Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Twilight Prom


I never went to prom. I never went to a school dance period. I was so against it. But if I had an Edward I would've guzzied up in a heartbeat. But alas, I had no Edward . . . not even a Jacob. Some girls just have all the luck.

This piece was inspired by, obviously, the prom scene. The most gorgeous shot was when Bella and Edward were dancing in the gazebo. The minute I saw that I went 'Aaww.' I love this bracelet! I felt like keeping it but I restrained myself. The toggle was given to me by my aunt and is the only purple one I have (I also have one in green that you'll see on another piece soon:).

As always, more to come in the following days!

XOXO
Shielou

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Vampire Baseball HELL!!


I swear, I'm cursed when it comes to sports. You'd think that after all the bruised cheeks I received from dodge ball games in elementary school, scraped knees in rollerblading down the streets and just my general bad luck with any activity that includes balls (okay *rolls eyes* laugh it up, Peanut Gallery :P) I would have learned my lesson. Me + Sports = BAD!!! I've been trying to make this particular charm five times and this is the only one that came out right.


I tried doing the much thinner stripes of Edward's baseball shirt but couldn't. I've looked and couldn't find a brush small enough to make such super detailed work on something sooo tiny already. Don't get me wrong, I tried but it was useless. I had to trash so many Edward Cullen charms trying to do it I should be prosecuted. And trust me, I had nightmares of the little guys climbing out of the trash looking at me with sad eyes and asking me "Why? Why?" *shivers* I think I may be traumatized.

I'm only letting myself make 12 of these since I can't guarantee my sanity if I try to make 20 let alone 30. I'm actually twitching and dreading making 11 more of these guys. O_o Yikes! But hey, good news! I uploaded new stuff two days in a row! Go me!

Always,
Shielou

Friday, October 24, 2008

Whew!! New Items!!


When I started out my Etsy shop I didn't think my items would sell, especially my Twilight items. Thus, my inventory was quite low. But lo-and-behold I was proven wrong, much to my surprise, and I've been working almost non stop in the past two weeks in order to bring you all new items!

Soooooo . . . I watched the final trailer of Twilight (I am so excited!) the day it came out and there were so many things about it that inspired me. And one of them was the treetops scene with Bella and Edward. The foliage and the overall scenery was absolutely gorgeous and I wanted to make it into a bracelet. Thus 'Running with Vampires' Charm Bracelet was created. I realize it's 'Runs with Vampires' but I like the sound of 'Running with Vampires' better.


Anyhow, it was a bit of a pain to create this piece. It pretty much took forever to finish. I can be a bit indecisive when it comes to my designs. I wasn't exactly sure if I liked the green wiring I had added but I like the finished product. I wanted it to be rustic and organic and I'd like to think I accomplished that T_T

More to come in the next few days!

Always,
Shielou

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Half Nekkid Jacob?!


Oh yes, we went there! I should feel like a dirrty old woman but I don't. This week I tried to play around with the eyes a little more, making it as detailed as I could. I only made a few half-nekkid Jacobs (3 more to be exact) unless there's a big demand for it. I'm more interested in painting the Jacob Black version we see in the film but if only I can get my hands on some good photo references!


As I promised earlier this week, I have more to come in the next few days!!

Always,
Shielou

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Welcome to Shielou

So it's been around a week since our shop opened and I've been having a blast! Who knew selling my personal crafts online would bring me such joy and excitement? Cheesy as it sounds it's true. But enough with the Hallmark moment! I hit the mother load this weekend when my aunt, God bless her sweet and generous soul, gave me a bounty of various precious gemstones (including jade! *drool*), red coral beads, cultured pearls and Swarovski crystals straight from the Philippines!! This little Etsy seller now knows where to get her beads next time! Woohoo!!

I was a bit overwhelmed by the variety of treasures and didn't really know where to begin. I had so many ideas running through my head and I had no clue as to where I should start. So I decided to organize first! Organizing soothes the soul.


I'm working my little tush off to bring you all some new items coming up at the end of this week so keep your eyes open for that! But as of now, I have posted a couple of bracelets and a Mini Edward Cullen with more to come in the next few days!

Always,
Shielou