Wednesday, November 30, 2005

More foraging tips. This time: mushrooms.
How do you model your jewelry?(possibly, nsfw) I usually just lay mine flat.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

In today's awesome news, we have Nigerian made plasma tvs.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Look at this lovely necklace. I'm defeated. ;_;

Saturday, November 26, 2005

This necklace is my holiday door buster deal. Starting at 99 cents- free shipping.
Beware of scams this holiday season.
Yay, tampon cozies. The uterus one is great for those starting a knitted/crocheted/whatever uterus collection.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Today is the last day to get custom extended size clothing for the holidays. It's always nice to explore new designers.
I'm glad to see If'n Books and Marks has lined journals in their new designs. I have one of the other journals from them, and while it was slightly delicate, it was fun to write in, and had a nice bookmark. I've filled it up, and even though it has a lot of rips, tears and there's no more bookmark, I'd buy some of their stuff again.

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This is one of the many stories that will be coming out about Black Friday today. On CNBC, I saw a story about a woman who lost her wig in a stampede in a Wal-Mart. *shakes head* They do this every year.
The sodalite necklace from last post is now on sale.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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I'll be selling this one soon. I finally got these beads, at least.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Also, my auctions are all ending tomorrow. Accessorize, accessorize.
Hiked Postal Rates Coming. Expect even higher shipping on ebay.
Wooooo~! Buttons are back up.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

The Darn Good Chili Mix is good, if expensive. I got 2 packs for $7 on sale. I wonder if there are any cheaper chili mixes with beans and everything?
I really love gemstones. I have ever since I was a child. I used to go to crafts fairs and just look at all the pretty rocks. I'd even buy one or two just to keep around.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Typical Dutch Holidays,eh?

Friday, November 18, 2005

I really want to buy this for my mom. The owner says she charges a bit extra for gift wrap. Maybe I should offer gift wrap and expedited shipping on my site. Sounds like a task for tomorrow.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

In a few days, you'll be able to see all my products on google base.
Black Books Direct has an interesting selection of DVDs of black movies that I have missed. I wonder if I could find reviews of some of these, especially Mississippi Masala. However, since you can get one of these DVDs for scarcely more than it'd cost to go to the theatre and get popcorn, I think they'd be worth a try.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Kimono Hoodie! I love the new fusions that fashion designers are coming up with nowadays. One day I'll learn to sew!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Now I've realized that I am running out of beads. I was supposed to get a whopping shipment of beads but the seller took ten days to ship, so I'm waiting. Also, my bead string has gone missing. It's a hard knock life, here.
I'm tired, but my new printer is coming soon. I did some ebay work, now some of my auctions are starting at 99 cents.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Decide what my new t shirt will say.
There are shoes that cost nearly $700. You could pay rent on a small house in Memphis for that.
I simply don't approve of people who post sob stories on Ebay because they might make people more cynical to people who have real problems. Ditto to people who post "Buy my stuff or the cat gets it" ads on livejournal. There's no way of knowing whether people are telling the truth or not. Although, if you find yourself in real trouble, you may want to ask for help from a charity, maybe one like Modest Needs.
It seems like foraging is a way some supplement their diets. I have no plant knowledge, so that wouldn't really work for me.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Now that's creepy.
I combined a cup of corn meal, a can of tuna, a forth of an onion, two handfuls of broccoli slaw and fried them in a skillet for a few minutes, and now I have a tasty lunch and dinner. Go me!

I love this bracelet. It was hard to photograph though.
An interesting conversation on pricing. I usually keep the prices for my jewelry low as I priced based on what I'd pay, and I have no money, but some say that increasing the price increases sales... I don't have the confidence yet to be really high priced, although if my printer worked, I'd have my line sheet and be over to the gift shop down the road hoping to get my jewelry in...
My printer is broke. I can't get it to print black, yellow, or blue. So button making is down until further notice.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Another good community for those looking for great items is the shop fruits community. It's great for those devoted to J fashion.
In economic news, I found that my jeans can be fixed for ten bucks. I went to a store advertising alterations. This will give me money for what I want to do next. I'm really excited.
I love ladybug designs and this new baby gift tin is no exception. Just adorable.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Buy Nothing Day is this month. I want to have a Kwanzaa inspired Christmas in which I give only handmade gifts to others. I know what to give the women on my list- jewelry, lots of it, but men? I don't know. Especially my consumerism loving bling bling brother.
I love this Asian influenced purse here. It's getting near holiday time, so maybe I should have review posts finding more great handmade stuff. Of course, you can count on me to promote my own stuff. I have something nice coming up soon, hopefully, very soon.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

I'm glad that a poster on black voices decided to note that my business is black owned(and black operated, since I'm the only employee). Small business needs everyone's support.
Ebay actually did a fixed listing sale, so I whipped up five new auctions for the occasion.
Wooo! I did my first freecycle. I gave away some tin foil cookie sheets. They seem like they went to a good home.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Know a really big Harry Potter fan? Look, here's a Gryffindor pouch. I wish I had enough talent to make something like this, but I think my jewelry making has really improved.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

It'll be another year before I need a new journal, but I might get this when I do.

I really love working with hematite and mother of pearl- they go together so well. See here.
Victory in the girlcott, but there are still so many alternatives for t shirts that no one needs to buy A&F. Another alternative shirt maker I love is Uppity Negro. Some people say that liberal politics shouldn't be represented on shirts. But Dixie Outfitters is just fine. Standing up against oppression is a lot different than showing your support for flags that have flown over KKK rallies and state houses to show support for school segregation. If anyone has any questions, I have a lot of information on the murders and terrorism that the KKK did. Also, I have information on the Civil Rights movement, and the ongoing fight against school integration.

Hugo weighs in. I'm only 21, and know better. I sometimes wish I could have a t shirt line, but maybe when I get older, as it's a bit more expensive to sell t shirts.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Need an alternative to stupid shirt slogans? There are many t shirt companies that produce shirts that aren't sexist or racist or just plain stupid. There's One Angry Girl Designs, with her famous pro feminist shirt. Black Lava Designs has many great anti racist designs and many Asian heritage designs. Panic Doll and Candy Violet have gothic lolita inspired designs.

Cat and Girl has cheap great anti ironic t shirts. These are flashy anti n word t shirts. In fact, on ebay, you can find many independent designers who have shirts that are much cheaper and less stupid than Abercrombie. Try DIY Marketplace if you need help.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

I'm selling a Chipotle gift card I got for being last in our school's DDR competition.
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I like red coral and blue lampwork together.
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I like how dramatic this necklace is.
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These earrings are great because I love the chunky dimensions of the rose quartz and how it contrasts with the silver.
I have no idea why some people don't like snipers. I personally don't snipe- I just enter my highest bid near the end(which can be like 3, 5 or even 8 hours before the auction ends.). If you're selling, hey, bids are bids. You can't depend on a bidding war every time you sell something, so put the bid at the least you're willing to let it go for. I decide how to bid on what is the most I'd pay(I include shipping). For example, I saw some beads I wanted and bid a most of $7 because shipping was ten bucks. If someone bids $5 at the last second, I'm still going to win anyway, and if they bid $10, they deserve it, because while $17 is in my budget, $20 is too high. So what's the big deal?

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The freecycle finder is a new way to keep consumption down. Do you need say, an old lamp? Maybe some well loved shoes? bubble wrap? Don't waste by buying new, share with others in your community. Also, for people who run small, especially home based, businesses, asking around at local stores for packaging material is a great way to make your business more sustainable.
Save your pennies. They add up. I think I'll just carry a 2 liter drink home, even if it's heavy, and save my pennies that I have been using for drinks to buy beads. In other petty consumerism news, I got a 12 ounce bag of pre cut broccoli slaw for 1.50. It's a good taco topping, if you don't add mayo, etc. I'm not a mother, but wonder if this is a good way to sneak vegtables on kid's plates.