Saturday, May 29, 2010

My Dress Form Pendants Featured And A Friend's Contest!

Yesterday, I woke up to a convo from the owner of the I Dreamed I Saw blog, letting me know my dress form pendant(s) were a part of her dress form entry! I love how it turned out and I'm so honored to have been included in this great blog. Please check out the entry (and the rest of the I Dreamed I Saw blog) here:

Additionally, a friend from one of my Etsy groups is having a contest for a pair of her great crochet gloves. You can enter here:
Good luck!

Hope everyone is having a nice Memorial Day weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Oregon Trail!

Now, a total departure from my usual posts...
Many of us remember this fun game from computer lab day when we were in elementary school. There was a topic about this on Etsy today and someone was nice enough to post a link to where you could play the game!
I played and finally made it to the end, something I never did way back when. My final score was 5055 and I made it to the top 10 lol...not sure whether I should be proud of that or ashamed that I wasted that much time! Playing this game again, you'll see how low quality the graphics are, almost Atari-like, if you remember that. I had forgotten how to play but then it all came back and I was fording rivers and hunting like there was no tomorrow.
Anyway, without further ado, here is the link where you can install a small plugin (it's safe, don't worry) and play Oregon Trail!

Here's a screenshot of my 3rd place spot, since I'm sure I'll get ousted soon lol.

Friday, May 7, 2010

New Features! I'm on Cuteable!

I was notified by Lynsey at Cuteable today that my torso pendants are part of her Flickr Friday feature! Check them out here:

Additionally, my cranberry torso pendant was featured in this fun "Pink Tropicana" treasury; one of my Etsy friends notified me that it was on the front page of CraftCult this afternoon too! Wow!

Enough about me for now, hope you have a great weekend and to everyone celebrating Mother's Day, hope it's a wonderful one!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Bonnie Hunt Dog and Cat Adoptions!

There are SO many dogs that need to be adopted, but today's segment on the Bonnie Hunt show really tugged at my heartstrings. One dog in particular, Trailer, a black Pit/Lab mix, has appeared on her adoption segment three times now and still has not found a home. I would love to adopt him myself but I'm not in the area. I do want to see him go to a good home though, as with all of the animals who still need to be adopted. If you're in the Los Angeles area and want to find out more about the dogs and cats who have appeared on the show, just go to Bonnie's site here:

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Gold Glitter Resin Torso Pendant!

It seems like lately I've been prefacing every post with how busy I am, I feel bad about it! But sometimes life has a way of sneaking up on you and piling everything on at once; the last few weeks have been no exception.

I did manage to get lots of my new absolute favorite items poured, my resin torso pendants! I think these are the most unique things I've seen in a long time, hence the reason why I was so excited to get the mold and get started! I was a tad hesitant at first because as resin jewelry makers know, different molds can affect the curing process of the resin. For example, the mold I use for these torso charms is silicone (rather than the non-stick plastic of the Castin Craft/ETI molds) and will sometimes give the resin an opaque appearance. I fixed this by using a layer of Diamond Glaze over the piece which works out really well, as it brings out the sparkle and color more!

Here's a group picture of all of the pendants I've completed so far:

And my first one I'm trying out on Etsy, hopefully people like these as much as I do! I have many more ideas for colors and things to embed in this particular mold, I might just have to buy more molds to try all the ideas I have in my head; I can't wait a whole day for them to cure before wanting to try something else haha.