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I <3 European Glass Beads

So… recently a made a Very Useful Treasury full of pillbox lockets, basically a wishlist for such things although my Amazon Wishlist is the real wishlist… and I got some of them for myself from Fire Mountain Gems, because… well not many people I know order wholesale. I got three chains, brass, copper and silver, and some mid-quality wholesale European Glass Beads, and two Lockets… well three but one of them turned out to be a totally dud. No room inside…. but they along with some spacers from Etsy, come together to make a really cute necklace, I think.

And what does this mean? Well while I’m squeeing around in my delightfull new necklace, I’m also going gaga for the even more delightfull hand made high quality Mureno Glass beads… I just keep browsing for them, and since I’m in no position to buy…. it’s TREASURY TIME again!!!

Each of these twelve STORES is absolutely awesome!!!!


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A Very Useful Treasury

So, I’ve recently been prescribed a medication which I have to take only under very specific circumstances… and I thought, there’s probably a lot of these sorts of things, or other reasons someone would need to carry only one small pill, and not a full bottle, like birth control, or anxiety meds, or one of those pills you take before eating dairy if you’re lactose intolerant. Soooo… I found a bunch of these cute lockets that work really well for that!

I’m really starting to have a lot of fun with the idea of treasuries. Even if the ones I make are never going to make the front page (the items are super similar, and I put in more than one item from folks who have more than one that are really nice.) I think I really must make more of these…


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Etsy Indulgances

So I mentioned when I started reviewing Etsy purchases, that I was going to go back and give proper credit to some of my favorite old purchases… most of them I’ve sorted into some categories, and are awaiting a few more purchases that fit those categories before the reviews will be written, but today we’re going to go thru some of the outlayers… little indulgences I didn’t get because of gaming, or a certain geek motif I was looking to fill or any such thing…. things which are just plain awesome.

So first up is a Christmas gift I got, which is apparently from the same crafter as a gift I GAVE someone else! We’ve got  Fused Elegance, run by the same crafter as Lin’s Geekery, and also selling Fused Glass creations like the awesome Metriod pendant I gave to my friend, only… not geeky. I have to say this wing isn’t even done justice by the photos. I strung it on my favorite chain, around my neck at the moment, though it’s still going to have to share that chain with several other pendants that I happen to own.

I’ll stop for a moment to pimp the Amazon Universal Wishlist function… that’s how I got this glorious little slice of butterfly love. You can in fact put items on your Amazon Wishlist from Etsy.

The next Etsy purchase I’d like to highlight is my dragonhide gauntlets from Crystalsidyll. I actually have two pair of these, the ones pictured are my “House Gauntlets.” They’re custom in black with blue details and black knit, and they are contrary to appearances extremely COZY. The knit is thick and warm and hugs the hands, and the weight of the scales adds a little extra illusory warmth to them, like a thick cozy blanket… while still leaving the palms thin enough to easily use a keyboard or perform other detailed tasks. I’m wearing mine now!

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Wiimote Makeovers!!!

Wiimotes are awesome, but they can be even more awesome than they are by default, with the right customization. I’m sure for many gamers, the aesthetics are not important so I’m going to start with the Nyko Charge Station… it’s made of awsome. They come in white and in black, and in two or four. I recently upgraded from the two to the four, and will be selling my two on eBay, with two of the new batteries from the four.

You can get extra batteries and backs in several rubber colors, separately. Below you can see my backs, including the solid black you can only get with the black charge station which is hella annoying, because what if you only have one black mote?

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I made a Treasury!!!

I did! I went and made my very first Etsy Treasury!

I’ve had this idea bouncing around the back of my head for so long. I’m always getting cheesed off at the “Cowls” that are all over Etsy, and how they’re… well they’re NOT cowls!!! They’re SCARVES!!! There’s such thing as a Cowl neckline… which many of these scarves imitate, but… that does not make them the NOUN cowl… that just means they can be described with the adjective cowled. </rant>

Right so… here it is! Check it out!


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