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jewelry I make, my kittycats, crochet, and a minimum of reblogging.

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Listing today, just needed a bit of tweaking here and there. #crystal #quartz #pyrite #jewelry #handdyedsilk #sterling #herkimer #DTQuartz

Listing today, just needed a bit of tweaking here and there. #crystal #quartz #pyrite #jewelry #handdyedsilk #sterling #herkimer #DTQuartz

One more of the rough side of my #labradorite slab, showing some yellow and sky blue along with the intense teal. #feldspar #schiller #magic also, I thought of how it could be set in a bracelet in a way that would allow both sides to be shown! Need a workshop and I’ll get right to it.#silversmithing #jewelry

One more of the rough side of my #labradorite slab, showing some yellow and sky blue along with the intense teal. #feldspar #schiller #magic also, I thought of how it could be set in a bracelet in a way that would allow both sides to be shown! Need a workshop and I’ll get right to it.#silversmithing #jewelry

Labradorite forever. Ive fad this slab for years and I’m thinking of putting it on  a massive bracelet, but how do I choose which side? One side is smoothly polished and the back is shown here. The tapered vein of black matrix shows on both side, maybe I could rig a way for the stone to rotate? #labradorite #feldspar #schiller #jewelry

Labradorite forever. Ive fad this slab for years and I’m thinking of putting it on a massive bracelet, but how do I choose which side? One side is smoothly polished and the back is shown here. The tapered vein of black matrix shows on both side, maybe I could rig a way for the stone to rotate? #labradorite #feldspar #schiller #jewelry

Haven’t forgotten about Misty Day, have you? I’ve been wearing  Tom Ford White Patchouli  for the past 3 days in a row, which I never ever do, and I immediately knew it would be her scent.* Even in Hell, she’s smelling good.

According to Fragrantica, the notes are as follows:
Top: Bergamot, Peony, Coriander and White Flowers
Middle: Rose Jasmine, and Ambrette, (an interesting vegetable musk from Hibiscus Abelmoschus!)
Base: Patchouli, Incense, and Woody Notes

On me, this is the driest white floral I’ve ever smelled, the ambrette musk makes the middle just a tiny bit sweet, but all in all, it’s a crazy mix of Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, musk, and soft, well-aged Patchouli. It did not impress me when I first tried it, but now I am obsessed. A summery, hot-weather-appropriate Patchouli.

*You know, if she wasn’t a fictional character and all! And she totally got the shaft on the show :(

Haven’t forgotten about Misty Day, have you? I’ve been wearing  Tom Ford White Patchouli  for the past 3 days in a row, which I never ever do, and I immediately knew it would be her scent.* Even in Hell, she’s smelling good.

According to Fragrantica, the notes are as follows:

Top: Bergamot, Peony, Coriander and White Flowers

Middle: Rose Jasmine, and Ambrette, (an interesting vegetable musk from Hibiscus Abelmoschus!)

Base: Patchouli, Incense, and Woody Notes

On me, this is the driest white floral I’ve ever smelled, the ambrette musk makes the middle just a tiny bit sweet, but all in all, it’s a crazy mix of Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, musk, and soft, well-aged Patchouli. It did not impress me when I first tried it, but now I am obsessed. A summery, hot-weather-appropriate Patchouli.

*You know, if she wasn’t a fictional character and all! And she totally got the shaft on the show :(

On the left #lunareclipse #bloodmoon #

On the left #lunareclipse #bloodmoon #

Charlie for President, look at that face, so trustworthy! #charliethekitten #floofcat #greytabby #neko #cat #cute #adorable #camerashy I keep combing him and combing him, more and more fur comes out and he gets smaller and smaller!

Charlie for President, look at that face, so trustworthy! #charliethekitten #floofcat #greytabby #neko #cat #cute #adorable #camerashy I keep combing him and combing him, more and more fur comes out and he gets smaller and smaller!

Eye of Charlie. #charliethekitten #floofcat #greytabby #adorable #neko #cat #cute #kittycat

Eye of Charlie. #charliethekitten #floofcat #greytabby #adorable #neko #cat #cute #kittycat

I went out to check on my garden this morning and found clear evidence of naughty bird mischief. Several Lavender Sage leaves were lying trampled, so I gathered them up and made the tiniest smudge stick ever! Can’t be wasteful though, and this stuff is very potent, the Amethysts are there for scale, the bitty ones are about an inch and a half long. #sage #smudgestick #growyourown #amethyst #lavendersage

I went out to check on my garden this morning and found clear evidence of naughty bird mischief. Several Lavender Sage leaves were lying trampled, so I gathered them up and made the tiniest smudge stick ever! Can’t be wasteful though, and this stuff is very potent, the Amethysts are there for scale, the bitty ones are about an inch and a half long. #sage #smudgestick #growyourown #amethyst #lavendersage

A new issue of Vogue (knitting) Crochet is out! The light green filet tunic is the “Mini Sheath Dress” by Jeannie Chin, I love it but I think I’d make some side slits to allow for some drape, it looks a bit boxy on the model even. The light blue pinecone/pineapple tunic is the “Tunic Length Tank Top” by Pat Olski looks nice too, I’d need to see some diagrams to be certain.

The last pic is a jade green dress done in Irish Crochet Motifs! If you’ve been a fan of DUPLET style designs but feared the complexities of the amazing pieces they feature, and you don’t read Russian, this might just be a chance to create one of these. This is also made by Pat Olski and the dress is simply named #7 Tank Dress.

I have only just seen this on my ravelry feed but this mag usually has really good instructions, #7 will be a challenge for almost everyone! Here’s thhe rav link http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/vogue-knitting-crochet-2014/patterns

I just went and looked at all of the designs again because I thought a miracle had occurred, but alas, there WAS a blasted granny square project. Just one, but really how many times must the granny square be “reinvented”? Needless repetition annoys me. And looking at #7, umm, it’s in need of some tailoring, making the motifs are challenging in and of itself so I’m sure they left the lines of the dress overly simple to compensate.

To contrast, a Duplet magazine will have a ton of motif and stitch charts, and some really basic pattern diagrams, and you’re expected to have the chops to make something out of it. And the finished items are always skin tight! I’ve read on rav that they usually don’t have closures of any kind, the models just shimmy in and out of them.

theroadlesstraveled-by:

(via Piccsy :: wing)

these are my favorite colors, everything should be a luminous aqua like moss aquamarine, or a faded ochre like oro verde quartz, or shimmer like a rainbow moonstone, explode into a radiant cyan like labradorite, dotted with touches of oxidized black. All the colors giving back light to the viewer…

theroadlesstraveled-by:

(via Piccsy :: wing)

these are my favorite colors, everything should be a luminous aqua like moss aquamarine, or a faded ochre like oro verde quartz, or shimmer like a rainbow moonstone, explode into a radiant cyan like labradorite, dotted with touches of oxidized black. All the colors giving back light to the viewer…

(via danseduventre)