Minerva’s Muse

The musings of a crafter

The Ribbon is Cut! March 11, 2008

Filed under: Blogging,polymer clay — minervasmuse @ 6:29 pm

Finally I have opened my Etsy store Minerva’s Muse. It took me all day to take, edit, upload and describe all the photo’s and its only 6 items. Hopefully I get faster and more efficient at this. My photo’s did turn out a whole lot better. What do you think? Do any of you have advice on taking pics or how to become efficient at listing on etsy? Or do you have some critique on my store? I am all ears!

Im also kinda frustrated with wordpress!! Why can’t I put up a mini etsy on my blog?! OK I know why but it’s not fair. I have tried to put a pic with a link in my sidebar to no avail…. grrrr. Well here is the pic I was going to use. Maybe it will work for me tomorrow. I’m off to clay….

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Plushy Pendants and High School Musical March 5, 2008

Filed under: Blogging,polymer clay — minervasmuse @ 2:46 pm

Well yesterday did not go as planned. I was excited to get my ‘rainbow brite’ pendants done , but after an hour of struggling they all ended up in the fubar bin. grrrrr. What do you guys do when you are in a creative rut?
I played on the computer a bit and then started something completely different from my sketch pile (I cant manage to keep it in a book). And low and behold it went as smooth as peanut butter. They are called ‘Plushy Pendants’. Plushies are huge right now and sewing is one craft I have not tackled. So I made my own mini version, no needle required. I have a whole bunch almost done, they just need sanding and embellishment (which will include faux stitching). Its hard to tell in this pick but they are puffy, about 1″ high and are hollow. They also make a slight rattle sound when they are shaked.

Now I have to stop though and get my daughter and I ready. I am bringing her to the High School Musical on Ice. She doesn’t know yet, I have managed to keep it a secret for over a week! She is going to pee her pants with excitement. She is only 6, loves High school Musical and has never been to a large venue centre. Lets hope it all goes well!plushie preview

 

Sneak Peek March 3, 2008

Filed under: Blogging,polymer clay — minervasmuse @ 6:02 pm

Well it’s all coming together. I have a blog, I am almost done enough inventory for the new etsy shop Minervas Muse, which I managed to create today after work…Oh I also took some WIP shots seeing how blogs are pretty dull without some pics. Unfortunately I took the shots after work, which means no good light. But hey something is better than nothing.

So here is a pic of some pendants that need a little bit of work and one of a few buttons that came from the ‘to be sanded and sealed’ pile. I hope to have my store fully operational by the end of the week (crossing fingers and knocking on wood).wip pendantswip buttons

Let me know what you think..Thanks!