Friday, May 29, 2009

More Pixie Dust!

For some reason I can't stop dipping every bead I make in Pixiedust. I don't know why. Everything sitting in the kiln tonight has been dipped in it.
I've also been working in christmas colors for some reason. I have no idea why. The other day I made these lovely rich pink whiteheart beads that were dipped in pixie dust. Tonight I made emerald green whitehearts also dipped in pixie dust. I'm very excited to pull them out of the kiln tomorrow.
Whenever I make beads I get so excited for when i can take them out of the kiln. It may be a little sad, but I've had nights where I can't sleep because I'm excited about what's in the kiln. It means I have some crappy sleepless nights sometimes, but it's worth it :) I hope I'll always have that enthusiasm about my art.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fun with Pixie Dust and Some New Etsy Listings

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. I was working my day job, but now I have three days off. Yipee! I've been making quite a few beads this weekend even though I've still been working. I have pictures to take and beads to clean so they won't be up on Etsy for a day or two.
I purchased Pixie dust a while back and I finally got it out to play with. Boy is it messy! I was wearing black pants when I tried to gently tap a little bit onto my marver. I did manage to get some on my marver, but more of it was in a pixie dust cloud in the air and allover my once black pants.
I did figure out how to use it with minimal mess eventually and I made some very cute little spacers. I listed them yesterday and they sold immediately. I always like when that happens. I have more sitting on my desk made with gold pink. They're very christmasy. I think you'll like them, I know I do.
Anyways, here are a few things that I recently posted on Etsy. Hope you like them.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Photoshop, Twitter and Ebay Oh My!

It's been so lovely outside lately that I haven't been terribly motivated to stay inside at my computer and work. I did stay up ridiculously late last night playing with photoshop and I turned out with some pretty neat pictures. I wish I had the patience to do this for all the etsy listings I put up, but boy is it tedious. If only I could dye my hand green or something when I take these so I have an easy green screen hand.
What do you think? Cool or what? Maybe I'm just easily amused.
I've been considering trying to sell on Ebay once a week. I do like Etsy of course, but Ebay is where I started selling many years ago when I was still torching unsafely in my apartment. It was pretty fun watching the auction style. It's just too bad Ebay is known as Feebay now. Blech. Still thinking about it though, so let me know what you think. I love reading your comments even if I have been a little neglectful of my blog lately.
I also joined twitter recently. I still don't really know if I like it, but it is cool seeing what's going on in other people's lives. I still prefer reading blogs, but it's kinda cool still. Feel free to follow me, I always try to follow back.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bead size

I've been a little bit neglectful of my blog lately. It suddenly started getting nice out and I just want to go outside and play! I keep leaving my day job early too because it's so nice out. That's not the best thing when you're paid by the hour. I've still been downstairs torching pretty frequently though. Nothing can really turn me away from that.

Yesterday I stopped at a lampwork bead bazaar in my area. I didn't really have any money, so I was really just browsing around and trying to meet new people. I did notice that most of the beads displayed were a lot bigger than mine. I know the size doesn't really matter too much because everyone has their different tastes. I know I prefer things a little smaller and more subtle, but I've seen some amazing necklaces that are huge pieces. What do you guys think?