Reid Park coming up this weekend!

The holidays are a really exciting time for me creatively speaking. We have shows booked every weekend through the end of the year and I really put a lot of pressure on myself to have new pieces for every show.

I have to thank my old boss Kaia for showing me how to work well with a strict deadline.

She would be at work before the sun came up and I’d show up I don’t know, 6:30 AM or so. She would’ve walked the entire bookstore figuring out what had to be done that day. Then she would come up with a list for me. She would bet me that I couldn’t get everything on that list done by the end of my shift. So I set out every morning with that list and a challenge to myself to get everything on her list done so she didn’t have to worry about it. She was my friend as well as my boss, and I enjoyed doing things for her. So instead of going someplace and having somebody give me a list, I make my own “Kaia” list every morning (or the night before depending on how crazy things are) and challenge myself to get it done by the end my “shift”. The only differences are that now my shift is 10 to 14 hours instead of eight, the list tends to be longer, and I don’t get paid for just showing up.

We’ve been working really really hard these last couple of weeks and have come up with some really beautiful new pieces.

And, not only are we bringing everything we’ve made to all of our shows now but we are also making a concerted effort to add every single box and tin to our Etsy site, making them available online as well as in person!

This is the latest going up on Etsy today:

Check out the new promo video for The Lady in Red. Thanks Jonathan Ziegler at Techno Obscura!

This is the next piece going up on Etsy today!

 

 

We’re going full steam ahead for the holiday season and beyond! Check out our schedule:

More dates coming soon!

 

Would you like to see us? Check out upcoming events.

It’s been a busy summer for us and it’s shaping up for a really busy fall!

I realize that it’s already fall in other areas of the country, but here in the desert, it still feels like summer!

Our next event is the Thieves’ Market in Tempe!

  • Saturday November 4th
  • 1500 N. McClintock (Big Surf Waterpark)
  • Early bird open at 8am ($6), general, opens at 9am ($3)

Come by and find beautiful and unique gifts all the folks on your list!

Fancy Lady Art Box.
Jabberwocky Art Box
All kinds of earrings!
Art tins!

 

Getting it together

It’s been an interesting couple of months. We have had a lot going on personally as well as professionally. We’ve been R&D-ing our parts off to come up with some new designs both for jewelry and props. It’s amazing how much you learn just from one show to the next. We’d like to thank all of the people who came to see us at Phoenix Fan Fest and Keen Halloween! Both were fantastic conventions and we not only got to see some old friends, but made new ones!

Speaking of shows, our next show is Tucson Comic-con! We’re really looking forward to it, as it’s our home town show. It’s going to be much bigger this year, and we also have some media guests, which is a first for TCC. Kind of excited to meet Marina Sirtis, that is if I can get up the cojones to speak to her. 🙂 I dunno, we’ll see.

We’ll be in Crafter’s Alley, right in between Cosplay and Author’s Alley, tables C-7/8.

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We are also starting to lay out our schedule for next year. We’re adding some street festivals and art fairs in addition to the Conventions. Come February, we’re looking to do the Two Rivers Renaissance Festival. That should be a gas! Wild Wild West Con,  Westercon70, Phoenix Comicon, and Boston Comic-con are on the list of conventions so far. We’re also looking at events in Southern California, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada. Basically, anywhere we can drive to reasonably in a day.

Stay tuned!