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Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
2:27 am
Malice Alice
 Hey can I get some opinions on my daily goth webcomic? It's at http://calamity-outfitters.weebly.com/ 
Saturday, January 26th, 2008
6:49 pm
Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
11:55 pm
One-of-a-kind elvish leafy shiny for sale!
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Part of the Butterfly Rose Creations Silver Leaves Collection, this one-of-a-kind, original-design pendant is hand-made from solid fine silver (.999 pure), sterling silver bezel settings (for strength), labradorite, spectrolite and grey moonstone cabachons (in order of descending size), and a "pale natural" oxidation wash (that could be removed to show the silver's bright natural coloring, if preferred). The whole piece measures at around 2.5"-2.75" long, depending on the angle you're measuring from, and the design is based around replicas of real leaves! Each leaf is used once, and destroyed, in the process of taking its impression, and no castings were made -- even among the few design replicas, no other piece will be exactly like this one. This piece of fine jewelry truly is wearable art, as unique as the one who will wear it.

Carry a timeless bit of the verdant woods into Winter with you....

This is crossposted from my personal LJ and my Gallery LJ, to anywhere I can. Apologies to anyone that is sick of seeing it, but my family is dealing with a lot of financial hardship right now, and I'll spare you the sob story, but please, if you have a love of shinies, or have reason to gift someone who does...bid on my creation. Every bit helps more than you might imagine.

Contact references for previous customers of mine are available, if you want to ask someone other than me, what pieces like this, look like in person.

No, there will be no E-Baying. Not many people go looking around there, for things like this, and I'd really rather avoid the fees. The auction will be held HERE, in the comments of the post. The auction ends at 10pm central time, November 1st. Comments or questions are welcome, in the meantime. The high bidder winning the auction will receive the pendant, gift box, and certificate of authenticity, at the address of their choice. Since this came up the last time I auctioned off some of my pieces -- if you are intereted in a matching sterling chain, please contact me to add it to your order and order cost. I can ship internationally, I just don't know the rates off the top of my head. 2-3 day insured shipping within the USA tends to run around $7. Payments can be made via PayPal...if you don't have PayPal, we can make other arrangements.

Once again, the auction is being held in the comments of THIS post. The auction ends at 10pm central time, November 1st. Bid incrementally in standard auction fashion, since there is no E-Bay-esque function to invisibly track your competing bids, up until your limit...or just bid what you think the piece is worth, straight off, and be that nice to me. ;-) I will try to get on LJ daily or near-daily, and will edit the post, just below the piece, to reflect the current high bid. Bidding is currently at $110.

Thank you!
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006
11:10 am
Auctioning off SilverLeaf pieces originally intended for the WWRF!!!
Dear all....

Remember my hopeful post about being a vendor for the WWRF? I was going to be showing and selling pieces from my Silver Leaves Collection (mostly)....pieces that look like this...

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A lot of people asked me to post an update about how things went. Well, I'll spare you the rant/whimperage about that disaster, but suffice to say, because of the failure of others to do their jobs, my work was never shown or sold. I've gotten my package back from FedEx, and am hoping to cut my losses by auctioning off the pieces that aren't already spoken for. Please see my gallery journal to view the pieces up for auction, and, if you're willing, spread the SilverLeaf love, and promote my auction wherever and to whoever you think it might be appreciated!

Much oblidged..

~ Rhiannon, resident starving artist

Current Mood: hopeful
Friday, February 10th, 2006
9:59 pm
The Wicked Winter Renaissance Faire is TOMORROW!
Tomorrow marks a momentous occasion...a new Renaissance Faire opens!

The NorthEast (of the US) will no longer be Faire-deprived during the loooong Winter months. Tomorrow (Saturday), February 11th, between noon and midnight, Edison, NJ will set the stage for this adult-oriented extravaganza. Fear not, the snow! The Faire will be held in a convention center, and things will be kept plenty heated up, inside. Everything that you love about RenFests will be there (except the dusty trails through the woods), from food to vendors to performers...but the latter two won't have to restrain themselves to "child-safe" show and tell, as it were.

Why am I so excited about this, even though I'm stuck in the wrong part of the country? Because tomorrow marks a momentous occasion for me, as well, since I will be a vendor at said Faire! I won't be able to be there (o, woe!), but some of my jewelry will be. This marks the first time that my silverwork is available to the general public, since up until this point, I have been working purely on a custom-commission basis. I am very, very excited...and very, very anxious. Ok, petrified. But giddy, too. Basically, my brain is a blendered mix of several flavors of adrenaline.

It's an amazing opportunity for me, a heck of a testing ground for my business, and potentially a tiny flash of light at the end of a long, dark financial tunnel, for my family. Or, it could be a disaster. **GULP** I'm trying to keep my thoughts focused on wild n' crazy hopes for selling out, garnering a lot of commissions, and spreading my wonderful reputation. I'm told my work is up to par with or well beyond that of assorted bigwig expensive designers...but they stand a class apart, because their names are KNOWN. Well a Faire will certainly kick up the speed of the word of mouth I've largely been relying on....and if, beyond the adoration and patronage of the masses (ha ha), I can earn the respect and consideration of other Faires, then...Oh! What a happy Rennie I will be! Naturally, all prayers, well-wishing, candle-lighting, good-vibe-sending, and other such goodwill would be greatly appreciated. For a great deal more fun for yourselves, you could think those good thoughts at me while attending the Faire yourselves. Come on...I know some of you are close enough. ;-)

Money and time worked against my sending more, but I still managed to send a decent amount....

For a preview of the work that I sent, look under here. Be warned, this is VERY image heavy...Collapse )
Monday, January 31st, 2005
10:07 pm
Sewing advice please?
I cut a satin dress down to a top, and I was wondering what would be the best way to hem it.
It's cut on the bias and is flared so when I fold the hem up the upper edge of the part to be hemmed is wider at the top than the bottom.
I was wondering if anyone had advice on what would be the best way to go about this?

Thank you in advance.

Current Mood: mellow
Sunday, January 23rd, 2005
6:43 pm
Hey Everyone
I'm writing a zine called Mini Skirt Mutiny. It's a mix of fashion, feminism and anti-capitolism. I originally thought of it because I get a lot of shit for being a radical feminist who likes dressing up & doing craft projects, (you know the drill, "feminists don't wear skirts tho" & "yr too cute to be a feminazi") and the more people I talk to, the more different aspects I've been considering.
I would love more suggestions of what you all think would be interesting for me to include (research/write on) so please comment! I want the finished peice to include articles, street fashion, diy tips etc etc etc. So if yr at all interested in contributing or distributing it please comment or email! sara_m@bust.com
(sorry, cross posted all over)
Thursday, August 5th, 2004
10:33 am
Attention Feminist Fashionistas
Hey everyone I'm posting to let yall know about a rawkin event my group Youth Erasing Sexism is putting on.

If you're gonna be in the Seattle area on August 14th you should come check it out. We're hosting a Feminist Fashion show! This is for the ladies whose activist friends make fun of their love for vogue and whose fashion friends make fun of their no bra rule. A group of local designers and diyers will be coming together to showcase their revolutionary designs. Come out for great music unconventional models and fabulous diy fashion that challenges the patriarchal system of the current fashion industry.

Saterday August 14 2004 2pm

at the S.S Marie Antionette
1235 Westlake Ave N

for more info email sypp@drizzle.com

X posted in about a zillion feminist communities (sorry just trying to get the word out)
Thursday, May 20th, 2004
12:47 am
For love of shooting stars...
Where are the Dreamers who walk this world but refuse to be limited by it? Where are those who feel they belong in other places, other ages? Where are the romantics, the kindred, the spiritual, the magickal? Where are those who lavish in fantasy, in arcana, in the natural, the celestial, the medieval, the Renaissance, the Celtic lands, lore and legend, mythology and memory? Where are the old-world goths of dark beauty, of velvet and stone? Where are the fae spirits, the moon-dancers, the forest-wanderers, the wind-singers? Where are those who feel they've found their place in the world once they are at RenFests, or Faires, the SCA or RPGs? Where are you?

I know you're out there. After all, I am. And I'm trying so hard to bring a little more of the wonder of the world I'd rather be living in, into the world of mundane logistics that I'm stuck in. I'm trying to take the muddle of questions...of health, time, family, finances, sanity...and answer it in a way that allows me to meet all those needs with who I am, not just what I can do...and share it. Share it with the rest of you...the friends, those who could be friends, those who simply share the same kind of fondness for the world and its potentials. Those who have been yelling into my head until I head echoes of confidence that...I can do this.

I can start my own small business based on my artisanship, based on my personality, based on who I am and what I love and how I see the world. Butterfly Rose Creations can be another dream made more than a dream. And it's the sort of dream I can share.

But the yelling has faded to whispers now that I've started making my little declaration to the world, and few seem to want to stand by what was said. Would you take a look? Would you share with me what you make of what you find? Will you help me add a little more beauty, a little more meaning, to the world we're all lost and found in?


Some of you know me, know what I offer in friendship, advice, information or ideas. Some of you might simply remember my offer of DragonMoons previously. Now I am running two new auctions (yes, EBay auctions, I admit it...but I'm desperate), here and here. The first is of a chain-maille styled choker and matching earrings, featuring shiny stainless steel rings, fittings, and cascading chain, and blue stone stars. The second is of a matching hand-flower/slave bracelet (a bracelet that extends over the back of the hand to at least one finger). Both are hand-made, original designs on a shooting star theme. (This is, after all, about passionate wishes.) Both are feminine yet not fragile, both durable and beautiful, professional but not standardized. The auctions have about 3 days and 20 hours left.

Some of the images can be found here belowCollapse )

Current Mood: anxious
Friday, November 21st, 2003
3:32 pm
::pokes head in timidly::
does anyone post here anymore?

a long while ago i was working on paper journals, made out of regular composition notebooks that i bought for cheap. i basically add collages to the front and back of them. right now i'm running out of themes, does anyone have any ideas?

Current Mood: curious
Sunday, June 29th, 2003
6:32 pm
how do you make candles with pictures like this - is it just a matter of putting a picture in with the wax?

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, May 29th, 2003
1:50 pm
alternate material for towel bar!
i need to add an extra towel bar to my bathroom, and i want to use something different from a stupid plain bar you get at a home improvement store.

i was thinking about using a baton, however, i thought that it might rust from hanging damp towels on it.

do you think it would rust?

does anyone have any other crazy ideas?
Thursday, March 27th, 2003
5:24 am
Beady goodness!!
*This is crossposted in craftgrrl, crafty_bitches, and gentry.*

i made an awesome discovery today. i'm not really a "beader" (though i may become one after this discovery), but i ran into a beauty supply place to get a styrofoam head for a different project and discovered that they carry some *gorgeous*, *BEEEEE_UTIFUL* wooden beads, some of them inlaid with little crystals. i was so shocked. They're in the section with the hair swatches that girls use to braid into their hair. i guess the beads are used at the ends of their braids, but i was thinking "Dang, i wish i had a ton of money to buy a bunch then do something with them!" Watch me learn how to do something with beads JUST so i can use these!

Happy beading!

Current Mood: creative
Sunday, March 23rd, 2003
6:14 pm
does anyone know how to take up jeans so it looks like they were made that length, ie, not like your mum did it? im short, can rarely find cool jeans to fit. this would help ALOT.
Wednesday, March 5th, 2003
7:27 pm
More of my work
Here's another name doily i completed recently.

Here it is =)Collapse )

P.S. This is cross-posted...sorry.

Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, February 18th, 2003
12:24 pm
crafts + activism = craftivism
*crossposted to craftgrrl, gentry, nccrafts*

i'm currently trying to compile a list of craftivism resources.

i'm looking for more information on places/organizations that combine craftiness with activism. things along the lines of knitting for animals at shelters, the afghans for afghans project, the lipstick project, etc.

any ideas would be *much* appreciated!
Wednesday, January 29th, 2003
1:14 pm
Attention all cross stitichers!
This is cross-posted, so sorry in advance for that.

i'm looking for a pattern for a small pair or a single glove...preferably Victorian, but that doesn't matter too much. Does anyone know of a link where i could find one or perhaps have a pattern they'd be willing to share? i want to make Valentine's Day cards and need a small glove or pair of gloves for it. i'll be happy to share the valentine's pattern and verse once it's completed!

Thanks in advance!

Current Mood: artistic
Monday, January 27th, 2003
10:14 pm
My latest project
Here's a little card i just finished stitching. Sorry the picture quality is not super great. (How do you stitchers get good pictures of your work? Do you scan rather than photo them? i used a digital camera for these.)

A little cardCollapse )

This is cross-posted, so sorry for repeats.

Current Mood: accomplished
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2003
2:21 pm
Thread Crochet Idea
i'm an avid thread crocheter and have always struggled with an idea of how to "hold" the ball of thread while i work. i've tried ziplock baggies, boxes...anything i thought might let the ball unwind without tangling, and keep the thread clean and out of cat's reach ;) while i'm working. i finally found the perfect solution for me and thought i'd share it.

i have a baby wipe box from the kind that pop up like tissue (actually got it at Kroger). The hole where the wipes are to come out isn't a large hole but rather an H-shaped slit. i put the ball of thread in the box, feed the end through the slit in the lid, then pop the lid back on. It works perfectly, and i store my hook and pattern in the box when i'm not working. Also, i just carefully fold my piece in progress and snap it under the snap-top lid.

Hope this helps fellow thread-crocheters!

(This is cross posted to other crafty communities...sorry for the repeat if you're on more than one!)

Current Mood: accomplished
Sunday, January 19th, 2003
1:19 am
Round Afghan
A while ago (like maybe a couple of years) i saw a kit for sale in a craft catalog (can't remember which catalog, though) for a round afghan to crochet that looked like a stained glass window kinda. Does anyone have this pattern or something similar?

Current Mood: awake
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