Friday, September 21, 2012

Creation A Day Challenge: Day 10

Day 10 brings this cool turquoise and steel full Persian bracelet. It's one of my favorite weaves and I had some leftover turquoise anodized aluminum rings, so I just went with it. I then decided to name it after my bf's Night Elf Rogue, Maldion. *is a huge effing nerd*

Hopefully, I'll be able to keep with the challenge. So far so good! Still busy prepping for the festival. It's fast approaching, I tell you! I already feel like I'm behind!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Creation A Day Challenge: Day 9 + OMG I'm Getting a Headache

Yes, so the Creation A Day Challenge is moving right along! I JUST (like mere minutes ago) finished making this quick little rosette chainmaille bracelet. It's all stainless steel, so you can wear it whenever, wherever you wish. It LAUGHS at water, it really does. I love stainless steel. It's awesome and amazing, IMHO.

I am also nursing a headache, despite my coffee guzzling this afternoon.

I suppose it's a stress/OMGI'malreadyrunningbehindforthisthing headache. I've been readying for the Radford Highlanders Festival for weeks now, and I still feel like I haven't even started preparing. I have less than a month now to get everything straight and priced...heck, MADE, even. I don't know why I'm under the impression I need to make even more stuff to take with me. I'm pretty sure I have enough. @_@

My bff Biscuit is accompanying me this year, so it's sure to be a fun time. She's also going to be selling some of her polymer clay creations, so I hope we both do well so we.'re not all cranky-pants for the entirety of the day. That'd be quite sad.

More creations on the way, plus (hopefully, if the nice weather holds out this weekend) new pics of existing creations to help spruce up my Etsy shop. Woooo!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Creation A Day Challenge: Days 7 & 8

I'm so bad about keeping up with things, and this is proving to be no different! So here's another combined post for my Creation A Day Challenge.

Day 7 brought about this cute cupcake ring. It's in a gunmetal ring and topped with a glass cabochon. It's nice and sturdy and adjusts to fit probably a size 9 or so finger. I actually made three of these, but was so lazy I only snapped a pic of this one.

Day 8's creations were these three glittery resin skull necklaces. I cast them in a mold I'd bought for Halloween and I thought this would be a good, simple way to use them so I wouldn't have to throw them out. I attached small bails to the backs and strung them each on a colored ball chain. Wooooot. That's that for now. More creations coming soon!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Creation A Day Challenge: Days 4,5 & 6

Oopsie doo! Who was lazy (in regards to posting things on her bloggy) this weekend? Meeee! I did make things this weekend, but I failed to post them for anyone to see. My bad!So here is a combined post for the creations from days 4,5 & 6. First, I finished up some glazed retro horror and pinup pendants for day 4. They aren't perfect, since I opted to use glaze instead of resin because I'm impatient and didn't want to wait overnight for it to completely dry. The 50ft woman has a few bubbles and they are a tad cloudy, but they are still wicked cool.
Then, the Exodar plugs for day 5, which are a mix of turquoise, royal blue, violet and purple glitters. I was trying to represent the Draenei (yes, they're my favorite in-game race, followed by Blood Elves) pretty well, and I think I did. They are 1" (25mm) double flare.
Lastly, I made a cute red and black handlebar mustache pendant for day 6. It's got a nice weight to it because the image is protected by glass. Everyone loves a nice mustache! All my creations are or will be for sale in my Etsy shop.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Creation A Day Challenge: Day 3

Yeah, I know. There are four creations, not just one. But they were quick and cute, so I made them all for day 3. Zombie Pinup rings, and they're HUGE. They are the large 40x30mm size and come with adjustable bands so they will fit up to about a size 8 finger. Still readying for the Highlanders Festival. I'm about to drive my bf nuts, I think. I've been crating/photographing/pricing/storing all this new stuff day and night and he's pretty much sick of it. Oops. I think I need to leave the house more...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Creation A Day Challenge: Day 2

Oops! I was supposed to post this yesterday, so now I'm a day behind. But I did complete my 2nd project! Yaaay! This one is a chainmaille bracelet in bright and bronze anodized aluminum. It's super lightweight and reminds me of metal lace. Japanese weaves all remind me of that and I love them so. I'm waiting on the post lady to bring me some supplies I ordered so I can keep on making shiny things. I have finish the creation of Day 3 already, and will post it tomorrow. The process of preparing for the Radford Highlanders Festival in October is consuming me this year. Not sure why, as you could call me a "veteran" of this particular festival. This will be my 6th year (I think...) but I am so worried I'll forget something important or my card reader won't work or the weather will be awful. No wonder my head always hurts! But that's all for today. Creation #3 coming tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Creation A Day Challenge: Day 1

What a crazy bunch of mess! I haven't posted in almost a year. @_@ Has this year REALLY been that boring?! Well...kinda', yeah. It HAS been. I have only recently begun to give a care about my creative side again, after having neglected it for the majority of 2012. So I haven't had a lot of crafty things to talk about. But the recent revival of my creative side has given me the urge to blog about it. Or something. I thought it would be cool to challenge myself to create one item a day for the rest of the year. Big or small, platic ring or chainmaille. Just SOMETHING, every day. I'm going to post pics daily, or try to anyway. So we'll start with what was technically yesterday's piece, a bright aluminum sweet pea chainmaille necklace. It's very cute, if I do say so myself.
I'm still working on today's piece, but should be done with it shortly. Just giving my fingers a leetle rest. Um...that's about it for today. Just sharing my Day 1 creation. Excited for the rest of the year and for my awesome festival in October. This will be my 6th or 7th year selling there, so I'm super psyched.