I got contacted by poppytalk the other day based on the front page of Etsy which one of my items was on for a little while - apparently I got picked for inclusion in the Go-Green poppytalk handmade online market for March! I'm really excited. None of my work feels especially enviro-themed, but again that idea of using extant materials rather than purely new ones has some value, I think. So look for my work at poppytalk handmade and look at the great company it's in! Some of those other items currently up get me in a serious shopping mood - I'll probably feature something tomorrow from there.
Last night I took a fast class in wet felted beads as part of the employee party at the bead store I do a little moonlighting at. It was a great class at a great venue - the Fiber Studio on 48th and Nicollet. It's a great little shop really geared mainly toward spinning and needle and wet felting - anything for which lots of soft roving in lovely colors is needed.
I could get quite addicted to this - the little plain round beads would look so great next to plain peyote beaded beads that I've started plotting a necklace like that for my enso line.
I'm nearly completely caught up on shipping, which is a good way to feel at least once a week. I'm also hashing out some oxidized sterling pieces - this exiles my cats from the basement until I can decontaminate it again from any remotely possible chemical spill or flakeoff that I didn't notice. They are annoyed, but the risk of poisoning someone, however small, is not one I plan on taking. I can't wait till I can take that little bit of insanity outside (obviously with newspapers and good cleanup) in the warmer weather. I also want to start doing resin, but I don't dare till window opening weather is well under way.
These last posts make me sound like I'm either a hazmat emporium or a nervous nut, ha! I am neither, it's just part of the joy of jewelry.