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Journal Entry: Wed Nov 24, 2010, 4:16 PM
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CrysallisCreations Stamp by 2dazed

***STUDIO SALE!!!  Use Coupon Code NOV10 For 20% off all items!  Including those already marked down!***

This is available for both my Etsy shop and ArtFire shop!  Of course, that's your preference but if you use ArtFire to purchase (which has more listed anyway ;))  You'll save me some moolah too!!  heh...  :P

ArtFire Studio crysalliscreations.artfire.com

Etsy crysalliscreations.etsy.com

I've marked down a few of my items listed in my ArtFire jewelry shop, these are all marked 30% off!  Here are a few of them that's still available to purchase!

Remember!  I only make the same thing once!  And if you're interested in any of my wirewrapped ring I can try to remake those to your size, but do keep in mind that shape/form might be slightly different due to supply.

preview of a new pendant by CrysallisCreations Lacey by CrysallisCreations
www.artfire.com/modules.php?na…

Aquatic Bloom Necklace - colla by CrysallisCreations Aquatic Bloom Necklace by CrysallisCreations
www.artfire.com/modules.php?na…

Forest Fairy Necklace by CrysallisCreations
www.artfire.com/modules.php?na…

Orange Blossom by CrysallisCreations
www.artfire.com/modules.php?na…

Frost..... by CrysallisCreations
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Where did this little devil go???

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 21, 2010, 12:00 AM
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CrysallisCreations Stamp by 2dazed

well......  I have no good excuse really.  All that I can say is I was and am still in a state of unconscious depression.  Lack the drive to communicate, yes even for online....

I've been in a state of trance somewhere, been trying  hard to crawl back into acting like myself but been unsuccessful, obviously.  Tried to make new pieces but that's not giving me any kind of satisfaction either since nothing works!!!  So now I have a new pile of UFO (UnFinish Object) laying around....  maybe I'll make more assymetric earrings eh? Or pendants??  :rofl:  GAH!!

So bits and pieces, and I am trying....  I know some of my recent uploads are not as pleasing to your eyes as before, and I thank those of you with your ongoing support!  Truly means a lot!!  :heart:

Let's see....  what else is new....  ooo  a big step for me I guess!!  I am finally on FaceBook! HA!  So if you're interested in finding out about the real me, as you will on Plurk, you can find me here at www.facebook.com/crysalliscrea… (jewelry fan page)  or www.facebook.com/crysallisgems (bead store fan page).  I haven't set my own page with any URL just yet...  anyway, if you want to get connected....  ;)

That's all for now, back to my hidey hole....  hopefully I'll be able to cope with spending more time on here or anywhere soon...  

Deb



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Where did this little devil go???

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 21, 2010, 12:00 AM
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CrysallisCreations Stamp by 2dazed

well......  I have no good excuse really.  All that I can say is I was and am still in a state of unconscious depression.  Lack the drive to communicate, yes even for online....

I've been in a state of trance somewhere, been trying  hard to crawl back into acting like myself but been unsuccessful, obviously.  Tried to make new pieces but that's not giving me any kind of satisfaction either since nothing works!!!  So now I have a new pile of UFO (UnFinish Object) laying around....  maybe I'll make more assymetric earrings eh? Or pendants??  :rofl:  GAH!!

So bits and pieces, and I am trying....  I know some of my recent uploads are not as pleasing to your eyes as before, and I thank those of you with your ongoing support!  Truly means a lot!!  :heart:

Let's see....  what else is new....  ooo  a big step for me I guess!!  I am finally on FaceBook! HA!  So if you're interested in finding out about the real me, as you will on Plurk, you can find me here at www.facebook.com/crysalliscrea… (jewelry fan page)  or www.facebook.com/crysallisgems (bead store fan page).  I haven't set my own page with any URL just yet...  anyway, if you want to get connected....  ;)

That's all for now, back to my hidey hole....  hopefully I'll be able to cope with spending more time on here or anywhere soon...  

Deb



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Artisan Jewelry on SALE!!!

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 28, 2010, 8:53 PM
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CrysallisCreations Stamp by 2dazed

yup yup!!  As most of you know, I don't do this often, but it's really time to clear out some of my older pieces and focus on making more new items!!  AND in planning of my up coming trip back home, it'll be lovely to have more pocket money....  heh...

So I've marked all items down 35% in my ArtFire shop, which is here crysalliscreations.artfire.com but just so you know, not all items are listed here that I have in my etsy shop crysalliscreations.etsy.com , so if there's an item that you're interested in that's listed in my Etsy shop but not in my ArtFire shop, please let me know!!  With ArtFire you do not need to have an account to purchase, payment will be made through PayPal as usual.

Why am I having a sale in my AF shop instead of my Etsy one?  Well...  by doing this you'll help me save a bunch on transaction fee, good enough reason right??  :P  For those of you who's familiar with AF, you know the reason...  :)

Anyway, browse if you're interested!  Thanks!!

Deb



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pondering something slightly out there......

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 16, 2010, 11:01 PM
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CrysallisCreations Stamp by 2dazed

*****EDIT*****

I know this may really upset some of you, but someone shared this with me on YouTube, and you need to see this!!  What's really going on at Grand Island Louisiana!!  www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RPrtx…!

*end edit*

Hi Hi HI!!!!  :D

OK....  I've set-up a poll, for a subject that has been bothering me for the past 2 months now, the BP Oil Spill at the Gulf.

I mean, seriously, this whole mess started in April!!  APRIL!!!  And now it's mid JUNE!!!  I can't believe NO ONE had figured out HOW TO STOP the OIL SPILL into our beautiful ocean!!!  Which in term sustain LIFE ON EARTH in so many ways that we know of!!!!  GAH!!!  

yes I am a bit pissed off....  and then **light goes on**!!  I wanted to make a piece of jewelry to express my anger and despair!!  Hey!  I am the owner of JewelryClub aren't I??  :icontarddanceplz:

So here's the thing that's been on my mind, though I've been wanting to do it after we have our super group status, but from the look of it that's not going to happen anytime soon, but this is URGENT matter, so I thought I'll set up a poll to ask how you feel about it....  With the environmental damage BP Oil Spill happening at the Gulf and still going strong, the environmental damange caused since April is beyond measure!  Personally I am extremely pissed off at the slow progress authorities are making, and I am mad at all the damage done to our beautiful ocean, not to mention all the lives this destroyed along the way.....  anyone else feel strongly about this?  From our last contest, I think many of us are inspired by many things from nature, so this might be an interesting yet just to show how strong we feel about this subject as artists!  What do you think??  Please comment or else vote on the poll that I set-up at my page CrysallisCreations then I'll take it from there...

Rant done, thanks for reading!!  :D  :blowkiss:

Deb



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YAY!!! JewelryClub is now officially a GROUP!!!

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 3, 2010, 11:09 PM
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CrysallisCreations Stamp by 2dazed

but ACK!!!  To get a sub and make it into a Super Group is twice the price of subs!!  :faint:  So...  I've started a donation pool, and since we can't do it from the group page, you can find it here on my page on the top right!  Please please help me make :iconjewelryclub:  into a Super Group??

and boy am I lost...  there are so many widgets that we can do for group, and for those of you interested in becoming a member again = so you can submit deviations, you'll need to reapply to join the group, just click on that JC icon in the last para that'll take you there to do so...

Anyway, many works ahead I can see, and I am seriously tempted to just delete all the previous club submission and start off new!!  GAH!!!



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#100 Theme Challenge

Journal Entry: Sat May 29, 2010, 10:43 PM
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:icontarddanceplz: 100 Themes Challenger by 100ThemesChallenge :icontarddanceplz:
:excited:

I am starting on my 100 Theme Challenge, this journal is just to keep track for myself....  

Variation 1

1. Introduction ID by CrysallisCreations  Hello!!





2. Love
3. Light
4. Dark
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away
7. Heaven





8. Innocence   Simple Pleasure by CrysallisCreations




9. Drive
10. Breathe Again
11. Memory





12. Insanity   Fiesta by CrysallisCreations wasn't thinking of cost when makin this one!





13. Misfortune Brazilian Amethyst Necklace by CrysallisCreations because this necklace won't fit and I had to take it apart..  :(





14. Smile





15. Silence Peace in distance by CrysallisCreations Peace and Quiet....





16. Questioning Yellow Alien wired ring by CrysallisCreations  How in hack did I come up with this ring?





17. Blood





18. Rainbow   Confetti Wire-Wrapped Ring by CrysallisCreations Joyful colors!!





19. Gray Labradorite Necklace by CrysallisCreations





20. Fortitude





21. Vacation Summertime by CrysallisCreations color reminds me of sun, beach..etc.





22. Mother Nature Leaves and Berry Necklace by CrysallisCreations





23. Cat
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
26. Tears





27. Foreign Lantern Earrings by CrysallisCreations





28. Sorrow



29. Happiness   Touch of Nature by CrysallisCreations 1st charm bracelet that I've made that I was satisfied with the story its telling!  :D





30. Under the Rain Labradorite Pearl and SS brio by CrysallisCreations





31. Flowers Blue Jadeit flower bracelet by CrysallisCreations





32. Night
33. Expectations
34. Stars
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
37. Eyes





38. Abandoned Antiqued  Necklace by CrysallisCreations this focal was made up 2 years ago, abandoned until recently...





39. Dreams
40. Rated





41. Teamwork Forest Fairy Necklace by CrysallisCreations my contribution in a collaboration contest entry.





42. Standing Still
43. Dying
44. Two Roads





45. Illusion Custom - Gold Rutilated Quartz by CrysallisCreations





46. Family
47. Creation





48. Childhood Candy Necklace by CrysallisCreations candy anyone?





49. Stripes Earthen Necklace collage by CrysallisCreations





50. Breaking the Rules Opinion needed.... by CrysallisCreations my 1st attempt at making pieces with Jadeit with a different approach with modern twist.





51. Sport
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
54. Tower
55. Waiting
56. Danger Ahead
57. Sacrifice
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
60. Rejection
61. Fairy Tale
62. Magic
63. Do Not Disturb
64. Multitasking
65. Horror
66. Traps





67. Playing the Melody Fly with Me wirewrapped Ring by CrysallisCreations play with color, shape.  The process was similar to composing a song, bits here and there.  Yet at the end the "song" is complete.





68. Hero
69. Annoyance





70. 67% Jadeit Pendant by CrysallisCreations  Still not quite sure if this is finished...  2/3 maybe?  LOL





71. Obsession





72. Mischief Managed Indentation Necklace detail by CrysallisCreations Never thought it was possible, but managed to finish this piece!





73. I Can't





74. Are You Challenging Me? Vineyard wire wraped ring by CrysallisCreations This was my response to a blatant copier of my wirewrapped rings.  Yes it worked!





75. Mirror Flirt Earrings by CrysallisCreations left & right, mirror reflection.





76. Broken Pieces   Inner Spirit Necklace by CrysallisCreations





77. Test Foo Dog ring by CrysallisCreations What sells on Etsy remain a mistery to me, so made this one as a joke.  Lo & Behold, it SOLD!!  LOL





78. Drink
79. Starvation
80. Words
81. Pen and Paper
82. Can You Hear Me?
83. Heal
84. Out Cold





85. Spiral Angelskin Coral Herkimer RING by CrysallisCreations My 1st spiral on a ring that's left without more embellishments.





86. Seeing Red
87. Food
88. Pain
89. Through the Fire





90. Triangle Fluorite n Sapphire Earrings by CrysallisCreations





91. Drowning
92. All That I Have
93. Give Up
94. Last Hope
95. Advertisement





96. In the Storm Lemon Quartz + Labradorite by CrysallisCreations  City scape with lights flickering through the storm.





97. Safety First
98. Puzzle





99. Solitude   Olivine CZ ring by CrysallisCreations





100. Relaxation

Written by *AngieChild

updates and FEATURES!

Journal Entry: Sat May 29, 2010, 7:55 PM
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Still waiting to hear back from DA with :iconjewelryclub: club conversion into group, maybe they're enjoying the weekend as much as I am huh?  :giggle: anyway....

I was lucky that one of my piece caught the eye of a group and was invited to join among some talented photographers!  It's such a great concept that we all group together to feature others from DA!  Here are the picks of this week's submission into the group, including one of mine!!  Hope you'll enjoy them!!  :D

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:iconfeature-swap:

New Life by His--Butterfly Desert Radiance B+W by fatherofanartist

Candy Kiss kanzashi by elblack Grapevine Necklace by CrysallisCreations

Enjoying the Fennell by Squirrelflight-77 beautiful sea view by luigi89

Fairy Flower by JimmyJaszczurka Dahlia by GeesPhotos

:thumb164745867: Self Worth by creativemikey

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CrysallisCreations Stamp by 2dazed

hmmm.... new venture! Let's see how it'll go...

Journal Entry: Thu May 27, 2010, 6:51 PM
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I've just submitted "application" to convert JewelryClub to group, oh boy.....  honestly not sure what I am getting myself into here but we'll see!!  Had a long enough break from all of DA and really, it'll be such a waste for all the previous effort to go down the drain like that.....

I hope this group thing will be for the better!!  I seriously can't take how it was with club before, it's a lot of work to maintain one, and that's an understatement....

Keep your fingers/toes cross for me eh?  

:heart:

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CrysallisCreations Stamp by 2dazed

sometimes.... sometimes..... ya know??

Journal Entry: Wed May 12, 2010, 2:45 AM
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ah...  just figured that it's about time that I do another pointless journal update....  

**ya think???**

well yeah!  why not?

**but WHY??**

Why what???

**why do you feel obligated to do a pointless journal update??**

Because I dang well fell like it!!  OK??  good...  now shush!!!

**....................**

So!!  How's your day/life/relationship/marriage/creativities/pets/hubby/wife????  not in that particular order of course...  but that also works...  :giggle:

A few more of my newly lured into DA friends are becoming a bit more active now, though some of them are still trying to get the long/short of how DA works, or how to work their account page, so give them some times, and please welcome them!!!  

Some of my closest allie on a daily basis are:
:iconwillowwalkerdesigns: :iconcallacalla:  :iconglasstastictreasures: :iconbluealmonds: :iconjojobell:

See you around!!  :sprint:

CrysallisCreations Stamp by 2dazed 100 Themes Challenger by 100ThemesChallenge

well HEY!!!!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 29, 2010, 8:22 AM
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Learn something new EVERY DAY!!  HA!  

ok...  so after all these months on DA, I just learned that we cannot reply to a message that's hidden!!  :doh:  ever had one of those moment of enlightenment????  GAH!!

And I wanted to say thank YOU!!  For all your add to favorites of my either recent or past pieces....  You have no idea what that meant to me yet, I don't think I can go through it all to thank each and everyone of you at this point....  But please know that I really appreciate your support!!  :D

As always, am slowly but surely trying to stay on here!  Looking forward to catching up with you!!  :blowkiss:

Oh!!  And a few new deviants that you should check out!!  I am so happy that I've managed to lure a few more of my friends onto DA!! So please show them your support!!  :D  Thanks in advance!!

:iconglasstastictreasures: :iconbluealmonds: :iconjojobell:

YO!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 22, 2010, 8:17 AM
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um.....  yeah....  heh...  :giggle:  Hello to those that still remember me!!  :P  Sorry that I've been MIA....  Nice to meet all of you who's new to watching my DA account!!  Looking forward to knowing you!!

I've been through severe depression, though nothing clinical but serious enough that I haven't been able to make or create anything....  it's depressing I tell ya!!!!  But I've been trying, to pick up my pace again.  

Sorry for the new deviation bombardment!!  I am not sure if there's anything else that I've missed from the past MONTHS that I haven't been around....  I am sure there are, so will upload those soon, eventually....

BTW....  forgive me for not commenting on your journals/critics, it went well over 1k and that is a bit overwhelming...  and I doubt that I'll ever be able to finish looking properly through all the 10k deviations that you've all uploaded either so...  will have to figure out some other ways to catch up...  :P

Anyway, hopefully you're all doing better than me!!  :heart:

oHai!!!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 4, 2009, 7:01 AM
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yes I am still alive!!!  Yes I am still breathing!!  In case you're wondering!!!

As always, life takes a sharp turn, always unexpected, but don't worry, I am here, around, back for at much as I can!!!  

My current unsteady schedule will remain like this at least through my son's summer vacation.  I am trying to catch up to all that I need to do, but it's been a juggle between the real life and cyber life....

For those who care, I am doing great!!!  Local sales had been keeping me rather busy in quite a surprising ways, new venue, new venture, and I guess they're the right market.  

Anyway, hope you're all doing great!!!  I will now creep back into my hole and try to catch up with things....  :heart:  'til soon!! :)

a fews things......

Journal Entry: Sun May 31, 2009, 3:46 AM
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NO I have NOT fallen off from face of the earth!!  :giggle:  Life's just been hectic, but then again that's so not new is it??  With son growing so is his daily homeworks, on top of all the rest that I have on my plate I would say that it's all about to spill over!!!  GAH!!  :faint:

But I am doing great!!  Keeping myself busy I guess...  

Anyway, a few things here....  I am looking for new admins for JewelryClub, I am hoping that I'll be able to find 2 people.  It's been a long long road since I took over the club and am so glad to see it being active again!  Though keeping up with my duty with the club is still on my list yet, I need help since my little assistant is getting really quite busy with her school works so...  

I am basically looking for someone to do submission into the club and familiar with technical stuff aka CSS codes for journals and gallery....  so if you are interested please note me??  

Other than that, nothing too new here....  still owe a few trade pieces that I need to complete (what's new right?  HA)  and I will finish them as soon as I can....  sigh...


Now onto other things...

We have winners!!!  :dance:

:new:Snow Leopard Trust contest is over!!  And we have winners, here are the list of winners and prizes that they've won!!

Snow Leopard Cub Adoption (HeWhoWalksWithTigers): screwbald
1 year dA sub (WoofsCelticSpirit): amaipeach
1 year dA sub (mombeam): KuroiTaiyou
A 10x15 big cat print (ewm): :devbinkasa:   
Postcard of choice from print store (snowmask): Yoshiko-86
A CrysallisCreations braclet (CrysallisCreations): spooooonge




:new:Secret Garden Contest  winner announced!!

1st place   Secret by Kistit by :iconkistit:

2nd place   Wishes by ceruleanvii by :iconceruleanvii:

3rd place   Gardens of my soul- Pixie Lake by gerberaMF by :icongerberamf:


I support the H.A.N.D Project which encourages people to hug a new deviant.
Free Hugs Campaign stamp by Shantella Hug a N00B by N-One H.A.N.D stamp + info by Synfull

Updates + winners from contests!!

Journal Entry: Tue May 5, 2009, 2:28 AM
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Nature Inspired Contest by JewelryClub
:thumb116446378:
Nature Inspired Stamp 4 by ChroniclerofEchoes Nature Inspired Stamp 1 by ChroniclerofEchoes
Nature Inspired Stamp 2 by ChroniclerofEchoes Nature Inspired Stamp 3 by ChroniclerofEchoes

I support the H.A.N.D Project which encourages people to hug a new deviant.
Free Hugs Campaign stamp by Shantella Hug a N00B by N-One H.A.N.D stamp + info by Synfull

from :icon2dazed: Design a Deviant Contest!! 2dazed.deviantart.com/journal/…

Your Secret Garden Contest Your Secret Garden Stamp by karemelancholia
News article can be found here news.deviantart.com/article/68…




Hi all my lovelies!!!  :D

C'est la vie!!!  :heart:  Not sure what I've been busy with but OMG!!!  Everyday seems packed with all these things that needs to be taken cared of NOW!!  ack...  anyway....

So birthdays come and go....  I am officially 39 now, HA!  I know I know...  I act way more immature than I really should...  :P

Been busy with real life, catching up with my creative muse along with a lot of things that needs taking care of...  what's new right??  


:hug:  missed you all!!  I really have...  :heart:

Are you having fun with the Nature Inspired contest that we're holding over at JewelryClub??  I certainly hope you are!!  :D

Here's the official news article for this contest news.deviantart.com/article/75… well as our contest journal for your reference jewelryclub.deviantart.com/jou…

We're still looking for prizes or journal features for winners for this ocntest!!  Appreciate any help you can give us to spread the words about this great contest!!!

Here are some stamps for you to choose from:
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Nature Inspired Stamp 4 by ChroniclerofEchoes Nature Inspired Stamp 1 by ChroniclerofEchoes
Nature Inspired Stamp 2 by ChroniclerofEchoes Nature Inspired Stamp 3 by ChroniclerofEchoes

:dance:  Wish us luck!!!!  :D



:icontardloveplz: help Snow Leopard!!   :icontardloveplz:
for those of you who ever bothered to browse through my favorite, you must have noticed how much I appreciate the beauty of big cats.....

Just learned about this from HeWhoWalksWithTigers , so if you can just click here www.snowleopard.org/news/curre… and sign-up for their e-newsletter to help them reach their 3000 new subscriber goal. For every new subscriber, the Kearsley Fund will donate $2 to the Snow Leopard Trust.

Thank you!!!










:new: THE WINNERS OF OUR COLORFUL SQUARE CONTEST

:bulletpink: 1st PLACE :winner:
:thumb119686083:
by dumhild

:bulletpink: 2nd PLACE :trophy: :trophy:
Colourful Square Contest Entry by The-Dragoness
by The-Dragoness

:bulletpink: 3rd PLACE :clap: :clap: :clap:
candy candy by 1510
by 1510
and
Colourful...? by rockgem
by rockgem



Winners from the Design A Deviant Contest sponsored by 2dazed


First: BaB-Jane

Design a Deviant contest : CSS by BaB-Jane Design a Deviant : icon by BaB-Jane
Design a Deviant contest : ID by BaB-Jane Design a Deviant : stamp by BaB-Jane


Second: kaotickell


Design a Deviant - Journal by kaotickell


Third: pica-ae





Honorable Mentions: ginkgografix & paranthasis







:new:Winners from Extreterrestrial Contest sponsored by :devwireworkersanomymous:


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4th Place

:iconbodaszilvia: with key of Pluto's palace by bodaszilvia

Nyx pendant by bodaszilvia    japanese dragon bracelet by bodaszilvia     jilian_set by bodaszilvia     Pompadour necklace by bodaszilvia

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3rd Place

:iconrazzigyrl: with   Storytime: Singing Stone by razzigyrl

Christmas Fish by razzigyrl    Behind the Curve by razzigyrl     Snowflake Dreamcatcher by razzigyrl    Amethyst Pendant for my Friend by razzigyrl

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2nd Place

:iconcillana: with Lonit Love Catcher by Cillana

Amber Hemp Bracelet by Cillana     Green Ocean Necklace by Cillana     Hibiscus Necklace by Cillana     Dangly Pink Sakura Earrings by Cillana

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1st Place

:iconklarenden: with Mythology
A boy got divided from his father whilst canoeing for fishing food and ended up on a weird island.  All of the islands are marked and named.  The boy is young, but he knew this island was unusual.  He knew he was suppose to return to his path but something called him, a whisper in the wind told him to follow a direction which he obeyed.  The more he wondered into the island, he was finding small pebbles that turned into larger rocks. Pieces of old buildings that has fallen apart through time.  A knoll came up on his right. The door is made of wood and entirely intact.  Vines grew around it but not to block the entry to enter.  The whisper called again, he followed it.  The door was not locked and he cranked it open making a loud rusty iron sound as it creaked opened.  It seems dark but he entered.  Once he stepped his foot in, automatically wall candles mounted on the walls lit up by its


Stackable Rings by Klarenden     Commissioned Scarab Ring by Klarenden     Boulder Opal Pendant by Klarenden     June Pendant I by Klarenden








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Happy New Year of the Ox!!!

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In case you haven't noticed all the occasional fire crackers, red banners with Chinese characters, or even lion dances around your town.....  Chinese New Year is upon us!!

So with that said, I won't be able to spend as much time online as I usually do...  but do know that I am doing alright!!  Just real busy with family things....

This is the year of the Ox! I certainly hope that it'll be as fiesty as we can expect from an Ox...  

I am happy to wave bye bye to 2008 to be honest, way too may things has happened...  though it looks like 2009 will have a rather rough start, but let's hope that changes is upon us.  I am certainly optimistic about it as I always am!!  :D

Happy New Year to all!!!

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What's Original to you???

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Happens all the time......  not only in jewelry, but in all the different art form and artistic expression, but since jewelry (jewellery) made with beads and wire is what I am familiar with, thus this is the subject that I would like to discuss with you....

As some of you know, I am the new owner of :iconjewelryclub:.  I volunteered because I love all the sparklies, and obviously I enjoy playing with beads and wire.  To some traditional artists, to date, it is still not consider "real" jewelry. But! To me, I think the possibilities is simply endless!  One will need to be way more creative to create One-Of-A-Kind, truly Original when all that we're using are mass produced "beads" and readily available "wire", whether you use the real or man-made, it is making a huge HUGE scene on the market of adornment!!

What makes a piece Original??

There are only so many ways to string or restring a strand of beads, there are wired and coiled and wrapped, add a charm there, or finish with a gorgeous clasp... All of these are almost always ready-made, mass produced, so what's the chance of someone else using the same beads or finish as you are???  By changing the earwire, or one bead to another???  Does that make it original??

To me, it is entirely possible!

Since the major trend of artisan made jewelry lately are wire and beads, I am going to feature some of my favorite that I've ran into on the web, some are here on DA, while some are not....  the one person to me that single handedly changed MY view with possibilities to what can be done with wire and beads is for sure Eni Oken ( enioken.com ) She's always been generous enough and for sure confident enough to share her tutorials on the web for such a minimum fee.  I know for sure she's inspired a lot of people into making a lot of variation, and this recent surge is definitely a great thing don't you think???  Given us even more possibilities with wire and beads!

So what's ORIGINAL to you???

My definitely of a piece being "Origial", is when the artist use these readily available materials, transform them into wearable art.  Each piece catches the essence of the artist in it, or even a story to tell.....

Here are some of my favorite wire artisans pieces made from the web:

From :iconsheelagoh: one of my good friend in life!  I admire her for her original pieces, bold colors, workmanship, wire wrapping madness, as well as all the great gems and blings that she uses in EACH and everyone of her piece!!!

THE COQUETTE by SheelaGoh AUGURIES OF INNOCENCE by SheelaGoh LADY GODIVA IN A RAQS SHARQI by SheelaGoh CONFESSIONS OF A MODERN DAY .. by SheelaGoh BIRDIE LIKES SPRING by SheelaGoh THE DEBUTANTE CLOSE UP by SheelaGoh

Smabla, aka Anna-Karin, is a Sweden based artist.  She's not yet here on DA but I am working on that...  :P

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you can find her on Flickr www.flickr.com/photos/smabla/

One of my all time favorite from here on DA is gotta be :iconmonikalaskowska:  She is so comfortable with wire and knows how to manipute late so well!  Each and every one of her piece looks original to me!!

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One of the newest one that I have on my watchlist is :iconannie-jewelry:  I don't know her too well just yet, but I definitely enjoy her pieces!!!

woven silver and onyx bracelet by annie-jewelry smokey silver necklace by annie-jewelry opalite silver necklace by annie-jewelry

Another one that's quite amazing is :iconfaeriedivine:  But she's already a pretty well known one here on DA.

Isilme Ilcalasse II by Faeriedivine Frost Protection Potion by Faeriedivine

I think that's enough for today, for someone who enjoys looking at features, there's enough blings for you to drool over......  :giggle:

I really would love to hear your thoughts on this subject, so any input will be greatly appreciated!!!  :heart:

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My favorite inspirational quote, though author unknown...

"carving is not just carving, it is simply the art of shadow"

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not sure exactly what category this falls under yet, I think it's absolutely amazing!!! :faint:

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10k pageview!!!! GAH!

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wow.....  21 more page views then I am at 10k!!!  :wow:  :faint:

wanna help me catch that with screenshot???  pretty please??? :heart:

update update UPDATE!

Thu Nov 13, 2008, 6:14 PM
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so.....  for the next few weeks, I'll be seriously pre-occupied.....  in a good way though!!

I've just committed myself to Jewelry Club here on DA, I am hoping that I can revive this club, it's been through a few different person in charge and when I was an Admin, I wasn't sure what I could have done to make it work....  so here's hoping that I'll be able to make some changes and revive the club again!  Check out the Jewelry Club :iconjewelryclub:  AND!  If you're available to help out with the club, please let me know!  Our volunteer Admin Cashala of :iconchroniclerofechoes: had already done so much since she picked up the post, and I can't even start to thank her enough....  I am very thankful to have her around to help out!

Other things....  so my Christmas commitment will start in a bit less than 2 weeks, though still not feeling too creative lately, but I've gotta start to prepare for it....  my good deed of the year...  LOL  As with last year, it's raising fund for Make A Wish foundation here at Hong Kong.  So here's hoping that I'll be able to raise some decent money for them this year!!

So....  I expect that I'll have quite some things to do, so not sure how committed that I can be to this account of mine, I will check in still, but I have to commit a few hours per day over at JC, so drop by to visit us??  It's such a great collection of Artisan Jewelry  YUMMO!!!!!  :drool:

Chat soon!!!  :heart:

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I am just so wordy lately....

Sat Nov 8, 2008, 4:05 AM
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Someone just forwarded this to me, and I had to share....

Let me say this upfront, as someone who grew up and spend 1/2 of her life at California, the passing of Prop 8 makes me sick to my stomach...  I've always been thankful for the opportunity that I've had, the unbias and liberal of San Francisco had affected me in a great deal, shaping me into who I am and what I believe and respect.

This is a serious yet humorous approach, and I hope you'll enjoy this as good reading...

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