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Honour Your Inner Magpie

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Oh, fantastic! I'd been hoping for ages that you would at some point have the energy and a short enough to-do list otherwise that a mega round-up post might seem like the thing to do. This is most excellent. :D

(PS: While you're at it, could you see about moving Minnesota closer to Ontario? It's very hard to volunteer to catalogue shines and manage lists from over here. Not cool, geography. Not cool.)

Edited at 2014-04-08 09:31 am (UTC)

Oh, it's fun to see these all together! I have a bit of a mental list running of pieces that I'd go for if my budget either magically expanded or there was a massive sale — "Audience with the Queen", for example, has so much dragon bone I'd like to curl possessively over how the poppy jasper activates the rest; "The Dragon Who Wanted To Be A Boy Scout" & "'Recapitulate this,' said the dragon" have that glorious snakeskin jasper (and I love love love how the secondary stones chosen there bring out the scaled wonder of them — 'snakeskin' indeed!), which likely explains a lot about why "Strolling In Faeryland" hits a similar purple glorious button for me. I know someone who would look magnificent with "Keep Me In Mind" on her ears, which makes the title make me laugh every time I see it. And oh, "Ladybug Theology" and "It Was Simpler!" — I don't usually like explicit callbacks to non-abstracted stuff in jewelery, but you nail how to have those as enhancement and commentary on the main stones instead of trying to overdo it going the other way around, and just — *flails* ladybug theology is a magnificent title, and your whole honeybadger series makes the second one exquisitely funny to me (you might want to consider linking to that project post in the summaries for the pieces from it included here — that extra context really does take it up to the next level).

Anyway, thanks for sharing; I find these inspiring despite the mismatch between my dragon appetites and my wallet sense!

Excellent point. Have added Honey Badger links. (That was SUCH a fun day!)

o my goodness. O.O

A couple of these I've never seen. Thank you so much.

Hadn't seen "Scratch & Dent Princess" before, I like it!

(Still making my way through earrings etc. as I seem to always look at the long necklaces first.)

Oh, how I lust after "The Owl Who Saw Yesterday"! Reminds me so much of Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar books (that I am currently rereading for comfort, given how much stress the last few months have been and the next few will be). Kuari is the owl (in my head, at least). I wish I could get it, but haven't the money to do so. *sigh* Oh, well.

And that was me; LJ keeps logging me out and not letting me log back in!

I am in love with several pendants! Oh, to have a winning lottery ticket!

I wish for you many nice leaves on your money tree! :-)

I note that "The Waters of Twilight are Endless" does not appear, although of course I don't know what its current status is.

It wants a new photograph, really.

"The Sybil's Best Friend"

...oh my word.

I have sent an email, and I even think I did so correctly. Please let me know if you haven't seen it, or if you need other information from me.

There it is! I see it! I go answer. Yay!

I know better than to look at your work when I have absolutely no money, but oh, "Gods Under the Grass" is murmuring words and words to me.

Has Pink Ladies of the Singularity been sold?

It has, yes, at WisCon.

Morning on the River of Dreams grows on me each time I see it. The colors speak each to the other in ways calm and vibrant.

OK, this is really frustrating (no thanks to LJ). Do you know of a way to view all of your shinies other than from LiveJournal? Because from LJ what I have to do is:

* Click on next item
* Hit back button
* Get put somewhere in midstream, scroll up to top post
* Click on the "All Shinies are on sale!" link to open up the post
* Click on next item

If there's a way just to see all the items in thumbnail and click on the coolest ones, or scroll through them, that would be a LOT easier!

Apparently I wasn't logged in. When I did, the 'back' button took me back to where I actually was. So that's a workaround; still, not everyone has an LJ account.

Thinking hard about The Oath-Bound Engineer!

I do not need a third necklace crown. I am not going to buy a third necklace crown. But if I were (which I'm not), the Woodwitch is amazing.

"Every Story is Complicated" hits me right in the gut.

I think the duck needs to go to RA, to wear the next time rmjwell takes the Ducky Kilt out for a spin...if I had the money to spare I'd gift it to her.

Still like "Scratch and Dent Princess" and am intrigued by "Chalice of Sorrow, Chalice of Stars" because of its lovely use of color.

Glad to see "Ladybug Theology" and "The Secret Life of an Ordinary Flower" founds homes because they are lovely and were tempting me.

Also tempted by "The Clear Song of the Heart" and "The Elegant Ghosts of Art Deco" and "Hibernation" all of which prove I'm fairly predictable in colors I like. Assuming "Deco" is more coral than pink.

My Mom may need "Sing Spring" as those would perfectly match some boots I gave her once. Plus they're her colors, more or less.

You may yet be getting an email from me regarding this sale . . .

What is the inner circumference for the necklace-crowns?

Currently I have a sixteen inch neck, and I use myself as a form for building, so most of them have an inner circumference of eighteen or nineteen inches. However, almost all of them can be smallened with a few deft strokes of the pliers and some well-placed bends, so I've had thirteen-inch-neck people get them and have it work just fine, and even smaller sometimes. (The trick is knowing what a central neck measurement means about where the necklace should sit on the curve where the neck meets shoulders.)

tl;dr They're sized for large to XL but most can be made M or S. Please feel free to email me and ask!

Are any of the earrings with the snakey charms still available? I don't see any in this roundup, but I figure it can't hurt to ask. *makes hopeful face*

There are no current snakey charm earrings, but there may be some in future. Keep watching? I'll try to remember to say something, too, before I put them up, but it gets a little hectic sometimes and I slide into the glittering whirl of ADD OOH SHINY. (Good thing I've got the hyperfocus component as well, or I'd not be half as productive, I guess.)

tl;dr: not right now, but there probably will, and I'll try to remember to say something when there are.

bird with a word in her head is lovely, light, floaty

am full of teh covet

Because I don't think I've said it already, Just Before is like spring and like snowdrops and like returning light, and if I earrings'd I'd be all over them in a heartbeat. As it is I am just delighted, as I face down winter, that I can drink in the promise of sunlight by staring at the photos.

Oh! A sale!

I don't suppose that anything like "Offer Me" from the last sale might be making an appearance?

As we discussed, there is something about the boulder opals that moves me deeply, and it's too blastedly hard to choose which one I'd want.

And The Road is elegant in its simplicity.

Could Rodeo Monster have a different name? Because I love the way it looks, but I can't connect to the name at all. But I might still want it...though it's still almost six months before I'm allowed to wear wires.

I have holes in my head that are entirely your fault!

People have renamed things, sure. Or if you want me to find a different name for it, I can probably do that.

Glad you like it! (And may the holes in your head heal well and bring you great joy.)

Oh hey! I know that old ballad! I have it from Custer LaRue under the title "Lord Bateman;" where do you know it from?

*wanders off humming*

Probably I first heard it from some coworker at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, forever ago.

(edited to add) Sticks in a person's head, that song, doesn't it?

Edited at 2014-12-03 01:59 pm (UTC)

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