Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Schedule Lo-Down

No big post for today. Sorry.

Instead, I've decided to work out a schedule of sorts so I can more easily space out new items and project updates. I might be able to make a new item every day... but one every other day sounds really nice too.

So, starting Monday, I'm going to try to stick to a Mon/Wed/Fri set up.

See you then!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

A Custom Order and Another Failed Attempt...

Custom Order:
Made a couple new bracelets last night as I worked through a custom order with a friend, and they both came out really nice.
But, she only wants one bracelet. So, I'll try to list the remaining one early next week.

Both bracelets are of the "half-persian" sub-family, with the thicker one being HP 4-1 and the thinner being 3-1. My etsy shop is FULL of HP 4-1 bracelets... and HP 3-1 has been popular when I've made them (they're easier too), but I've never gotten around to making more.
So, this custom order was a godsend :3 Hopefully I'll be making more HP 3-1 in the near future.

Naval Mines:

I've had this project going on where I've been trying to make chainmaille "naval mines" for fish tank decorations. Those spiky, floating things that are anchored to the bottom of the sea and take out ships.
I have a bunch of hollow "floating glass balls", a punch of ping pong balls, and some foam balls... ALL of white have sunk like rocks. They float great on their own, but as soon as I cage it in steel, it sinks (go figure).
Me and my brother have theorized that they will float if I use aluminum rings (3.47x lighter) but I've also been told by someone that aluminum will jack up fish... boooo.
There probably won't be too many new updates on that until I get something to finally float. At least, something that floats that LOOKS like a mine. That's part of the challenge.
Facebook: Naval Mines
I'm not totally sure if the link to my progress photos of the mines will work for other people. We'll find out :)

New Listings:

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Let's Get To It!

I really hope I can be diligent in up-keeping a blog on top of 3 websites, church, work and school :)

Well, no use in wasting time!

Today's new listing is a stretchy "shenanigans" weave bracelet in red and black. The red rubber rings kinda remind me of brick...

Etsy Listing:

Here's another new item, which I haven't listed yet, that is probably one of my favorites right now...
:EDIT: actually... I might make another one so that I can have one on my keys...

Sooo pretty!


Anyways! I've been trying to make a couple items each day. One to replenish my out of stock items on the websites (there are a lot of listings that I don't actually have the items made for), and another that I've never made before, and thus something that the internet has never seen either!
Granted, a never-seen-before item every day is a daunting task that I probably won't be able to keep up for long, but I still want to try.
I'll try to list the blue/brown one tomorrow.