Sunday, September 23, 2007

Who I Heart...

I worked all weekend so there was no crafting to be done, but I did get to spend a lot of time on etsy. I added lots of items (many more to come!), read the forums, and added shop to our favorites. Some of the shops are run by people we know from around Vancouver, but some were just ones that caught my eye through the forums and the main page.

However, as I'm not in a buying place right now (so sad!!) I'm going to share my favorites with you.

1. Ami Nytray Designs: The specimen jar pendants are what really caught my eye here.

2. Wash The Day Away: Lots of neat baby stuff, but she's going to make a tattoo healing lotion. I'm saving this one for christmas gifts.

3. Robin's Jewelry Box: I'm loving mini stuff right now, so add food and jewelry to that and I love it.

4. BundanART: I'm not really a huge fan of landscape paintings, but I adore these.

That's it for now. Actually no, not quite. Rhi's really dislikes blog posts without pictures. SO here's a teaser for an upcoming post of mine. I'm finally going to finish the pattern for my "Cupcakes for Secrets"and then I will post it. And it will be free. yay!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Delica Rings

As Kalin mentioned below - as part of our Etsy store opening we're including a free delica ring for any orders over $16. Yay free stuff!

I make these rings somewhat obsessively - they're quite addictive, a quick little project for me to do while watching some tv series on dvd. Here are a few of the ones I've got on hand to whet your appetite:

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


This will be short and sweet because I totally have to leave for school. However, I'm excited and I couldn't wait to tell you all that our etsy shop is open!!!

We'll be adding new items every day and free delica rings will be included in any orders over $16.00.

Visit and tell your friends!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Beaded Pendants

I've been playing around in my stash of delica beads lately - I love my delica beads, so precise, so shiny - and I ended up making some gourd stitch pendants. Simple rectangles with some interesting colour combinations and patterns (I'm big on randomness lately actually). I was puzzling out how to do the wirework to finish off the pendants and I couldn't pull off anything that satisfied me.... here are two attempts:

Then, with a peek into my own jewelry box, I realized I was trying too hard and the answer was actually much simpler. I put away my pliers and my wire and put the pendent on a neckwire from my jewelry box.... so much better:

Sometimes things don't need to be as complicated as I tend to make them! Now I just need to find a good source of neckwires....

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Bookmarks

I made these last week for a friend of mine and her fiancee. On the back of them they have coordinating origami papers. These little guys are small and simple, but I have some plans for them.

The ones we have made so far sold ok, and were a mix of origami and book cutouts. I'd love to try them with fabric because my laminator says it can do that. Once a bunch more are made I think we'll do a submission to the sampler and then add them in themed packs of four or 5 to etsy.

Which reminds me that I really should start posting things to etsy. Tonight I have time and I will do it.

(Extra thought: Maybe we can do our first naming contest with these. I'll need to talk to the gang about it.)

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Cup Candles!

OK, so we need a better name. But I'm still super excited about these adorable candles. We had a few kinks along the way, but I'm very pleased with how these have turned out. I really hope people like these because I'm looking forward to making lots more. I shouldn't be worried though, I already have a couple requests from people who haven't even SEEN them.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

In the beginning

Today Rhi and I are experimenting with making soy candles. We're trying to remember to take process pictures as we go, but we get caught up with things sometimes. Right now we're waiting for the second batch of wax to cool enough for scent to be added.

And with that break in activity we decided to start up the blog. It will get much prettier soon, I promise. What you will be able to find here in the weeks and months to come is information about products and techniques, tutorials, pictures, and general chatter about crafts.

oh, we might also hold naming contests involving puns, where the prizes will be our products in the future. So bookmark us and check back. We are also very interested in exchanging links if you have a artsy or crafty site too.