Thursday, September 9, 2010

More Acrylic Lovelies!

I just completed a couple of customs in some new, and may I say GORGEOUS, acrylic colors. I have plenty left for both sticks and forks, both in up to 6" lengths. And now onto the lovely colors.

"Hawaiian surf" - pearlized white with swirls of blues:

And "midnight blue" - deep, dark navy blue with pearlized swirls of slightly lighter blues:

I also have "black cherry" and "emerald light" still in stock as well. :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

New Acrylic Color!

Just a quick note to share my first piece in this awesome new acrylic color! It is called emerald light and it positively shimmers. It was such fun to carve. :)

More goodies in this color are coming soon!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New Goodies... Finally!

After having to take WAY too much time away from crafting, I was finally able to post some new items, a couple of custom sticks in the gorgeous "black cherry" acrylic. I love the swirly coloring of this acrylic. I think I need to save a bit for myself!

Anyway, hopefully more new goodies coming soon!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

New Limited Color Corian

I have a VERY limited supply of this teal colored corian, which is kind of a shame, since it is so pretty. This is only the second custom order I have done of this color and only have enough left for maybe a couple more. Anyhoo, here it is:

Monday, April 12, 2010

Green Leaves of Spring

Ok, so I haven't posted anything here in a while. Life has been busy lately, especially since spring is FINALLY here! Yay! And what better hair accessory for spring than pretty green leaves? Well, I finally just finished my first custom order for a fork with an oak leaf topper. I think it turned out pretty well. I can't wait to see it in my customer's hair. :)

And here is my own fork that I had previously blogged about, though now it has oxidized:

I am so relieved that I finally discovered the best way to allow the wood to oxidize to a lovely green color. This is definitely one of my favorite woods to work with. And it smells just divine!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lignum Vitae is on the way!

Ok, cheesy title, but 'tis true! I finally finished carving the custom ginkgo fork in lignum vitae wood, which will be listed later this evening. It's a very dense, yet nice wood to work with. It smells wonderful as well. The only drawback is waiting for oxidation so the lovely green color reveals itself. This one just needs its protective coating and it will be complete!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sneak Peek!

Just giving a sneak peak of the new material that is FINALLY about to go up in the shop tomorrow. Here is one sample of a single spiral in "cranberry" acrylic. This was a lot of fun to work with, so more colors are definitely soon to come! :)

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Customs, customs!

Finished 2 more customs today. These were both a challenge, since they are longer than my standard sizes, so I wanted to make sure I got the proportions just right. I think they turned out rather well, if I do say so.

One of the customs had 5.5" prongs...

and the other a whopping 7" prongs! :)

I hope they like them! One more custom this week to go!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New Design Idea

At the request of one of my wonderful customers, I have been playing with the design of an oak leaf hair fork made of lignum vitae. I am still trying out different angles of the leaf, as well as trying to get the wood to oxidize and give me a proper green color. The latter is proving to be most annoying. ;) But nevertheless, here is my first oak leaf prototype:

This is a fresh rough cut, so no time for oxidation. I am also trying to decide whether to adjust the angle of the leaf, making it slightly (though not fully) more horizontal.

This style will be showing up in my shop soon after all my custom orders are completed, so stay tuned! :)

First Post, New Forks!

This is my first official post on this blog, so welcome to all fans, customers, friends and family. :)

I just finished a couple of forks today. One was a custom order ginkgo leaf fork. The other was a simple straight fork. Both are made from some gorgeous "evergreen" dymondwood.

I am continuing to work through my remaining 2 customs for ginkgo leaf forks in dymondwood, as well as a new request for a ginkgo in lignum vitae.

Thanks to all my awesome customers, as well as to those who support me in this. Much love.