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New Necklace Display!

I went to Michael’s today. Always dangerous. Normally I go overboard and buy everything I see that I think might even be a little bit useful to me, so I tried to restrain myself this time. I am proud to tell you that I spent under $20 this trip! I bought two new bottles of paint which I’m psyched to try out because I’m actually really horrible at mixing my own colors. The true treasure of this particular trip, however, is the most wonderful necklace display I have ever seen.

About a year ago, I bought myself a traditional black velvet necklace display only to find that my camera panicked when photographing a piece on a totally black background and left it devoid of any color other than blinding white. Needless to say, I retired that display to holding a nice necklace of mine on a bookshelf. So you must understand how thrilled I was to see a necklace display covered not in black velvet, but rustic, rough, elegant, perfect, loose weave cotton. I’m over the moon and I’m so excited to start taking photographs of my products on this baby! I deem her Victoria the Grand. And I love her.

Also, I can hook earrings in to take pictures of the whole set!

 

 

That beautiful beast you see in the background is Rupert the guardian of the printer. My Granny gave him to me for Christmas. 😀

Pinterest is the new love of my life

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I don’t know about you, but I can’t get past just how much fun Pinterest is. I get in these crafty moods every now and then when I’m too lazy to actually make anything, so I hop on Pinterest and find a bunch of projects I want to do later on! It’s amazing the kind of stuff you can find on that site. Anyway, I got into another Pinteresty mood last night and made a board for all of my Tiny Octopus Designs creations. I’m hoping they’ll get some movement around the site, but so far only one of my friends has liked them all. Ah well. It’s my newest advertising experiment so I’ll see how it goes!

My Pinterest handle is “Spider in the Wine” because it was the name of a book I was planning to write and have yet to actually get started on. I have a board for “Upcycle and DIY” and a board called “For Eating” that’s packed with wonderful looking recipes. I also have a wedding board, because how could I resist? And I have a few other on Disney, clothing, and house related stuff. Then of course there’s my Tiny Octopus Designs board that I’ll update as regularly as I can!

So check out my Pinterest and drop me a comment if you have one too so I can see what you’ve pinned too!

And because I hate to publish a post without a picture, here is a little teaser from one of my boards: 

P.S. This is how I do my makeup now. 🙂 I think this woman is gorgeous.

 

The Week Before Spring Break

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I can’t believe it! Spring Break is NEXT WEEK! I’m not sure where this semester has gone, but it’s just flying by and I feel like I’ve gotten nothing done this year! I’ve been spending my free time perusing Etsy shops as well as Tumblr blogs which feature art and it’s getting me in such a creative mood!

I’m sorry I’ve been a little low on new items recently. I tend to work in spurts and then go through long dry spells. I’m thinking about setting myself on a schedule where I make at least one piece every other day. This whole small business thing is so much fun, but I’m SO bad at it!

However, I am excited to tell you that my new business cards finally got here! I had temps for a while that were a free design from Vistaprint, but I finally gave in and made a design of my own and ordered some that were not quite as free.

Recognize the tentacles on the back? And that’s my tiny octopus logo on the front! Needless to say, I’m pretty dang excited about these and I wish I could hand them out to everyone without being pushy and obnoxious. Haha.

Keep an eye out for a push of new items leading up to Spring Break! Hopefully I’ll have some more up soon.

Tiny Octopus Designs is having a sale! Come by the shop before…

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Tiny Octopus Designs is having a sale! Come by the shop before the month is up to get 15% off of anything in the store!

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Leroy the Octopus Pendant

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I’d like to introduce Leroy the darling little octopus pendant! This fella is a one of a kind piece of art handmade from polymer clay and painted with acrylic paints. I’ve applied several layers of protective finish to preserve his colors from daily wear and tear and it also gave him a little bit of a gloss as though he’s just climbed out of the ocean!

Leroy and his pals are all for sale at Tiny Octopus Designs and through the month of February I’m having a 15% off sale with a coupon code! The code can be found at my Facebook Page and will be valid until March 1st so use it while it’s there!

Something about the way Leroy is posed makes it look like he’s sucking his thumb while gazing out across the horizon. Am I the only one who sees this?

Vincent the Polymer Clay Octopus Pendant

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Vincent is of of the newest installments in my Etsy shop and is quite the lovely little lad. He is handmade from Super Sculpey and painted with acrylic paints. I then sprayed him with a glossy protective finish so he looks like he’s fresh from the sea.

Check out Vincent’s listing on Etsy and don’t forget to swing by my facebook page for updates on new items and upcoming sales!

A Preview of Pieces to Come

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We have had no sunny days here recently and so I haven’t gotten the chance to haul my photography stuff out into the back yard to take pictures of my newest pieces for Etsy. In lieu of good weather, I’ve decided to do some pre-Etsy advertising until I can take some better quality pictures. Forgive the glare and background. I’ll have a proper light box soon, but this will have to do for now.

Anyway, enjoy these pictures of the upcoming pieces that will hopefully be up in my shop soon!

Vincent the Octopus

Cassidy the Squid

Mack the Jellyfish

Ella the Squid

Leroy the Octopus

 

Chevy the Octopus

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