Monday, 30 August 2010

Shop Giveaway and Good News!!

Hello everyone!
My shop has enjoyed a burst of activity in the last few weeks and I passed 50 sales on Etsy last week. Initially I was going to do this at 50 sales but didn't get round to it...:/
SO! I'm announcing a giveaway on my shop, if you're my 60th sale, you may choose anything from my shop worth up to £10/$15 as a free gift! Wahey!

In other news, I've had a very exciting commission from America to make numerous accessories for a lady's fancy ball jointed doll. I've never seen these particular dolls before, they're called Unoa dolls and are similar to Super Dolfies but seemingly more detailed and way more exclusive!
This customer wants to take her Unoa to anime conventions dressed as every incarnation of Sailor Moon in the manga series.
I say!

There are about 5 incarnations of Sailor Moon, not including her two princess forms, Princess Serenity and Neo-Queen Serenity. I'm not sure if I'll be making anything for those forms or not. But I'm very excited, it sounds like an awesome project and I get to make lots of little things. It's opened up a load of new possibilities for things I could be selling!

Now playing: Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer - Dear To Me
via FoxyTunes

Sunday, 8 August 2010

First Successful Resin Castings!

A few months ago my parents bought me a casting kit with a jar of silicone and bottle of resin. I unsuccessfully tried to cast some stuff with the silicone mould, but it was so bubbly without a vacuum pump I couldnt cast something without loads of lumps in it! But having bought a couple of tubs of Siligum (brilliant stuff) I've been able to cast a few pieces in plastic. I'm so pleased it's worked, because now I can not only create things easily, I can create a lot of them! Plus resin is stronger than clay and I don't have to worry about it breaking! Here's my favourite cast, Chibiusa's Time Key Pendant.Here it is after I demoulded it.......and here it is when it's all painted and cleaned up. I love how the finish looks quite antique-like! I cast it with gold ink in the resin and painted it with acrylics.

New items in my shop this week....Zelda Boss Key Pendant

Sparkling Resin Star Pendant

Now playing: The Doobie Brothers – Minute By Minute - Live
via FoxyTunes

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

My First Treasury!

Hello everyone!
I realise my posts are rather spasmodic, I'll get back on the wagon a.s.a.p when I've got some stuff together the post about!

Today I wanted to draw your attention to my Etsy Geek Treasury. Check out these lovely peoples and their awesome crafts!