Geeky conventions 2011

So far three are confirmed, which means that I’m going to be there for 100% (if nothing unfortunate happens) and sell my steampunk pendants, cthulhus and other nifty stuff: @rcade-con, Dublin, July 1 – 3 Octocon, Dublin, October 15 – 16 Gaelcon, Dublin, October 28 – 31 See you there!

Lampwork beads

Being a bead addict, I buy a lot of mixed lots with lampwork glass beads. I always like to be surprised, although for some beads I don’t have an immediate purpose. These are some of the most interesting ones I’ve got recently.

Steampunk necklace

Encouraged by the popularity of the yesterday’s necklace with crocheted wire, I’ve made another one, steampunk style this time. It came out somewhat longer (54cm instead of 45). I’m very happy with how the central part came out. Available on Etsy.

Gothic necklace

I really wanted to use all these small beads that normally I don’t, instead of getting rid of them, but I didn’t want to make anything plain, but rather exciting. I came up with this. The necklace part is crocheted with wire and random selection of purple glass beads, and the central piece is wire wrapped, like all the rest of my pendants (just different shape). The clasp is in the front. Available on Etsy.

New steampunk pendants available

I’m a little bit fed up with all those heart pendants, although they are extremely popular. I decided to make some new pendants that are round, oval, square, anything but heart. These are four new ones, but there are also some older ones still available in the shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ukapala?section_id=7177309&page=2    

New earrings

I rarely make wire wrapped earrings, because my pendants are much more popular. Perhaps because the earrings are more demanding, as they’re generally expected to come in pairs and it’s difficult for me to repeat a pattern. They also have to be light and are generally more demanding, so whenever I make them, I try to keep them relatively simple. I myself, though, prefer to wear earrings every day. I’ve listed these two pairs just …

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