13 January 2011

The Addiction Begins

So over the past little while, I have decided to begin not 1 but 2 new product lines, Metal stamping and Glass Tile pendants.

Well, metal stamping is a tad pricey to get a full initial investment, so I am slowly building up my supplies. I have already determined that this will be a wonderful stress relief when my husband pisses me off, I can whack away on some metal. Not too bad, unless he decides to try and talk to me with a hammer in my hand... But really I think it can really help since I do have a bit of a hot temper and anything constructive to turn my heated anger on is really a good thing. The only downside that I can see to this will be the inevitable hammer to my finger when I miss the strike tool... I know this will happen at some point in time, I can just smell it...

The glass tiles are already sucking me in. I only got a trial packet from a wonderful Etsy seller, TheGlassConnection and I have already made 3 pendants. Now I will have to buy more supplies to keep up with my massive addiction of these little suckers. Now I say, trial package, since I want to make sure that I have the hang of the process before I start making them to list in my Artfire studio. So I am starting with some simple designs. The first thing I did was to cut out a flower that is from some scrapbooking paper. This turned out really well:


Next up was The Weeping Angel. (Yes, I am a Dr. Who nut)

Weeping Angel

Then I decided to do a reference to Calvin & Hobbes. This was my favorite comic growing up and was something that was very special to me and it still reminds me of my Uncle who passed when I was 13.

Calvin & Hobbes

I have so many ideas that I want to get made up with these that I am sure it will a never ending project for me. I have even been caught looking at collage sheets now too. So I guess you can really say I have caught the fever!

With all these projects going, I still need to list the things I finished before I got these. I am working on a Firefly/Serenity piece, a Zoe necklace, kinda along the idea of what she wore during the show.

So, off I go to find something else to get into and I don't know when I will surface... But at least one thing I do know, I am having fun. And that is the only thing that matters...

03 January 2011

Ringing In The New Year

As 2010 ended and 2011 is here, there are so many things that are going to be in the works for me and my studio.

Over the past few months, I have several (ok tons) of new stuff to list. I will be re-introducing my Firefly/Serenity inspired lines again!!! I may even be destashing some supplies making room for some new ventures and new lines.

So, what are these ventures... Well, I will be introducing metal stamped pendants. I will also be introducing glass tile pendants. However, these pendants will not be just commercial images, they will be unique and original art drawn by my husband.

Now, I will be working on tweeking my studio and the current items. I may be doing daily sales or special promotions throughout the remainder of the winter. This will be making room for the newer items and lines.

It may be slow going though as my Fibro flares really bad in the winter with the cold weather. So, I'm trying to do what I can and hope that the days are kind to me.