Tool Thursday: Velvet Necklace Stands

Pictured: two black velvet necklace stands on a sidewalk step background This past year I purchased two different velvet necklace stands. I realized that people were having some trouble figuring out the torc necklace style I had started making. I was hoping it would help with sales, and it has…

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Oakdale Art Discovery Fair Review

Pictured: my set up at the Oakdale Art Discovery Fair. On Friday I did a full set-up for the Fair, happening on Saturday. It took me several hours, as this was a FULL set up. My partner helped and took the day off, which was definitely appreciated. I was greeted…

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Tool Thursday: Lotion Bar Tutorial/Recipe

Hello all. Decided to cheat a bit this week and share with you a short tutorial about making lotion bars and the recipe that I’ve been making this past week in anticipation of all the upcoming shows! First off, what is a lotion bar and why lotion bars instead of…

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November’s Crazy Ride

Hello, and welcome to November. I didn’t get around to posting on Monday, obviously. Saturday changed my plans and I was too unfocused on Sunday to write ahead from it. A very dear friend and mentor is losing his battle with cancer, so we went to visit instead. I should…

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Tool Thursday: Trusty Toaster Oven

All this talk of polymer clay and I don’t think I have talked about the safety aspects of working with this material. Generally, polymer clay is considered non-toxic. It leaves a residue on any surfaces it comes in contact with, so I suggest washing your hands after using it, and…

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ToshoCon Review

Yes, I touched on ToshoCon some last Monday, but I wanted a more official… review. This was the convention’s second year, and it definitely seemed well-attended. There was some cosplaying, besides the parts that were actively encouraged by the costume making studio they had set up in a different room.…

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