Beadwork feature - shaped flowersFlowers in this feature, unlike the ones in Flowery beadweavings feature, were not made just by "painting" flower in beaded fabric using different coloured beads and, unlike French beaded flowers, don't need wire in order to get or keep shape. These were made using different sizes of beads, different stitches, different tension, by increasing, decreasing and shaping the beaded fabric. There are many different ways to make a shaped flower - from veryBeadwork feature - shaped flowers1 year ago in Artisan Crafts More Like This
simple (think single daisy in daisy chain) to very complex. I'll provide several tutorials and lots of eye candy.
Brick stitched flower
Small Talk and Huge InvestmentsI don't think that many people know, but I'm actually partially colorblind. They've tested me for Daltonism (red-green colorblindness) because the main spectrum that I've lost is reddish-orange to brown, but I haven't lost the greens yet. This makes it a little more difficult for me to match skin tones when dolling, and very, very hard to make any dolls with red or brown hair (notice how I stay away from those colors in most of my art? ).Small Talk and Huge Investments3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The reason I mentioned it is because someone pointed me toward a pair of prescription glasses that allow people with red-green colorblindness to see color. To me, this is amazing news and I can't wait to drop almost a full paycheck start looking into these. I'm not sure if there's a place where I can see how effective they are and whether they're worth the investment (about $900), but I'm trying to get as much information and reviews on them as I can before I start making this a serious inquiry to specialty eyewear s
First Sale!I'm so excited, first sale came through on etsy,and the popularity of my page has increased dramatically!First Sale!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I appreciate everything you all have been doing, and keep spreading the word!
I'm slowly getting through my messages to thank everyone for their time and comments
New works to come.
GREAT NEWS AHEAD!!!Keeping this short as I am still at the con and using a friend of a friend's laptop. I will fill in the details later but lets put it this way...... I have been asked to do the art for a new upcoming RPG book!!!!GREAT NEWS AHEAD!!!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Really wish you all were here cause I wanna bust open champaign bottles and share with you all, my support team. You guys made this possible. Without you I would have given up months ago.
Details coming in a couple of days.
Miniature Houses Made of Up-Cycled Materials!You have to check out my co=workers new Etsy shop. He makes the most detailed miniature houses from cardboard and other re=cycled matericals. They are truly amazing. He even creates the landscape around them. I was blown away the first time he brought some of them in. He has just begun listing them on Etsy and there are many more to come.Miniature Houses Made of Up-Cycled Materials!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here is a link to his shop on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/ARenaissanceTrader?ref=seller_info
In other news I have just completed a tutorial on ClayLessons.com http://www.claylessons.com/ for this journal
Good grief, what a job that was!
A little incentiveLike most people I need money and I like deals. Deals that SAVe money. I have three active coupon codes that will remain active until November 1st. They are for 10%, 25%, and 30% off your purchase from Nay-Nay Macrame. To get the codes I have a little challenge for anyone interested.A little incentive8 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. What is my favorite color combination?
2. What are my phobias (you need name only one, but I have three major phobias)?
3. What is my favorite season of the year?
4. What is my favorite holiday?
5. Which do I prefer: purses, shoes, or hair decorations?
6. Why do I enjoy entering contests so much?
7. What faith do I practice?
8. What number am I most obsessed with?
9. Why am I obsessed with that number?
10. What is my favorite book series of all time?
11. What scifi shows do I love (name at least two out of the 7 I love)?
12. What is my favorite color of all the colors in the world (you must be very specif
September is here...and I am ready to start updating! Hope to do a big set of photos tonight of all the new goodies I have been working on. Way too many have slipped through my hands without getting pictures taken of before events. It has been a bit hectic keeping up with stock but I have a nice break until November for the next event I will be vending at.September is here...9 months ago in Personal More Like This
How does this benefit you? You have a chance to call first dibs on a piece before an event!
So yes, keep an eye out for updates this week.
I recently took a beading class this past weekend and I learned some techniques that I can't wait to slip into some of my designs! I have already made three new pieces and while they might not be pure steampunk, they would certainly go with the right steamy outfit.
See you in the updates!
Also keep an eye out for a giveaway to come around near the end of the month to celebrate my birthday!
TreesThis week I shall take the time to focus on my leafy brethren and see what they have to teach me....Trees9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Goal reached!I have reached my goal of $125 for my vendor fee! Soooo happy. After the money transfers to my bank account I'll be writing up the check and mailing it out. Ya'll have nooooo idea how happy I am about this. If I get accepted (depending on the number of people applying and how soon I get my paperwork in) I'll likely make around a $200+ profit at Mystic Fest, which is what the money was for. The next convention I'm working is September 22nd.Goal reached!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Those in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area here's the info on the convention so you can check it out and say hello to a fellow dA member:
C & C's Unique Boutique
Fall Festival - Inaugural Craft Show
September 22nd, 2012 9 am - 4 pm
Westside Community Center
3534 S 108th St
Omaha, Nebraska 68144
I'd love seeing ya'll there. You'll be able to actually try on the jewelry I make! I'll have a couple mirrors available so you can see what you look like with it on.
Now that I have my My
the cat came back... so as i was saying just moments ago in my latest submission; i've been ignoring this account for an embarrassing amount of time. i haven't really visited since before summer began and now summer is crossing over it's half way point. its been more than a couple months.the cat came back10 months ago in Personal More Like This
in may, zhang jingna (better known as zemotion on dA) invited me to collaborate with her which led to her using my jewelry in an editorial shoot she was doing for singaporebride.com. i was (to say the least) ecstatic to be involved. it felt completely out of my league; yes, i was out of my depth and on cloud nine.
i can't even begin to describe how much i love this image. then there's that dress, the one front and center. that satin, hatched pattern is stunning! i want to get married again and wear that. the models are angelic, the photo's dream like and surreal. i can't believe the twinkling little, ornaments are something that came out of my work room.
Ups and DownsYesterday I was featured at Raven 'n' Lenore. Yay! It made me so happy!Ups and Downs10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I also found a very hard to find movie on DVD: The Beastmaster (1982). One of my favorite movies EVER. Last time I tried hunting it down it cost $60!!! This one cost only $15, and with three of them left in stock Joe bought one for me. So excited!!! I know a lot of people hated that movie, but for me it's sort of nostalgic. Brings me back to my childhood.
Also, I spent time with friends at a RagTag meeting, and made a couple new friends while there as well. I decided to bring some jewelry with me too in case anyone wanted to wear it while being photographed. A lot of them loved my stuff, but alas no pictures or sales. Joe picked me up at around 8p, and we got a couple shakes since I was in such a good mood. I hadn't gotten ou
Fight the good fightYa'll need to remember this. I went through this with my jewelry work. I through this with my painting and coloring still. Fight through it, make it your job to win.Fight the good fight10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Through the Ages : We're Open!Through the Ages, which happens to be an incredibly awesome historically themed dolling pageant, is now open! You know you want to check it out!Through the Ages : We're Open!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you! + Giveaway announcementHello! ♥Thank you! + Giveaway announcement1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So yesterday I got my first DD, on this piece:
HUGE HUGE thanks to :iconDragonflyAndromeda: for suggesting and :iconFrockTarts: for featuring it!
(Although I really don't think I deserve it, I'm very happy ) So as a thank you to all you lovely people, I thought I'd annouce the next giveaway now.. I was originally just going to set the prize as a pair of ear cuffs, but now I want to celebrate too, so - for the next giveaway the prize will be a necklace! The Avarice necklace is available in my Etsy shop for $109, but the winner of this giveaway gets to choose either of the colour combinations below (Silver&Black, Gold&Red) and I'll send it to you absolutely free of charge.
It will be a 50, 000 pageview Kiriban - so the first person to send me a screenshot of my profile page at 50k pageviews wins the necklace! Yes, I know it's a pretty long way to 50k pageviews, and I'll post another journal when it's a little closer, but for now - check ou
Yeah!Short and sweet....I have a new scanner. The person wishes to remain anonymous but a fellow deviant here in Seattle, who I have met a couple of times at the zoo, had an extra one and gave it to me for free. New art on the way! I got it early this morning and been playing with it all day...........YEAH!!Yeah!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
HAPPY DANCE!!!!!I am officially internationaly published!!!!! YIPPEE!! YAPPY!!!! YAHOOEE!!!! Just got my issue on "Circle Magazine" and there is my art for the world to see. Circle magazine issue 113, page 44. Once the space in my office is cleaned and cleansed, the framed copy of the magazine will be hung first.HAPPY DANCE!!!!!2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Actually I can not say this is my first international publication. My first was some art for a LARP group rulebook in Lincolnshire England called "Bloodbath." And while I relish that day, this one is VERY SPECIAL to me and not just between friends.
More work for "Circle" to come.
You all are so sweet~ + Moving detailsEven though I've been too busy to respond to messages, I love reading them.You all are so sweet~ + Moving details2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
And because you guys are being thoughtful and kind to me, especially with all that is going on, after I move and get settled, I'm going to start up my monthly give away again~
Is there anything you guys would like to see aside from dragons?
To the rambles on apartment stuff!
Also, Next Friday is my move date. If all goes well, that is.
Because it's my first time renting, and I'm an unemployed college student, I have to pay an extra security deposit. Or have a co-signer. Which means extra deposit it is.
A deposit of $926.
But it's refundable upon move out.
I will have a bit of money for a few apartment essentials. I'm still looking over what is more important and what can be put off for a bit.
I know it's naughty of me, but I'm planning on buying a somewhat expensive cooking ware set. The reason being is that one, me and my room mate LOVE cooking. And this set has pretty much ever
True BeautyOnce a small village far inland was having a visitor-- a handsome rich young ruler who was looking for a bride! So the villagers gathered all of its most beautiful daughters to stand before him, but he decided that he was going to wait a year to choose. One of the daughters of the village however didn't attend the meeting, because she was...well, not beautiful. Many thought her ugly, and whenever they told her so, she became more and more ugly, and she knew it.True Beauty1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Months passed and the man still hadn't chosen whom he wanted to marry, and most of the daughters had stopped bothering to get his attention. In fact, many had already gotten married. But there was a tradition that was always upheld in the village: a man would have to pay the father to have her hand in marriage. Meaning that however many oxen and cattle he paid him with was how much he thought his wife-to-be was worth.
The ugly daughter didn't give the man much any thought. She knew he wouldn't choose her, so what was the point i
Morepork Speed Painting videoMorepork Painted using Photoshop CS6 and Wacom Intuos3 Tablet. Time taken: approx. 10 hours.Morepork Speed Painting video2 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Morepork is New Zealand's only surviving native owl. They are found in mainland New Zealand's forests and on many offshore islands.
ITU and its dangersYet another attempt to the independence and freedom of the internet. I grow weary even speak about all this but I try to increase people awareness about how useless the politic system has become and how they represent their citizens less and less and play for whatever big corporation or commercial interest fill their pockets or sponsor their campaigns.ITU and its dangers6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Here is a small movie who speaks about what is ITU. Its also a petition you can sign against it if you feel like involving yourself. I urge everybody to share this link and involve him or herself: https://www.whatistheitu.org/?ref=an
ETNO tries to limit internet neutralityAlthough it sounds like a balcanic music style, this member of ITU is nothing as benevolent as that. It seems that they are outraged by the freedom of the providers to give us the best service for our money so they came with a proposal to restrict that. You, me and all internet users might find ourself one day with crappy connections because they want to impose something called "per click basis". To learn more about this new attempt at the freedom and neutrality of the internet by companies who don't actually have the right to modify that, read this article: https://www.accessnow.org/blog/2012/10/16/say-it-aint-so-etno-dangerous-proposal-threatens-net-neutralityETNO tries to limit internet neutrality7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Fake freedom, hidden controlWhile things like ACTA, SOPA and PIPA have been swept under the rug and the controversy of those bills have now been silenced, things have taken a more sinister turn and they become slowly worthy of a dystopian novel. The more talk about freedom there is, the less it seems it actually is. And to justify this affirmation, check back into the legislation of your own country for the past year. While ACTA SEEM to have been put aside (for now), there is a tacit implementation of internet and phone control on all the countries. Special divisions have been formed, sites of sharing and torrents have been brought down, people convicted. Your private information is mandatory stocked into servers for months or even an year and, to top it all, YOU don't have access to it. I mean really, you don't have access to your own information! Yet third parties (like police and other governmental institution) can get access to it at any time, check on your moves *GPS tracking of your phone is kept in storageFake freedom, hidden control8 months ago in Personal More Like This
BronyCon Summer 2012 Artists Alley UPDATE #5BronyCon Artists Alley Update #5BronyCon Summer 2012 Artists Alley UPDATE #51 year ago in Personal More Like This
Table + booth numbers for everyone! (map accompanies the email version)
201 Everfree Northwest
202 Bee-Hive Studios
203 Equestria LA
204 Hey Look! A SIGN!!!
206 empty10 Arts
207 Brony Express
208 A. Merkel Art Dump
209 Astral Emporium
210 Mad Scientist's Lab
211 Chaos Clouds Productions
212 Coventry Decor
213 BestPest Studio
215 Corter Moon Designs
216 Moonlight Magiks
217 Bucking Awesome
219 Equestrian Crafts
302 Ethepony Embroideries
304 Enigmatic Inkworks
306 Honey Bee Dreams
307 Athena's Wink
309 Aphex Productions
310 Little Silver Wings' Art
312 Forest Rain
313 Wise Ass Shirts
314 M.a.D. Hatters
316 Garrett Dana Gilchrist
318 Jackal Gallery
404 Charity Auction Preview Area
405 Traveling Pony Museum
406 Moony Couture Designs
407 Mango Island