Random Question!

I can’t focus worth crap today, so! Random question for you all.

I’ve been toying with the idea of selling copies of short stories for a while now. Almost a year, I guess? Anyway, the idea was that I’d print out each short story and seal them in envelopes (coloured envelopes or something, to distinguish between stories…I haven’t firmed up any details yet.) At first, I was thinking they would be random stories, but now I’m pondering writing a few stories about Deirdre, the shaman character who inspired the Shaman’s Trinkets line. That way you can kind of…learn about the character and whatnot. I have ideas for things. Maybe write a serial novel about her training as a shaman? As a prequel to the novel that I am perpetually working on. Just batting around ideas now in my dizzy little brain.

I’d have the stories available online (shipping would be cheap, since it’s just an envelope) and in markets. What do you think? Would you be interested?

I don’t know. I can’t focus on anything. Posting this is pretty much the biggest thing I’ve accomplished today. I almost sat down to bead…I’m really glad I didn’t. Probably would have stabbed myself but good with wire or lost a hundred tiny beads on the floor. I really need to stop rambling so I can post this darn thing. Gah!

New Listing: Twee the Beaded Spider

Twee

The adorable Twee is here!

Twee is a petite darling of a beaded spider, made of glass beads and wire. She has a swirly blue and white abdomen with a gold-coloured flower on her bum. She wants nothing more than to sit in a sunny window where her pretty blues will catch your eye. You can pose her dainty legs so she’ll stand steady on uneven surfaces.

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New Listing: Scarlet the Beaded Spider

Scarlet

Say hello to Scarlet! She’s another of my early beaded spiders making the jump from market table to web shop. She’s a quiet little spider who promises not to crawl on your face at night or scare you in the shower. She’d much prefer to sit somewhere where you can see her, maybe next to bottles of perfume or next to other figurines so she can make friends.

Scarlet is a medium-sized spider made of glass beads and wire. Her abdomen is dyed, reconstituted stone. Her legs are posable to a degree, so you can make her stand steady on uneven surfaces.

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New Listing: Karli the Beaded Spider

Karli

The spiders are here! If you’ve seen me at a market in town, I may have had a few of these sparkly darlings hanging out at my table. These spiders will happily hang out on your desk or where ever you place them. You don’t have to worry about sticky webs or finding them in your shower (unless you place them there…which I don’t recommend.)

The spiders are some of my early pieces, and due to the design of their legs, are meant as decor items only.

Karli is a delicate, medium-sized spider made of glass beads and wire. Her head is a sparkly blue crystal bead, and she has a silver-toned swirl on her bottom. You can flex her little wire legs so she will stand securely on uneven surfaces.

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New Listing: Pyrite Skull Jewelry

Pyrite Skull Jewelry

This charming jewelry set features carved pyrite skulls. I have them available as a set or just as earrings or necklace, depending on what you prefer.

Pyrite is an iron-based crystal most popularly known as fool’s gold, since it mimics the appearance of the precious metal. It’s known as a lucky stone. It’s said to increase the user’s creativity and drive to pursue their dreams.

The necklace has a skull that measures 16mm by 13mm hung from a stainless steel bail.It includes an 18″ silver-plated steel chain with a silver-plated pewter lobster clasp and a 2″ extender chain.

The earrings feature an adorable pair of skulls that measure 9mm by 6mm. The ear wires are stainless steel, and come with clear rubber ear nuts. The entire earring from top to bottom measures approximately 2″.

I currently have one each (one set) ready-made, but I have more skulls. If you’d like more than one, please feel free to send me a message through the shop or over Facebook, and we can chat.

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New Listing: Agate and Crystal Beaded Pendant

Another of my earlier works. This one is a rectangular piece of agate, dyed blue, and finished with sparkling clear AB crystal beads and tiny silver glass beads.

The pendant is 22mm wide and 51mm long. It comes with a 28″ black satin cord with a silver-plated pewter lobster clasp, but it can be hung on your favourite cord or chain.

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New Listing: Amethyst and Glass Beaded Pendant

This beautiful, one of a kind piece is one of my early works. It’s a 35mm flat, two-tone glass bead with silver foil inside. Down the front, I’ve wrapped wire with amethyst chips and dark purple crystal beads.

It’s a striking, unique piece.

It comes with a 25″ black satin cord with a silver-plated pewter lobster clasp, but it can be strung on whatever cord or chain you prefer.

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New Listing: Crystal Scarab Necklace with Scarab Charm

This sparkly addition to the Mythos line features a stunning Swarovski crystal scarab in Silver Night. One side of the scarab is metallic silver, while other other side is clear with black on the far side. The necklace is finished with a silver-plated pewter ankh.

The ancient Egyptians linked scarabs with the god Khepri, a solar god who represented the sunrise. It was believed that he rolled the sun into the sky each morning. This makes the scarab a symbol of sunrise and rebirth.

The necklace chain is silver-plated steel and is approximately 27″ long. It closes with a silver-plated pewter lobster clasp, and has a 2″ extender chain.

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New Listing: Crystal Scarab Necklace with Ankh Charm

This sparkly addition to the Mythos line features a stunning Swarovski crystal scarab in Scarabeus Green. The scarab is primarily green, but it shimmers with gold, blue, and deep purple when it catches the light. The necklace is finished with a silver-plated pewter ankh.

The ancient Egyptians linked scarabs with the god Khepri, a solar god who represented the sunrise. It was believed that he rolled the sun into the sky each morning. This makes the scarab a symbol of sunrise and rebirth.

The ankh is an Egyptian symbol meaning “life” and is also used in reference to fertility.

The necklace chain is silver-plated steel and is approximately 27″ long. It closes with a silver-plated pewter lobster clasp, and has a 2″ extender chain.

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New Listing: Fiddlesticks! Handmade Fidget Tools for Anxious Hands

I am a life-long fidgeter. If I can keep my hands occupied, then I can focus better. So all these new fidget toys everywhere are exciting. There’s are a few things about them that bother me, namely that they’re distracting to other people. They’re great if you’re alone, but what if you’re in a class or a meeting? What if you have to give a speech or a presentation? What if you’re sitting behind your table at a busy market, feeling overwhelmed by all the noise and people?

That’s where Fiddlesticks! come in. They are small and flat enough to fit in a pocket or wallet, so you can hide them in your hand. They’re also silent, so you can fidget with them while you’re giving a presentation, or sitting in class, or even working alone. They won’t disturb anyone around you. I keep one in my market apron so I have something to fiddle with during markets that’s not distracting.

Fiddlesticks! are made with hematite beads. Hematite is a heavy stone, due to its iron content. It’s also a popular grounding stone.

Simply tuck the brass bar in your fingers and roll the bead between your thumb and the side of your index finger. The movement is subtle, so you can hold your hand in your pocket and do it, or even keep your hand by your side.

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