Friday, November 29, 2013

Butterfly Garden

This lime green and purple light switch cover is the first in a new line of custom plate covers I'm developing for my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Lost Victoria

I have a new bracelet that I've recently listed on Etsy. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them. Also, a reminder that everything in my Etsy store will be 40% OFF on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday! No coupon codes are needed because everything will be marked down automatically!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Black Friday Sale and Small Business Saturday

I'm really not into the whole corporate frenzy over Black Friday. That said, I am having a Black Friday sale in my Etsy store from midnight on Friday, November 29 to midnight on December 1. Everything listed will be 40% off, so you can still get great deals without ever leaving your house! No coupons or codes needed!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Zebra Listing

I finally got it measured, photographed, and listed. The zebra bracelet is available here. As always, you can click on the picture to view it larger. Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Cuff Sale

Currently all cuff bracelets in my Etsy shop are marked down 33%. So stop by and take a look! I also have a new cuff to list in the next few days! You can go directly to the bracelet listings by clicking the link under the pictures!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

A Lack of Tact

I got a conversation on Etsy that said, in short, "I want you to make blank polymer cuff bracelets like yours so that I can draw on them with pen and ink and resell them because I don't want to make them myself".

How about no?

Thursday, November 14, 2013


A couple exciting things to talk about today.

First off, I got a call from Son's school yesterday. The exchange was pretty limited and went something like:

School Office: "I'm calling about Gabe."

Me: "Uh oh. Is everything okay?"

School Office: "There's been an emergency. He's probably going to need stitches. We had to call an ambulance. I need you to come to the school."

Me: "Okay. I'll be there in a few minutes."

So as I was driving up, a fire truck was leaving and a police car was pulling in. I was taken directly out to the playground where son was on a gurney in an ambulance, looking perfectly relaxed like this was nothing out of the ordinary. His entire neck and shirt and both hands were covered in blood and he wasn't even phased. Turns out, he'd been playing tag with some other kids on the jungle gym and he'd been hanging from a bar, getting ready to drop into a slide and had thrown his head back and smacked it on one of the monkey bars. The assistant principal and the principal were outside on playground attendant duty and they said he reacted perfectly. He sat down and put his head down and covered it with both hands. All the other kids freaked out at the amount of blood, but Son was fine.

After giving names and addresses and birth dates to the paramedics and the cops, Son was taken to the hospital. The assistant principal drove me in her car and one of the Special Education teachers who works with son drove my car so they could go back to the school together. Husband eventually realized I'd tried calling him a bunch of times when his ringer was off, and he came to the hospital from his allergy shot appointment. The time in the hospital passed pretty quickly. A nurse taught Son a magic trick as a distraction, then cleaned up his neck and hands and hair. They numbed him and stapled him up, then we waited around for a while for discharge papers. I kept him home today because he prefers to run and jump and never stops moving and the more he moves, the more the wound oozes blood. He will have a shower tonight and will be back to school tomorrow morning.


My other exciting news is that I got accepted into the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy. It's exactly what it sounds like. Everyone has been very welcoming so far and generous with offers of help and advice. They have a monthly challenge for members and do regular charity donations (including donating to Beads of Courage!). I'm only a day in to the adventure so I don't have much else to say about it yet, but I'm excited for the opportunity to meet so many amazing clay artists and to learn a lot of new things :)


So that's all I've got for now. Hopefully new work to post soon. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pendant Pandemonium

I made for tube beads yesterday just so that I could wire them into pendants. They may or may not ever make it onto Etsy depending on whether or not people on Facebook claim them first.

Sunday, November 3, 2013


I'm experimenting with getting a watercolor effect in my polymer clay creations. This is a dreadlock bead I've made over the last couple of days. It still needs to be sanded and polished, but it's very close to what I was going for and I really like the potential. I have a lot of ideas that I can use this technique for.

As always, you can click on the picture to enlarge it.

Thanks for stopping by :)