I got the buckle which I've used as a bezel from jan's jewels, of course.
I should give credit where it's due. I got most of my funky words here, though I've discovered a couple more good sources I might use.
I've been selling quite well. I might have an all-day make-fest tomorrow since they're calling for a 'life-threatening blizzard' tomorrow, so school may be cancelled.
I was particularly pleased with how these pictures turned out. I've been using Sparrow's trick of blurring the background to make the foreground look sharper. I had done it before but sorta forgot about that. I think they look so cute! And the post-before-last that horrible thing was happening w/the pixelation, God knows why....
If My Spirit Be Bound.
OK, this one I'm kinda excited about. Slab-cut jade, a bunch of mop buttons from my recent gift box, some old this and that, (including a Uruguayan game piece of bone to which I glued the etched stone piece and 3 leaf cabs)... But look at the focal. It was a spoon Sparrow sent me aaaaages ago which she's surely forgotten about. I can't figure out if it's some kinda stone or if it's shell.
In any case, I cut it down and pierced it, filled it w/UTEE to get a flat surface on which to place 2 carefully cut out transparencies from the ones my dad printed out for me ages ago.... Images I found free on the webz of course.
And all these Vintage French beaded flowers and leaves are from the box that Opulent Oddities sent me a while ago. See - it might take a long time before I use something, but eventually I do...
Sigh. I can't believe all the lovely stuff folks have sent me over the ... 2 years? Only 2? Feels like a glorious lifetime of making... So when customers get all grateful over extra little ephemera and such I might add (like, if I know it's a fellow seller)- I should just let them know I'm simply paying it forward.
Well, that sounded cheesy.