Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Songbird Tribute Reveal: Keeper of the Archives

And it's time for today's reveal!  Woohoo!

For day two of Preybird week, I present:

Keeper of the Archives
Set for Curran, His Grace the Preybird Osprey

Earrings for Osprey

Hairsticks for Osprey


The listings can be found here (earrings) and here (hairsticks)!

Hope everyone is doing well!  I'm about to get off the computer (ugh, my eyes are aching), and go enjoy this lovely sunshiny day.  :D

Songbird Tribute Reveal: Gift to the Author

As I prepare for today's Songbird Tribute/Etsy reveal, I wanted to show something else off. After all, this is my blog, and I can do that...  

So!  As a way to commemorate having her first novel published, I made this set for author L.S. Baird. 

(And because she's my friend, and getting published is a big deal. At least, I think so!)

Evensong's Heir
Set for L.S. Baird

...Ooo, it's shiny!  But what is it?

Ta-da! A set of necklace and earrings, made in the colors of the Dove of Valnon!
...Using lavender/grey coin pearls, fire-polished Czech glass, and silver filigree.

And now for some vanity shots: 

So, there you have it... A One-of-a-Kind necklace to celebrate something happy and worthy of commemoration.

Thank you, Leah, for giving me a chance to do this for you!!

...And now, back I go to working on my Songbird Etsy listings for the day...  I'll give you a hint: it's a set for another Preybird.

Monday, April 29, 2013

What I Did Over the Weekend...

So, this weekend, I had to answer a very specific question: What do I do when staring at a bright computer screen is too much for my eyes?

Apparently, my answer is to write in my notebook instead.

And what did I write in my notebook?  Well, I worked on creating another language.

This language is actually connected to Landus Fantasticus, the major location for the novel connected with my Etsy store stories.  

In particular, it's the language of Mazade.  

(And I now know what Mazade means!  It's a shortened version from Mazzan Zade, meaning "beautiful land."  Similarly, the language is Mazadeki, a shortened version of Mazzan Deki, meaning "beautiful [spoken] words.")

...It is ridiculous how relaxing and soothing I find conjugating verbs.

Songbird Tribute Reveal: Set for the High Preybird

After a weekend of rest, my eyes are (mostly) back to normal.  Now if only this headache would go away...  

In any case, it's time for more happy Songbird jewelry reveals!  Hurray!  This week is dedicated to the Preybirds of Valnon Temple.  And so, today, we have:

48th Lark of Valnon
Set for Elloren, His Grace the High Preybird Hawk

Earrings for Hawk

Hairstick for Hawk

Here are the Etsy links for the earrings and the hairstick!  And if you want to see everything that I've posted for this project so far, go here!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Final Bead Soup Party Reveal

This is a quick little post to say:

  1. My eyes are doing much better!  Hurray! Still tired, but better.  Just wanted to update that things are looking up, in case people were worried.  :)
  2. Today is the Bead Soup Party Third Reveal!  Yippee!  Go here to find the list of participants!  If the first two reveals are any indication, it's going to be good!

...And I'm getting off the computer now.

Happy Saturday, everyone!  :D

Friday, April 26, 2013

Songbird Tribute Reveal: Queen of Valnon

And now it's time for the last reveal of the week!  

I will not be posting over the weekend (why not? to find out, go here or just keep scrolling), so I thought I should end the first week of the reveal with something spectacular. 

...And no, I'm not biased, just because purple is my favorite color.  ;)

Queen of Valnon
Set for Reim fa Valos

Earrings for Reim, Queen of Valnon

Necklace for Reim, Queen of Valnon

Hairpin for Reim, Queen of Valnon

The listings can be found here:

Thank you all for going with me on this crazy ride...  I look forward to bringing you more shinies next week!  (When my eyes are rested...  Oi.)

I am in the middle of preparing (slowly) for today's Songbird Tribute reveal.

...And I'm tired.

There is no reason for this picture, except that I like it.
...I suppose I could make some sort of sun-going-down-being-tired
analogy, but that's probably a stretch.

And so, this is just a quick post to say that there will not be a reveal on Saturday and Sunday.  I really, really want to do them, but I am tired and need to rest my eyes.  

I know that might sound like a lame excuse, but I actually have issues with my eyes... More specifically, I have a blind spot in my left eye, directly on my macula (directly on the fovea, too, if you want to be technical).  

This blind spot means that I have no fine-tune vision in that left eye... which, in turns, means that writing, reading, beading, literally anything that I focus on, I am only seeing it with my right eye.

...And my right eye is exhausted.

Editing pictures, writing product descriptions, listing items, staring at the computer screen--all good and happy things, but I have learned that when my right eye asks for a break, I need to give it a break. I do not take my vision for granted, and just need to go offline for a little bit.

No reason for this one either...
But, dramatic sky is being dramatic!

So, there you go... a long winded explanation for why there won't be a reveal on Saturday and Sunday.

Thank you all so much for understanding!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Songbird Tribute Reveal: Undercity Secrets

Today's set is actually connected to the one posted yesterday.  You see, the Queen's Physician gets most of his information about current events through his snipe.  And so I present:

Undercity Secrets
Set for Rekbah, Jerdon's Snipe

Rekbah's Earrings

Rekbah's Necklace--
It's made of two separate segments, which can either be worn
separately or together.

...Worn together

...Worn separately

Rekbah's Hairstick - Blue and Purple Topper

Rekbah's Hairstick - Red and Purple Topper

Rekbah's Hairsticks, show together

And here are the links!
hairstick - blue and purple topper
hairstick - red and purple topper

...And so, that is 6 characters done! That means, what, only 11 more?  *smirk*

And now it is time to tend to housework, and other mundane but important tasks.  Hope everyone is having a lovely day!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Songbird Tribute Reveal: The Queen's Physician

It's a bit late, but here is this evening's reveal!  

The Queen's Physician
Set for Jerdon

Earrings for Jerdon

Bookmark for Jerdon

Hairsticks for Jerdon

The listings are here:

And to see everything I've listed so far, go here.

I would write more, but I am exhausted and am going to go relax. I hope everyone is doing well! Good night!  :)