Monday, November 24, 2008
Things have been worked out between the other person and myself. They aquired the pattern from someone at a gathering and had no idea mine even existed. One look for herself though, and she was pretty sure that her gathering friend copied the pattern from me.
She has since removed offending items, and was very kind and accomidating about the whole situation. I'm glad that it worked out.
I don't know exactly what I can do to protect myself in the future...you want a photo to represent detail, and I can't zoom in too close and detailed without giving away the pattern, essentially.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Highest form of flattery?
I've asked them to take the offending items out of their shop and informed them that they need to actually ASK permission before taking someone elses design and making a profit with it. Lets see if they at least credit the designer. Right now they are claiming that each one of their designs is "unique and original".
Unfortunately I relisted my item recently, so at first glance it looks like I copied them. However I'm fairly sure etsy has records of when I first put the item on there, early this year. If it really comes down to it, I've had my design loaded on various networking/beady sites for quite some time now.
I had a feeling I would have to deal with this one day...all the beaders talk about it. I feel sick to my stomach about it.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
This past Saturday my younger (but much taller) sister Jessie was crowned Miss Taunton. Taunton, MA is where we grew up together.
Music runs in the family (mom: piano, flute, clarinet; dad: drums; brother: guitar; me: bass) and Jessie is no exception. She had been practicing her really hard classical piano piece at home for a long time. She was understandably distraught when she found out she would be performing on a KEY-board and they would not have a piano on hand. Two nights of dress rehearsal mishaps on the keyboard had Jessie a little dissapointed, but she NAILED it when it counted.
Congratulations Jessie, I'm so proud of you! Future Miss Massachusetts? Miss America?
Keep a look out for my beautiful sister.
You can read the story from the newspaper HERE if you're interested.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Way to go Triz!
The "honorable mentions" include:
Second: The Hoshen - a Breastplate - beadshead
Third: hands against time cuff - thebeadedlily
Fourth: The Greek Key - BeadsAndI
Sixth: Proud to be an American - dreambeadweaver
Eighth: Celtic North American Native - SilkenLariat
Ninth: The third tie! Beaded Ancestral Expressions Petroglyph Totem Cane - SalamanderHouse and DNA in Violet and Blue - Wide Beadwoven Peyote Cuff - time2cre8
Tenth: Hungarian meets French - beaddiddy
I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with for "Snow Queen". I just may participate in this one!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Here are a few prime examples of what he sees through his lens:
That's just a taste. Definately check out his site for more amazing photography.
This next bracelet is something I made as a gift for a friend who shall remain nameless. I don't think she's a blog reader, but better safe than sorry!
These next bracelets are purely fun. I have had this stash of plastic pony beads for the longest time. Pony beads, meet stretchy cord. =)
Monday, November 10, 2008
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate 10 other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
Here are 10 of my favorite blogs, that haven't been tagged with this award yet...not an easy decision I tell ya:
2. Three Fates Design
3. Aerten Art
4. Jael's Jewels
5. Designing Hilary
6. Waterrose Handcrafted Obsessions
8. Tizzalicious Crafts and Cuteness
9. Maggies Crafting Adventures
Sunday, November 9, 2008
You should definately take the time to look at these beauties closer, and don't forget to vote!
1. Catching A Dream Bracelet - myfairladyvt4
2. Florida Gators Orange and Blue Herringbone Bangle - njema
3. Beaded Ancestral Expressions Petroglyph Totem Cane - SalamanderHouse
4. hands against time cuff - thebeadedlily
5. Celtic North American Native - SilkenLariat
6. The Greek Key - BeadsAndI
7. Hungarian meets French - beaddiddy
8. DNA in Violet and Blue - Wide Beadwoven Peyote Cuff - time2cre8
9. ONE WORLD Bead Woven Embroidered Cuff Bracelet - caraway
10. Trail Mix - ThesePreciousThings
11. Roses and Pearls Necklace - SpringColors
12. Proud to be an American - dreambeadweaver
13. Let My People Go Collar - triz
14. The Hoshen - a Breastplate - beadshead
15. Plaid Pride Bracelet - FrancescasFancy
16. Patchwork Cuff - playnwithbeads
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
When I first picked up the round lava focal bead I had every intention of turning it into a pendant, but it quickly took on a life of its own. The result is a "space-aged" necklace.
Surrounding the lava rock bead in brick stitch are layers of hematite discs, toho seed beads, and delica seed beads. Then for the neckband I wove more delicas, tohos, and hematite cubes & discs in herringbone. To secure the necklace is a beaded loop and toggle clasp, with different sized beads for a textured look.
Hope you like!
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