Monday, September 29, 2008

Finally. Some eye candy!

I finally got a picture of the previously mentioned pendants.


The ones on the far left and right are actually a pearlescent pale blue. Yay for glare... >.> The sunset pendant used a mixture of different shades of modeled clay for that extra "stained glass" feel. And yes the black strips around the pieces are supposed to look "messy". I've never known anyone to NOT make a mess with that stained glass leading. :)

Obviously, the one on the right of the bird's nest is the one I prefer as stated before, so it's only on a simple satin cord. The others will have their own fancy kumihimo or macrame' cords in due time (currently in the works). By the way... the large ones are roughly 1 and 3/8" tall by 1 and 1/4 wide, and the small ones are close to 1" tall by 3/4" wide. (I didn't realize the picture would be that dark, as my screen lightens and darkens constantly. o.o')

Friday, September 26, 2008

Death by knitting needles

Alright. So I learned something. I can NOT knit. I was able to get the yarn tied in place on the needles after much cursing and frustration, and from there it has only gone further downhill. I do believe that the book I purchased to learn knitting is rather horrible at explaining how to knit and it would probably be easier to actually -watch- someone do it instead. If anyone knows of a link with a good, clear set of instructions (maybe even with a video), please post it in the comments. I would so love to learn to knit!

In other news, I have been working on making more clay pendants to accompany my kumihimo ropes. These feature lovely "skinner blend" backgrounds, with natural, earthy settings. (I think I will post a lesson on how to make skinner blends at a later time; it's quite fun.) Unfortunately, I find myself not willing to part with my best one (a 3D bird's nest design), as I've fallen in love with it myself! I'll be sure to post pictures here soon. Then again, I guess wearing your own work is one of the finest ways to advertise, right? "Oh, what a pretty necklace!" "Why thank you. I made it myself. Here's my card."

...Well, maybe...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The seed awakens...

'Lo there. Rain at your service.

I'm a crafter of sorts, dabbling in a mix of polymer, paper, paint, cloth, and wireworking. I recently opened up a shop over at, and while there's nothing to see there just yet, there will be quite soon.
Keep your eyes peeled for updates here as well, as I'll be tracking my own steps as a blooming handmade craft salesman. :) I've a good mind to post a tutorial or two down the road as well. So maybe, at the very least, this blog can be educational, if not entertaining.
Oh, by the way. My shop can be found here.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the mayhem that follows.