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[sticky post]ArtLog: all the shinies currently available, old and new
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This is the grand list of everything currently available.

All the shinies!Collapse )

ArtLog: new shinies plus some that got away
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Note: I'm trying something new this time, and will be adding the new shinies in boldface to the Current Shinies page later today. This post is a list of the new ones that went to Balticon with me including the ones that got sold (plus one pair of earrings I've made since).

All the info for acquiring any of the currently available shinies is at the Current Shinies page, as always. Thanks!



Very new shinies still available:

"Still She Dances on the Shore" necklace-crown: Peruvian opal, sterling silver. $400

"Ever Yours, Ariel" necklace: glass, prehnite, other stone, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver. About fifty-two inches long. $185

... "The Fae Discover Menswear, or, The Battle of Bryant Park" necklace: paua shell, miracle beads, plume agate, other stones, sterling silver. About forty inches long. $140 ON HOLD PENDING A THING

"Mensajera del Sol" necklace: borosilicate lampwork glass, mother-of-pearl, agate, jasper, plastic, plume agate, rose plume agate, other stone, glass, sterling silver. About sixty inches long. $245

"Translation: Sky/Earth" necklace: glass, ceramic, skin chalcedony, other stone, sterling silver. About thirty-three inches long. $110

... "Decisions, Decisions" pendant: glass, labradorite, sterling silver. $55 SOLD

... "The Welcoming Committee" pendant: zinc alloy octopus charm, amazonite/pyrite, sterling silver. $40 SOLD

"Arcana" earrings: opalite glass, skin chalcedony, sterling silver. $35

"Dove in the Evening" earrings: lampwork glass, Owyhee jasper, sterling silver. $48

"The Indelible Kind" earrings: bone and sterling silver. $33

"The Motherlines" earrings: glass and sterling silver. $28

... "Not the Territory" earrings: Swarovski crystal, zinc alloy charms, sterling silver. $22

"Prior Claim" earrings: glass and sterling silver. $35 I love glass ammonite beads, yes I do.

"She Carries Her Tribe Inside Her" earrings: lampwork and other glass, sterling silver. $40

"Silent Partners" earrings: glass and sterling silver. Glass trilobite beads are cool. $26

"Sweetness Lost and Found" earrings: glass and sterling silver. $31

"The Unfolding" earrings: glass and sterling silver. $30

"The Way You Find Them" earrings: Owyhee jasper, sterling silver. $32

"Words from the Wood" earrings: dyed bone, glass, sterling silver. $35




Very new shinies that found their people at Balticon or afterwards:

"The Ache" necklace: glass and sterling silver.

"Elegy: girl on corral fence, late 1930s, unknown" necklace: borosilicate lampwork glass and other glass, sterling silver.

"A Handful of Water" necklace: blue apatite, Swarovski crystal, borosilicate lampwork glass, sterling silver.

"Going Home In Dreams" pendant: zinc alloy charm, blue astrophyllite, sterling silver.

"Someone To Watch Over Me" pendant: zinc alloy charm, lapis lazuli, sterling silver.

"Tell Them What You Know, Little Bird" pendant: zinc alloy charm, dyed stone, sterling silver.

"Calling the Questions" earrings: glass and sterling silver.

"Remember" earrings: dyed bone and sterling silver.

"Spaceship Summer" earrings: glass and sterling silver.

"The Study of Distance" earrings: glass and sterling silver.

"The Year the Queens Came Back" earrings: glass and sterling silver.

ArtLog: a tease of names
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These are the new pieces which will be coming with me to Balticon this weekend:

"The Ache"
"Elegy: girl on corral fence, late 1930's, unknown"
"Ever Yours, Ariel"
"The Fae Discover Menswear, or, The Battle of Bryant Park"
"A Handful of Water"
"Translation: Sky/Earth"

"Going Home In Dreams"
"Someone To Watch Over Me"
"Tell Them What You Know, Little Bird"
"The Welcoming Committee"

"Arcana"
"Calling the Questions"
"Dove in the Evening"
"The Indelible Kind"
"The Motherlines"
"Prior Claim"
"Remember"
"She Carries Her Tribe Inside Her"
"Silent Partners"
"Spaceship Summer"
"The Study of Distance"
"Sweetness Lost and Found"
"The Unfolding"
"The Way You Find Them"
"Words from the Wood"
"The Year the Queens Came Back"

cocktail recipe: Consequences
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(No, Consequences is the name of the cocktail. Though there are consequences to drinking one, yes. Or two. That's how life works.)

Consequences

one measure tequila (Hornitos Reposado in our case)
two measures dark rum (Goslings Black Seal)
between half and a full measure grenadine (Stirrings brand highly recommended)
between half and a full measure tart cherry juice (Cheribundi)
generous dash of blood orange bitters (Stirrings brand again recommended)

Pour the above into cocktail shaker with ice.
Shake.
Strain into good-sized glass.
Add generous splash of dry lemon soda to taste (Q Drinks of Brooklyn).
Stir gently.

Enjoy.
Be especially pleased that Juan likes it, because he's not much on sweetish drinks.
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ArtLog: where to go to see shinies past
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I've been adding a few more things to the List of Shinies that have Gone Out into the World, a.k.a. Things I Have Made.

ArtLog: new shinies (early May edition)
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ArtLog: a tease of names
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Just took photographs, so these should be up by tomorrow sometime if things go well.


"The Dragon's Girl"
"The Nest"
"You Can't Talk a Mermaid Out of Anything"

"Bone Dance Blues"
"Bring It Already"
"A Mambo for Winter"
"Within Tolerances"
"The Wreck"

"Across the Water"
"I'll Be Your Host"
"Under Other Stars They Wait"

"Spring Cleaning with the Wood Witches"

ArtLog: oops.
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You know how I'm often saying "Silly body!"? The most recent silly body thing ended up with my entire stock crashing to the floor.

Three pieces got chipped, none very noticeably, but they are marked down now in the Current Shinies list. None of the chips are sharp; most can't be seen from anything but super-close, but still: chipped. Ergo: marked down. Have at 'em. I'm going to go photograph some new work. Very carefully.

Bye, Malt. You will be missed.
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Our dear Malt cat is gone. The vet just left. As such things go, it went about as gently as possible, and the vet was very good.

We will miss Malt a lot. He was the only cat I ever knew who used mirrors to spy around corners and get the jump on the other cats. He was smart and sweet and friendly and a very fine cat indeed.

Sad household is sad.

It's a day, and I'm gonna call it that.
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My forehead hurts from facepalming due to my own embarrassments, so I am grabbing a book and retreating to a hot bath, and then going to bed.

Am hoping things are good where you are. How the heck are all of you doing?

ArtLog: a tease of names (post-Minicon edition)
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"You Can't Talk a Mermaid Out of Anything"

"Bring It Already"
"A Mambo for Winter"
"Within Tolerances"

"I'll Be Your Host"
"Under Other Stars They Wait"

... and probably more. I have new beads to play with. Mwahaha!

spring cleaning, LJ-style
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I'll be doing some spring cleaning of the access list which LJ misnames as the "friends list." If you get taken off the access list, it doesn't necessarily mean that you're not my friend or that I'm not your friend.

If you want to stay on the access list, or just want to send me a friendly note, I'm going to screen comments here, so feel free to say whatever you'd like to say. Thanks!


Please note: I also have a Dreamwidth journal, and I plan to be posting more there, as well as mirroring the new shinies posts. (For now, the All The Shinies Available post will stay on LJ. The post of Shinies That Have Gone Out Into The World has been on Dreamwidth for a while now, though.) Here's where to find my Dreamwidth journal: http://elisem.dreamwidth.org/

ArtLog: new shinies (the post-Marscon edition)
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ArtLog: a tease of names (post-Marscon edition)
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I went to the workbench as soon as I got home from the convention, and this is what came of it. Photos tomorrow, if all goes well.

"Diaspora"
"Looking for Shipwrecks (St John's Eve)"
"The Raven-Head Bride"

"Antique Spaceship"
"Calling Card"
"Commentaries"
"The Evening Magic"
"Gracious Keepers of the Mysteries"
"Seahorse Wrangler"
"Sky Records"
"Where Do You Go In Dreams?"

Mike dreams and little hauntings?
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In the previous post, I asked for good stories about people who were not in this world any more. A couple of people mentioned dreams they had in which Mike showed up after his death. I've had my own little haunting or two, for which I am duly grateful. (Mike would know the particular wry grin that goes with me making that statement!)

If you have a story and want to share it, please do. At least six people have told me at various times about dreams they had after his death where he showed up.

One particular little haunting involved a poem.Collapse )

So. Mike dreams and little hauntings?

Tell me a story?
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Tell me a story about a good time you spent with someone who's not in this world any more? I need a story. It's the dark time of year, still, even though the sun is coming back, and stories are candles and firelight and companionship.

Thank you.

convention planning: Sasquan (Worldcon)
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Is anyone going to Worldcon this year who would like to help out at my table?

(If you haven't got a membership yet, let me know that, as I am eligible for one discounted membership for my table, and I've already got my own membership.)

All entries will be screened, because logistics. Or you can email me at lionesselise at the place of gmail.

ArtLog: a tease of names (midday Sunday edition)
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Yeah, the workbench keeps calling. These will go up very soon:

"Finding That Sky"

"Everything She Told Me"
"Sometimes Joy Is Deliberate"
"This Land Changes"
"Yes. Just Yes."


The last day of a sale often gets me all worky. Beads! Stones! So cool! Must make things!

ArtLog: a tease of names ("one pendant and some earrings" edition)
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Going up in the sale later tonight (or early tomorrow morning, depending on this evening) will be:

"Star Soup"

"Fiesta del Spoons?"
"Mermaid Moderne"
"Special Delivery Service"
"The Surveyor and Her Friends"

Magpie Telegraph request: tell about a shiny you have, or that you like, or that otherwise inspired
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Hey, if you would like to do a lovely helpful thing, could you link to the sale (at http://elisem.livejournal.com/1869278.html ) and maybe tell a little about a shiny that you have, or that you like, or that otherwise inspired you?

(If you do, please come back and put the link to what you wrote in the comments here, so that I can go see, ok? I love knowing where the shinies go and what they do, out in the world.)

The sale will end tomorrow (Sunday) night at midnight Minneapolis time. The progressive discounts have already got a lot of things up to 40% off, and I'm about to add more shinies and crank the discount up another 5% on everything -- and there will be some kind of wild markdown frenzy tomorrow evening, because you know how I get. There won't be another sale for a while, since I'll be entering my convention prep season, so spread the word if you can, yah?

Thank you, thank you, a thousand times thank you. It means a lot to me to hear how the shinies inspire or cheer people -- and I'd love to see a lot of these find homes.

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