Tuesday, June 30, 2009

organic hammered rings

when I was little my mom used to buy me these little candy rings that you could wear on you finger and well, eat.

mine never lasted very long. :o)

these are inspired by those very same candies.

Prehnite ring with organic hammered band

Pink Amethyst with organic faceted band
I am in love with the simple look of these rings, and I LOVE the facets on the stone! yum. yum. yum.
I'm working on my etsy shop for my jewelry- amoebicjewelry.etsy.com and these babies should be listed soon! stay tuned!

Friday, June 26, 2009

bead p0rn

I finally made the jump and started up my etsy shop! Littlebeadshop will be my gemstone beads & cabochons store. So today I started listing a few items from my inventory to my bead shop onto etsy. I'll be listing some more the next few days. Here are few sneak peeks:

Gorgeous faceted prehnite round cabochons

Sparkling faceted crystal quartz cabochons

Sexy faceted Smoky Topaz cabochons
Don't you just want to eat them? Or is it just me?

There's so much back-end work with opening an etsy store! Packaging, logos, not to mention taking good pictures has been difficult as well.
This weekend I'll be working on a tutorial for a simplistic bezel set ring. Since these most of my favorite cabochons are faceted, the actual ring can be very simple. I'm debating whether a photo tutorial or a video would be easier.
Hopefully I could find some time to take some good photos of my jewelry and list those up in my jewelry etsy site. hopefully the 1 year old cooperates!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Puff Daddy

Find of the day:

Puff Daddy by Pickles

This adorable knitted stool! I'm going to knit a bunch for my 1 year old for him to sit on and throw around.

You can find this and other adorable knitting patterns on Pickles website. Most of her blog is in Norwegian, but she has a bunch of incredible (free!) English patterns as well.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

crochet fabulous

If you love crochet, I'm sure you have run into futuregirl's beautiful craft blog.

I remember drooling over her crochet handbags for such a long time.

This beauty is one of her designs. Isn't it gorgeous?

I saw one of her bags in 2007 and decided I could make one. After some fidgeting, I realized- I couldn't make the dang thing lie flat on the bottom like hers did. I hid it in my craft closet next to my other failed crochet attempts.

Fast forward to 2009. I was browsing all my blogs and I found that she is generously posting the pattern for the aforementioned tote bag!!

It's called the starling bag, and it's wonderful.

Check out her awesome crochet tutorials and tons of other goodies!

too many?

I am the first to admit that I lie victim to crafting ADD.

Definition: insufferable attachment to multiple crafting obsessions. Sadly, there is no cure.

At one point or another I have had a blog/flickr page for EVERY single hobby.

One day as I was updating yet another blog, I realized that the solution is to simplify.

Welcome to my little webspace. :)