Handmade Adornments for Your Enchanted Life

Thursday, September 14, 2017

falling into halloween

I've been having a little fun creating some pieces for autumn as I love the brilliant colours that are part of the upcoming season.

While I was at it, I decided to make a few halloween inspired hair clips and some jewelry. Lots of spiders this year, partly because I bought some sparkly black spider decorations at the end of last season (and I have been longing to use them), and partly mostly because I found a bag of spider charms that had been hiding from me and I figured I should use them before they wandered off again.

I stuck to simple earrings with the charms to keep some options open for people who just want a little touch of halloween adornment. The sparkly spiders went to hair clips. A small black bird flew into one clip and a couple skulls have made an appearance.

Monday, February 20, 2017

mermaids, flowers, and sale items

Flowers are everywhere.  Well, the fabric kind are.
Warmer days are appearing now and then, but we still have some time to go before the first spring shoots begin to appear here.  I couldn't wait however, so I filled my shop up with flowers.  There are three new sections; flower crowns, flower hair clips, and flower bobby pins - three different levels of adornment and three different price points to match so there are possibilities for all.

I added a few more items to my mermaid section and that's it for a bit.  I am diving into work on this collection and I can't wait to get started.  New mermaid items will be released April 1.  No April Fool's intended, I just like the day and wanted to do something I enjoy for it.

With that in mind, I need to clear out some space in my storage and tidy up my shop further so I have marked down some more items in my sale section.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

because I like to stick things in my head

...ok, so maybe in isn't the right word... or head.

However, I do like sticks.

And my hair.

And adornments.

So embellished sticks to adorn my hair are pretty perfect - which is why I finally decided to make some and add a new hair stick section to my shop.  Some for me and some for you too.  But not the same ones.  I made yours all special and new.  I'm not selling you my used ones with bits of my hair attached.  Unless that's the sort of thing you're into.  But that still seems wrong and would require me to open an entirely different sort of shop, so no thank you.  Please stop asking.

For brand new hair sticks - made just for you - click on the photo below.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

a little winter faerie coming your way

Hiya peeps!

My life has been filled with Halloween and anniversary celebrations (and vet appointments for our Xander kitty who is now doing fine -yay!).
I have managed to fit in plenty of making time as well and many new listings are up in my shop including some items in my winter faerie collection, with more on the way there - hoping to take photos this weekend.

Hope your Samhain celebrations were delightfully spooky and fun!

p.s. apparently photos don't want to load from my device right now, so I will post some when I am able to get to my desktop.

p.p.s pictures now available (in case you couldn't tell). And yes, I know I could have simply removed the bit about how the photos weren't here before, but that's not how I roll.  Stop trying to change how my brain works people! ;)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

life beyond the sea

Finally took a small break from mermaid themed items.

Ok, so that's a lie, I did list a few more of those too, but I did have fun with some chandelier earrings (which I actually love making) and a new hair clip complete with a little bird in a nest.  A few other odds and ends have shown up in my shop as well.

Here's a tiny peak:

Thursday, May 5, 2016

entangled in a net

I finally listed several of the fishnet, mermaid inspired accessories I have been creating, in my Etsy shop.  I have had them done for a while, but I was hoping to take some more editorial style photos outside to use.  Alas, spring has decided to come in quite slowly here and I got tired of waiting for warm enough weather and for nature to provide a more luscious backdrop.

Sooooo, back to my indoor set up for now.  Hopefully I will be able to get some editorial shots soon. I did post several non mermaid items as well (ok, so and I added more non-fishnet items to my mermaid collection too - I may have a bit of a mermaid addiction - are there support groups for that?)

mermaid headdress

Monday, March 28, 2016

the name game

I am thankful for the time we spent together, but I am pretty vacant girl no more.

After toying with the idea of a name change for a couple years, only to quickly give up when what I wanted wasn't available, I decided it was time to dive in and just go for it.  And by dive in, I mean stress myself out and drive everyone around me so nuts that I have very few friends left to text as I have been blocked by what I am sure is some mysterious phone virus.

Now I am alone and suffering from some version of buyers remorse.  Since putting all the name changes for my shop in place, I am questioning everything and staring longingly at my old name and logos.  However, for better or for worse, I am following The Curious Nixie and seeing where this fresh creature leads.

Everything should be a fairly smooth transition.  I was able to simply change my name on all sites so anyone following should be re-directed.  Only Facebook is requiring a transition time, but if all goes as planned it should be flipped over early next week and I will get it linked back in to this site.

Until next time, here are a couple of recent items in my Etsy shop: