Thursday, September 27, 2007

FOR SALE, aka, Cute Skulls Seeking Sympathic Homes







Well, as you can see, I don't have anything new to show you, today. I am in the middle of making my pieces for the Bead Exploration Collaboration with Melanie (Earthenwood Studio) and Heather (Humblebeads), but I'm not allowed to show you any works in progress for that. It finally occurred to me that the end of the month, when we are supposed to display our finished work, is only three days away, so I've been beading like the wind, so to speak. I think I will finish, but probably only by the skin on my teeth.

The other thing I have been debating is actually moving outside my comfort zone one more time and actually offering one or two skull charms up for sale. For some reason, doing this the day after the close of the contest seems sort of venal to me, but I feel that if I don't do it now, I'll procrastinate and never do it at all. I hope all of you will understand. So (deep breath), if anyone feels the need to welcome some cute skulls into their lives and jewelry projects, the above are now officially for sale. The skulls are made from PMC3 and are therefore fine silver, or .999 pure silver. Each skull is about 16mm x 16mm. Both charms have holes at the bottom for the purpose of adding additional dangles, similar to the red Czech glass drops on the earrings that Rachel, aka Fancy Pants, won. (These dangles are not included.) The single skull charm is $16.00, the double skull charm is $32.00. Shipping within the U.S. is $2.00. Any interested international buyers, please contact me for shipping costs. In the event that I have more than one interested buyer, precedence will be given to whomever emails me first. Please send inquiries to: strandsofbeads@yahoo.com. Oh, and at this time, I only accept payment by Paypal. If the buyer is not satisfied with the charms once they arrive, they are more than welcome to mail them back to me for a refund (excluding shipping costs). These two charms will be available for sale until the end of October (or until they are sold, whichever comes first).

Ack, this is making my palms sweat...

Okay, to end on a much, much more interesting and amusing note, if you are in the mood to see robots doing a cute fan dance (completely clean fan dance, I might add - it has nothing to do with throwing tassels etc.), please check out the video of the Beck song "Hell Yes" at MTVU. I am not a Beck fan - I think this is the only video of his I've ever seen (I believe the Husband found it on BoingBoing originally), but it is fabulous and is one of my all-time favorites. Beck and the producer enlisted programmers at Sony to program a chorus of cute robots (the Sony QRIO) to perform a cool choreographed dance for the video. I LOVE IT.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

6 comments:

Christina said...

The PMC skulls are great! I like working with PMC, though I haven't in while.

vickie said...

I think your venture is a fine idea; I'm sure they will be very popular leading up to Halloween in particular as well as maybe yea-round for folks who like to incorporate such creativity into their own works. I have been crocheting like mad lately working on Christmas and winter projects; and doing a little beading.

Monkee Maker said...

I love your skull charms, I really do, but sadly I wouldn't know what to do with them.

..... unless .... monkey earrings??

Good luck with the sale, and I hope those palms dry up soon!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the positive comments. No problem, MM (although I do like the idea of pirate monkees wearing skull earrings). This is really just a test on my part - sort of just dipping ones toes in the water to see how warm it is, if you know what I mean.

Jean said...

keep making things!!! I am always on the lookout. you are super!

ps: love your profile!

Melissa said...

Thanks, Jean! I may put up some of the fortune cookies charms next - I'm still working through all of this right now...