Sunday, October 24, 2010

More Earrings!

Top left - Earth. Top right - Galaxy with Swarovski dangle.
Bottom left - construction of Galaxy. Bottom right - Galaxy.
I haven't loaded these up on my Esty page yet because I need to get some gold tone Euro lever wires. I like those better than the fish hook wires because they're more secure. I'm going to price these at $20. I love making jewelry.
I finally got a 2TB external hard drive (WD Elements). I've loaded my laptop, my desktop and my music hard drive on to it. I'm ready for the MacBook Pro transitition.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I HAD to do it... don't hate me!

Before:



After:
I know I said I would wait until January 2011, but I couldn't. I had to textlax! There was no way in HELLO that I could stretch that long. The last time I did a full textlax was the disastrous time on July 27th (I did a touchup on my edges on Sept 23, for all of a minute or two). I did it correctly this time - front section, shampoo, back section, shampoo. I did not comb through the roots this time. There were very few strands in the sink (yea!), and I immediately followed up with an Aphoghee 2 Minute Reconstructor. So far, so good. My new growth was off the chain. I was starting to dread up (see second right picture above). I did love my curly new growth nape hairs (from the bad breakage area), and upon closer inspection just now, I didn't straighten them. They're just looser. Hopefully, I won't touch the creamy crack until January. That breakage scared the crap out of me.... but it was my own doing (the color remover experiment gone wrong).

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I Drank the Apple Kool-aid!

I'm so excited about my new job. It's going to allow me to get my favorite "toys": a 2 terabyte external hard drive, a Jeep Wrangler (circa 1987-2000), Lasik surgery, a 12" Virgin Malaysin cut in layers, more stuff for my jewelry making (wigjigs, wire, jumprings), and new computers. In the computer area, I want to start off with a 17" MacBook Pro. As long as it can run Windows and play my existing Sims games, I'm good. I'm so excited about getting an Apple. I've researched until my eyes were crossed. I'm going to save for it, as I will with all my stuff. If we move, I'll eventually get a iMac. I drank the kool-aid!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Madonna!

I was watching FuseTV and they showed "Madonna: Innocent Lost" - with Terumi Matthews (exactly). It rekindled my love for Madonna's music. She is so badass. The list is too long. Too many favorites. I have to be honest and say that I'm not up on her new stuff. I stopped after the Music CD. I don't like trance/house/ambient music, and that's okay that she went there. Her music up until then is so badass. I let loose on YouTube and added my favorite songs to my Facebook page. So badass.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Two More Weaves Learned!


The Orbital (bracelet $20, and earrings $10) ^^

I did learned the orbital weave last weekend, and just learned the Inca Puno weave today. It was much easier than the Persian Weave. Both of these are available in my Esty store, made to order, of course. I'm loving this chainmaille thing!
I bought a pink Fender (Squire) Stratocaster yesterday. I haven't even taken it out of the case to play it. Pink! Pictures to come...

Friday, October 1, 2010

My New Version of the "Rearden Metal" Bracelet



My Esty Page

Yes, I'm wearing it, but the first one is MINE (a prototype)! These will be handmade to order, for $80.00 plus S/H. It took me five days to make the bracelet. It wore me out, considering I was starting a new job at the same time as learning a new skill (at my age). Seeing the finished product filled me with such a sense of accomplishment... completely gratifying. This is the first item on my Esty page. I still have 4 large link ($20) and 4 small link ($15) bracelets in stock on this blog (bracelet page, at the top of the blog), available for immediate shipping. Once they're gone, I'll only be making the Rearden bracelet out of niobium jump rings. I can't find that previous particular link anymore, and jump rings are immediately available, albeit a bit pricey. I wish it was Rearden Metal. Eventually, I will be a dotcom.

I'm going to learn a new weave in a couple of weeks. I want to master starting the Persian weave, which was next to impossible (FIVE HOURS). I had to really understand the pattern. It made no sense during those five hours, and then the next day, I just did what I understood it to be, and it was correct. That was a lightbulb moment of "letting go". I had faith that it would turn out, and it did. Stay tuned for more creations from Creative Magic.
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