Sunday, April 29, 2012

Custom pull charms

Among my latest jewelry-making adventures are these glass or wood beaded pull charm dangles. Some to sell and some for me!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Like candy....or Easter eggs

As soon as the annual Paas Easter egg coloring kits came out this year (probably February since Easter was not until April 8), I scooped up one $1.49 box and stashed it with the plain white "Manna Energy Drive" dresses from This is Blythe.
The package said not only were special bonus color tablets included but that bolder colors could be achieved by adding white vinegar. I dyed the mint green dress early on, and then made the mistake of rinsing in cold water, ostensibly to set the color, but in reality washing most of it away instead. I realized this would not be a colorfast method, and the dye on my fingers reinforced that.
But this time I let the dress air-dry on white paper towels and will try pressing with a hot iron to set the colors. Now that I have a candy-colored rainbow of dresses - lavender, pink, light blue, mint, light green and light yellow - I hope to embroider sweet motifs (when my light box arrives) and to add sweet trims.
If the colors do not appear to be safe for Blythe, then the wearing may be limited to a few moments for a photo shoot - enough to capture a living doll pastel rainbow - and then, poof! Gone like unicorns...

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Gina2424's favorites

Whimsy Little Ladies - see below for availabilityPortrait of a Lady - TRADEDGirls in Outrageous Hats Bed Linen 1:6 scaleFor Ashley (Lola Lollipop)shelley
Shades of PinkRian closeupfinally elanor<3mini needle book WIP
color palettesADAD 89/366No señ + white princesses II<3 #blythethe collector's dilemma
Swooning Over Her Faberge EggPretty Little PrincessMy latest custom an Iridescent Ghost Girl for Gina2424My latest custom an Iridescent Ghost Girl for Gina2424My latest custom an Iridescent Ghost Girl for Gina2424My latest custom an Iridescent Ghost Girl for Gina2424

A riot of color! My recent Flickr faves!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Insanely Sweet Jewelry is....Insanely Sweet!

In February and March 2009 I blogged about a Blythe charm swap in the art group I managed at the time. I didn't host the swap, but I sort of got it going. My art interest was in a lull at the time, and I did not do a very good job in my charms. In fact, some of them melted in transit. It was awful. But the charms and finished product here were cute. Over time some of my charms fell off or fell apart. I probably wasn't going to wear the bracelet ever again.
Then, I happened across Insanely Sweet Jewelry on Etsy. Talk about 'eye candy' or actual candy or candy jewelry! And, when I saw a Blythe or two in her work, I knew I had to write to see if she would fix up my old bracelet into a new one, salvaging my charms, and filling it full of good stuff.
Natascha Demers from New England responded graciously, and promptly fixed me right up. I'll definitely be wearing my new, improved bracelet (shown above) to Blythecon!