Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I really do feel badly for not updating since....whenever.  I've had things to blog about, sure, I just....haven't gotten around to it....lame excuse, I know.  Well, here's my update.  I ordered some ball chain, waxed linen and leather cord....yes, to make a wrap bracelet!  Still in the experimentation phase....I seem to struggle with getting the length right, mostly.  And I have discovered that I don't have very many beads that will work as the clasp.  I also ordered some nice wire to try with the wire wrapping book I got a while back.  I forgot that I ordered the gold-filled wire two gauges smaller than the recommended gauge.  It was thinner and definitely made a difference.  But I managed to make a bracelet that turned out decently.  It's a smidge too tight for me, so I might see if my grandmother would like it when she comes down this weekend....and I'll have to remember to give it another half an inch in length for next time.  It was fun, if not a little frustrating though.  Well, I've got class starting at 8 am tomorrow, all three of my least favorite classes in one day.  Time to crash.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Back in the Game

Yes, I know I've been a bit MIA....oh wait, I only missed one day....nevermind!  It really feels like it, though.  I decided to make some more treasury lists on Etsy, mostly because I was bored.... and I thought it'd be cool to see how many people on Etsy went to ECU!  So my first Treasury list features ECU-themed goodies!

And a possibly more season-appropriate collection (although the college football season just started!):


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Study Time!

Today is going to be the day of homework and procrastinating, followed by more homework and procrastination with a dash of cleaning in there somewhere.  I have two papers due on Tuesday for my two Linguistics classes taught by the same teacher....I think I'll do ONE of those first.  Then I have my French listening portion of the homework to do online, and pages to copy and fill out from the workbook, which is due Monday.  I'll do that next.  Then I'll do the other paper.  Then I might clean the bathroom.  It definitely needs a good cleaning sometime this weekend.  Not that it's disgusting or anything, but we really (my mom and I) only gave it a basic cleaning when I moved in.  I'll save the English reading for tonight or maybe tomorrow....the first part of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.  Then I might do some more beading.  I took apart a necklace I made some time ago last night and I'm not quite sure what I was thinking when I made it.  So I decided that since the holes in the beads are too large for me to put with other beads, this will be a good one to knot!  I started last night but wasn't quite sure how long to make it, and didn't feel like moving to find my tape measure.  I'm kind of rambling right now and I think it's because I'm starving....and that might be because it is lunchtime....

Friday, September 9, 2011

More Listings!

So, I decided to dig up some old pieces that seem to be very seasonal in appearance and I've relisted them in my Etsy shop.  I also added a couple new pieces as well.  Enjoy!
Jade Beauty

Bright Green & Blue

I was really trying to post the pictures for the other two, but Blogger is trying my nerves, so here's the links for the Jingly Leaf Bracelet and Autumn Leaves Tree Necklace.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Busy Bee

Well, I've been working on trying to up my stash and put some new items in my Etsy shop.  Last night I made I think six pairs of earrings.  Yeah, I was just crankin' em out.  I decided to be all super creative and use some of my fern green Swarovski bicones in earrings and they actually turned out very nice-looking, I think.  I don't have pictures of those yet.  Yes, you are shaking your head and saying, "WHEN?!"  Okay, maybe not.  But I realized I had all these pictures taken of jewelry I had never listed and decided to work on that today.  So, here are some pics of my recent listings:

Snow & Ice

Little Sparrow

Aqua Daisies

I also have a bunch of purple & gold earrings I made for an ECU-themed section in the shop, but I can't find where I packed them!  They'll turn up eventually, I suppose....