Snow Day Accomplishments

I really need to work on coming up with catchy titles for these posts :/ Anyway I did get some things done during my snow weekend πŸ™‚

I finished the bracelet for a client, made another bracelet, and started a third (but it needs some work to get to a point that I like). I also got a few bracelets listed (including a few more colors of the fishtail rubber-band bracelets).

I think I’ll leave you with my new bracelets (click on the photo to go to the listing). All the viking knit bracelets have a light airy feel (it’s pretty awesome if I do say so myself ;)) and there’s free shipping countrywide so I suggest taking advantage of it πŸ™‚

FREE Shipping White and Black Fishtail Bracelet with Pink and Black Heart Charms

Now this last one is the custom listing but if you would like something similar in silver (or gold) message me (however is easier for you) that you would like this bracelet.

Gold double knit viking knit bracelet

That’s it for today πŸ™‚ I decided to take an extra snow-day (the weather is still not the greatest, it’s icy :() So I’d better find something interesting to do πŸ™‚ Oh and big news! I got a job πŸ˜€ Now I’m an office assistant on campus. I start this week πŸ™‚

Have a great Monday! πŸ˜€ (if that’s possible that is ;))

Now don’t forget you can follow me on twitter (here), visit my Etsy shop (here), or like my Facebook page (here)

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New Resin Pendants!

I decided to use up the last of my resin pendant supplies. Maybe people will like these pendant, buy them, and give me enough money to buy more bezels. I want to add a line of bracelets, earrings, and rings. But I can’t afford it at the moment. You guys can help me πŸ™‚ Go visit my Indiegogo Project (here) or buy one of my pendants directly (here) πŸ™‚

Glitter Resin Pendant

Glitter Resin Pendant

Glitter Resin Pendant

Glitter Resin Pendant

Glitter Resin Pendant

Glitter Resin Pendant

So what do you guys think? πŸ™‚

If you have a cool color combination that you would like to own, donate to my Indiegogo campaign. You get a custom piece (pendant, earrings, bracelet, or ring) and don’t have to pay for shipping! Isn’t that a great deal! πŸ˜€

I’m On Kickstarter!

Jewlery kickstarter I promised you guys on Friday that I had a project in the works πŸ™‚ Well here it is! I started a kickstarter project to help me fund an expansion of my glitter resin jewelry. I want to add glitter resin earrings, rings, and other pendant shapes.

I would really appreciate any help you guys can give me πŸ™‚ With the supplies I need I will be able to expand my shop and make new tutorials. I’ve run out of my pendant supplies so I haven’t been able to make the tutorials I’ve promised you guys. And I really want to give you guys tips on making resin jewelry! πŸ˜€

So guys please help me, whether it is sharing my kickstarter with others or donating, I won’t be able succeed without you guys! πŸ˜€

You can visit it here πŸ™‚

Polymer Clay Flowers

Boy I’ve been gone for a while πŸ˜› Since my last post I’ve started school, I’ve taught myself how to knit, and I made some new products for my etsy shop.

There’s not much to say about school. I’ve already had 3 midterms and I’ve only been in class for about a month. I’ve learned that I really don’t like marketing and I hate my ethics class even more. I do really like my accounting class (that’s a good thing considering my intended major in accounting πŸ™‚ ).

I think that in the next few days (time permitting) I’ll post photo’s of what I’ve knitted (with links to the free patterns of course πŸ˜‰ ), so stay tuned.

So moving on I think I’ll show you guys what I’ve just listed in my etsy shop πŸ™‚ (Click on the photo’s to go to my shop)

polymer clay flower pendantpolymer clay flower pendantThey’re cute, huh? πŸ™‚ I really like how these turned out. I made a few other ones, but I don’t like them enough to post. I’ll show you guys eventually what else I made. I think when I post a tutorial on polymer clay applique. It’s a really cool technique that almost no tutorials exist for. I had to figure it out on my own πŸ˜›

Well that’s it for now. I have a bunch of stuff going on this week…I think. I know I have a job shadow at Ernst & Young that I’m really looking forward to πŸ™‚ I might be seeing a movie with some friends and I’m probably going to help out at a church event all weekend. Why is that whenever I have plans, I have a ton of plans that pile up all at once? I can never have just a bit going on every week πŸ™‚

Are there any kind of posts you guy’s would like to see more of? Maybe something weekly? I think I’d post more often if I had some sort of deadline πŸ™‚

 

New Stuff on Etsy!

So I finally put up some more stuff on etsy and guess what? I have some totally new designs up πŸ™‚ But first I think I will show you guys my favorite bracelet.

Viking Knit BraceletI just love this bracelet πŸ™‚ If you look closely you can see that the viking knit has two different colors in it. One of these days I’ll show you guys how to do this πŸ™‚ Just remind me okay? πŸ˜€

Now the next piece is a set of earrings in a chainmaille style

Chainmaille rosette earringsI’ve been calling them rosette earrings. I’m not really sure how to describe them otherwise πŸ˜› I really wish I had my ears pierced. I would totally wear these πŸ™‚ I also have another set of earrings up that have two rosettes, so they are shorter than these are ( You can check them out here )

Finally the last two pieces I put up for sale are an experiment for me. They are mixed media bracelets. More specifically I decided to mix viking knitting with bamboo cording. This is the result πŸ™‚

viking knit and bamboo cord twisted bracelet viking knit and bamboo cord lizard braceletI think they both turned out pretty good. I like the top one the most πŸ™‚ (But the lizard is so cute πŸ˜› It’s sooo hard to decide!) I’m trying to think of more ways to mix the two materials. I haven’t been able to find anyone else who makes these so hopefully I’ve found a niche πŸ˜€

What do you guys think? Which is your favorite item? πŸ˜€

And don’t forget to visit and like my facebook page πŸ˜€

And to visit my etsy store πŸ˜‰

Making Jewels

So I promised to show you guys a new experimental project I’ve been working on. Its been a few weeks since then since I am lacking motivation :/ Better late than never, huh? πŸ™‚

So here we go…. revealing…. my resin jewel pendants!!!

resin jewels

I normally only use resin in bezels, but I decided it was time to experiment with using molds some more. I was also bored so I decided to see what would happen if I added glitter…. and acrylic paint πŸ™‚ I discovered that glitter works great. You do have wait for the resin to get thicker before mixing in the glitter. Otherwise it settles to the bottom (which becomes the top when you pop out the resin from the molds). To make the pink one I just sprinkled some glitter over the top of the mold and let it settle.The acrylic paint made the jewels a bit soft, I think I put in too much. It also isn’t a look I like. I’m talking about the red ones by the way.

The only problem with making this kind of pendant (or one of the problems now that I think about it :P) is that the come out matte. Like the picture below. downloadSee, no shine. To fix this you have to brush on a thin coat of resin. Then they look like the top photo. Tip: Stick the brush you use in rubbing alcohol. Let it sit, then rinse off in water. That way you can reuse the brush (anyway it worked out fine for me) πŸ™‚

The next hurdle to tackle with these is attaching them to a necklace. The plastic things I used to make the molds had a hole running through them but the mold broke there on most of these. So I have some with holes running through all the way, some that have holes that only go halfway, and some with none. I think I’ll buy bails that I can glue on the back at some point. The ones with holes running through are no problem, I just need to attach a jump ring.

The ones with half a hole are a bigger problem. Supposedly we have a dremel somewhere in the garage. The problem is where? πŸ˜› I may never see it…then again maybe I will, things sort of appear in a handy place eventually at my house πŸ™‚ Oh well, we’ll see what I end up doing with them πŸ™‚

New Viking Knit Resin Pendant Necklaces

I have a new product up!! Told ya that I was doing something with my summer πŸ˜€

I have two new viking knit necklaces up. This time I figured out a way to add my signature glitter resin pendants πŸ™‚ You can buy them in my store.

Viking knit necklace blue and pink The weather still sucks here so the pictures are pretty terrible πŸ˜› Still looks cool though, huh πŸ˜€

Viking knit necklace pink and tealThis is the second one πŸ™‚ So buy them now!! πŸ˜€

I still have some more projects brewing πŸ˜‰ I just have to wait for them to finish curing. Very soon I will be able to show you guys πŸ™‚ Until then check out my shop πŸ˜€

Any ideas for what I should do this summer? πŸ™‚