This week’s shop update is entirely blizzard-inspired. During my snow days last week, I made two enormous and sparkly bracelets, and one dainty pair of golden teardrop earrings. The bracelets are both one of a kind and cannot be repeated.
It has long been my plan to have an orderly process wherein I make new things, take photographs in batches, promote through the use of blogging and sneak peeks and then list the new items in my shop(s). This is a perfectly reasonable plan, and would, I feel, work out well. Stuff keeps getting in the way of my reasonable plan, though – namely my actual job that I get paid to do. It’s shameless, really, the way this actual job interferes with my reasonable plan.
All of which is to say that once again I have sneak peeks mere hours before my shop update, which is almost pointless. Still, here they are. I’ve been lucky to find some spectacular rare beads lately, and they’ll be turning up in new pieces starting this week. Cotton pearls in shiny green turquoise; glass spiderweb beads in black and red; and carved Lucite treasures I’ve never used before.
Because my time at the office is so chaotic at the moment, I’m also planning to list things in my new Leaves of Glass shop throughout the week (instead of just on Tuesdays) to lessen the urgency of preparing several listings at once. Updates for urban legend will remain on Tuesday for the time being.
This week is also the launch for a collaborative project that I’ve been working on with Shana of cookoorikoo (keep an eye on her blog for more details, and spot one of the collaboration pieces below!).
The shop update experienced some technical difficulties today. First all the photos I took yesterday were too dark and had to be reshot. Then my home computer – dear, ancient home computer – struggled and doddered and resisted all through the editing and listing process. But I have triumphed! There are new plastic delights in urban legend! There’s no update for Leaves of Glass this week – I’ve been concentrating on refreshing urban legend – but there will be new items for Leaves next week.
I’m not doing so well with the sneak peeks for my shop updates – ideally, they should be spread out over several days leading up to the update, but at the moment it’s all I can do to get the update posted at all. I have high hopes for improving my technique once school is out, however. Bear with me…
Tomorrow’s update will be for both urban legend and Leaves of Glass. I’ve finally made some new vintage Lucite pieces for urban legend, and you can see some of them in the picture above. There are several more, including some earrings and an updated version of my long-ago popular Combat Bracelet.
The Leaves of Glass update will be quite a bit smaller: just five pieces this week, including two one-of-a-kind coordinating pieces that showcase some gorgeous rare glass beads in bright eggyolk yellow.
I’m still working on editing photographs, and have a few more that I’m hoping to take this afternoon before it gets dark. I’ll do my best to have the update live before 11 a.m. Central Daylight Time on Tuesday, May 25.