Thursday, January 22, 2009


I know, I know; two blogs in less than an hour is pushing it. BUT LOOK!

My first treasury! I am so beyond excited!

The Death Of My Light Box

Yeah so, the cat? She killed my lightbox. Siiiiiigh.

It was sitting on top of the three plastic drawers that hold a ton of my crafting stuff (uh, when I actually decide to put it away), along with two desk lamps that I used as my lighting source(s?). I went over to the dining room table to start working, and I noticed that both lamps were on the floor, one of them twisted and bent in an unfortunate manner. As I was fairly certain that I had not left them like that, I looked on top of the drawers and noticed that the lightbox was tilted and suspiciously covered in cat littler. She has ruined the poster board that went inside the box, as well as further distorted its shape. I sighed, admitted defeat, and threw it in the trash.

So! Now I am in the market for a new cardboard box. Anybody wanna help me out?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Bracelets and Earrings and Necklaces, Oh My!

Yeah, so there's lots of new stuff in the shop! I experimented with a big flower pendant, and I really love how the necklace turned out. I also became obsessed with beads that are clear in the center and have dark edges, which I learned are called Picasso edges. I have lots of different types of these beads, so I hope you like them! There are also funky heart earrings, perfect for Valentine's day!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Turtle Power

In furthering my turtle obsession, I've added another pair of turtle earrings to Atlantic Coast Art. I realized today that I hadn't added them despite the fact that I made them a few weeks ago becauuuuse I love them so much! The turtles are super cute and I'm also kind of in love with All Things Swarovski, especially shades of blue and green (lately; I'm sure that'll change). I've added a few other things to the shop as well, and there are still new items waiting to be posted!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Necklaces

I finally sat down to make some new things yesterday, and I got a lot of work done! I felt most inspired by the handmade African beads - I used them to make a purple and brown necklace, and I love how it turned out. (Clicking on the picture should take you to the Etsy listing.)

I absolutely LOVE those beads. I wish I had gotten more! (Or that the store had been in Pitman when I was!)

I'm hoping to visit a bead store in West Palm Beach soon; I checked out the website and it looks like it'll be the type of bead store that I am looking for. I definitely hope so, anyway!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I always forget to add a title.

Between the beads I purchased at various bead stores in Jersey and the stuff my mom gave me, I have enough new materials to make approximately 8 bajillion new pieces of jewelry. Unfortunately, my desire to Organize My Apartment is sort of beating out my desire to bead. I am super excited about these beads I got at the Pitman bead store. They were handmade in Africa, and they are pretty shades of purple and brown. (It doesn't help that I am in a purple phase lately!) I hope that they set up their e-commerce site soon, because it's by far my favorite of the (relatively few) bead stores I've been to. I have to grab 5 or 6 bags when I enter and tell myself that I will only fill that many, or I'd walk out with beads from every bin in the store!

Another thing I got (inherited, really) that I'm excited to mess around with is different colored wire. I don't know how difficult it is to twist it around and make it look like I actually did something on purpose, but I'm hoping it'll be easier than I'm imagining. There are so many fun things I could do if it's not too hard to use!

So, hopefully I will be adding some new things to the shop very soon. I'm trying to focus on getting rid of some stuff in the apartment (as always!), and then perhaps the creative juices will return.