New pretties coming soon!

8 Aug

So I’m thinking that it’d be best if i set aside one night next week to *just* make new pieces.

I have a lot of great ideas sketched out, and some fabulous components winking at me while i fill orders, but unless i set aside time just for them, it won’t happen.

So……next Wednesday is New Shit Day!!!! 😀

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Going Postal

18 Jul

So, I have to mail a package internationally, which means I cannot use the automated postage machine at the post office. Boo. 😦

I step into the lobby and bask in their air conditioning. There is a handful of people in line, and only 2 cashiers at the counter, but I don’t care, because at least I’m not melting.

Unbeknownst to me (though I found out damn quickly), I am in line behind gum-snapper-lady-who-also-just-ate-all-of-the-curry.

Enter tappity-tappity-tappity-tappity fingers guy. He decides it’d be superawesome to get in line behind me soclose that I may need an STD test now.

In walks a woman looking breezy and comfortable in her summer dress, holding the hand of her 2-year-old child.

“Awwww”, I think. “Isn’t he cute?”

Almost on cue, he bumps his head against the counter and begins to wail. Captain Inconsolable is now singing me the song of his people.

Right about now, time seems to slow to a dead stop.

One of the cashiers leaves (presumably to fetch a package, but I theorize he wanted out of there as badly as I did), which leaves the remaining cashier. The sweet older guy who Only. Types. With. His. Index. Fingers.

Finally it’s my turn. I hand this poor man my package. He takes one look at the fairly long international address, inhales deeply, and starts to type. Click…..click……click……click…..

He managed to get everything input and get my package ready to send, all the while with a smile on his face. God bless him. 

Filthy maille-y fingers! Also, a mangled manicure.

17 Jul

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Product of hours spent with rings in my hand. I kindof love it. 🙂

Some things can’t be helped

24 May

I wasn’t even looking for this. A few days ago, while walking through one of my usual crafty haunts, my head whipped around of its own accord, and I found myself staring at this darling centerpiece:

 

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The tassel wasn’t originally part of the centerpiece, but was nearby, and as soon as I saw them I knew – JUST KNEW – that they had to be part of a new piece of nipple wear.

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Hooray for unexpected inspiration!

Guess what I’m working on?

29 Apr

While this project is certainly wearable, it doesn’t involve wire in the least.

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Even so, it called to me this morning and I’ve gotten one major step done.

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The next step? Oh yeah, it involves copious amounts of black glitter. Awwwwww yeahhhhhh………..

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Pedro is SO patient with me

12 Apr

God bless him, Pedro is an astonishingly patient model.

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There are moments, however, that I don’t believe are his favorites.

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Thankfully, he can nap on the job. Or at least get comfortable.

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No kitties were harmed in this photoshoot. Annoyed, yes, but not harmed.

It’s swell that he can be paid in snuggles and tuna, too. 😀

New Bracelet! Also…..guess what I’ve got?

10 Apr

A couple of years ago I found out that I have a swell little blood disorder called Factor Five Leiden. All it really means is that my superpower is blood clotting (and here I just wanted to see through clothes or leap tall buildings or something!), but now that I know I have it, it warrants special attention be paid in certain situations. Namely long flights on airplanes, long periods of bedrest – sedentary excess. 

I’d figured that at some point I’d need to wear an emergency bracelet to advise medical personnel of my condition in the event of some horrendous awfulness, and when I checked out my options online, it was clear that something better had to be made.

So here it is!

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A lightweight, snazzy and stylish medical emergency bracelet! 

My good friends at QBE Engraving (http://www.qbetags.com) provide the custom-engraved medical alert tag, and I fashion some crazy shiny chainmaille to turn it into a bracelet!

Check it out in my Etsy shop here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/128940569/chainmaille-medical-emergencyalert