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

Saturday, November 6, 2010


This was one of the first bracelets I made for sale--actually, it might very well BE the first...no, I think it was the second because I made the Bee Bracelet first.  There's a story behind the Bees, but, well, it's not exactly today's listing, now is it?

Making a bracelet with a lightning bolt was also one of my first ideas, if only because I really wanted to get rid of those florescent beads--you can't quite tell how intense they are from this picture, but I got them on sale years ago, and while I often use them (very sparingly) as an accent color I had a whole hank of the bloody things to begin with.  I still have a ton of them, but they fit into a smaller container and are easier to ignore now.

I got a shipment of new beads yesterday, plus thread, needles of my favorite size (I've been using one bigger, and I must say I do not like them, Sam I am), and some new clasps. I'd thought I'd ordered five colors, but actually I ordered six, which meant I didn't have enough space...and then I got to spend twenty minutes rearranging beads in cylindrical stacks so that everything fit and was as close to color-order as I could make it.

You might think I'm a bit crazy, and you might not be wrong, but you also must remember that I'm still currently unemployed, so I've nothing better to do than rearrange my beads.

Which means I should prove to you in other ways that I'm nuts;

I got inspired yesterday and hung all most of my beaded tapestries on the wall. (where 'inspired' means 'sick of the precarious space-consuming way I had them "stored" on the dresser').  I took a few pictures so I can share my decorating scheme with the class:

 Let's play 'spot the postcard,' shall we?
 The giant one is my 'Lord of the Rings' tapestry.
These are all my favorites--except for all my other favorites, that is.
Now, let's play 'spot the wall';
 (I didn't make that dream catcher, BTW, even though it has some beads innit)
The swag-thing is a chain of all the bracelets and chokers I have for sale.

Wait; there's more....
The blue/purple dragon in this one is the first large tapestry I ever made.
You can see my photography pseudo-studio on the left--although that firebird is just hanging out there; I'm not going to sell him. It's where I've been shooting the new tapestry pictures.

Know what the best part is? this is not all the tapestries I've made. There's a few more scattered around them room, one or two that the attic is...holding for safekeeping, at least three I didn't or couldn't hang up and several that I don't own any more. At best guess I've made 40 tapestries large enough to be of note.

Now do you think I'm crazy?

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