Monday, June 28, 2010

Hello Lost Friend

Well, not really lost friend, more like friend who was hiding in the back of my mind, but everytime or schedules just didnt mesh up. But alas, I have found enough spare time to come say hello!

I have been quite the busy beaver lately. Last month I became a proud member of the Queer Etsy Street Team!
Since I became a member, I have fallen in love with the group and the people. We have a Team Shop, where all 100% of the profits go towards the Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. You can check out the team shop here! And if you are looking for another blog to add to your collection, here is our blog

To keep things interesting within the team, we are doing monthly these monthly challenges. It only seemed fitting to tie the challenge to what are team stands for. Starting at the beginning of this month, we have decided to do monthly color schemes. For 6 months we are going to do each color of the rainbow. This month was red, so next month with be orange! And as a matter of fact, I just finished my orange themed items, so you get to have the sneak preview of what I made!!
Don't you feel special?

From this color challenge, I have come to discover that I LOVE orange and natural hemp, it just has this pop to it that just looks so niffy. I hope you like it as much as i do. I particularly love the headband...and the necklaces and the bracelets, lol, but really I do love the headband the most.

In addition to the Queer Team, I have also recently joined the 420 Crafters, We are a brand new team and we are still getting out feet in the water. I will tell you more about them next time, but to tide you over here is our blog, enjoy!

That is all for now!
Off to list some of those items and explore the internets!
Peace Love & Clips

Friday, April 9, 2010

I Heart Creative People

I have recently become very motivated because of my wonderful friends and family. With their imput and support I've been able to totally expand on Hemphelpers. I'm now listing a few samples of my recent creations, so I have more than just really sweet hemp necklaces with roach clips. And I'll be continuing to try my hand at more creative outlets!

In fact this whole HempHelpers idea wouldn't have happened with out the help of my friends. My best pal started it all. She was the first to interduce me to hempworking. We bounce ideas off eachother and colloaborated to make hemp jewelry and accessories to take to summer festivals. In no time we were working great together and poppin out some bad ass stuff. Six months later, we enjoyed ourselves at an amazing music festival and had great success with our hemp stuff. We didn't make a lot of money, but we didn't care. People loved our work, it was a hit.Soon after that I opened my shop on etsy, I couldn't figure out a great name, until my neighbor, who it the best around, came up with the perfect name, HempHelpers! I loved it and it stuck.

I've had pretty great success on Etsy s far, I've been inspired by so many of the other artists on there. Now I'm dabbling in many art forms. In fact today I spent the day with my girlfriend tye dyeing clothes to start selling too. When we wash them I'll be sure to give yall a sneak peak!

Unfortunaltey I haven't been able to put up everything I've made so far, but luckily I have my very first craft show next weekend :)
Click here for more info!
It's in Cadillac MI, I'm totally pumped for it!
Oh and If you are in the Big Rapids area, the annual Mock Beauty/Drag Show is next wednesday, I'll be there too selling some spunky rainbow hemp gear. I'll be donating 60% of the profits to the group too, so come out and support them for a great cause!

Oh I finally got rechargable batteries so next update I'll be able to give you guys a peak at some of my new stuff!!
That's all for now!

Peace Love & Clips!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Antique Gold Mine

I've had quite the spring break this year.
The weather has been beautiful, the break from school was great, the time alone with H was wonderful, and I got to go antiquing.

I haven't been able to just puruse around an antique store in years, but last week I got to go to 2 great shops with 2 of my favorite ladies.

One of the shops we went to was called "Treasures" and boy did I find some good treasures there.
My favorite purchase was this nifty spice rack. It had cute little doors and two drawers, and 12 glass bottles.
(I'll update this post later with some pics, once I get some batteries for the camera.)
UPDATE, I've got pictures!

I'm super pumped about the glass bottles, they each have great airtight seals and are made out of simple clear glass. Exactly what I need for my next set of products for the shop, decorated storage jars. Perfect for keeping things stored and fresh!

In fact, I'm about to head off to find some inspiration and start creating. Be sure to check out the shop over the next week or two to see the designs!
Peace Love & Clips!

And one more picture for spring time!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Small Batch of New Pictures

I managed to find a pair of batteries for Heather's camera, yay. So I took some pictures, though I only got a few of my new necklaces before the batteries died. I think I'm going to invest in rechargable batteries to tide me over for now.

If you are already my fan on facebook, you've probably already seen some of these pictures, I'm sorry!

You can expect to find some of these already on etsy for purchase, and the rest will be put up periodically through out the week!

I actually just sold the rasta one with the peace sign (the second picture, top row), so hopefully I can use that money for those rechargeable battery sets.

That's all for now, Dante's on, so you know what that means..
Goodnight yall!
Peace Love and Clips

Friday, February 19, 2010

Need a New Camera!

I have been quite the busy bee lately.
School strated back up last month, so my craft time has taken a cut. But never fear, I've made some really sweet looking peices these last few weeks.

I would show you a sneak peak glimpse of them, but I don't have a camera right now. My poor camera took a dump about a year ago, and since then I've been using Heather's camera. Only problem is her camera eats batteries like it's going out of style! Which is has, because now I'm out of batteries. Lame Sauce!
So no camera right now, but soon I'll have a temporary fix. And who knows, maybe this summer I'll be able to afford a new camera.

So back being a busy bee....I did manage to post a few newish necklaces up on etsy. Most of these I made a few months back, but they got lost in the pile and I never put them up for sale, silly me. So now you have them up on my shop, I put up three new necklaces as of now.
A really popping blue and white piece, an earthy tree of life piece, and a large tribal style piece!

In the near future I hope to put up all of my newest necklaces, so far I've made 5 wicked sweet mushroom necklaces, 2 really awesome peace sign necklaces, 2 cutesy heart pendant necklaces, 1 that looks like a pot plant, 1 really awesome earthy choker (my super favorite at the moment), and 1 shell necklace that kind of reminds me of the Flintstones ( but that might be because I watched the movie the other day!)
So that's about 12 new necklaces, plus I have 4 or 5 other older necklaces that still haven't made it onto etsy. 

You guys are going to be in for a treat once I get everything online!

Time to do what I do best!
And then probably off to make yet another new necklace of 2!

Peace Love and Clips

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Beads!

So I've been waiting for the right time to purchase some new sweet focal beads and I finally decided to do it!

Since I've become addicted to etsy, I figured what better place to go to grab some new supplies.

Do you want to see what I found,
of course you do, I knew it...

So from saylesjodi I got these: 12 super sweet mushroom focals

From Glassville I got a few really cool focals

And finally from primalglassworks I got these

Sweet Right? I thought so. And if you think so, you should check out all the shops. Let the artist know you like their work or buy something for yourself.

I can't wait to make these into awesome looking necklaces!
Don't worry I'll let you know how they turn out!

Peace Love and Clips

EDIT: So I totally forgot one set, This is what happens when you rush right!

so here it is, from youarenotthebossofme
I like them, they look like plants.... ;)
Peace and Love!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Look A Plug

I've decided on my second shop plug!

The Gleeful Peacock

She makes really cute jewelry like these

and this

She's also having a sale and a giveaway
You can check out her shop or her blog for more information.

So go have a look, i'm sure you'll find something awesome

Peace Love and Clips