This is how I feel while making a tute:

This is how I feel after getting the PDF site to work and then selling a ton of them:

Even though a handful of you had issues with the PDF hosting site...  or are still having issues. That part is stressful. Maybe I'll find a better site next time or something...

Yesterday I got the best comment ever.  Jackie was stressing because all the tutes I'd listed the previous night had sold out and Happyfallout said:
Jackie, you'll have to wait until Fanci gets up!
I crack! I totally lost it I crack so hard. You gals really do know me!  My buddies understand that it's noon in Chicago and I'm just not awake yet. AND that as soon as I wake up I'm right back at the computer again... hee hee. Man that was too awesome.

Alice asked: Do you make your own bangles or start with ready made ones and embellish them?
Your question is addressed in the tute. And the answer is both, though mostly I make them.

Also, everyone: YOU GOTTA CLICK "APPLY COUPON CODE" IN YOUR ETSY SHOPPING CART! It's right under where it says "How will you pay." Just telling it to me the code in the notes to seller doesn't work because then paypal charges me if I try to give you the refund manually. On etsy its automatic.

I realize the word "manually" makes no sense in that sentence since we're talking about the virtual world...
OK, now for what's making me squeee and wiggle-jig in my chair. A blogee from Finland, inkku, sent me a picture of bangles she made for her 12-year-old girl! Who loves them!

Needless to say, they look nothing like mine. I feel like these are my grandkids. Cuz the bangles were my babies, the tute was my... baby's... reproductive system... and these are my baby's reproductive system's babies.  Yup. I really went with that metaphor, hu?
Anyways, you guys are awesome and you make my life redonk.


13 said...

The toot is brill and I gotta admit that when I compared how I made mine pre toot and after I made them using your expertise...I face palmed!

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...


can't wait to take a look at this.

funny photos/vid to explain your emotions. :D

And the bangles from inkku are loverly. Not surprising her daughter loves them.

Jackie said...

I did finally calm down, but it wasn't easy. Then I couldn't get it to work, nother melt down and in a stressed state I wrote to fanci two or three times. I need to be on chill pills. Life is good now that I have my bangle tute!

Thanks fanci, it's as amazing as can be!!!! <--- I'm sorry, I had to do (ex points).

neshuma said...

That Collie got a kitten toot for reals. [The Waterhand household kitties do this sort of thing with gusto.] And you deserve massively warm public fuzzy for the exceptulent product.

Now, of course, we crave elaboration of the fanciferous metal treatment processes, particularly where mixed metals are involved. Even those of us who play with chemicals would love to know what and how much you do when. Because your work truly rocks.

Beatnheart said...

I’ve been banging all day.

Beatnheart said...

bangling all day....bangling ...making bangles.

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

beatnheart! Ha! :D

love the tute, marina. well done!

betweenreader said...

I just got a coupla handfuls of bangles from Value Village at 1.99 for a set of five. Next they get ye olde Jax treatment! Way to go Marina's kidz!

Juliette Williams said...

Beatnheart, you crack me up!

The tute is wonderful, and has given me lots of inspiration.

Got any ideas for inspired moving techniques? Ugh.

You guys are keeping me sane, I tell you!

alteredarcheology said...
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alteredarcheology said...

Dudes. Seriously, I can't stop making these things. Marinas brilliant mind has come up with a perfect excercise for destashing your hoards, building your jewelry chops and meditating all at the same time. Bravo!! And btw, be sure to check out Etsy for filler bangles. I purchased a total of 100 (2orders) for $16.00 (including s/h) here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/78488584/bangle-bracelet-beauties-50-pieces

Petra Carpreau said...

Well done on getting this finished after having to occupy such an uncomfortable head space in the making of it!
I do wish i could get to see bloggy pictures again, it would add to the experience no end!! My new computer just doesn't seem to like them.
Ha ha, beatnheart - I do hope you're not too chafed!!