BLIM community market March 28, 2010

this sunday!

craft fair! craft fair! craft fair!
-monthly community market-
-mount pleasant-
-vancouver bc-
-main street

11am - 4pm at the heritage hall on main st. and 15th ave.

from google maps ala ninja driving ;D

came on down friend!

add it to your yelp events:

Sunday, March 28 - 11:00 - 4:00pm - by donation @ Heritage Hall (15th and Main)
Blim presents:

Blim Monthly Community Market

Blim will be presenting a monthly Main Street Community Market this month to take place at the Heritage Hall on Main and 15th. 2 blocks north of Blim.
This Months market will include 48 vendors, music, hot food, beverages, and entertainment. Vendors will include food, fashion, accessories,
supplies, fine art, vintage items and records, and not be limited to crafts, and there will be a focus on nurturing and promoting
creative production in our community. We want to appeal to young, old, hip, plain, babies, animals, men, women, everyone.
We are very excited about this event and what it can contribute to Main Street's artistic vitality, and how it can help support and
encourage the local creative community.

March Market will feature:

Coco Cake (cupcakes)
Blim (clothing and accessories)
Open Sesame (homemade gourmet japanese cuisine)
Robinson Fine Foods ( gourmet foods) http://www.robinsonfin...
It's Your Life (jewellery) http://itsyourlifeshop...
Tea Time (home made cider, continental coffee, and treats)
The Paperista (cards and accessories) http://www.thepaperist...
Jezabel (clothing)
Sabbatical (clothing)
Vancouver is Awesome (community) http://www.vancouveris...
Safe Amplification Society (community)
Farmers Daughter (jewellery) http://www.Afarmersdau...
Trudy Ann's Chai (food) http://www.trudyannsch...
O'tanu Spirit (soap) http://www.otaunuspiri...
Barefoot Child (books) http://www.MyBarefootC...
Wikkerink Designs (accessories) http://www.wikkerinkde...
Sandy Somers (vintage)
Tomoko Tahara (knitting)
AJ Brown (cards) http://www.handsandpur...
Firefly Notes (paper) http://www.fireflynote...
Pomomama Designs (jewellery) http://www.pomomamades...
Carla Berkun (jewellery) http://2facedtrinkets....
Maridadi Craftz (african jewellery) http://www.maridadiart...
Soxy Puppet (dolls) http://Www.soxypuppet....
Giulia Fatica (accessories)
Elina Designs (accessories) m
Daulhaus Art (accessories) http://www.dahlhausart...
Dives In http://www.divesin.ets...
Michael Muscatt (vinyl)
J'aime Designs (jewellery)
Split Pea Vintage (clothing) http://www.splitpeavin...
Cookie Vonster (baked goods) http://www.cookievonst...
Delainy (gluten free baking)
Catalyst http://www.catalystrea...
Little Bear (hand made dolls) http://www.littlebear.....

and many more!.....
im making a back pack. its a bit ambitious. with no pattern. of course. to up the challenge?? sheesh. so i am i think almost done. my original idea didnt work so im going to improvise.
its basically a drawstring back pack that converts into a shoulder bag. pretty simple sounding. ugh. its not. used too thick interface (its like felt) and its not working like it should.
anyway after its done i need to go back making jewelry for the blim fair this sunday.
its kind of a mess right now. im a bit bummed i didnt make a pattern, and i used my favorite fabric, of course :P i want a hardwood floor. now.
to get some inspiration to keep going i looked at my old friend paolos collections:
paolo raymundo . i miss that guy.

Spring Bling fair this Sunday!

hey im doing this fair on sunday! its on commercial drive and 10th...
come visit!!

Sunday, 21 March 2010
12:00 - 17:00
UNITY YOGA TEAHOUSE - 1672 E 10th / Commercial

ive been really out of it this week. havent been keeping in touch with people i should be keeping in touch with. missed a friend who left for peru. my dads birthday is today and i was supposed to be in manila now (yeah right$$$) ive delayed reorganizing all my stuff and now its friday and theres a fair on sunday gaaahhhh
alvaro suggested today we rent a studio in the new blim building. yay. hes going off on his mens jewelry line and has bought himself a smorgasboard of watch parts for his steampunk ideas.

my fingers are so black and so is my keyboard now :P
ive oxidized a tonne of charms and lockets and am finishing them now.
im getting really inspired to get back selling online. bout time!

before oxidizing:

after oxidizing:

sanding and brushing before varnishing:

Antique Bird Cage and Lace necklace

ahhh so cute i love this necklace.
though the people i asked werent too sure about the 3 lace bows. maybe one they said. i originally wanted to put 4! haha!!

ive listed in my online shop for $40... click on image to go to shop listing...

ohh its so cute and great. i love it. here is a super dark photo of me wearing one as a trial the other night.

Silver Wing Earrings and Antiqued Brass Escutcheon Charms

check out these sweet earrings. these brass keyhole charms are so cute! ive oxidized and varnished them. they are perfect.

you cant go wrong with a simple pair of antique silver wings for your ears. an instant classic part of your wardrobe.

click on images to go to shop listings.

Mermaid and Pirate Ship Locket Necklace

this necklace features a mermaid, a ship cameo and a mini skull locket!
the mermaid charm is so detailed... she is plying with her hair while looking at herself in the mirror.

the miniature locket and mermaid charm have been oxidized, finished and varnished by moi.

in shop now. click on image to go onto the listing details.

classic necklace designs

this vintage cameo and filigree with chain tassel pendant i assembled is so pretty. when i made it i thought it was familiar to me somehow.
the glass beads match perfectly with the cameo. pretty wonderful considering they are from totally different eras! i wonder if they made the beads match this color. i saw once an old jewelry making supply catalogue scanned online and it had this exact cameo in it. from the 50s or 60s i think.

this round locket necklace is totally cool. simple and beautifully decorated. the figaro chain give a little texture to the neckline. the large 30mm round locket is a good size to make a noticed understatement ;D it rests above the breast, on the chest, for a dramatic yet casual style.
looks great with strapless tops, chiffon and silky type blouses, round neck sweaters, t-shirts... its a pretty versatile piece. definite wardrobe staple.

Mesh Bow and Bird Necklace

Ach so effin sweet.

Charming is a good word. Romantic is a good word too.

it has this amazing bird sitting down on a perch charm pendant, but also an antiqued brass wire mesh bow.

the three chain tassels have been tipped with gorgeous Czech firepolish luster finish faceted glass beads. the extension chain has a larger bead of the same color.
so darling.

click on pic to go to shop listing...

This necklace ooooozes cuteness from its antique brass pores.
it just sits on your chest saying hey guys, yeah thats right, im the cutest necklace youve seen on a human, i know, its true, i cant help it.

in shop now!

smokey quartz, mermaid, vintage ship cameo and compass necklace

im in love this design :D the varying shades of the natural smokey quartz beads and their slight difference in size with the two fluted glass beads makes the bead chain look tattered, chunky and uneven and raw and natural. should probly have taken a pic on plain white to show the shades of gray. chose the smokey quartz to go with the gray of the rare vintage western german glass cameo. the mermaid charm has been oxidized, sanded and varnished, like the charm on the back of the compass.

so its in my shop. am going to just give up on trying to compartmentalize where i put what stuff where and for how much. its causing me undue stress ha ha. i marked down my etsy sample sale necklaces. the ones ill put in my shop and have in stores are retail though.

new stuff in shop!

ok ive uploaded 3 new designs to my online shop. i figured the etsy sample sale section isnt really working. well, i sold one necklace and have a pretty good clue as to which ones people like now, but i might as well just put em into my shop. duh. maybe ill have some on etsy too. idk.

ok so here are the designs:

this one needs a new title!!! 'the freedom bird cage necklace' sounds long and weird.
mabe something shorter. like bird cage flight. or something. yeah...

this is a new design... the only one, cos i dont have any more of these tea stained roses... i dont knw if it translates on screen, but its crazy pretty in real life...

this one is the old favorite, sparrow in flight, but this time around its oxidized and long

-edit- ive uploaded more now! just gotta get the pics up on ze blog...
check it out:

new on etsy

ok im giving etsy another go and filling it up with random stuff.
you can find a wide variety or super great deals on jewelry and necklace making supplies in my etsy shop (stuff like vintage cameos, intaglios, filigrees, bead chains, mixed charm and pendant lots)
and i am now selling some sample jewelry designs in there!
dont wanna list stuff in my online store that im not even sure if people will like cos there is way more steps involved listing items in my own online shop and ive been lazy but lets try selling samples.. itll just make me wanna fill up my shop with really nice stuff with good pics blah blah and here is my stuff on etsy:
click on images to go to the etsy listings
very sweet vintage style lockets necklace~ !! super tiny lockets- a 3 page book and a mini heart matched with a caged key. just the perfect size for everyday cuteness! its $35:

a simple black rose necklace for $25 :D its great for everyday casual wear!

this hummingbird cameo necklace.. features a vintage orange / carnelian colored vintage resin cameo. an alloy feather and a hand oxidized brass hummingbird charm. its only $28! :D click on pic to go to listing:

this hummingbird necklace features an oxidized brass round locket with hearts on it. good size for small photos :D it also has a lovely vintage style matte black flower... for $30. click on image to go to listing:

this drop dead gorgeous cameo necklace with bow and black bead chain. ouch its so nice i swear... all this gorgeousness for $45:

and this amazing compass necklace! it has a sweet little ship locket and super detailed mermaid charm... this unique design is yours for $45:

ok have you seen these cameos i decorated? they are super cute. tbth i didnt decorate these ones, alvaro did. with my instruction heehee. a deer cameo, a bunny cameo, a squirrel cameo and some mice. there are also 22mm round hedgehog cameos. there were other animals (namely badgers) but those are sold now. funny cos i thought no one would like the badgers but there you go. the first ones sold out. and there also some floral ones. maybe just one kind now though.
click on pics to go to listings.
cute little hedgehog cameos

here are the mice

our furry soft pal, a bunny rabbit

here is the classic cute bambi type deer

this squirrel loves the flower bed

here are the 13 x 18 mm floral cameos

what about these mixed lots?
i used to sell mixed lots of de-stash supplies on my blog before. a while ago.. those ones were jam packed with stuff.. i was getting lots of free stuff and buying lots of stuff then. that was fun... and there is still lots of that stock around.
some of which are in these mixed lots! you can try and make your own version of its your life stuff hehe...
click on pics to go to listings :D

this lot features retro chic pink and gold metal and enamel shank buttons, a super long brass ball chain necklace with a huge gold plated round snake type design pin as a pendant, two vintage enameled yellow bow pins and vintage aged brass novia pins (both have loops/a hole on the bottom for attaching another charm) and some other cool stuff... all for $8 ! right? :D

this is a huge mixed lot. huge, lots, loads of charms, pendants, theres a rose intaglio, vintage moveable lie detector charms, cameos, beads, nice :D

omg! ok so alvaros gonna go and start up his own jewelry line right. he sourced forever to find the coolest stuff. he goes and opens up his music website and links his newly opened etsy shop. he does a quick search and finds someone selling the exact same charm pendants he is going to sell. only thing is they are selling it for an AMAZINGLY high profit, and one of their 'handmade' items even made it to the front page!! omg!! hahaha alvaro is kind of annoyed!!! i mean they are selling stuff for about 100$ when alvaro was worried no one would buy it at 25$ !!! haha oh man and now he is all fussy about how they can misrepresent items as 'handmade' when they just bought the pendants from the same place he is getting them from. would you sell something for $25 when you know you can sell it for $100 ????
check out alvaros etsy shop! hes listed a robot necklace for $30