Aug 28 2015
It's the freakin' weekend and manatee is very busy.
Don't miss Sarah-Lambert's animal over the week over on her blog later today!
Hope you all have an awesome weekend. :)
Aug 27 2015
Erin's little hummingbird Fat-Fat totem! She chose the roundest, fattest one at one of my local pop-up markets. :)
Me with a hummingbird Fat-Fat eye :P
Rachels' bear hanging out by the pool with a salmon-shaped rock. HEHE. Beatin' the summer heat.
Jenna wearing her trusty chanchito necklace (with her cute pup in the background!).
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Happy Thursday. :)
Aug 26 2015
Happy Wednesday, friends!
Le Ball Python Fat-Fat Totem
Ssss! A fun one-off Fat-Fat for you.
Le Lucky Bunny Totem
I think I may be on another bunny kick. :)
It's National Dog Day! I have a few dogs currently available in my shop, and I am adding these dogs and dog friends this afternoon:
Le Fluffy Pomeranian Totem
Cute lil ball of fluff.
Le Efficient Wild Dog Totem
Gettin' things done. Efficiently.
Le Connected Wolf Totem
Back by popular demand!
Le Sweet Puppy Totem
Darling white & gray pup with fluffy ears and tail!
A couple of bearcats join us today as well:
Le Bearcat No. 424 Totem - Oyny
Le Bearcat No. 425 Totem - Starbright
Hooray! I hope you all have a wonderful evening. Thanks for stopping by!
Aug 25 2015
A new (my first!) embroidery hoop that my friend Tara made for me. I love having artwork from my friends around so when she started embroidering I I knew I wanted a piece, but I didn't have a quote in mind at the time. I was actually on the highway driving up to our local clay store when "Choices" by E-40 came on the radio. I was half-listening to the actual lyrics while sillily jamming along with the ridiculous NOPE's and YUP's when I heard "I'm stuck to this bread" and immediately knew that was it. It's so random out of context, and I love that. To the left is a peek at a piece by my friend Elissa, and in the right corner is part of a lion painting my sister made.
Working on stocking up for the holiday season! These are raw pewter pieces that still have to be finished. I usually keep them in this stage and have just a few finished pieces on hand at a time, that way the pieces I send you are freshly polished! PS - aren't these jars adorable? <3
Speaking of which, these are my last two pewter bear totem figurines for the moment. Just chillin'. Time to make some more of these guys, and hopefully add some friends to the collection sooner than later. Always so many things to create. :)
My paints. It always feels like such an achievement to work my way through a tube of color and have to restock with a new one. Especially with the tiny creations I do, because one tube goes a LONG way.
I hope you all have a productive Tuesday! I'll see you here tomorrow for What's New Wednesday! ;) If you aren't signed up for my weekly emails yet, they are very helpful if you keep missing out on the totems you love most. I send them out a couple of hours before the totems go live on Wednesdays so you can be prepared to quickly scoop up your favorites! This is a separate list from my general email list which goes out every month or so. The sign up form is here!
Aug 24 2015
Happy Monday, friends!
I had a fairly quiet weekend. I watched tv (been watching Newsroom which I really like), perused my collection of crystals, had a delicious Indian food dinner, and set up shop again at the Whole Foods market here in San Jose. It's a very fancy Whole Foods. If I go back, maybe I'll do a little video walk-through to share with you guys! That'd be fun.
A part of my collection. I love quartz, and I have a thing for garnets, too, since garnet is my birthstone. It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I learned how many forms garnet comes in - I'd always just seen the deep red version. There are four garnets in this photo: the round pink stone, the round orange stone, the greenish-brown cluster just above that, and the dark red etched garnet to the right of that. I listed a couple of new minerals in my bnnk shop this weekend over on Etsy. I've also been working on a couple of new jewelry-making options so that I can create more crystal jewelry, but those may be a little while in the works.
Another lovely afternoon at Whole Foods! I set up shop on Sunday from 1-5pm while the annual Stroll the Alameda event was happening. It feels good to be out and about getting to know people in my community - both other makers and customers. I'm considering setting up something grand at Renegade in SF this holiday season, but we'll see how it goes, and I'll keep you all posted!
I finished a few new ceramic foxes this past week! They're getting better. I experimented a little with different colors on the red fox trying to find my groove, and I'm happy with how the fennec and silver ones came out. I'm still working out my ideas and planning for the future (if/how I'll incorporate ceramics into my shop!) so I'd love to hear your thoughts. I will be attempting another group of animals this week, including a couple of necklaces, so fairly soon I'll share a more detailed post about my progress so far. Keep an eye out!
I hope you all had a great weekend and are set up for an awesome week! I'll see you here tomorrow with some peeks from around the studio. :)