool smooth black labradorite stone, in the same style as the Meteor and Black Lab bracelets of summer, these pieces are perfect for fall and winter. They make a somewhat bolder statement than their summer counterparts, but they do mix and match equally well with them. Nothing says style like black and silver.

That is that! Hallowe'en is nearly upon us, and I have lots of awesome fun stuff to do - carving pumpkins, making caramel apples, working on my costume, AND making spooky jewellery. I'm excited. I will post pics of my progress soon.

Until then!