*Sigh* So that was an entire day and a half wasted. *tear* Thirty. Thirty charm sculptures that went *poof*. I was so upset I made myself a batch of cookies (darn those chocolatey goodness for making me totally absentminded! And yes, I'm actually blaming innocent cookies for my wandering thoughts :P) and gorged myself. Which then made me feel better. ^__^..... well....sort of. The stomach ache afterwards wasn't fun. O__o
THEN, while glazing the charms I was able to redo and paint, I spilled the bottle all over the carpet O__o. So after cleaning it up I looked around and realized it had been my last bottle of glaze. So I had to rush to the nearest craft store and...they didn't have any of the glaze I needed. SOOO I went to the next one and again they didn't have the glaze I wanted so I grabbed the Satin Glaze version instead. It's not as glossy as the usual glaze I use BUT I actually like it better. I dunno. It seems to work on some charms but let me know what you guys think.^__^
But I did finish some of what I had on my list. Finished my major custom orders that are now up in my shop. Except one. Sorry, J! BUT I do have a bunch of Edward Apples Necklaces (3 more to be exact. Take that. ~__^ I had more but they got all wonky O__o), a simple Jacob necklace in his prom outfit and an Alice necklace. They have yet to be photographed but hopefully I'll have those up soon. Hooray! I didn't stick to my list but I'm gonna make up for it this week! ^__^ I swear. Hopefully. O__o If not, you can all stone me. :S
I'd like to thank Lauren for finally giving me a chance to sit down and do a Jasper and Alice bracelet. I've always liked Jasper's white jacket from the movie in the cafeteria scene. I don't know why but Jackson Rathbone just looks uber sexy in it. Especially with that collar up like that. ^__^ Grrr, baby! So I actually had this particular clay sculpture of Jasper with the collar up. ^__^
I tend to think Myrna kinda has it out for me. Keroppi was her next challenge thrown my way. But I was glad to do it. Personally, I'm more of a Pochacco and Badtz Maru girl. O__o I like puppies and grumpy penguins.
I'm waiting for her to ask me to do a full, foot tall, realistic sculpture of a nekkid Robert Pattinson in a centerfold pose, laying on a couch with his trademark sleepy eyes and a guitar covering his jahoobas (a la Titanic, anyone?). O__o.......Actually, I'm MORE than happy to give that a try, Myrna. Convo me ASAP! ~__^
Actually, I thought about this and figured it wasn't such a bad idea. I need to put my art education to good use! ~__^ I've seen some amazing polymer clay sculptures on line and I really want to take a stab at it but of course put my own twist in it. I'm not entirely sure when I'll be able to find the time or even if I'll be even half decent at it but you'll never know if you don't try. ^__^
What brought this on, you may ask? WELL...I've recently learned that someone else online is planning on selling their Twilight figurine clay charms on Etsy. It was only a matter of time. It was inevitable and so in some way I had accepted it. It's the way of the world. ^__^ But all I'll say is that real artists and innovators are the ones who think outside the box and come up with exciting and unique ideas. So you know what? Bring it. 'Cause I've got ideas to spare. :P
Now, don't misunderstand, I fully support anyone out there who wants to make clay charms. But be different. Be inspired but be original. Here's a great article that touches on this issue: 12 Secrets to Starting a Home Base Craft Business.
Which then leads me to this...a video blog? When did this happen? Amm....this week. Thanks to Sonja (piratedog on Etsy) for giving me the idea for my first vblog topic. ^__^ It covers the materials I use for my charms. There are a couple moments in the beginning where the video goes wonky for some reason but that goes away. ^__^ Enjoy!!
I hope at least 1/3 of you didn't feel like you wasted 10 minutes of your life. Although I don't claim to be an expert on charm-making but I hope it was somewhat informative. ^__^ I'm not going to be doing a lot of blogs. They just take too much time. Lucky you!! ~__^ But I hope that this one was at least helpful and/or amusing. ^__^ And seriously, I'm REALLY not a pill popper. O__o *twitch*
ALSO -I know I'm going on and on O__o- but please visit Lyssa's blog Twilightations! She's doing an entire month of giveaways and I'm also a part of! I'll be up in February but check out all the other sponsors and support handmade craft items!! Fabulous stuff!! And becoming part of the giveaway is so simple!
But that's all for now! Questions, concerns, er.....reminders O__o, blasts, wanna yell at me for a custom order I haven't gotten to.....you know what to do! Comment below, convo me, etc! ^__^ But for now, I'm going to pass out on my bed. ^__^
Butt loads of love,
PS: The song in the beginning and end of my vblog is called "I Hear you Everywhere" from the Chobits soundtrack. ^__^ And yes, I'm kind of an anime freak. O__o *twitch* ALSO, I'd like to thank whoever let me know of this article from my last blog post. ^__^