Thursday, October 30, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Hand Born is Coming!

Yes, Ladies & Gents, it's time for Hand Born! (Yay! *Thunderous Applause*) This is a show that is very near and dear to my heart because it's the first show I ever vended at as a businesswoman! It was an awesome experience selling my jewelry, dancing to a live band, and meeting new and wonderfully crafty artists! I love this show so much I make sure I attend every year!

Here's some pics from that first show:

Mom & Angel showing their support!

My table in the beginning!

Year Two:

Last Year:

Fun stuff, right?!

So please, spread the word about this fantastic show!
It's Saturday, November 29th
from 6pm to 10pm
in Modesto at
Bang! Bang!, Queen Mab's, Rage Salon, Concetta & Deva Cafe!

Pictures from Craftoberfest!

Here's some pictures from Craftoberfest!
Thank you to everyone who put up with my constant picture taking!
A special thank you to Curtis for allowing me to borrow his camera - Again! ;)
Thank you also to my friends, the Tumbleweeds, for playing at the show! It was awesome! :D
And to Stacey, you did an awesome job planning the show!
Too bad the wind kept the shoppers away!

I was happy to see some friends I had not seen in a while!
And I was also happy to welcome my mafia sisters in crime, the Petaluma Craft Mafia to Sac!

Monday, October 20, 2008

All Hail the PunK RoCk PrOm KING!!!

Saturday night was Punk Rock Prom with Flogging Molly! Our local radio station KWOD was having a contest for prom king and queen. So Chris & I got all dressed up (I wore a pink sugar skull dress my mom made, and Chris wore a matching vest that I did...along with me liberty spiking his hair) and entered the contest! After mingling with friends for a bit we headed back to the KWOD tent to see how we ranked. Unfortunately they were not judging by couples...and I did not rank within the top three gals! Fortunately, Chris did rank within the top three guys!

So they teamed up three guys with three gals and then walked them up to the stage for the competition. They got scored by the crowd. Whoever got the largest amount of cheers won! Chris & his partner had the most crowd response & won the $500 prize along with being crowned! Unfortunately, Chris' spiked hair made it impossible for him to wear his crown. So I got to wear it for the night!

Photo by Phil

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Stretch Bracelet Tutorial

Here's a fun an easy stringing project that anyone can do!

First, gather your supplies!
You will need:
A Piece of Tape
Glue or Clear Nail Polish
A Piece of Felt or Towel (to lay out your beads to keep them from rolling)

Attach a piece of tape to the end of your elastic. That way, you won't accidentally loose your beads while you string.

You can string your beads in a randomly ...

Or you can string your beads in a pattern.

String on enough beads to comfortably fit around your wrist.

Once you have all your beads strung, take the ends together and tie them in a Square Knot. Add a dab of glue or clear nail polish on your knot to hold it in place.
(*Warning: Do not use hot glue from a glue gun because it will melt your elastic!
Also, do not use super glue because it will dry our your elastic
and possibly make your beads yucky!*)
Wait for the glue to dry then trim off your ends.

Voila! You know have a finished bracelet!

Please send me some pictures of your finished pieces! I'd love to see them! ;)

Thursday, October 2, 2008