27 December 2013

Reopening Soon!

The date of the grand reopening is coming soon.  We close on our house in just over a week!  We will be setting up and then moving the remainder of our stuff that is currently sitting in a storage unit, during the month of January.

Hopefully, either by the end of the month, I will at least have things set up so that I can reopen the studio.  Then once that is done, my supplies will be making their way into the studio and new creations will be coming soon.  It is not long now and things are moving at quite a quick pace.

So stick around and see what amazing things are heading into the Nightmaiden studios.

10 December 2013

Future Outlook

So it looks like things may be coming to a head soon with the moving issues.  I really have to start busting my behind to get things finished packing up since it looks like if all goes well, we have a closing date of just after the new year.

I still have a ton of work to do before then.  I did at least work on the chainmaille initial for my friends son and it came out amazing.  I can't wait to make the final piece in stainless steel rings.  It'll end up being a keychain since he really gets uncomfortable with necklaces and well, any chain around his neck.  I still need to start working on my other friends pieces but I am at a loss as to my exact design plans.  

I can't wait to get into the new home and especially into the new studio!  This will be an excellent feeling and then I can open my two other shops, Gothic Gypsy Photography and No Restraints Maille.  I am so excited for both these ventures and the expanding business.

Once I get the finished pieces for each projects, I will post photos. 

05 December 2013

Christmas Pressies

So I have been working on an order for a great friend of mine and decided to throw in some extras for her. Being that her son is an amazing teenager, I figured I would do something sweet for him too. The designs are hopefully going to come out right and I will be able to finish then and get them out by the holidays. 

Not only am I working on that project, I am also working on one for my other bestest friend. She has a special, very distinguishable, look for her travel gear and I thought I would add to that by making her some jewelry that would match and she could have a whole ensemble for when she travels. 

Now, on top of all that, I am working on a custom order from a repeat customer. This lady brings me some of the most interesting and gorgeous designs to make for her and I am truly honored that she thinks f me each time.

So, as if this wasn't a normal work load, I am working with limited supplies as most of my stuff is already packed up and sitting in a storage unit in Myrtle Beach, SC. While I am sitting in Virginia, working on a move to Tampa, Florida. 

I have a feeling that this is going to be a busy month for me and as I finish projects, I will post pictures of them as I can, as long as they won't ruin the surprise of the giftee. 

On top of all of this, I am still going to be shooting photos for my Gothic Gypsy photography studio as well as working on building up supplies for my Chainmaille Bondage studio, No Restraints. So, a busy little bee, I will be for a little while. But things are in the works and pretties will once again populate my life.

30 November 2013

Christmas Sale Collection by Mens-Accessories

So, for the Christmas season, I am proud to share that one of my items made it into a beautiful Collection.  

Curated by Mens-Accessories, this Collection named "Christmas Sale, features some amazing items and even more amazing artisans.  Check it out and maybe you might just find that last elusive present. And while my studio is actually on vacation until I move, I have not packed up my inventory, so if you are interested in my Mobius Chain Necklace, please just shoot me an email and I will take care of you.

This is my piece all by itself, Mobius Chain Necklace - Changing Leaves Blend:

And here is the gorgeous Collection that I am honored to have been included in. Check out the other items, (especially that wire wrapped pendant, is that not totally awesome!!) and support Handmade, real artisans, and find a small business whose hard work will be treasured forever.

29 November 2013

Future of Everything

Realizing that it has been quite a while since I have updated, there is actually a lot going on.  I will be working on a slight redesign for the blog to make it a little more user friendly.  

I am in the process of moving so I am sure that there will be some interesting pieces that will crop up during the packing and unpacking phase, especially supplies.  Within the next couple of months things will be a bit crazy but I will eventually have a full blown studio to work in.  

I have also expanded my original studio into 3 separate and very different studios.  I will still be keeping my jewelry studio, Nightmaiden Designs, but I will also be opening Gothic Gypsy Photography and No Restraints Maille (a bondage chainmaille studio).  I will keep links to their blogs as well as their shops on the side bar of this blog for easy reference.  

I can not wait to start the next part of my life and the life of my businesses.  I already have new ideas floating around and new designs are coming soon.  As long as I can make it through this move, everything else will fall together beautifully.  Until then, I will be working on the blogs and getting things set for a re-grand opening as soon as I am settled.