Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Black Friday SALE!

It's that time of year. Go nuts with your Christmas shopping at great deals without pushing your way through the crowds and standing in line for hours! Shop at Fashion Candy.

In my shop, you'll find great deals! Certain items will be marked way down. Plus, brace yourself, my entire shop will be buy one get one FREE!! That's right, I said buy one get one of equal or lesser value absolutely free!

How does this work? Simply purchase both items from my shop. Then wait for a revised invoice to be sent to your email address before you pay. It couldn't be easier!

It's the perfect time to get you or your loved ones some extra special Christmas gifts! This deal is good for November 28th only!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Love My Job!

I've been working hard on making new items. To be honest, I thought I'd be completely burnt out with jewelry making by now. But I'm really really not! I'm still having just as much fun as ever creating my adorable resin pendants. It surprises me.

I hear all the time about people who get so sick of making the same thing day in and day out. I can only think of how lucky I am to be doing what I love every single day and still loving it after so long. I'm also incredibly lucky that other people love my work as well! Thanks to you all! You're my inspiration to keep going.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

New Cameo Necklaces!

I really love making my new cameo necklaces! I had been searching for a new way to use resin, and this is perfect. I think they end up looking really sweet and adorable. I developed a way to make the entire cameo setting completely out of resin. I haven't seen anyone else do that before, so I'm very proud of myself! Here's some of my cameo necklaces. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fantastic Talent - pwnmonster

I came across a seller on Etsy today, and I was thoroughly impressed by her fantastic talent! Her plushie Octopus Lovers are the cutest things I've ever seen! She also has a large selection of adorable earrings and artwork! If you love all things "kawaii", you'll adore her Etsy shop!

Pwnmonster's Shop

Make sure you check her out and buy yourself an adorable octopus...or two!!

What Exactly Is Resin?

I LOVE making resin jewelry. It's tons of fun to use.

Right now you might be wondering to yourself, "What the heck is resin?!?" I'll be happy to explain.

Resin is a two-part material that when mixed together will harden into a plastic. The 3 main types of Resins are Epoxy, Polyester and Poly-Urethane based. Each type of material requires a base and then an activator to be mixed to cause a chemical reaction. Most resins give off an odor that can be offensive, even it is used in open well-ventilated spaces. In the case of the Epoxy and Polyster resins the mixture can be tricky because the percent of activator is usually different from the amount of the base. Also it not unusual for these resin to take hours to set-up and sometimes a full 24 hours is necessary for complete curing. One advantage of that these materials is they can allow longer working times after pouring the resin into a mold.

Because of its versatility, lightness, plus the introduction of easy to mix, non-toxic, low-odor products, resin's popularity has soared. Resin has a wonderful appeal for its glass-like properties from crystal clear to translucent glowing hues.

Election Day!

I just thought I'd post a little about how important it is to vote! I don't care what your political views are or who you're voting for. If you don't vote, your opinion will never be heard.

Perhaps you think, "my vote doesn't count anyway". Or maybe you think "one person can't make a difference, so why bother"? But your vote does count!

A single vote sends a message to national leaders and holds them accountable for their actions! Your vote shows your stance on important issues. Without voting, there could be no democracy.

So, I hope you voted today, even if you think it won't make a difference.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Welcome to Fashion Candy!

Right now you might be asking yourself, "what is Fashion Candy?" Well, let me explain. Fashion Candy is a wonderous world filled with glitter, rainbows, and candy! Now you may be asking yourself, "can we eat this glittery rainbow candy?" The answer is no. But wearing candy is so much more fun than eating it (and calorie free, too)!!

Inside my fantastically kawaii Etsy shop, you'll find tons of resin goodies for you to feast your eyes upon! And in this blog, I will share with you the joys, tears, sweat, and love that goes into each and every product. I hope you'll laugh with me, learn with me, and maybe even cry with me (tears of joy, hopefully). I also hope to share with you some of my favorite things: products, music, people!

Stay tuned for much more to come!!

My Etsy Shop
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