Friday, May 28, 2010

Sales, Prom, and Geeking Out

I finally landed a couple of sales, thanks to an Etsyan who asked me to custom design a two-fingered hand-flower/Slave-bracelet.

It was a lot of fun to design this piece, as well as the 3 others I did, one of which I got to redo for my neice's Prom:
Her theme was green butterflies. I also did a necklace, and earrings for her. The earrings stem from a design I have up now in two colors (Cascading Swarovski Butterflies in Aquamarine and Cascading Swarovski Butterflies in Clear). I used two different shades of green for them, though, drawing a bit more attention to them:
While Beth was doing this photoshoot for me, I asked her to model some other things for me. The album can be found on my Facebook Fan Page, here.

Also looking at my page, two additional sales went up. A Mother's Day order of two sets, both of which I am extremely proud of; I thought out of the box in accordance to the style I was asked for. I heard after that both sets were much appreciated by the two Mothers they were given to.

And yes, I mentioned Geekery.

I have made phone charm tag things. Lots of them. In World of Warcraft colors.

... Let me explain.

One day I looked at my Priest shirt and thought I had some jewelry to go with it... I did. My Ocean Blue bracelet. After a few minutes of admiring the way it almost matched, I thought "waitasec...." And thought about doing jewelry to match the shirts' colors, or at least complimenting them.

I went to over to Jinx and looked up the shirts for each class, and then got crystals about the same colors. While I waited for that crystal to arrive, I made a few "Spec" (or Specialization) arrangements in Fire, Frost, Shadow, Nature, and Poison. I put Frost, Shadow, and Nature up on my Etsy.. though they haven't gotten too much attention. Once the crystal for the rest arrived, I made all of the classes (Warrior, Priest, Shaman, Druid, Death Knight, Warlock, Rogue, Mage, Paladin, and Hunter). Not all of the colors exactly match the shirts, but are close. On each of the tags, I used the four primary colors on the symbol of the class. It made a few of them kind of awkward, like Warrior, which doesn't have many colors to choose from.

I am now looking over the banners for each city, so I can customize tags further - I can now break down the tags, which each has three crystal components, into Faction/Race (by city banner), Class, specialization.

I also was challenged to do class/specialization bracelets, which I can also do now. The Demonology Warlock bracelet came out really well. (For the record, my warlock is destruction ;)

Since I figured making jewelry and geekery tend to go well together, I started this line... We shall see how it does. Right now, I can do phone tags, bracelets, and wine glass charms/bottle charms (what LAN party is without its bottle charms for the raid beer?)

To go back a bit, one of the orders I did for Mother's Day was done in Opal crystal and Freshwater Pearls. Looking at the pieces I did for that order, they would look quite at home on any bride. And yes, Beth showed those off for me, daring the sunlight in her eyes:

For the Mother's Day order, I tarnished the silver as requested, but took this photo before I did so. I think that this set would look wonderful on a bride, and I'm seriously pondering remaking it to offer up as a bridal set; and seeing about matching designs in colors instead of the pearls.
We shall see how this goes!

Ta for now.