Super Duo Necklace Buying Guide...

Jul 14, 2014 by

You’ll find many diverse pieces in our Etsy shop.  However there’ll be some very lovely items that we will rarely have in inventory but will be more than happy to make just for you on demand. One such item is Super Duo Necklaces (named for the long beads primarily used to make them). These are gorgeous necklaces but since they’re so customizable and time consuming to make, we’re not going to hammer these out in bulk. Don’t let that stop you though from ordering one of these pretties! (Perhaps with a nice set of earrings to match! lol) These necklaces are priced at $60 a piece – basically because of the amount of beads that go into them, plus the five to six hours of actual work that goes into making one. (Earrings to...

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Reminiscing On Our First Big Commission...

May 20, 2014 by

Early in November of last year we received our first major commission: 25 flowers with pin backings. Needless to say we were pretty psyched! Only problem was they were all Star and Stripes flowers which are my design. Though Sam and I are capable of folding each other’s designs, for the sake of simplicity we prefer to keep to our own flowers; so this was all on me. On the upside, there was plenty of time: about a month. On the downside, I was in the middle of my first NaNoWriMo and was seriously lacking in free time. We decided since the flowers weren’t due till the third week in December that I’d finish off NaNo and then hit the flower-folding really hard come December 1st. This actually worked out well – I was...

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The Crafting Box

Apr 20, 2014 by

So few crafters can “just craft” for a living; they’re usually “making a living” and crafting on the side. This often means there’s precious little time to actually sit down and craft. The solution I’ve found is taking my projects with me if I know I’ll be sitting in a waiting room for more than five minutes or have a half hour or so to kill between activities while I’m out and about. Those few minutes add up, can be surprisingly productive and they make the time go faster! (Just make sure bring a watch or set your phone if you need to be somewhere!!) Behold! My mobile crafting unit! It’s just a file box you can pick up at any old office supply store and I tied a string around the back of...

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