Slowly but surely I am working on adding some more pieces to my Etsy store. It’s about time too!
The first piece I added was the deep pendant from the last post. But I also finished two more pendants that are now available:
In the past, I have not made very many pairs of fused glass earrings and when I thought about why, two reasons popped in my head.
1. Making one pair of earrings is like making two pendants. (I know that you all know that a pair means two but bear with me.) The glass pieces might be slightly smaller than a pendant but there is not very much difference in material used or time spent.
Consequentially, the price for earrings should be higher than the price for a pendant. Actually, it should almost be double.
Unfortunately, I believe people would perceive this as overpriced.
2. In my somewhat compulsive thinking, the two pieces of a pair of earrings had to be exactly the same. And when I say ‘exactly’, I mean ‘EXACTLY‘!!!!
I am not sure why, all of a sudden, I felt that I needed to make a couple of pairs of earrings but when I started my color combo approach, I planed in a few dangles.
For some reason, the two pieces didn’t have to be EXACTLY the same this time either. It was obvious to me now that the charm of handmade jewelry is very much based on “imperfections” and it defeats the purpose to create things that look so perfect, a machine could have created them.
I am not sure why it took so long for me to understand that. I did always know about that principle and it applied to other people’s creations but somehow it did not sink in regarding my own work until very recently.
Anyways, here are two pairs:
They have been added to my Etsy store and hopefully the earring category is going to fill out a bit more in the future.
Let me know what you think please! I always welcome comments and suggestions as well as critique!
It’s that time of year! The air smells like spring. Everywhere little green leaves are peeking out into the world and the gardeners are plotting out this years greenery.
Let me show you what I found on Etsy regarding outdoor planters.
And I also stumbled upon a series of neat, funny and totally artistic vegetable row markers and other garden stakes by The Rows Garden. They are worth checking out!
Since this is the blog of a person that makes jewelry, a lot of my posts actually have something to do with jewelry. OK, I think I just heard a “well, duh!” through my cable connection.
Anyway, without stating the obvious again, here is another jewelry related subject.
If you got trinkets, you need a safe place to keep them.
Check out these very cool and stylish jewelry boxes from KRT Woodworking!
Check out the KRT Woodworking Etsy store.
You can either build your own size and combination one with their nifty component system or pick from a good variety of unique and fashionable boxes.
NOTE (Nov 2010):
Unfortunately, the 1000 Markets venue has sold out and any of the related links in this post do not work any longer!
I didn’t know that. I had to look it up. Since I know nothing of yarn and these kinds of things, I will at this point simply quote the definition from wordnet.princeton.edu:
- needlework consisting of handmade lace made by looping and knotting a single thread on a small shuttle
- lace making: the act or art of making handmade lace
At any rate, I am absolutely awestruck by the work Pamela from TotusMel is doing.
It definitely has something of old times. It’s so delicate and elegant and it is also absolutely stylishly goth or vampire.
And here we are again at the South Park episode that seems to follow me. Please refer to this post if you would like to know what I am babbling about =) but this time I will refrain from putting Pamela’s work on the cartoon characters.