Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy Un-Valentine's!

I never believed in Valentine's.
So I'm kinda glad these four 3D cards
didn't get sold last month (yeah yeah I caved, so what),
coz now they can give someone
a really nice un-valentine surprise!


You Make My Heart Go POW!

 My favourite of the four.
Based on an old design I did...two years ago!! (Whaaa-??)
Haha, the old one was so out of shape!



It has a red inner piece and comes with a blue envelope.


Flying Hearts 

These two are new.
The wings are curled slightly at the edges
to add to the 3D effect.
View the pink or blue heart on Etsy.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Super Glue Boo.

One day into business and
the factory line is stuck
thanks to a sticky situation.

Having decided to go pro,
progress called for Super Glue
instead of UHU.

But the result was Boo Hoo! :(

When I checked to see if the glue had dried,
there was a sort of "icing sugar" effect on my beads.
Don't really know what it is - fingerprints, erosion?
All I know is that that's a day's work down the drain.
 And that I'm sticking with UHU.

Contemplating trying this, but will probably take longer
than actually making new ones!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Bead Breath on Etsy!

Bead Breath is now on Etsy!
The first two listings went live this morning.

Shop's looking quite humble at the moment,
but will be adding new designs every few days.

These guys on sale right now were two of my earliest creations:

Do drop by to send some love or... money :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dragon Fry.


Emmy broke her dragonfly.
So I made her a new one.
I decided to make extra layers this time,
to make the wings stronger.

In technicolour! 

Dragonfly layer cake, ya'll.

Before shot of Dragonfly Part Two.
In four parts.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Back From The Dead.

 Sorry for the silence.
I've been meaning to work on
something new for Bead Breath
for the longest time.

Hopefully this year,
I'll have more new ideas
and less lulls between them :)

Hope you enjoy my latest experiment!
My First Bead Animation! RAWR!
Inspired by Michael Jackson's Zombie Thriller.
The Bollywood alternative is awesome too.
(Gotta love those subtitles.)

My shots were overexposed
but I like how that made MJ's socks glow!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Adopt A Totoro.

I'm a terrible hoarder.

 I've been keeping this guy in the drawer
and he hasn't seen the light of day.
Not cause I don't like him,
I just tend to wear the same few pieces
over and over again.

Time to give this Chibi Totoro
to a good home.

Mummy, can we get the Chibi,
please please pleeease??
and Bag It!

Don't forget the puppy dog eyes.

Monday, September 13, 2010

How to Fill A Heartless Heart.

 Cindy asked me for a heart
 and I made her a heartless one.
So how do you 
fill a heartless heart? 

Seem a bit empty.


Are dead to the heartless.

Fails to fill.

Other hearts.
Less heartless.
But there's still a gap.

A good cry.
Sometimes that's all a heart needs
to become whole again.

Monday, September 6, 2010

They're Here.

A Space Invaders Special
for one of the biggest kids I know.

Although, I don't really know
what to do with this.
Did you want me to iron them?

Doubt you want a necklace :)  
Think they'd look awesome
in mini black frames on the wall.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Dead Breath.


Dead blog.

Dead tired.

Dead bunny, anyone?

Inspired by this YouTube video
Kat sent me last week.
Awakens violent tendencies
to squeeze the eyeballs outta those fur balls.

Scream a bloodthirsty
Bye-bye Bunny!!!!!!
and Bag This Bead!

Monday, August 16, 2010

You've Got Mail.

allowed me to reacquaint myself
with the beauty of snail mail.

Sealing the envelope - feels so once and for all.
Sticking the stamps on - praying they won't fall off.
Shoving the parcel into the post box -
there, you've lost all control.

And then there's the waiting.

There's something almost romantic about the whole thing.
(Is that why housewives have affairs with the mailman?)

Suddenly e-mails seem really boring.

Is it any wonder how
the faster time flies?

If I've learnt anything from all this,
it's if we all slowed down just a little,
we just might live longer.