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Laurel and the Age of the Internet

This jewelry thing needs to get going more quickly. I spent about an hour at work one day writing Petunkalunka with a Japanese calligraphy pen. Then I bought a DIY stamp kit and spent about six hours listening to Janelle Monae’s complete discography a couple times through while I carved…

Out With the Old Earrings

Making the move from hobbyist to self-employment will be slow and painful for me, I reckon. Getting organized for my attempt at In efforts to take better stock of my beading supplies I’ve been pulling out several pieces that I made in the folly of my sweet youth, ugly things…

My First Treasury

Recently I’ve been making efforts to be more involved in the Etsy community (for mostly self-serving purposes, I think). Joining one team, the Etsy Expats, resulted in having a necklace featured in a treasury. The creator was kind enough to email me and tell me that she had deemed my…

Reminds Me of Cotton Candy

I don’t know what to call this necklace yet. I bought the beads thinking that I was going to do another take on the Safari Socialite necklace, but in my favorite color. This particular purple reminded me of the cotton candy that I had devoured the night prior, and I…

Watermelon Slice 2

Watermelon Slice Necklace

I’ve wanted to create a line of jewelry for the last four years or so. By “line” I mean “necklaces that are based on the same idea but made of completely different materials.” The original intent was to use a design for a piece that I called Orbital and was…