Monday, July 14, 2008

Enter the Realm of Nerdiness!

To deny the nerdiness is to deny the soul.

In THAT case, Liz Staley has LOTS of soul - of the geeky kind! From Star Wars character based ACEOs to durable and attractive wallets recycled from computer keyboards (with anime art on them, no less!) to necklaces with keyboard keys on them...

And the ever-present hand-sewn KAFMAs (Kute and Fuzzy Multiplying Aliens) and plush figures, of course! These include the cult-classic Flying Spaghetti Monster, a gypsy (with accompanying original artwork), a mini-pirate and Adam, complete with FIGLEAF!

Liz' ACEOs (Art Cards Editions and Originals, measuring 2.5" x 3.5") are varied and often humorous, just like her hilarious buttons. The button packs include buttons for fans of various science fiction and fantasy activities, movies and TV shows, such as Labyrinth, Princess Bride, Star Wars, RPG gamers (for Role Playing Games fans), Browncoats and many more...

Check out Lizstaley, Liz' shop on Etsy, the online venue for handmade items!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Earthpath Artisans' "Gypsy Challenge" - check it out!

The EarthPath Artisans Street Team (EAST) is having a Gypsy Design Challenge! Team members have taken their interpretation of what the word "Gypsy" conjures up for them, and created new pieces in a variety of media.

The purpose of this challenge is not to win prizes or compete with each other; rather, it's a way to build team camaraderie and inspire us to explore new themes and stretch our creative muscles.

And for the winner, it means a little extra attention from an adoring public! (which we ALL love :P)

Winners will be posted on the blog and on Etsy.So stop by the EAST Challenge page on Flickr

To see pictures of the entries, and then go VOTE for your favorite piece - the one that most brings to mind the exotic nature of the Gypsy - at the EAST blog. You can also see many of the entries on Etsy by visiting the EAST team shop's Favorites page.

Voting ends July 21st.We'll see you there!

Moving IN!

Hello, all! I'm moving in from my old blog at I don't suppose anyone knows how to merge the two - or if it's possible?

At any rate, hello! /bows

I'm a somewhat nutty (somewhat????), somewhat geeky jewelry designer, located in Central Florida.

For now, feel free to cruise the shops on Etsy and check back for posts on featured artisans, how-to information, new techniques, etc. Along with general insanity, of course!

Main shop: BrighidsForge
Shop with 2 friends: BerryPatchDesigns

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you in the future :)