Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Magical Midnight Mushroom Beaded Pendant, and Other Random News

I just realized that I never posted about the newest pendant in my Etsy shop! This one is made entirely of Japanese glass seed beads and organic cotton thread. I call it the Magical Midnight Mushroom. It was inspired by the fly agaric mushroom, widely portrayed in folklore and fairy tales. Baba Yaga is often shown with them, and they are frequently used in illustrations of Alice, and just magically forest scenes. They are pretty cool. If you look closely, my little mushroom has a face on both sides ^_^ So here is the pendant, plus some little mushrooms that were growing in our yard - two areas had little fairy rings growing! Unfortunately, we had to mow the lawn, and now they are gone :(

In other news, I got my Level 2 Crystal Reiki attunement earlier this month, which was pretty cool. One more to go! I'll be getting it sometime in July, most likely. Also, I took Doreen Virtue's Fairyologist course, which was really fun!! It was my birthday present to myself. And I am now a certified Fairyologist:

I have been working on the dress for my Amethyst Faerie doll, she should be done in a week or so if all goes well. Here are some recent progress pics:

The weather has been super hot here, and off and on the air quality hasn't been so good either, so I've been pretty much stuck in the house, and not feeling well. But, as you can see, I've had a lot to do anyways, which I am thankful for!

Another piece of good news is that I will be drawing soon! Not digital illustration, which I have been doing the past few years because of health problems, but actual drawing on papyrus! I've missed it so much, but I think I should be okay with the materials I got, and I'm really excited! Below are the beautiful bronze calligraphy pens I got, along with an assortment of nibs.

And finally, Ringo just wants to wish you all a happy summer!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Copper Beaded Dream Catcher Pendant

This beautiful dream catcher pendant (or ornament, or wall hanging) in shades of copper and gold, is now available in my Etsy shop. The crystals used in this piece are Malachite and Chrysoprase,  both are good for dispelling nightmares.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Art vs. Artist

This is something that has been going around Instagram and Twitter lately, to see if there is really any resemblance between an artist and their art. So, I'll let you all be the judge, does my art look like me?

Friday, May 20, 2016

Pretty Flowers

Just some photos of pretty flowers in my neighbor's yard. I took them last weekend...

Friday, May 13, 2016

Purple Beaded Dream Catcher Pendant

I now have one purple beaded dream catcher pendant available in my Etsy shop! It is made of pale purple, royal purple & silver Japanese glass seed beads, organic cotton thread, and natural Amethyst, Rose Quartz and White Moonstone beads - these crystals are known to prevent nightmares and promote restful sleep. 

In addition to wearing it as a pendant, it would also make a Great Wall hanging or Christmas tree ornament.

A little about dream catchers: According to some traditional Native American beliefs, the night air is full of dreams, some good, some bad. The bad dreams get caught in the web, and good dreams pass through the hole in the center. The good dreams are then guided down the feathers to dreamer below. In the morning when the sun comes up, the bad dreams that are caught in the web are destroyed by the light.

You can also special order this piece in your choice of colors and crystals. Just send me a private message on Etsy and let me know what you'd like:)

And here it is: 

In the last photo there are two dream catchers. The one on the right is the one for sale, the one on the left is my prototype, and I'm keeping it for myself :)

That's all for now. Ringo & I wish you all a wonderful weekend! ~

Two New Designs in Progress...

I've been working on 2 new pendant designs. The photos below are of my prototypes, which I will keep, but if they turn out well I will be making another one for my Etsy shop ^_^ 

The first design is a dream catcher! This one is turning out really well, and in fact, I am already working on the second one for shop, & will post it here when it's available  (probably later today or tomorrow)...

And my second new design is a little more whimsical - a mermaid! She looks a little funny at the moment, but I'm hoping when she's all finished she will be cute :) More pics of her to come...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Beaded Chakra Crystal Grid Healing Pendant Sets

Just wanted to share a few pictures of my chakra pendants in sets by size, I think they look pretty all together ^_^ All pendants pictured are available in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

WIP: Amethyst Faerie

I finally gave my poor little Amethyst Faerie doll some hair! I actually made her several months ago, started her last November, I believe. But, between injuries, classes, holiday stuff and trying to get my Etsy store going, it just seems like I never get to finish her. So I'm happy that she at least has hair now. And I do have a general idea for what I'd like to do for her dress, so I can start working on it between other projects. 

As always, she is made of Japanese glass seed beads, organic cotton thread & fiber fill. Her ball joints are made of real amethyst beads. In my imagination, Amethyst Faerie is actually made entirely of amethyst! But, realistically, that isn't possible, so I'm happy that I can at least incorporate some real amethyst into making her - I will probably put some small ones on her dress too. So, enough of that, here she is: