Habitual Habitat of the Amy

I kept reading advice columns for how to bring sales to your etsy shop, and one thing they all said is to get a blog.

I can't say this blog has boosted my etsy sales, but it has given me yet another outlet for talking about myself, and that can't be bad--can it?

The direct link to the Etsy shop is HERE

Monday, October 25, 2010

Luna Moth

Today's Etsy Listing: Luna Moth Beaded Tapestry Pattern

I've been thinking--I know, but sometimes I can't help myself--I've been thinking, that perhaps I shouldn't be posting here--blogging?--about the thing that I'm working on, since you won't see that until some unspecified date in the future, but instead that I should blog about the thing that I posted today, which I'm putting up pictures of, anyway.

I'd leave it to the readers to vote, but since there's only three of you--and actually all three are me--I think I'm pretty much on my own for decision-making.

There's a danger of the posts repeating every four months, but I'll worry about that roughly four months from now.

Today's Listing:

Inspiration: I was thinking about making a butterfly, but then I thought that Luna Moths were cooler than butterflies, so I made a pattern of one of those instead. Then I didn't care for all the blank space behind it, so I tried to find a pattern of the moon that I could use in the background. Failing that, I made my OWN moon pattern and put the moth on top of it.

Colors: The moth is naturally a selection of pale or pastel greens, but I couldn't find any, and also I love the more yellowy and bright greens, so I bought a bunch of those and made it work. It would have been easier if my local bead store actually carried green seed beads--they are pretty much guaranteed to not carry whatever I'm looking for, though, so I wasn't surprised. I over-compensated in trying to buy the proper greens for this, unfortunately, and now I have...far more green than I know what to do with. Watch this space for more dragons...

Technical: This is actually the second Luna Moth Beaded Tapestry that I made, since the first one sold, which is fine--awesome, actually--but I really missed it, so I made myself a second one.  I love the new one, but I don't like the accent colors quite as much; the light yellow and light blue are too big, while the shiny green I used is too dark. I think it turned out well overall, and I'm pleased to have my own version of it.

I'd also be more than pleased to share the pattern with others.

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