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ETSY!

And here they are!

Click HERE to get to my shop, or on the thumbnails below to get right to each item.

ColorBlast BubbleComb Village:

Joyous Hearts:

Beauty Chunky Bracelet:

Merlot Boro Necklace:

Wild English Garden Colorblock Bracelet (or necklace):

Wild English Garden Umbrella Rondells:

I hope you like! Now it’s time for Jazzercise, food and more jewelry and glass. Someone posted a different Jazzercise routine on youtube at some point and about 12 minutes of it caused me to sweat profusely and rendered me immobile for the next couple of days. You know what they say, that means it’s working. I should probably do it again. But I dunno… I think I’ll stick with my Tight n Toned 1986 until I recover.

Thanks so much for checking in!

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Etsy!

Here they are! Click HERE to get to my shop, or on the thumbnails below for each item.

Dayglo Part 2 Shimmer Spikes:
dayglotwoetsygal

 

Fancy Glimmer Pills:
fancypillsetsygal

Experimental Ornaments in Lapis:
lapisornamentsetsygal

Spring Bloom Happy Tabs:
springbloomhappyetsygal

Sublime Southwest Super Stripey Triple Toggles:
sublimesouthwestssttetsygal

Wintermint:
wintermintetsygal

So there’s that. I hope you like! I must get on with my other duties; some cats need to be bothered. Thanks for checking in!

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Etsy!

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tshirtvortex.net

Does everyone still hate Mondays? Is that still a thing? I wouldn’t know. I have no idea what day it is half of the time anyhow.

Anyhoo.

I did it! I did all the pictures and describing and Etsy stuff, and now the beads are ready for you to look at. I’m kind of liking going back to the semi-once-a-week Etsy listings. That is, until I get my Etsy bill. Then I don’t like it as much. But I’ll stick with it for a while – at least until I can figure out how to do everything I want to do all in one day and still have time to read important works of fiction and clean the toilet somewhat regular-like. Fat chance, right?

I’m also planning on focusing on lampwork for a while – no silver stuff for a little bit longer. I have new glass ideas and the desire to risk the disappointment if they turn out crappy – so I should stay on task. Now that I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m (intrinsically) too self-indulgent to stick to a routine, self-imposed or otherwise, I must, at the very least, limit my number of irons in the fire. But certainly not my number of mandrels, yuk-yuk. So this is good news – if you’ve been hesitating on placing a made-to-order, hesitate no longer. The glass is my oyster for a while and there are no other random projects standing in the way of timely completion. But what if it’s cold? I guess I’ll just put on my boots and fleece dress and legwarmers and tights and apron and crocheted hat and spin you up some of whatever you’ve ordered up.

By the by, if you look closely, you might notice I re-worked a couple of the sets shown in my last post. The True Turquoise Fizz Tabs needed two green bases, and I remade the too-streaky ones in the Umbrella Rondells. A little bit of streaky is fine, but those were just too streaky for my liking. I like them much better now. So here they are:

Click HERE to get to my Etsy shop, or the thumbnails below for each item.

Blue Valentine Chunky Bracelet:
bluevalentinechunkyetsygal

Cherry Citron Smooches:
cherrycitronsmoochetsygal

May Shower Glitter Squares:
caterpillaretsygal

Umbrella Rondells:
simplehanachunksetsygal

Dayglo Shimmer Spikes:
dayglospikesetsygal

True Turquoise Glitter Fizz Tabs:
trueturqfizzetsygal

Thanks for looking! I’ll see you again soon.

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Etsy!

I’ve made it so!

Click HERE to visit my shop, or the thumbnails below for each item.

Lipstick Flames Hana:
lipstickhanaetsygal

Tourmaline Glitter Stones:
tourmalinestonesetsygal

The Good Dishes Sampler:
gooddishsampleretsygal

Tequila Mockingbird:
tequilaetsygal

Pink Flames Sampler:
pinkflamessampleretsygal

The inspiration for Tourmaline Glitter Stones:

photo lifted from joopygems.wordpress.com

photo lifted from joopygems.wordpress.com

Lovely, no?

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. I plan to cram mine full of sandwiches and work. As usual, if you miss out on anything I listed today, gimme a jangle and I can do one made-to-order. I kept good notes on colors and order this time. Or anything else in the gallery, for that matter.

Thanks once again for checking in!

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Etsy!

YAY! I got it done before midnight. My time. Maybe not yours. I tried.

Click HERE to get to my shop and see everything, or click on the thumbnails below for each item.

Boro Buttons:
borobuttonsetsygal

Aliens:
aliensetsygal

Neon Sunset Bubble Disks:
neonsunsetetsygal

Polaroid Cupcake:
polaroidcupcakeetsygal

Polka-Dotted Hearts:
polkaheartsetsygal

 

I suppose I’d better get down to the xmas business… this consists of washing my hair in hopes of being presentable at the upcoming celebrations, and also making some peanut butter fudge, also a function of being presentable at the upcoming celebrations. People don’t like it when you go to parties and eat their food and bring nothing. My Christmas wish this year is that everyone will be allergic to peanuts and I will get to bring all my peanut butter fudge back home with me.

I hope you like the beads! If I don’t see you before then, Merry Merry and Happy New Year! Thanks so much for checking in.

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ETSY!

Here they are, folks! Click HERE to get to my shop to see everything all at once, or click on the thumbnails below for each item.

Turning Leaf Sampler:
turningleafsampleretsygal

Rich Hippie:
richhippieetsygal

Pink Flames Shimmer Spikes:
pinkflamesspikesetsygal

MISC No. 16:
miscno16etsygal

Hearts:
heartsetsygal

Allrighty, then… I won’t be keeping you any longer. If someone gets to the beads before you do, I’m down for a made to order. Hope you guys enjoy your weekend, I know I will.
Thanks for looking!

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Etsy … like, right now!

what's that incessant crinkling sound coming from the living room? nelson, what else.

what’s that incessant crinkling sound coming from the living room? nelson, what else. most cats like boxes. nelson likes bags. ask nelson if he wants paper or plastic… he’ll take ’em all.

Hey guys! I’ve been cleaning, organizing, making jewelry, and most excitingly, ironing out the details of a bead/perfume trade. This is very exciting, seeing as how it’s growing ever more obvious that I am hopelessly addicted to perfume. Silly, I know. Then again, there are worse things to be hooked on. Once this trade is completed, I plan on wearing one each day and sharing my thoughts on them. Meanwhile… I want to tell you about one of my newest acquisitions:

Cartier's Le Baiser du Dragon

Cartier’s Le Baiser du Dragon

The further I delved into online perfume reviews (or the maze with no exit I know as Fragrantica) the more fragrances I stumbled across who had various sorts of booze listed as their top notes. One that really caught my eye was Cartier’s Le Baiser du Dragon, which has amaretto listed as the most noticeable note. I have had two Cartier vials since I was very young: Must de Cartier EDT and Must de Cartier pure parfum. Two very different animals these two, might I add. But I never saw Cartier for sale anywhere locally until very recently, so my exposure to anything Cartier was practically nonexistent. The Fragrantica reviews for Dragon were all over the place, but at some point I concluded that the less positive reviews were from people who were sampling the new formula (you can tell this by the lid – new formula has a flat black cap, old formula has a chrome maze in relief on the top of the cap.) I figured out that Dragon had actually been discontinued for a short while and then brought back fairly soon after with the black cap.

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So I bought a parfum dabber in 2014 of the old formula – it was mistakenly listed on ebay as an edp or edt miniature, and it was priced accordingly to this mistake, so I practically stole it. I clearly remember the day I received it – I truly was disappointed. Even a bit insulted. It seemed rather… I don’t know… uncomplicated. All fuzz and no claws. Not worthy of the praise it has received, or even the cool bottle it was in. But I persisted. It took me at least a few tries of the parfum to decide Dragon deserved more than a dismissive Dr. Pepper + mothballs, which was my first impression. The problem with the parfum, which I only had in a little dabber bottle, is that it was a dabber. With a spray, you seem to get better coverage and the fragrance has more lift, more air, more sparkle. I continued to sample it, and continued to be unimpressed, but inexplicably fascinated by it at the same time. I guess I was interested enough to look on ebay and stumbled across a big bottle (close enough to full) on auction still at a low price. Additionally,  it was one of the pre-reformulation bottles, with an estimated production date of 2004, only a year after Dragon was first released. What luck, why not – got it for $32 shipped.

lbdd3

So it gets here and I uncap it… okay, it’s definitely Dragon, the bottle shows some age, things are looking good. I spray it on the back of my hand… yeah, okay. This is nice, better than the parfum, but… I don’t know. Is it really something I would wear? I tend to buy similar fragrances all the time, so maybe I ought to stretch out a bit. Over the next few days, I continued to tentatively spray it on the back of my hand, which is probably not the best method of testing, but I was wearing something else. I liked it more with each wear but it just… wasn’t… quite. By then I had figured out that the parfum focused more on the sweeter boozy notes and not so much on the other cool stuff Dragon had to offer in its other concentrations. So I took a long bath, scrubbed myself fresh and gave Dragon a very serious try. Well? Honestly? Wow, this is pretty good stuff. After experiencing old and new Must, I figured out that Cartier fragrances bloom – not in an old school perfumery way, but in a fresh and modern way. It isn’t like my 90’s bottle of Chanel Coco that starts out on a choppy rollercoaster of old lipstick, then goes lemon Pledge, then goes what the hell is this, before it finally becomes the magical thing that is Coco. Cartier fragrances are delicate, but stealthy and strong too – like those naked lady lilies that literally appear overnight in your yard and stand curiously tall without tipping over in the blazing summer heat.

le baiser du dragon vs hypnotic poison

le baiser du dragon vs hypnotic poison

Another reason I was so persistent with Dragon is that I had the almond themed addition to my collection finally narrowed down to two choices: Dior’s Hypnotic Poison or Dragon. I wouldn’t say they smell alike at all, but they do have a thing or two in common: in addition to the almond, both have an effervescent, distinctively soft drink beginning to them. Dragon is Dr. Pepper, and Hypnotic is root beer. When considering food and drink I generally prefer root beer, but there are times when Dr. Pepper is unquestionably the better choice. As for these two fragrances, they’re both very sweet, but neither are nauseatingly sugary sweet. Once it has evolved on the skin, Hypnotic Poison hovers on the edge of almond cookies and baked goods but is kindly held back by Dior’s moldy flowers house accord. I hated Hypnotic Poison at first, but I’ve grown to at least respect it, I even like it a little bit. I ultimately decided against it because it doesn’t fit me somehow. Dragon, on the other hand, is a boozy amaretto further sweetened by amber, chocolate and orange, which could easily reach the heights of over the top syrupy sweet. But a gentlemanly patchouli and vetiver combination rescues it at the last second from landing face down in the 21st birthday gutter streaming with sticky, vomitously sweet booze. I’m no sugary sweet girly girl, and I gotta have a little growl, so a testosterone tinged facet is generally all I need to be convinced. (By the by, this patchouli+vetiver combination in Angel’s new Muse works similarly – the whipped cream and hazelnut, which I would usually find to be too much sweet, is grounded significantly with the addition of vetiver. Good move, Mugler! I like it!)

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Anyway, what you’re probably most interested in is the beads. Right now, on etsy:

Go HERE to get to my shop, or click on the thumbnails below for each item.

Acid Grass Glimmer Strips:

acidgrassglimmeretsygal

Chiffon Sorbet:

chiffonsorbetetsygal

Pink Tie Optical Ellipses:

pinktieopetsygal

These Funny Things:

funnythingsetsygal

Outsider Art in Red:

outsiderredetsygal

Outsider Art in Blue:

outsiderblueetsygal

Grrrly Super Stripey Triple Toggles:

grrrlyssttetsygal

Nineteen Ninety Eight:

1998etsygal

Rhodochrosite Mega Star Woozballs:

rhodowoozetsygal

I hope you find something you like! Next up for me is a bath (and a generous spritz of Dragon afterwards), a Taco Bell taco salad and coffee at mom’s. Thanks for checking in!

 

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ETSY!

It’s that time! Here they are! Click HERE for my etsy shop, or each thumbnail below for the individual items.

I’ve been thinking about !BLING’ed hollow beads for months and months. I finally got around to that.

Red Deco !BLING! Glitterbomb:

redblingbombetsygal

Alien Egg !BLING! Glitterbomb:

purpleblingbombetsygal

Baby Blue !BLING! Asteroid:

blingasteroidetsygal

sandyebraceletfinished4

When I was making this bracelet, I decided I needed to make smaller Floopy Flowers. The regular sized ones are kind of, you know, floopy. The smaller ones might be easier to handle for some things. Sooo….

!RED! Fun Size Floopy Flowers:

redfunfloopetsygal

Neon Harvest Fun Size Floopy Flowers:

neonharvestfunfloopetsygal

Both of these sets include one regular sized Floopy Flower, in case there is a regular sized Floopy Flower Emergency. When it comes to beads, there is always an emergency of some sort. It’s better to be prepared!

Yay! Thanks for checking in! I hope you like.

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Etsy!!!

Hey bead freaks! Etsy was very impromptu tonight. Sorry for the absence of the usual pre-listing warning, but that’s not how my time is running today. I’ve got two new exceptionally fabulous Shimmer Spike trios for you, and two things that didn’t go at the last Superstars sale, which are equally as fabulous, especially the Party Lights Spike. What’s wrong with you guys? Don’t make me keep it for myself… I’ve already made myself two spikes, I don’t need any more.

Go HERE for my entire shop, or click the thumbnails below for each listing.

Electric Watermelon Shimmer Spikes:

electricwatermelonspikesetsygal

April Showers Shimmer Spikes:

aprilshowerspikesetsygal

Party Lights Sterling & Glass Spike:

partylightsspikeetsygal

Polka Dotty Goodness:

foilpolkaetsygal

And if you’re one of those peeps who has an order in for bon-bons or glitterbombs or other sterling what-have-yous, I’m on it! I made a vague promise of completion sometime this month, but it’s looking like it’s going to be closer to the end of sometime this month before it’s all done. This is why I don’t take pre-payment… sometimes these things take longer than expected, and people get antsy when someone has both their money and ADD (Artsy Dingbat Disorder).  Broken electricity and exploded closets are stomping all over my best laid plans. I can do things like wield fire and drive a stick shift, but monkeying around with electricity is something I leave to the professionals. I can’t run my precious Foredom at reduced power, woe is me. I’ll keep you all posted.

Hope you find something you like… if you miss out on anything you liked tonight, hit me up for a made to order! I’ll be back at the glass sometime next month.

Catch you guys next time, maybe I’ll feel more chatty then. Toodles!

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ETSY!

Go HERE to see my shop, or click the thumbnails for each item.

Painted Desert:
turquoisedesertetsygal

Zig Zag Petals:
zigzagpetaletsygal

Claret-y Spaceships:
claretystripesetsygal

Rainbow Stuff:
rainbowstuffetsygal

I want cake for dinner and nobody can stop me.

Thanks for checking in!

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