So dear friends, I know I've been absent for almost a half month now - my home laptop is pretty much out of commission. It served well but has been acting up lately. I've spent a while backing everything up.
I've been up to other things though - writing certainly - but lately I've been on a creative kick of epic proportions (well epic for me). I started to create jewelry again.
I'm not sure how many of you know I used to own a Bead store - a very small one - when I lived in Montreal in the 90's. It was more like a cart/store - in le Faubourg in Montreal. Anyway it was fun - a lot of work - but I loved it. When I left Montreal though I had several boxes (deep big Rubbermaid containers that weighed a godload) of beads, finding and materials. Masks. I was a mask maker for a while - fancy feathered beaded masks. All kinds of stuff. When I got back to Toronto I made more jewelry until the late 90s when my carpel tunnel got so bad I had to quit. My hands would go numb every night.
Needless to say in the last 8 years the only real jewelry I've made has been personal stuff. some necklaces. Sometimes a gift for a friend.
made some post a while back about jewelry. Suddenly my brain exploded. I saw steampunk jewelry... and it set something ticking in my heart. Tick-tock ticktock... this. this was the kind of jewelry I love.. and I could make. Yup. There was nothing to do but pull out The Boxes from the Closet of Doom - and start digging. I found watch parts, beads, watches (seems like i break the things all the time and still get them as gifts - cheap watches though, no fear). That was Friday Jan 25th when i pulled out the Boxes. By the next week I was already starting to make jewelry.
So my friends... I'm going to let you all in on a secret - I started a jewelry blog
. I want to keep it separate from my current LJ friends though because I don't want to bother y'all with my rattling on about jewelry. But, if you like - do go check it out. I might make the occasional post here about jewelry.. but that LJ details most of what I'm doing and creating.
And, to keep track of it, I've started a Flickr too: a clockwork zero flickr
where i'll be posting my jewelry and stuff.
Please feel free to not-friend or friend as you wish. I still won't be making a ton of postings anywhere. I will though be selling the bijoux - so here's a question... has anyone sold stuff on ebay? I'm thinking of doing so but really have no idea where to start.
and is anyone else watching "The Sarah Conner Chronicles"?