Sunday, March 19, 2017

I'm spring cleaning!

I was looking through everything in the chainmail store the other day and noticed it all looked a bit dusty.  My photos were old and didn't always have the best light.  After some research on light settings and looking up how to do a few fancy things in GIMP...voila!  Most of the store looks bright and fresh now.  I still have a few pics to redo and new items to add, but I'm very happy with how it's all coming together. If you've not visited the shop in a while, check it out.  Not all the new items are up yet but there are several, including these unique earrings made from salvaged VCR parts.

I'm also glad my supply order arrived on time.  I was running low on dice bag rings and MACE:West is happening this weekend (3/25).  If you're in or near Asheville, stop by and say hi.  I'll have a bunch of new stuff to show you.  

Sunday, February 26, 2017

I've gone soft...

I've been on a break from shows as of late.  Things always slow down after Christmas, and with the freezing cold weather and my new niece that came in January, I'm just starting to get back into traveling to events.  This weekend was my first in a while, and I made the unfortunate discovery that I've gone completely off my game.  I got a heck of a lot of mailing done but my shoulders are wrecked.  Note to self, keep in better shape for work!  Or don't work so much.  I prefer the latter, but will keep on working as I'd like to keep the heat on through the rest of the winter. :D Thankfully I have a week to recharge and restock before heading out to Morgantown Con in NC.  It'll be my first time there, and I'm looking forward to a fun and hopefully busy weekend.   After seeing all the cosplay running around at these events, I want to have another go at making a steampunk hat.  I made one for Halloween last year and it turned out okay, but it's not a perfect fit and I want to give it another go.  I love doing con cosplay, but it's tricky to do a full on outfit if you're running a booth solo too. Do you cosplay?  What's your costume of choice?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

I. Love. Conventions.

I'm a geek at heart, and love going to conventions.  It's great to meet new people, play games, sometimes wear a costume, and just hang out and have fun.  It's been a while since I've been to done, so I'm excited to be back at ETSU-Con this year!  If you'll be in the Tri-Cities area for the last weekend in February come out and see me.  I have links to their site and all the details on my Facebook page.

Until the convention I'm finding plenty of ways to keep myself busy.  I had a wonderful opportunity to spend some time with my other half at the first of the year.  I don't get to see him nearly enough, and it was wonderful.  I can't wait to see him again.  Today I'm wading through a giant pile of paperwork in an attempt to get started on taxes...bleh...and looking at possibly doing a winter event in Kingsport, TN next month.  

If you're not following me on Facebook (you should Like and follow my page for special offers) and haven't seen the latest updates, check out the new keychains in the shop!  The double ended ones have been very popular this year, and I've been wanting to do something with little critters, so now there are dragonfly and snake keychains! 

Dragonfly Keychain at Marci's Chain Designs

Snake Keychain at Marci's Chain Designs