arianhwyvar: (winged_ck)
We're trying to buy a house! Therefore it seems like a really good time to sell a bunch of jewelry. :-) It's been hard to publicize the shop, though, especially with changes to Etsy's and Facebook's algorithms. So I would deeply appreciate any assistance in spreading word of this sale and giveaway around. Plus, cheaper or free jewelry!

Etsy shop sale and sweepstakes giveaway for Etsy shop credit
https://www.etsy.com/shop/silverowlcreations

Everything in my SilverOwlCreations Etsy shop is on sale from now until Friday August 12 at 11:59 EDT.
Use coupon code HOUSE2016 for 10% off any purchase!

In addition, I will be doing a giveaway for $75 off via a random drawing. Here's how it will work:

1) Please like, share, and comment on this Facebook post if you can: https://www.facebook.com/SilverOwlCreations/posts/1059444960776187
That gives you one entry for the giveaway.

2) Please share the sale and the giveaway on other social media! Put links to up to 3 of your other social media posts in a comment here, and you will get one additional entry for each one.

3) Any time someone makes a purchase from my Etsy shop through Aug 12, they can put in comments 'Credit to '. This can be your own name, or a credit to someone else. The person receiving the credit gets one additional entry.

I will do the random drawing on Saturday August 13.
Please share early and often. Thank you!
arianhwyvar: (tarotmoon)


I'm participating in a studio sale this Sunday, March 6!
10 am - 5 pm
120 Hyde St., Newton Highlands, MA

Jewelry, handmade felt, painted silk, prints and more.

More information may be found at http://www.silverowlcreations.com/studiosale.html
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1683047915317066/

I'm also giving a $5 discount off your purchase from me at the studio sale. Come and see the new work!
arianhwyvar: (caro_pinup)
So, I know I don't post here much anymore! I'll try to post a little more often. Apologies for the cross-posting of this current message if people see it from me more than once. The New World Magischola kickstarter isn't just putting on live action roleplaying events where people can play characters in a magical school inspired by Harry Potter. They're also raising money to write a novel about a female protagonist of color in that world, a world where the house founders of the magical university include two women, a person of nonbinary gender, a black founder, and a native american founder. I appreciate that J.K. Rowling has been willing to say after the fact that Dumbledore was gay and that Hermione *could* be black based on the text -- but let's face it, the actual text as written is overwhelmingly populated with white, straight, cisgender characters. If you'd like to promote having more diverse characters in fantasy, and you have some money to contribute (or you want to read a book with magical school story that's a little more heterogeneous!), I highly recommend chipping in at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nwmagischola/new-world-magischola-a-college-of-wizardry-larp. Only 4 days left -- the campaign ends Monday.
arianhwyvar: (wirework_dichro)
It has been a really really long time since I posted anything here. But I have a new sort of colored brass thing I made, and I'm really happy with how they look, so here they are. Ivy vine hair combs, currently a large version on a brass tone comb (comb approx 2" across) and a smaller version on a silver tone comb (comb approx 1 1/8" across). Below the combs are a few more leaf sprig hair pins like the ones I made at the beginning of the year.

Click on the small version for a bigger version.

arianhwyvar: (filigree)
Since I was sharing a booth at Birka with Hairstory, I tried out making a whole pile of different types of wire-and-brass-decorated hairpins. They seemed to go over well -- I sold about half a dozen at Birka (and they looked great decorating actual people's hair) -- and I've added the currently available ones to a new hairstick/hairpin section on my website (which sadly is pretty out of date in the other sections at the moment), and will soon add them to my Etsy shop. Here's what the first batch looked like, though there are some additional new ones now (click to embiggen):

arianhwyvar: (tarotmoon)
Is anyone going to Market Day at Birka who would be able to help me and a number of bags get back to Belmont MA afterwards? (Or knows someone who might?) I would happily pay for a tank of gas, and I could leave any time Sunday or even Saturday night after merchants have packed up. I’ve already queried the Carolingia list but only have a response from someone who could help transport me but wouldn’t have room for the bags. If anyone could help with either person or luggage, or in an ideal world both, that would be incredibly helpful. Let me know any leads please! (Apologies to those who see this in multiple places.)
arianhwyvar: (wirework_dichro)
I actually took a vacation recently, over the holidays, and went to several museums: the ICA, including the fiber exhibit, and the Peabody-Essex, and a craft gallery or two. Whenever I look at museums or high-end craft shows I end up coming away enthused to try out some new things craft-wise.

Back in the day, I used to do a lot of wire wrapped glass gem pendants. I haven't used them much recently, but I've been using brass stampings all the time, at first mainly on key pendants and now branching out to pieces that are just stamping and sculpted wire. This new thing is a glass gem surrounding by ivy vines and crystals and lots and lots of wire. I'm pleased that I was able to make everything attach firmly. (As usual, there's no adhesive or heat applied here anywhere, just wire cold connections.)

arianhwyvar: (winged_ck)
Also, I finally updated my pendants page with the new pieces I have available currently. If you haven't looked in a while, take a peek -- I'm pretty pleased with the things I've been making. http://www.aralis.net/owl/beadwork/pendant.html

New work!

Nov. 28th, 2013 07:02 pm
arianhwyvar: (filigree)
In the past I've made glass gem pendants and braided wire bracelets:



I just came up with a way to shift from a wire wrapped glass gem to a braid and back. I also finally tried out the leaf-ended torc I've been thinking about doing for an awfully long time now. I like how all of these came out, and have more ideas for other pieces to try.







These pieces will be available soon in my Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/shop/silverowlcreations. If you want to hear when new pieces go up, I post on my jewelry Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/SilverOwlCreations.
arianhwyvar: (tarotmoon)
And while I'm at it, an Aralis one too:

Wordle: DionneSept2013

Unsurprisingly, it's full of Bane. And people.
arianhwyvar: (kess)
Been a while since I did one of these!

Wordle: TessOct2013
arianhwyvar: (ow!)
I just read Redshirts, by John Scalzi. I really liked it. Especially the endings.
arianhwyvar: (tarotmoon)
Since A. is going to another larp, I need to arrange a ride to and from the upcoming Aralis event. While being picked up at my place would be great, I can get to anywhere on the T if need be. I wouldn't be able to leave work until 5 pm that day, sadly. I'm always happy to cover the gas. Please drop me a line if you might have space for a person + not too very much stuff (lg bag, sleeping bag, staff). Thanks!

[ETA: I am now all set! Thank you so much.]
arianhwyvar: (tarotmoon)
This weekend I'll be at the Boston Burlesque Expo at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, selling from a 'Salon' (dealers row) room. While the burlesque shows are ticketed, $15 gets you in to burlesque basic classes, a costume exhibit, and the shopping. Drop by!
arianhwyvar: (tarotmoon)
These are really excellent: http://asoftertrek.tumblr.com
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