Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jewelry Peace and a Chance to help African Elephants!

SO these are the new earrings I posted in my shop, aren't they beautiful?
I'm quite proud of them!
ALL proceeds from the elephant earrings will be donated to preserving African wildlife and keeping these beautiful beasts on our planet!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lover's Day: V-Day Shop Prep

So I'm planning out new Valentine's Day items to put up in my shop, I've got four weeks to make the most of it. While I'm tempted to focus on lingerie, I'm being creative and scoping out the scene. I do, of course, keep in mind that the majority of Etsy participants are female....I feel some jewelry, lovers pillows and heels coming! (And lingerie!)
Hmm...I'm going to spend some time going through old fashion mags, great idea generator!
Check back often, and of course hit up the store:
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A dyeing Failure

So...apparently nylon (and mixes thereof) doesn't take fabric dye. Hmm, thanks for letting know AFTER I dyed my hand black. Ok, it was grey, but it was still pretty gnarly looking afterward, haha. I was disappointed- I had big plans for this material. I even picked up a plastic dropcloth to protect my bathtub during the process, soaked the shit for an hour and a half...ack. Maybe fabric paint? I'm determined to use this stuff somehow; my landlord left a whole bunch of lacy-like material in my closet when I moved in.
Two days later, my hand is almost back to normal skin tone :P

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A New Year

Happy 2011! How's everyone's new year going so far? I don't know about you ut I am sooo glad the holiday crazies are over, amen!
I have revamped my Etsy shop, I made a new banner that you MUST go check out! I used good ole Paint program- has that program always been so damn complicated?
I've been nursing the jewelry bug a bit, so check out the new pieces I've posted. I think I've gotten a bit better at picture taking, once I started paying attention to other shop owners pics. The close-up shot is usually a winner.
I really want to learn how to screen print, it would be really cool to get some designs up on t-shirts and tanks. Think of the eco-friendly propaganda I could spread! It would be total green mayhem! *mwuahahaha* If any readers out there have information about this particular artistic venture, I would appreciate feedback :)
My current business twitter can be found @wrtrcat10 check it out! I'm going to be making a business only one soon, so look for a link. (@wrtrcat10 was originally for both the business and my professional writing.)
Hope your new year is going fantastic and make sure you check back soon!
C, Owner of Influence Clothing