Lord of the Stars.
And don't worry, I'm not changing the way I blog. The blog got two thumbs up. If anything, I'm making my listings more like my blog, OK?
Hear me, Lord of the Stars!
For thee I have worshipped ever
With stains and sorrows and scars,
With joyful, joyful endeavor.
Chthonic- concerning or inhabiting the underworld
And idk, that's hard for me. I can babble all I want here but in the shop, where I'm supposedly trying to convince people to buy something, I suddenly clam up. I'm like, "I dunno, get it if you want it, I'm not gonna twist your arm, jeez."
Is it some kind of intelligensia-class distaste for anything to do with commerce?
Or unwillingness to pimp myself? Insecurity? Massive laziness?
D) All of the above.
Idk, here's some stupid bracelets.
And look at them, they're not stupid at all they're awesome.
And while some commenters said if my approach to my shop ain't broke don't fix it, I think it is broke.
I mean, I should be able to charge more for stuff and have it sell, that's what's broken.
I've had people say they don't charge more for their own things because "If fanci only charges X, little ol' me certainly can't charge Y."
That means I'm fucking things up for all of us and that sucks.
There's an undervaluing of our kind of art and us the makers doing it means the shoppers will do it for sure.
So yeah, I'm trying to change stuff so that I can confidently charge more, is pretty much it. We'll see how that goes.
Can we all just stop and look at these earrings? I'm obsessed with them. I took forever to color them, changing out colors by actually penciling over other colors repeatedly until the previous color just gave up the fight agains the newer color. Like, many times.
I loved making these beads with shipwreck because polymer takes sooo many steps to make look descent and when someone's already taken care of the first half, you sort of enthusiastically put in tons of time without getting frustrated that you're throwing your life down the drain or whatever.
Here's what I'm working on with the rest of these beads. Not quite done yet but I couldn't wait to share cuz I'm freaking out about these stupid beads!!!!! Looooook at them!!! Now look at them some more. Now write me a comment that I'm not crazy they really are that cool. Thank you.
Check out my smelli-phants. Squee!!! See, see how one of them is off-white with a brown dangle and the other is brown with an off-white dangle? And yes, yes the dangle represents their giant testicles. So that's what you'd be wearing if you bought this.
I hadn't thought they were anything like testicles until just now I thought of the term "under-dangle" to describe them. So yeah. See why I'm not good at promoting myself?
Here's a very found-object type one and I think it's just adorbs. Look at that spotted olive bead. I have no idea where it came from or what it is but I LOVE it.
Why do I have trouble admitting that, yes, I absolutely love everything I make. They're all my babies.
And this smaller one with the whole Victorian-tribal balance on point.
I also make this sweet baby for Teapotsandtelephones to say thanks for all the gifts, with the two elements from the hoard that she most wanted to keep- enameled bee clip-on earrings and links from the Kuchi necklace.
And I used the amazing decals she sent to embellish this mop piece and old tape measure. I don't know what to do with them from here but aren't they awesome?
And I put the sterling ear wire option up on all the earrings.
Lets have a moment of silence for the necklace that never was.
Plus I'm sloooowly retaking item photos against my new background ...
... and re-writing the listings.
Plus I'm trying to be more co-ordinated between my shop, blog and Instagram.
So far response has been positive.
Now for a long nap.
Look at my parent's dumb little cats! They're so happy cuz the folks were in Cali for a week and now they're back and they're just so happy. Sleeping together without fighting. Mr. Devices and I were taking care of them and Bingo didn't like the time spent away from him.
My old dog has gone deaf you guys, it's strangely adorable.
Now watch this Koala cry like a baby after being kicked out of his favorite tree.
An if you're about to tell me Koalas aren't cute then SHUT IT.
(You know who you are, I'm not about to say your name so as not to incur the wrath of the entire Internet.)
ALL mammals are amazing. They say things like Swiggity Swooty.
Did I tell y'all the other day my 6 year-old niece said, "I like this question mark it's sorta swaggy."
And I just sat there going, "Did you just say- did you- did you just-..." Like that for five minutes.