So what have i mainly been getting up to? The consumer festival christmas is over and 'Santa' has fucked off again back to lapland or wherever Argos was born. The try Government is royally doing England up the bum and many have taken to the streets to try and change this. Me and friends have been on the frontline of most of the major Student Cuts protests/riots. Im disgusted that more people are'nt. Sit back and watch your kids future slide down the drain into the gutter, seems to be what England is good at.
On another note I have been doing well at university and sorted the rubbish from the treasure in general. Defamations to character dont deserve my brain or my patience :)
People that actually make you use your brain? What is it about them that captivates you? Probably the fact that they throw molotov cocktails for a past-time? Generally everyone i have met, up until this orgasmic moment in quantum space have been mind dullingly boring..... Perplexing persons in question have absolutely no idea about....wait its hard typing with one finger.....how much they have impacted upon my life. ......no no wait....Pirate Party sums it up....they let me headbutt them six times, its REAL love.hehe
I have arrived back from Germany and my online shop is now open again yay! http://twisted.misi.co.uk it will be closed again when i visit ireland on the 28th of Aug again though so sorry guys :P Wacken festival in Germany was good. Not the best festival ever and loosing my wallet with 200 euros in and my bank card didnt help but thankfully it was the last day, only had to survive hamburg for 3 days with 16 euros ahaha. So so far its been my sons first little festival at Patchfest, Wacken in Germany full of death metal headbangers and then off to Ireland for a big durty Tekno party. yay. from one extreme to the other. Lets hope i dont lose anything other than my stress this time!
Right so my shop is officially on holiday for 2 reasons..one is im actually going on holiday to Germany next week to a ear bleeding death metal festival and end of the month im off to ireland to visit me best mate for some brain melting durty Tekno. Been wanting to see NarKoTek live since like forever...even before zombies were real!! (long) and the other reason being that my internet has been cut off. haha. ah well. need jewellery sales badly :D get buying ;)
Right so i really must stop this right now!! This will be the second time i have gotten drunk and panicked about zombies. The first time proceeding to cry into my mate emmas face, make her promise to buy a baseball bat and promise that she would come get me. I thought that this was a one off. Apparently not haha. I drunk 3 beers last night whilst watching The crazies and began another conversation re a zombie apocalypse.On NOT promising to come rescue me from Norfolk if a zombie apocalypse did happen i stormed out on my boyfriend and hurled abuse at him. He laughed of course. Until he realised how deadly serious i was and upset. Man my irrational fear of zombies really seems to be amplified by a few beers. Scary shit zombies are! (only the fast ones, not too bothered by the slow ass brain eating ones cos im a ninja).
Right so i now have recieved my blue Macaw feathers, have a pair of killer heels that there is no way in HELL that i could walk in, lots of new fabrics and loadsa blue feathers. Run out of superglue though so cant do anything at the minute ahahaa. oh the sheer luck of it all. Man why did i ever buy them shoes?? Probably because im a charity shop whore and cant resist buying stuff that just clutters my house up and then never gets used. I thought i wasnt girly...it seems i am :P Cant go wrong paying a fiver for perfect condition killer vamp heels though eh? hehe.
Made £65 worth of sales today!! im so happy!! i have been inspired by my friend bex miaow of late, she showed me how to make hair braids and went off on my own feathery tangent. The 3 braided hair clips that i listed on Misi all sold the same day that they were listed! wow. Im really liking my own stuff at the minute :D Im really enjoying working with natural feathers too. Im sure you guys will see lots more of them!! I seem to be finding my style a lot easier too. so go! check out my store ;)
Just a quick note to show the basic idea of the custom briedesmaid order im in the process of doing. Probably the most girly piece i have ade so far (and most exspensive!) The ribbons will be tied into bows not just left loose like in the picture, making a few more changes also tonight.
Im going to stray from the usual jewellery and do zombie inspired things but not sure they will sell :S My first listing will be a zombie apocalypse wedding, with standard zombie brain splatterings. Let me know what you guys think please!!!
Sales have been awesome, slacking a bit at the mo but everybody is too busy ejoying the weather to be shopping like me i guess :) Finished my first custom order for soebody who was very happy with the result. (pictured below) It was an Anubis inspired necklace with a hematite Ankh. I loved working with somebody else to create a piece and found it all the more challenging considering i had never met them, so here is to many more custom orders! (not too many as im very thorough) Got the custom Bridesmaid necklace coming up soon when the beads arrive so getting excited about that too! What a way to spread your jewellery name eh? ;)
Had a house full of geordies including the origional impshum ;) so been busy doing serious stuff like barbecues, pimms n fruit on the beach etc but here are some pictures of my latest makes. All available at http://twisted.misi.co.uk Also running a competition on Twitter, 100th Twitter follower gets 50% off ANYTHING in my online shop above. find me on twitter either at the link above my page or go to http://twitter.com/twistedpixi and follow! hope your all enjoying the sun guys!
Im finished University until October so why am i more knackered now than when i was studying?!! I have 2 custom orders, one an Egyptian Ankh necklace, fairly simple and one a order thats quite complex and making me nervous as its for a bridesmaid!! I like a challenge though and im looking forward to recieving both the sets of beads for both orders. Missed a looney listing on my Misi store as i had som much other stuff to do. Had 4 other orders so have some money toward my Drugs awareness course now :) YaY! This week i have mainly been buying lots of festival clothes and personalising them. Im currently sewing loads of patches onto a gorgeous camoflage jacket i bought from the army surplus store.
Ah shopping always makes you feel better :) Just bought some awesome green Doc martens, some cherry laces and some black leggings for Wacken Festival 2010. Getting excited about my trip over to Germany in August :D :D
Im taking part with the misi peeps in LoOney listers. Basically an item a day so if nobody buys anything hopefully by christmas i will have lots of sales :) Gives me something to do anyway i guess. check it out at http://twisted.misi.co.uk
Im running a buy one necklace, get a bracelet free offer in my MISI shop. Im trying to raise £100 so I can pay the rest of my Drugs Awareness course which i will get the equivalent of an A-level from, This can be used in any country with any aged drug user. So come and have a look at my MISI store or spread the word!! It only takes five minutes!! Limited time only! End of this month and the offer runds out! Thanks
I was informed yesterday by my very serious faced boyfriend that twenty to thirty years a go, Spiders were actually as big as dogs. Hehe, We was also watching a really good programme on how oxygen has helped the earth to evolve and my boyfriend came out with....ah the stratosphere, i've never been there! hehehe, the stratosphere being the upper atmosphere inbetween earth and space. :D So watch out for those dog like spiders!!!
How do you tell a friend in the politest way to put it away?! Im all for women looking beautiful and that but full blown naked pictures on social networking sites! Then they have the audacity to ask why everyone thinks they are just a pair of boobs?! Really as much as i love some people they cant really be that ignorant can they? can they.... Other than that, little one really not liking the heat at all. Mummy not liking the heat because kai isnt liking the heat. (secretly loving the heat though hehe) Hope all you guys are enjoying the good weather i hear its soon to rain ;)
Where you just feel very AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!!!! Im feeling extremely agitated today for some unknown reason today, My son is really not helping either, he is either crashing his winnie the pooh aeroplane pushalong toy into the wall, throwing stuff or just generally doing things he shouldnt like destroying things or emptying boxes full of tiny things that i have to pick up one by one. Bring on 1pm when he goes creche. RAWRGH. Im hoping going out in the sunshine cheers me up.
After much debating over wether to keep making or not and deliberating wether its all worth carrying on with making my items, A magazine has approached me and asked if they could feature my item 'Chunki Funki fire' in thier Get Inspired feature. Its a Knitting magazine which isnt really my forte but anybody noticing is good :) And i honestly cant knock knitting as I have a lot of awesome knitted clothes and my mum once made me an awesome dennis the menace uber long scarf. Heres to keeping going until the next little motivation pops up!
Just so everyone knows to comment on my posts you just click the title of the posts and it leads you to make a comment there, Just a few people have let me know that they could not work out how to leave comments :) Hope that helps!
Im very angry at my local newspaper!!! I got locked ouside of my flat 2 days a go whilst my son was inside, I went to give my partner his wallet and my son shut the door behind me! If this wasnt stressful enough after the firmen came to get me inside to him, The local newspaper printed the story (im still baffles as to how they found out!) Which really didnt bother me as the story basically said child locked in flat by accident yadayada, The fact that they went on to give my address, what kind of lock the fireman had to get through, how access was gained through my letterbox is totally careless and irrisponsible!! This now means everybody who read that article now knows how to gain entry into my flat. I am very angry and have written to the editor. I cant believe a newspaper would be so informative to thiefs! I now may need to get a whole new door as i need to move my locks rather than just replace the letterbox, im guessing the newspaper are not going to foot the bill either! I have never liked journalists.
I made this little beauty last night called Bonehead! Its made from bone beads and shrunken heads :D hehe not really but the skulls are made from bone too. This is more where i want to be with my jewellery, voodoo looking items. Its available in my misi shop. It is my most exspensive item so far though but worth every penny (i think anyway!)
Im getting really excited about having my first stall tommorow!! :) I will be happy if i sell one thing the way the market is at the minute! Got a babysitter till early eve so a whole day of peace too haha. Made some schoolboy errors when doing all the pretty packaging, put my misi shop as dot com rather than dot co.uk so had to re-do all of that. My fella jon bought me an awesome dress too :) (see pic)Its from thailand and made of a gorgeous silky material. Ill let you all know how much profit i make tommorow :D (on the hopeful side!)
Wow, well today has been random to say the least! Had a sporadic urge to call a friend last night who i had a falling out with then was informed this morning that they were dead! They actually wasnt, they were run over but people should definetly check thier information before informing so many people of the wrong thing. Got all of my jewellery packaged for sale at the strawberry fair benefit gig, ready to go and looking good :)Found my best friend from when i was 14 today even though i have been looking for her for years, finally working out that i had been spelling her last name wrong! total muppet! Then i get 2 important phone calls possibly equalling money. Had a weird day. Anyway got to go fill up loads of pots and pans with water as the water is being shut off for a few hours tommorow.
Had a date with emma mendes da costa from BIZARRE to spray paint up some t-shirts today with her awesome stencils. My fav is the black top simply as it designed for me :D A few of the tops bled after they were sprayed but minimally which is good. Done some kids t-shirts as well, my son now has a vest saying 'i tore mummy a new one' haha. I love emma.
bored doing this whole blog thing...It just seems like im talking to myself, Its not increasing sales and im not gaining any foloowers even though i leave all my internet addresses on every shop/page/forums etc. I add more and more people to follow but noone follows me still?! What am i doing wrong? I might just give up to be honest. The only real support I get from anywhwere is in the Misi forums. Thanks Misi ladies ;)
Im feeling very inspired today! Had an awesome day in the park with the lil one and my gorgeous fella drinking mead and playing ball. Got slightly pissy that there was a dog that wasnt too nice in the pond garden even though dogs are'nt allowed in there and the owners were a bunch of piss heads but had a good time anyway! Got some transfers and borrowed a sewing machine too today so going to try work that out later this eve after doing some of my fina essay. Bought an awesome laquered cowboy hat today n all. Probably spent way too much but hey the sunshine makes most people over spend ;) Hope you all enjoyed the sun!!
I know the economic downturn means people have to cut back on luxuries such as jewellery etc but i just dont know if I can afford to make it anymore without sales :( Not only money wise but time wise. I spend so much time in the evening trying to sell on misi and etsy and promote myself on facebook etc etc but I just feel im not getting anything back! I feel this is a general concensus from most people i speak to in jewellery forums. I did a total overhaul of my shop, re-taking all the picture, re-pricing, re-writing the descriptions and adding seller policies but still nothing. The reason i started making jewellery was to fund my next university course on drugs awareness but im loosing money not making. I just dont know what to do anymore. A lot of Misi sellers seem to be closing up shop. Im not at this point yet but cant afford the seller fees and beads supplies for much longer!! I NEED SALES!!
Just bought a stunning necklace from my friend Zoe who makes industrial and tribal inspired pieces of jewellery. You can find her on ETSY under the name GROTBAGS and all funds generally go toward her record label splatterkore. I love her jewellery, She definetley captures something dark and magical! The piece i bought is named Apophis. Go check her out!!
Just made an awesome little top with my favourite charachter on :D TANK GIRL!!! Pics will be up tommorow...this ones is'nt for sale though guys sorry. Also thinking of investing in some diamante patches to do some tops to sell. Im thinking lots of skulls and roses.
Why is it when other people throw hurtful things at me its ok for them to do that but when i do it back i seem to shoot myself in the foot? RAWRGH. Ive been through a lot and come out the other side or so i thought so why is it that people still try to hold me back and then when i get angry and rise to it all of a sudden im the one left looking like im the bad person? I have de ja vu all of a sudden.
I love the idea of mystical travelling folk bringing fear and wonder to villages they travelled to in stories so made a piece based on the mythical charachter Gypsie rose lee. (There was a real one with that name but she was a burlesque performer!) It is made from amber beads, gold beads and gorgeous cluster bells that ake an awesome sound when they move!! I love jingling...in fact everyone knows when im around for all of my jewellery anyway haha. check it out on http://twisted.misi.co.uk
I have still had no sales on Misi, one on etsy from a friend and one on Artfire. WHY IS THIS?!?! Is my stuff rubbish or is there just too much jewellery online? One item has been viewed over 100 times so surely one of those people wanted to buy my item? Apparently not. I dont really mind as i love making the jewellery but is it worth keep emptying my pockets for? I need to be making money to pay for my second uni course in drugs awareness so am i doing myself a mischief?
I have managed to make a new item with my bad eye!! Its listed on Misi of course. Its named Scylla after a greek monstorous godess who ruled along side the whirlpool daemons. Nasty lady to come across if you drifted too close to certain rocks she haunted. Had my first journey outside today as well with the sunglasses on. Wasnt as bad as I thought it would be.
Have some great little projects to start when I can see again! Thanks to my firend at the bead shop. Also have a bag im going to finish that i started a while back. Needs a lot of work still to look how i want it but kermit the frog is a good start.
So now its day 3 after having my eye operation and after the hospital kicked me out without telling me what to expect im kind of having to grasp not having sight as best i can. I have been reading today about the operation i have had and my sight can take anything from a month to a fair few months to recover and even then it may not fully recover, Man i wish they had told me that before i had the operation. Also lots of people who have had my operation are very prone to cataracts within the next few years. This they shuld have also made clear, I would have preffered to loose my sight gracefully rather than possibly have lessened the amount I could see or cause myself more eye problems. To not see my little boy slowly is one thing but to not see him at all is another. Im coping with having one reasonable eye ok at the minute.Stuck in the house and not being able to do much is frustrating and being stubborn like i am im going to try and venture out tommorow. (with sunglasses on!) lets hope its sunny ;)
Ok so had my eye operation yesterday, Cant see much, my eye is weeping and really swollen, the only things I can see are my laptop screen and Tv if i get really really close to it. Considering I dont really enjoy Tv there isnt much for me to do. Stitches in the eyeball are more than mildly annoying and i just got loads and loads of free beads from a great mate and cant do anything with them :( this sucks. Apparently my sight will get better within the week but fully over the next few months. sigh. Eye...hurting trying to focus....itchy...sore. Going away to sulk now and 'listen' to the film Seven.
has a friend....who works....IN A BEAD SHOP!!! (feels like she might faint) I feel sorry for my fella as he already treads on loose beads in the middle of the night ahaha. Oh and just because my lovely boyfriend constantly moans about the fact that I dont blog about him...Im going to put a drunken picture of him dressed as a half clown :D (one on the far right) So there you go gorgeous...you have officially been blogged! :P
Well maybe not the most rubbish there has ever been iv'e seen one worse but seriously...Protesting really isnt protesting much these days, Its more of a gathering of people who actually dont know why they are there but they definetley know how cool they must be for being there. There is a lot of protesting happening at the minute, lets hope some groups make the change they set out for. This was the hippies vs BNP, what it actually was was a bunch of hippies shouting contradictarily words at a group of chavs in a pub. And i quote ''we accept everyone, we hate no one'' a chant from the hippies, then proceeded to continue onto ''get off our streets you scum'' which to me isnt accepting everyone and im pretty sure ive also heard the BNP shouting that before...hmmm de ja vu? I was pretty on the fence with this one, to be honest i think it just made both sides look like a shambles.
No black thread, So cant start my leopard print kermit bag (sounds crazy but will look good) Operation on tues so really want to get something done before they mess around with my eyeball and things go blurry :S Not looking forward to having an eye operation but hey at least it will stop me going totally blind in the long run.
Have a brand new top that i dont like so going to buy myself some cotton and thread and hack at it with my scissors tonight after taking the lil one to play group :) Should be up on my page as soon as its done. Not quite sure what im going to do with it yet. im feeling fabric paint for sure though. I really should stop buying clothes i know i wont wear, although if I did I wouldnt have anything to hack to pieces haha.