Wednesday, November 30, 2011

lovely unicorns and creepy skulls

I did a big batch of jewelry the past couple days! 
I just finished taking pictures of it all, so I'll probably have it up on etsy over the next couple days.
Here's some of my favorites:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

new stuffs!

I just listed a handful of new items in my shop including these pendants:
I've been experimenting a bit with a rose mold I made awhile ago. I've found that with just one mold, I can reshape the roses into different sizes and shapes. I've also been making lots of rose rings. They're simple, easy to make, and adorable.
I've also been making jewelry without polymer clay (gasp!) I recently bought some epoxy resin domes. You can buy them in typical cameo sizes (25x18, 40x30, etc) and stick them to any picture or image you want. I  bought some lovely digital collages from Steam-Dust Studios on Etsy, printed them out, and voila!
I think they turned out pretty well! I just put quite a few of these in my shop, and they're only six bucks! Well, I'm off to make some more clay creations while I watch some netflix. I made a mold of a unicorn cameo the other day, so I'm pretty excited to make some fun jewelry with it. I'm thinking lots of pastel colors, pinks, purples, and maybe some glitter!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I started the holiday off with some muddy flag football with my awesome coworkers early this morning (yes, 10 am is early for me). It was my first time playing flag football, and it was actually lots of fun. Andrew and I just got done having a crazy-delicious dinner at his mum's house, so now we're totally stuffed and relaxing at home. My favorite person ever, Stacey Sawyer, is coming over tonight so we can get some black friday shopping done tomorrow. It's been a lovely day so far. I'm going to go feed my little rats some green peas and crackers, nom nom! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Monday, November 21, 2011

First Post!

Alright, first time posting on my shinynew blog! I set up this blog this past weekend mainly as a way to focus on something that's really important to me lately: crafting. A couple months ago, I started making jewelry. I've always had an obsession with cameos. My mom and grandmother both have a small collection of them, and so several have been passed on to me over the years. 
Some of the cameos in my collection
I am always on the lookout for cameos in thrift stores and secondhand shops. After discovering Etsy, I would buy unset cameos I liked, then find the perfect setting for them.

Cameos made from finds on Etsy
I started wishing that there was some way to choose the colors used in the cameos and settings, to customize the jewelry I loved so much. So, I started researching how cameos are made. Most factory-made cameos are produced with resin, plastic, or stone. I discovered that people who make custom cameos usually use resin or polymer clay. Both of these methods use molds, usually made of flexible silicone. I decided to learn how to make my own cameos using polymer clay and molds (both purchased and self-made). That was about three months ago, and my obsession has already exploded into my favorite new hobby. I now make my own cameos and settings out of polymer clay, in every color imaginable.
Dead Elvis cameos in every color!
  I spend a lot of my spare time making jewelry now. It's a very relaxing, fulfilling hobby for me. Last month, I opened an etsy shop, "Zombot Shop", to sell my creations. It's been really fun so far, and I definitely want to continue doing it. For this blog, I plan on talking about new things I'm making, crafting/jewelry ideas and inspirations, my shop, and my daily life. Thanks for reading my first post!

Finished products!