Sunday, May 29, 2011


I've got rainbows on the brain!!

I suppose it's because I was recently put in this amazing treasury-

Anyways, I've decided I'm going to do a treasury every Tuesday with each color of the rainbow. Tomorrow I shall start off with Pink! :D

I'd like to start setting up a schedule for myself to keep up on all my social networking shtuff.  I just have to start getting into the groove of it. :)  I recently got my Texas Sales and Tax Permit! Woot! That means it's time to buckle up and get this thing really going.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Quest for a new logo.

So! Long time no blog!  I've been feeling down in the dumps lately.  My allergies have been crazy and I feel like I have a pain in between my ears and back teeth.  It's crazy.
Anyways! I was having a particularly stressful day at work and decided to change my banner out for my shop.  I put on my dubstep playlist and get to work! It never fails to calm me down.  I get into a zone when I design them.   They are so much fun! I especially love it when I have lots of fun fonts to play with as well as new pictures I've recently taken for products.  Here's my finished result:

I'm pretty happy with it!  I had been thinking all week about how much I wanted to create a little logo for my shop.  I've seen lots of other shops create logos and put them as a watermark in the corner of their pictures.  I may be part of the minority...but I absolutely love that.  I have no idea why.  Maybe because it feels like that is the essence and feel of the shop I'm looking at.  You can tell a lot about the style and subject matter of a logo!  (Gosh..maybe I should have gone to school for graphic design or advertising! lol)  I wanted to incorporate M.M.S in the logo but I wasn't sure how. All I know, is that I wanted to do it.  I looked at the font that I used the banner for really loved the Ms.  I thought they were so gothic and beautiful and had the essence of what I wanted my shop to feel like.  I dunno..I think I might have described it kind of weird..but I think you know what I'm getting at. :)
So I started off with this:
Which I absolutely fell in love with.  It took some rearranging and constant resizing..but I think it worked out great! I even tested it out on some of my new photos! (Oh yeah...totally forgot to blog that I added a TON of new skull earrings from all the howlite skulls I had been stashing away like a squirrel!  They all have the 'simply dainty' theme ((since those have proven to be the more popular choice in my shop)) ) Anyways, I thought that was awesome. I was playing with it some more and added etsy to the bottom and was then..SUPER STOKED.  It totally looked like a skull! So that made me super happy.  Cause that's kind of the main theme to my shop are the skulls.  I had been trying to come up with something to make Moo stickers out of to stick on my boxes as I mail them out.  I think they are going to be great.  

What I would love to find is someone that could make a rubber stamp out of it so I could stamp my envelopes. :)
Anways, I can feel my headache growing. I have the day off tomorrow..I think I'm going to push myself to actually start my author portrait.  We'll see. 

Till then!


Friday, May 20, 2011

Paper Flower Rings

I had always thought about using recycled book paper for SOMETHING (I work in a used/new bookstore :) ) and it all came to me when I passed by a book about paper quilling. They had quilled paper into a flower and I thought it looked adorable. Needless to say, I could never get quilling down, so I experimented with punches and chalk colors and came up with these! I love them cause I am able to add a little sparkle to them. :) This one in particular is my most popular flower yet! :)

More to come!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Small Break.

I'm put my shop in vacation mode while I waited for all my official paper work to come in.  It's a little scary taking that step to become official because I didn't think it would be anything more than just a little side hobby.  Getting my sales tax permit and Assumed Name Certificate will make my etsy shop an official business and I've got to start actually keeping track of I probably should have anyways. ^_^''' I think I need a good (cheap) piece of software that will help me to keep track of my finances and such.

For now, I'm working on new pieces to have when I reopen my shop.  I have a couple of good ideas. Just little things to fill my shop out and add variety.  I'm really digging steam punk jewelry and am contemplating adding some rings to my shop.  I love, looooooove clocks and watches and it only makes sense to add some fun rings.  I wanna give it an awesome name about Found Artifacts of Something..but I haven't quite figured out what yet. :) I also am trying to brainstorm on ideas to make mine just a little bit different from all the amazing pieces out there.

I also assembled a necklace for a girlfriend that is going to recently have a baby. Thought it would be a sweet addition as well :)

I have made some animal stencils that I wanted to create Animal Pop art to sell in my shop too..with part of the proceeds going to Mercy for Animals. :) But we'll see.

Anyways, I'm looking forward to adding more to my shop and to making it an official side business. :)