Friday, July 31, 2009

Featured in a Fashion Blog!

I searched the name "ShadowCutter" on yahoo to see what's online about my jewelry, and I found this:

The MidWasteland

My Plate Maille Handflower is featured here. I had no idea this was here until today; it's really exciting! I don't know how popular this blog is, but it's just really cool to be mentioned in one!

The only problem is that although the other chainmaille handflower is correctly linked to its seller (TogIncognito), my name was attached to it. I left a comment about that but it's waiting to be approved and posted. I'm sure it was just a simple misprint. I also sent messages to that seller and the other Etsy seller featured to let them know they're in there. It's really exciting!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A few of my Favorite Things

Awhile back I bought a dagger at the knife store of a certain mall a couple cities away. Actually I'm not sure if it's a dagger or a short sword. Either way it's stainless steel, which I think means it's not authentic or actually usable or anything, but it is fairly sharp. Anyway I like it, and to make it even better I made a belt for it with 16 gauge colored-copper chainmaille and suede lace.

I also made this cloak a few years ago, just because I wanted one:

in these pictures it's Halloween, but I didn't make it as a costume, I made it as actual winter-wear, although I don't always wear it even when it's cold, because it kind of gets in the way if I have to go somewhere. I wish I could wear it all the time though. I was also wearing my dagger when these photos were taken although you can't see it.

And this is my glass dragon sword which is hanging on my wall:

its name is Darksbane.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Guy Stuff

I'm finally starting to make some "guy stuff", since there've been a few guys at craft fairs and such asking for some, and I've recently made two guys' necklaces and listed them on Etsy.

Guy's Chainmaille Pendant Necklace

I made this one while watching Ironman. I don't quite know what to call the weave since I totally made it up, although it has some byzantine-like bits. It's listed here in my Etsy shop under "For Guys".

Knott Maille Guy's Necklace

This one I made less recently although I just listed it along with the other one. It's a "furby flower" with some extra rings added for tightness and decoration.

I also have some plain double-spiral chains which guys should like, but I still have to take pictures of them so I can list them. And I'm working on a guy's handflower which I hope will turn out well. I'm using 16 gauge rings (same as in these necklaces) and black leather lace.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My "Office"

Just for fun here's a tour.

Allow me to introduce:

My work space:

my friend's house
I'm making cell phone charms here

my desk
I got a desk with drawers and a little chest of drawers to reduce clutter. ;-) (the drawers are full)
I made that lamp out of a soda can at 4-H TU Electric Retreat. don't even remember how long ago that was.
the flowers are from my boyfriend John. <3
the picture hanging off the back of the chair is my nametag from Anime Fest. I also have one from Akon there but you can't see it in the picture. it's on that blue ribbon.
the frame in the top left corner is my high school diploma from Oakwood Academy.

the spot on the floor where I sit to use the computer. I decided to use this spot to start working on something because my desk is too messy.
that book under the pliers is Nobody Rides the Unicorn by Adrian Mitchell. Lovely wonderful book. also good as a mouse pad surface. ;-)

and here's my personal jewelry which I wear every day, as I'm wearing it:

my right hand

my left hand

This concludes the tour of ShadowCutter Jewelry headquarters. Please watch your step as you exit and return soon. ;-)

Monday, July 6, 2009


A certain craft show which I participated in last October is coming up again. I'm debating whether I should try it again this year.


if I sign up right now I'll get a spot inside which should be better than outside, and might even get a good spot as far as inside spots go. if people come to the craft fair I'll get a lot more exposure if I sign up now.

the inside spot costs the same amount as the outside spot.

it's generally a good idea to be in craft shows whenever I can.

I'll have lots of time to invite and promote the craft fair. also I can get a banner for it from VistaPrint and I have display things that I didn't have before.

If I sell a couple of handflowers or byzantine bracelets it will at least pay for the space.


there are no refunds so if I pay for the spot now and then I'm unable to go I'll have lost $35, or $40 if I rent a table from the church. also it's a little early to tell if I should rent a table or if I'll be able to borrow one from a friend.

something else that I care about wants some money from me right now. I really want to give something for that and I need to decide how much.

it's hard to tell right now what I'll be doing or how my car will be behaving in October.

last year I didn't sell anything; mostly because almost no people came by.

I need to get some kind of job and when I do that I'm afraid I won't get the necessary time off.

last year most or all of the people inside had credit card machines and I don't have one. I don't know if I'll really need one or not. Also the other craft companies seemed to be a lot bigger than me.

Well, I think I'll just continue thinking about it for a day or two.