Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My sister's treasuries make the front page!

My sister Colette has become quite the treasury maker,
and 2 of them have made the Etsy front page this week!
In the Etsy world this is very exciting. Check out her Etsy shop: rawartletterpress

More custom work

I've been doing a fair bit of custom work lately. Here's the latest, a little compass. I like it so much that I think I will do one for my regular line.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Another road trip

My boyfriend Kelly had another enduro this weekend (a 100 mile dirt bike race, all on trails in the woods) so we set off for gold country on Saturday morning. We went through Sacramento and then over to Highway 49, stopping in Jackson for a look around and a grocery store. The tiny downtown historic district is absurdly quaint, but it's very crumbly and peeling so it retains quite a bit of charm despite the touristy nature of it.

It's very popular with bikers, who are mostly harmless these days.

I love the colors in this window.

The trees at dusk. It got close to freezing at night, which for us is really cold!

Kelly making pan fried bagels in the morning. They're really good, but NEVER watch how much butter he uses!

While Kelly raced I went for a 6 mile run/walk in the El Dorado national forest. Running is much harder going uphill at 5000' than sea level and flat, hence the run/walk.

This is a weirdly distorted picture of the San Francisco bay at sunset from highway 37. No crashing, injuries or breaking down van this time, so we'll call it a success!

Friday, October 23, 2009

New stuff!

I've been busy with new designs! Here are some new tiny necklaces, all available at my Etsy shop. I made all of these using etched brass plates. I take my artwork,print it on to special transfer paper, iron it on to a sheet of brass and then etch it with ferric chloride. I then use these brass plates to imprint the design into my precious metal clay. It's a great technique because I can take any black and white artwork and turn it into silver jewelry.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Facebook fan page

If I may rant for a moment....I don't think they could have made Facebook any less intuitive if they tried! Ok, rant over, thanks for listening.

I now have a Facebook fan page, if you'd like to become a fan you can do so here:
If you notice the ".1" after lulubugjewelry, that is the cause of the rant. I managed to set my personal user name to lulubugjewelry, instead of my fan page, they won't let you change it. Argh.

The cute dog in the photo is Lily Belle, who thinks we won't notice the dirt on her nose after she's been digging in the yard.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Front page for my sister!

My sister made the front page today - top row middle. Yay! You can check out her shop, raw art letterpress, here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New stuff!

I've been working on new designs - here's a couple of them. I'm doing a much larger Dia de los Muertos skull for someone right now, and I liked it so much I stayed up way too late last night making a smaller version for my Etsy shop. You can see it here.

I've been trying to come up with a raven/crow design for a long time now, and finally succeeded. You can see this piece here.

I have lots more that I hope to get done in the next few weeks - a series of African animals, a sea otter, a goose, a colored hummingbird, a concrete dogwood flower and some winter designs too. I better get back to work!