Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Green glass necklace

Another one! Put up a few days ago, it's quite sparkly. Unfortunately, the main photo is cropped funny when Etsy does a thumbnail, but I don't feel like fixing it.

Green_sm-1This elegant green necklace has a dichroic glass centerpiece set off by antique green seed beads (~1940's) and plastic light green square beads with flower patterns. Beads are strung on a 22" nylon coated steel wire, with a metal toggle clasp. The combination of old (recycling at its finest!) and new (dichroic beads involve an internal thin film surface) is sure to accent any outfit and draw compliments.

Free shipping is via USPS First Class mail.

It's listed for $20. What do y'all think of the prices I'm putthing these things at?

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Bird Toys - for sale

And now for something completely different, I've decided to throw away a couple bucks listing a whole bunch of bird toys on my Etsy site. Who knows, maybe someone will actually care and buy one! :-P

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Pink Glass Necklace

Another necklace listing on Etsy.

This pink necklace is composed primarily of glass beads in varying shades of pink and clear. The faux pearl seed beads are antique, dating to approximately the 1940's - recycling at its finest! Beads are strung on a 22" nylon coated steel wire, with a metal toggle clasp. The central pink and black bead is approximately 3/4" long and hangs from a silver plated wire.

Free shipping is via USPS First Class mail.

Green Glass Leaf Necklace - Updated!

I've updated the Etsy listing for the Green Leaf necklace with a couple more photos. Check it out!

Friday, March 16, 2007

The economy of crafts

Making clothes used to be a necessity - people did it because there was no other way to get clothes. In my parents' generation it was relegated to something poor people did, because it was cheaper than buying your clothes. Today, it appears to be an idle passtime of the well-off. I mean, just look at the prices of patterns! And even if you're not working from a pattern, the material itself usually costs on par with buying the item already made.

Working with remnants, as I have been doing lately, seems the only economical way to go. However, you can't always get sufficient amounts to make things. Or the properties of the material are not what you expect - this afternoon I finished off a shirt I started last night. The material was a beautiful shiny pale blue, and the form-fitting cut of the shirt - copied near-faithfully from a cotton T-shirt I own, the modification being extra length - would have made a great shirt to wear to work. However, cotton stretches, and this material does not. It is now essentially a size 0 or XXS shirt (I wear size 4 or S). The material only cost a couple bucks, and I was creating it primarily as entertainment, but I am still disappointed I do not get the payout of a nice shirt afterwards. Perhaps I'll try selling it on Etsy, or else donate it to Goodwill.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Pink/Maroon Wire-Wrapped Glass Tile

And I've also now listed the pink glass tile on Etsy.


I edited out the hair for the Etsy listing. :-P

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Etsy: Dichroic Orange/Green Set

I have now listed my first item on Etsy! It's the dichroic orange/green set from a while ago. Check it out!

Green/Orange dichroic set

Saturday, March 03, 2007


Anybody use Etsy much? I found them through teacherspet. It looks like it's a community just for selling and buying crafts items, but I'm not sure how effective it is.