Thursday, July 31, 2008

No new success but plenty of failures

I've been working on new designs like crazy, but none of them turn out well. I've been experimenting with different wire wrapping techniques, and I just can't do it! Everything that I make turns out crappy or stupid looking. You would think that after two weeks of experimenting I'd have figured something out. Nope. Just crap.

For example, here's a picture of a wire wrapped ring I made last Saturday. It looks OK, but not something that I would sale.
Keeping it for myself.
I think that I could try the design one more time, but make some improvements on the design. Next time, I'll plan the wrapping first, and then execute the design. I usually jump in without thinking about what I'm doing.

I made another ring as well. I'm still not sure how I feel about it. It has an earthy, and organic look to it. Me and my boyfriend call it the 'borg' ring. It just looks kind of sci-fi, cyberpunk/steampunk.
I just don't know how to feel about it.

Last, there are these pearl and jade hoop earrings I made. I love them, but no one else does. I think they're so cute. I'm just going to keep them for myself.
I like the gold, white and purple together.

Cute, on me!

So, here's my list of failures. Feel free to share your own stories about failure. How did you finally get over it? I would love to hear them and get your advice!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"Twilight" is finally coming out!

I feel like such a kid, but I love this series! I can't believe that it comes out on December 12th. I'm going to force my boyfriend to come with me to the movies. We'll probably be surrounded by a sea of teenage girls, but I don't care. The actor casted for the role of Edward is HOT!

If you are a fan of the series you will love the jewelry that's inspired by it.

I'm off to read "New Moon"! I'm so glad that the new book comes out on Saturday. I'll have week to read the whole series.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Old Sketches

Lately, I've wanted to get back into drawing. Then I doubted myself. I asked, "Why should I start again? I wasn't good at it." I've started to reconsider that point...When I was attending art college I had one idea drilled into my head: You have to draw this way, or it isn't good. Now that I've grown older I see that art should be different, and not just following the current trend. Anyway, enjoy my trip back down memory lane :)

A page from my journal. I remember being so excited when I got my tongue pierced (I was 19). I couldn't keep my tongue in my mouth. Now, I've gotten over it. Pen, ink, graphite and watercolors.

I love cherries. Painted using acrylics.

Random girl portrait with watercolors. This is a page from an old journal.

Gourd sketch with color study.

A sketch of a glass bottle.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Journal Obsession

I am addicted to journals. I've been collecting journals of all types for the past 14 years. I don't like using spiral bound notebooks, but I have bought a few. My weak spot is bound journals. I would love to be able to buy just one from Kreativlink.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Dinner Rings To Turn Heads

Love this shop. Her designs are some of the more original creations that I've seen. Click the link to see all of her jewelry, and feel free to buy anything that you like. My favorite is the Sea Gypsy Dinner Ring.

Envious of her skills

Moleskine July 22 2008
Originally uploaded by Jennifer Mullin

Please go and check out her work. She's an extremely talented artist. I found her work, and I've been in love with it since then. Her art can be purchased here.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

BehaveLittles makes a Condom Holder for Ladies!

I stumbled across this shop on etsy. All I can say is "I wish I had thought of it." Now, a woman doesn't have to feel embarrased about carrying condoms around; they can be concealed in those little carrying cases! The prices are about 3.50 apiece, so get one while you can.

"A Break in Flight" necklace

A Break in Flight
Originally uploaded by jr_goddesstlj

This little butterfly decided to rest it's wings amongst the flowers...

When I made this necklace my goal was to create something that would be perfect a woman's summer wardrobe. Here it is.

This necklace is my newest creation, and can be found on, as always.

The chains are silver plated, and so is the toggle clasp. The beads are frosted glass flowers. So cute! The length of this necklace is 20 inches (minus the toggle clasp) and the pendant measures 1 1/4 in x 1 1/2 ( at the widest point).

Friday, July 4, 2008

My Sith Apprentice

My Sith Apprentice
Originally uploaded by jr_goddesstlj

Her father has her addicted to "Star Wars" and other geeky stuff. There goes her popularity.

The upside is that she'll be able to annihilate her bullies. They shall join her or die!

Indecision the necklace

Indecision the necklace
Originally uploaded by jr_goddesstlj

My latest creation. I love this necklace to death. I'm surprise that no one has bought it yet. Not a big deal. I may decide to keep this one for myself!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Love for a Local Artist: stOOpidgErL-Pretty Delicious

Pretty Delicious
Originally uploaded by stOOpidgErL

Her jewelry has been making me jealous ever since I joined Etsy. You should really check out her jewelry and artwork @ here.

I am inspired whenever I see her work.

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