Monday, May 10, 2010

pixels are good for the soul

all available now at pixels ATTACK via etsy.


please welcome my new etsy shop, pixels ATTACK!

i have so many of these perler/hama beads that i've needed to do something with it. i used to have a different etsy store agesss ago with an assortment of things including pixelwears, but i closed that shop not long after i opened it. but inspiration has come again to re-open a new store to sell my ironed goods.

this is just the beginning. i have a super awesome pixel product in the making, but it's going to be some time before i unveil that one.

for now, just enjoy the awesomeness that is pixels.

- her.

p.s: we went to the dog park today and kicked a soccer ball around for about an hour. which is great exercise but then we ruined it by having this for dessert.

apple turnovers. amazing. puff pastry + bakers apples + jaffle maker + ice cream = *drool noises

Sunday, May 09, 2010

dressing up for woolworths is a past-time of mine.

cardigan -
purple top - forever 21
black top - target
necklace - rupert & sherlock
ring - ebay / ana silver co
skirt - generic one that you get with different labels at different chain stores
bag - asos
shoes - rubi shoes

ben thinks sometimes i get too dressed up to go down to woolworths (this is tamer version of what i sometimes wear). but to be honest, it's really the only chance i get to dress up. i don't go out much. i am very much a stay-at-home-whatever. sometimes i'll wear my 4inch wedges. i go out now and then, like to shops or comedy shows/gigs but i don't go out out, like clubs and drinking. i don't mind so much if this is making me sound like a lame hermit who talks about herself.

but another part of it is that i like to make an effort when i go out. it confuses me when i go out somewhere (not just safeway, but shops) and i see people wearing daggy clothes and unbrushed oily hair. i never leave the house with sweatpants and if my hair looks oily i will wash it before i go out and dry it. i understand some people just don't have the time and i guess i have nothing but time.

the necklace i'm wearing is one that i've made myself. it's a prototype for the etsy shop and will be making an entrance at some point. if you can't wait that long email me and i'll get onto it quicker. the ring is from ebay. if i had a better camera i would take an awesome detail shot of it. it's gorgeous, it has a slight cave in it with tiny formed crystals. plus the purple dye is beautiful.

are you one for making sure you look decent before leaving the house, or you just throw on whatever you can not caring what it is?

- her.

Friday, May 07, 2010

new necklaces on etsy.

pretty self explanatory really. i've posted up two new necklaces on my rupert and sherlock etsy.

available here at US$40 each with free express post within australia.

i also have a few projects going on at the moment that i will reveal soon. which i'm excited about. one invovles an opp shop buy and that's a big deal for me because i'm not the oppshop type. i try and try but i just can't bring myself to enjoy it, or buy anything. but i'm stubborn so i'm keeping at it. i hope to bring these to you sooner rather than later...with my track record.

- her.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

home hobo.

this is what i wore yesterday to go shopping for some 'stay at home clothes'. i need a different set of clothes for going out (even grocery shopping) then when i sit at home because of sherlock. beagles are known to shed a lot, so i get covered in her hair quite quickly. PLUS she thinks she still fits in my lap for cuddles. our couch is covered in a blanket of the same colour to save the cushions and i never ever wear black inside. so stay at home clothes is pretty important for me, especially if i have visitors over. with winter coming it's even harder as i want to wear tracksuit pants and cheap baggy jumpers but i look like a hobo and i find appearance and making an effort very important to me, so it's hard to find something to wear when friends come over, or at the moment we have a friend staying for a while from japan.

so off to highpoint i went, in search for jeans and a decent hoody. now, let me tell you, i hate jeans. i have 2 pairs at the moment that i wear in and out of rotation, depending on how much take away i eat... but i am very very much a tights and skirt/dress/shorts kind of person. always tights. so me not particularly liking the long denims, i tend to be very picky. all in all, i found nothing. at all. the thing i hate most about trying to find jeans is that SO many of them have that retarded hip horse riding thing going on. bah. i don't need to look fatter than i am.

so here i am now wearing leggings in black with white hairs and a jumper. well and a cotton cheap dress from target. because we all know leggings aren't pants.

- her.

lace jacket - asos.
leopard shirt - a new purchase and an instant favourite .. holdmygold vintage via etsy
shorts - jayjays.
belt - bens.
bag - asos.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

to affinity and beyond.

i have a strange affinity to buying jewelry. i say strange because i don't actually wear any. i wear some time to time, now and then, mostly just some statement necklaces but otherwise, they all just sit in my ikea tree looking pretty. i've come to gradually realise this over the years and have toughened down on what i buy. i used to get a whole heap of cheap assortments of things but never ever wore them, because that's what they were, cheap and thus never looked nice. now i buy more in investment pieces, ones that stand out, not necessarily with a hefty price tag, but ones that i will knowingly feel special in, like i've made that extra effort.

the above photos are an assortment of things i've gotten over the past year or so and naturally all from etsy. i find that being a handmade site, i will always find something new and unique with reasonable prices.

1. a ceramic skull ring from mixko. this was made in limited edition so none of these are available anymore in this style. they do although have some left over with rhinestones in their eyes, which i personally thought was a bit distracting. they also had at one point a baby doll head ring in ceramic which was creepy but slightly calming.

2. a beautifully crafted copper cuff from jewelstreet. i fell in love with this one straight away and asked if it was possible to reserve it. she was awesome enough to say yes (that's another thing about etsy, they are all so lovely). i prefer silver, which she said she would be able to make up if i wished, but i couldn't afford it at the time as it was quite a bit more. but i had to have this cuff no matter what colourway it is.

3. this piece is amazing. i love it because as a child i used to love collecting the christmas beetles in qld where i used to live. but now in vic i haven't seen one at all, so this was a great way of showcasing them. also because it has been set in resin you can import it as it comes from the usa. it was made by kolosstudios. they have a wonderful selection of pieces and if bugs isn't your thing, they have cast other things in resin also.

4. super cute faux moss ring from adornjewelry. i was jealous for a while when i found this because in the states they have such a cute variety of moss jewelry and of course with import customs i would never be able to own such a thing, until i came across this. i thought it was so clever because it will also never die. i got quite a lot of complements when i wore this and it was fun to play with while bored as well as the texture is nice.

5. this necklace was so amusing when i stumbled across it and i laughed for a while then bought it straight away. i felt very gansta. haha. it comes from nat1489 and is still available. i love wearing it. i still find it amusing and i got it quite some time ago.

6. this is one of the most recent purchases. well ben got it for me for my birthday. it was handcrafted by jewelerjim and he's super! the ring wasn't in my listed size but he remade it all for me again with no extra charge. it is such a beautiful ring and looks amazing on. i've worn this ring a lot more then some of my rings i've owned for over year, but i've only had this one for over a month. he has such beautifully designed pieces in his store, some way out of my price range, but still amazing. if only.

another thing i love about etsy, is that, if a piece isn't in a limited edition collection, it will still be there months to come, if the seller sees fit to continue making it. compared to consumer fashion, where it's there one week and gone the next, never to be seen again. this is one strong ill wishing emotion i have towards it. ben will say something like, think about, next time, or i will want to check out my bank balance and then when i want to get it, it's gone. the amount of times it has happened to me it's not funny. especially in this year alone, where i have only done online shopping, then it's open to the world and not just the locals. so i'm very close to learning my lesson, if i love it, wait a day or two, then get it. if money permits. oh how money pains me.

what are your favourite pieces new and old? are you like me, where you own lots of things but never actually wear any of it?

- her.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


FINALLY, finally, finally gotten around to taking photos of my necklaces to post up on etsy. it's been quite some time. i did take some a few weeks ago, inside, at night, with some bright lights but it made everything orange and not even photoshop could fix it. so i gathered up all my motivation for the month and took them today. i've only uploaded a few for the moment, as spreading them out over time makes for the best exposure.

on sale now at rupert and sherlock.

the set of necklaces above is my metamorphosis series. the center necklace is the base then you buy the attachments separate to suit your mood, mix and match. i was quite pleased with myself when i thought of this one. plus it means not having to spend lots of money on buying a new necklace each time. so far i only have the two turquoise nugget attachments shown here, but there will be quite an assortment to come.

the necklace im wearing in this photo is one yet to be released. it is made from the most beautiful faceted druzy agate in a wonderful navy colour. i bought two lots of these beads lengths before i even started using them. i adore them so much. this one is my own, as i said in my previous post, i make them then end up keeping them myself. but luckily i have still quite a few leftover so it will be making an appearance in my etsy store.

i will also be updating my photos on my already existing cuffs plus adding some new colours i have made up. plus some limited edition ones (they have vintage heart shaped studs on them, available in limited quantity....minus the ones i keep for myself...)

so please check out my store regularly for new items. i am also open to doing custom orders or wholesale. i have also updated it so postage in australia is now free and it's express! if there is a listing with postage still charged, contact me to change it or i will refund it after payment.

- her.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


a. necklaces by beijo flor. b. necklaces and bangles by sparklecouture.

for as long as i can remember i've had a love for druzy and agate slices alike. i remember when i discovered them and found it such a treat when i could buy one or two at the new-age healing stone faerie shops (you know the ones) when i went to the mall with my mum and grandma for the movies and shopping. i still have those somewhere, in a box. but my love for them has re-surfaced and i can't get enough.

i've been trawling ebay and etsy to find supplies of them wholesale so i can make my own necklaces, for my own use and for sale on rupert&sherlock. the trouble with this is that, each stone is unique and different, so you will never ever be able to have them all. a bit like pokémon. i am constantly finding new ones that amaze me and make me need to buy them, otherwise someone else will and it, will then obviously, not be mine. which is not an option. i find them ever so much more fascinating than diamonds, to my partners approval (he doesn't really agree with the whole diamond thing).

i have a small collection at the moment of both slices and the geodes but am at a loss at how to use them. i want to make it a bit more interesting then just linking them on some chain as a pendant. i've made one so far that i adore, but the problem is, i now keep it for myself. quite a few necklaces i've made with the intention to sell, ends up on a hook in my bedroom instead and with agate it's even worse because there's only ever one of that style... another issue is that a lot of my slices aren't drilled but i haven't quite managed to drill them myself yet. i tried one form of drillbit with no results, so now i'm waiting for some new ones from china. bunnings has nothing and they referred me to a hobby shop and i assume that would cost a bit of money. no thanks. i need all my money to buy stones. as some of them can end of costing quite a bit. especially at the quantities i want to buy them...

what are your favourite type of stones and gems?

- her.

Friday, April 23, 2010

i got lost.

sooooo. it's been a while. quite some while. i tend to do that. i have a very short attention span. my mother always hated that. by the time i got to early teens she kind of gave up on me. in a sense that when i wanted to start new things, she would say why bother? cause i would just end up quitting them early anyway. which is fair enough on her end cause i'm sure all the jazz ballet, trampoline acrobats, piano lessons ended up costing lots of money in the end. i remember when i was in high school i wanted to join basketball. but she said i would just quit but i'm stubborn so i wanted to prove her wrong. geez, was that hard. first of all the other girls playing in the team were the 'a-group girls' of high school where i didn't fit in. then i never had my own top. for some reason when they ordered in new ones for the season i just didn't get one, so i had to either borrow one from the team that played before us in the younger grade, or find a yellow or white shirt. bullshit. then because i wasn't 'one of them' i never got passed the ball, regardless if i was open. BUT i stuck it through, i don't even remember where we placed, that's how involved i was in it by the end. funniest thing though once, i went with my two best guy friends and i didn't have a uniform, he although had a yellow shirt. so being the wonderful guy he is, he let me borrow his shirt during the game, while he wore my shirt! the buttons were pulling across his chest and he couldn't move his arms much. bless him.

but i digress. i knew this would happen with the blog. i tried to make myself post regularly, but i just can't, it's not who i am. and i have lots and lots of time on my hands, i'm at home everyday. but, i have some hope. i've come back to it. which is a good sign. i also have lots and lots of things to update with seeing i've been gone for so long. i've made tons of necklaces and my cuffs have picked up also. I made lots of purchases to show off, mainly all online from the UK. i've actually made like 4 orders from in the past month or something. addicted.

a quick timeline of the past 2 months and time for some photos. too much text is daunting when i go on other blogs.

february - fairly, umm, boring? nothing happened much. saw taking back sunday and jimmy eat world. they were both fairly amazing.

march - received a big wholesale order for my cuffs, 60 of them. i was so happy and joyed that i was able to do something with my time and that my cuffs were getting out there. they went to the states, then onto europe for a show, i can't wait until i receive a response on how it all went. was also my birthday. went and saw alice in wonderland, was a bit disappointed, lots to say about it, but not the time. oh, saw owl city at the hifi. loved it so much. great production, i thought it was just going to be adam onstage, but he had 2 strings, 2 keyboardists one of them a guitarist and a drummer. it was beautiful, hes also adorable.

april - less busy, saw frank woodley and david o'doherty for the melb comedy festival. and just spring cleaning, in the wrong hemisphere.

i've made lots of necklaces to post up on etsy, but i'll dedicate a post on that when i photoshop the images, cause they are all yellow from the camera. bah.


a friend i made. he came into my home and our hearts. then i moved him into our lemon tree.

i made heaps of these the other night. hilarious. i photoshopped the stick out on the others so it looks better.

i'll write up a more dedicated post to something next time, rather than the load of crap i've just done. sorry. i got carried away. it's been a while

- her.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

my new planter endeavour.

the above photo is one part of my bookcase. i love it. the rabbit is a collection of three and comes from the local gift store, cactus jam. although i'm sure you can find them other places, or could have as i got them quite some time ago. they are adorable. i love rabbits. i used to own a rabbit. but i had to let him go because he chewed power chords and attacked sherlock. he is much happier now at a farm (i'm serious about the farm, it's not a metaphor). the tiger is from the melbourne zoo.

for a while now i've been trying to buy flowers from bunnings and put them in pots and have them in my study to brighten it up. one word can sum up my efforts.


which brought me to the realisation that i've had a rather large cactus in my study for over a year now and it stayed alive and looks perfectly healthy, even though for about half a year it was neglected and forgotten about. quite seriously. i stopped using my study during winter (and we know that melbourne winter lasts nearly all year long...) so it lived next to the window, trooping on. so it clicked. i'll buy cactus's from now on, surely i can't fail at that (although i have killed cactus's in the past). so i did. so the cute little cactus in my photo (which looks like it's frosted) now lives in a cute teapcup i bought from the cheap shop. i also bought a ramekin which looks like a cupcake patty pan thing and in it lives another cactus. one of those albino grafted cacti. it's a red one, so it kind of looks like a candle.

which now brings me to the point of my story. i thought. wow. that's cute. i wonder what else. then i remebered that i've always wanted one of those donkey pulling the cart planters you find in the front yards of old ladies. i've always thought they were so cute. so i searched my favourite site etsy and i found a plethora of vintage planters. so many of them were little lambs. as cute as they were, i got a little sick of seeing them. i opened up the ones i thought were the cutest and contacted the sellers for international shipping. at this point, i got quite annoyed (and defeated even before i started collecting them) as a few of them replied that they don't ship internationally. one because theres no tracking. although there is, even signatures are required, but this lady was stubborn so no point argueing. another because it was too complex to quote accurate shipping. although a few days later she replied with a shipping quote because more of her items were inquired about so she went to the post office, so that worked out nicely. there's also a lot of sellers who just don't reply. fair enough you might be busy, but i want to give you my money... in the end these are the three i bought.

the donkey cracks me up. ben said it reminds him of pinnochio when he realises he has turned into a donkey. the horse was because it was so unique. the lamb because it was the cutest one and cheapest one available. i've spent so much money lately i couldn't spend too much and with shipping it really hurts the budget. sometimes i wish i didn't live in australia. but bens stepmum is an oppshop guru, so i think i might ask to go out with her one time and go searching. she loves it so much and i love hearing how excited she gets with her buys, some of them truly are amazing. i'm a noob with oppshops, i'm also a bit closed minded on them as well, to bens dismay. but it was just the way i was brought up.

i can't wait until they arrive so i can shove cactus's in their backs. which reminds me of the hyena's in the lion king. i wish they came as a planter.

- her.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


yes. thats right. you can pre order your pair of jeffrey campbell's clinic wedge.

selling for only $179.95 at these babies are selling upward of $300 on eBay. theres a limit of 3 per customer. so buy in now and sell on later to make some monies! but keep a pair for yourself, naturally. only sizes US 8, 9 and 10 are left but they said if you don't get in this time round, they will have more at a later date. if i knew they were bringing these shoes back i wouldn't of spent nights searching for them and then win a bidding war for an *ahem* undisclosed amount of money. (ben, don't hate on me. how was i to know?) plus they have free international shipping for orders over $199. which shouldn't be that hard considering all the other shoes they have on offer.

news flash. size 10 is now out of stock. doesn't take long for these loverly shoes to sell does it. sigh. while you are getting some shoes for yourself, buy me a pair of xenon's will you? size 8. you're amazing. thanks!

- her.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

version 2.0 - new jeffrey campbell, c'est moi.

i've decided to pull down my preious post on the new jeffrey campbell wedges that was a collaboration with Emily.L, winner of the competition. i believe i went a little hard on my post but i still do believe what i wrote, just that i probably shouldn't of posted it in my moment of grumpyness. i tend to do that a lot, get passionate about something i do or do not believe in, write it out, email someone, forum post (i have banned myself from forums), then realise afterwards that if i took the chance to calm down a little, what i wrote wouldn't of been so heated and in turn possibly insult someone. which doesn't help anyone.

so. once again. in a nicer way, here are the new jeffrey campbell wedges, c'est moi.

you can buy them exclusively on and are only US$135. i'm pretty sure i'll be getting them in black. i've been looking for a pair of studded heels for quite some time now and since i've also recently pledged to only buy wedges, i think i've found my pair. also knowing that the 2 other jeffrey campbells i own are comfortable, i'm pretty positive these will be too as they are only a 3" rise. i still feel though that i should mention as winner of the competition, Emily.L, won a collaboration with jeffrey campbell to make her dream shoe. her entry into and's competition is a photo post with a pair of baby blue (they look beige) flats from topshop that are pretty much identical to the c'est moi. in her entry she writes: "I love these cus theyre so pretty, and the faded blue, almost denim colour works with almost everything. As much as i love heels, these are so much more practical, and studs make any outfit look better. They are my perfect shoes." i could say quite a few things thats wrong with this, but i won't. i'll leave that up for you to ponder on. this is also where i leave this before i once again start ranting.

that's all for now. i need to find my boyfriend as he went to the 24hr grocery store a while ago and hasn't come back yet.

- her.

Friday, January 15, 2010

being neat is not always a good thing.

i've been making A LOT of necklaces lately. i've found a style that i am working with and change it depending on the beads/stones i am using. i have some new stones in the mail that i'm excited about and can't wait to get creative with.

although. i have a problem. i'm too neat. i need to make sure that everything looks balanced when draping my chains and make sure that things are symmetrical and hang just right. yeah it's good in some ways so the piece is aesthetically pleasing in some sense. but i find that when looking at other pieces using the same sort of stones, i gravitate towards the messier necklaces. ones with no boundaries, ones that arent balanced, ones that don't use all silver and mix up the colours and stones in a way i would find blasphemous. i look at these necklaces and began to think i really wish i could let go of rules and make ones such as these. i know i can't. so i start thinking of a way i can save my money to buy them instead because they really are amazing necklaces and i know i can't do it myself.

all necklaces made by loveheylola via etsy. ofcourse.

they are a beautiful mess of chain that makes me want to pull them off my screen and wear them now. plus i've always loved larger statement necklaces. i have found over the years that single chain necklaces with a small charm on them just dont fit in with what i wear or how i look. larger bib sort necklaces on the other hand look a lot better on me, i think it might be due to my round face. so it kind of balances out my upper body area or something. i also wear more simpler tops so it makes for a good addition to an outfit. also the colour really pops as a lot of my clothing is black.

in the end i think my need for these necklaces i've shown is largely due to the fact it's something i cannot do. something that is beyond me that makes it very wantable. kind of like something you can't have. but it's not only due to the fact i can't be messy, it's also because they are a beautiful collection of stones collaborated with the chain to make a perfect mess of awesome. even if i could be messy i would still very much love these necklaces and i hope i can own them myself before someone else buys them. they were only listed just a few days ago.

i have a birthday in sixty days. thanks.

- her.

Friday, January 08, 2010

introducing chester.

this is the chester series. chester is the name of the style and it will essentially be the same length of chain with different stones and the threading of the smaller chain will be different each time, or the same depending if it's any easier to follow a previously made one. although at the moment i have no more chain to thread with so i have to order it in bulk from the states as spotlight doesn't have any. i'm pretty happy with the outcome and also how it is so versatile in the sense of being able to have different gemstones each time. most of the time i will have two of each kind as the 16" strands (which is the standard to buy gemstones as) can accommodate two necklaces.

this will be up on etsy by the end of the weekend, as it's now nearly 3am and taking photos in sunlight isn't really possible right now. i used a mirror to reflect more light onto the necklace in the photos above. pretty clever.

i also have another necklace i have designed and that will also be up on etsy soon. exciting times. if only we have more than one neck to adorn with handmade goods with. maybe one for drinking with and one for eating with then maybe another for breating with, so then we don't get things down the wrong one and choke. genius.

- her.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

turquoise chain necklace

i told you i would re-do the turquoise necklace. it was quite a feat taking it apart and untangling the mess of chain. but i got there. then i redid the mess. but better. i'm letting it go on etsy and madeit as i'm still really picky at how the turquoise doesn't sit straight. i don't remember if i mentioned that previously or not. doesn't matter. it doesn't affect the aesthetic of it, i just don't personally like it. although, if the stones did sit right then i would keep it, as i don't have enough stones to make another. but i am looking into buying round stones. they will sit right. so hopefully it sells and it can fund more necklace adventures. buy it. now. thanks

Monday, January 04, 2010

happy belated new years. ..

i'm not a new years person and luckily neither is ben, so i don't get dragged along somewhere. especially this year since it was raining with the prospect of cancelled fireworks due to lightning storms. i have never gone out anywhere to do something 'exciting and fun' for new years while living in melbourne, it's also a mix of that i'm not much of a crowd person (unless it's a music festival of sorts because you can't get yelled at for shoving people out of the way and there's no prams).

so ben and i stayed at home and watched some films. more exciting then new years for 2007 when i was reading a magazine at home. i've celebrated more new years in brisbane with fireworks while living in melbourne, then i have actually in melbourne. but the storm this new years was nice. it was amazing having the cool change after a 30-something degree day. then when it started raining it was like ice and i had to retire inside. where it was STILL hot and had to keep the portable air con on. insane. brick houses need to learn to expel their heat.

while i was happily snapping the clouds, one particular photo freaked me out. especially since it was only visible via camera lense and not my real eyes.

you can see that right. creepy isn't it.

now onto serious two thousand ten stuffs. two oh oh nine is over and i'm glad. it didn't really being me much in forms of life altering experiences. i'm also not that fond of saying that the new year will hopefully bring me something, blah blah, because it's not like 2010 has a completely different agenda or formula for the human life. in a way it's what we make of it and i'm not really giving myself much of a headstart with such cynicism. i also don't make resolutions. i have a hard time keeping promises to ben, why would i do it for myself. i'm also a firm believer of not making promises if i know i have the chance of not doing so. it's a form of lieing. the one thing i hope 2010 brings me is a new house to live in. who do i write to for that? new years needs to have some sort of mascot. christmas has santa, easter has the bunny.

"dear 2010 fairy,

i believe i have been fairly good, in some sorts. please bring me a new house for me to scatter my clutter in more spaces.

thank you very muchly."

speaking of, i need to sleep. i'm making phone calls tomorrow for inspections for said new house.

may 2010 bring you happiness and etc.

- her.

long past due.

this post is long over due. it's been more than a week, i admit i haven't been posting as much as i was when i started. but that seems to be a habit of mine. i start something new and interesting, i go crazy with it, then it dies away when i see the next new shiny thing. short attention span. having a non-addictive personality has it's pros and cons. pros - i dont smoke nor drink. cons - i'm sure i cost my mother a pretty penny when i swapped from jazz ballet to piano lessons and something else as a child and now ben with all my crafty ventures. although i will admit i have stuck with the crafty-ness, albiet a range of different crafts (in which i need to purchase new materials) but still craft all the same. yay for me. it's progess.

which brings me to my newest projects. i've been lusting over the jeffrey campbell 99's for a while. also the alexa wedge à la acne atacomas. because i know i would never be able to afford the atacomas. when i found stock of the 99's on (half the price of what someone on ebay was selling them for), i kept my eye on them. when i saw that 4 of the sizes already sold out, not mine thank god, i clicked 'add to cart' along with a 'funktional' necklace and some happy socks.

so i'm pretty excited and i can't wait until they arrive in my post box. the next day the 99's sold out of another 3 or 4 sizes, so they only have size 8 left. but what i'm trying to get at is, when i was showing ben my prospective buys he asked if i could just make that necklace myself. it doesn't seem that hard. it's just a bunch of chain messed around. right? well if you have slight ocd in the form of, everything needs to be organised and symmetrical, then it's not as easy as a bunch of mess. i gave it a go, but because i'm always trying to have it balanced it was harder than i thought to complete an 'unorganised' mess aesthetic. plus i wasn't quite sure how i would keep the chains from moving around from my strategically placed loops and drops. my first attempt, i will admit, was kind of pathetic. so when i bought the shoes, i also bought the necklace.

as you can see its dramatically different to the funktional one. but i didnt want mine so long and i used turquoise (it matches the socks). as you can also see its pretty pathetic. the chains move around and it's no where near symmetrical which annoys me a bit. but the most annoying bit is that the chains move around too much, so it clumps together in places. i have although figured out a solution to this while i was attemping my second necklace tonight.

i love moonstone. it's one of my favourite gemstones. that and turquoise. it's needless to say that i will be taking apart the turquoise one and re-doing it completely, to something more like this one. it's not a simple task. this took me close to 2 hours, i guess if i wasn't so pedantic about how each chain falls and where, it wouldn't take as long. but it's attention to detail that really ends up making the necklace work as a whole. my mum and i bought those moonstone beads like 2 or 3 years ago at a yearly bead expo they have somewhere in eastern melbourne, so it's about time i used them. i have enough left to make another one of these that will be going on etsy. but i need to get new chain first, it's amazing how much chain goes into it.

well i think that's it on this topic. i'll be writing up another post about how its twothousandten next. i have a feeling i was going to say something else, but the mac decided to bring down the grey curtain of death and make me restart, so i've forgotten. thanks steve. i also think the length of this post makes up for the lack of posts.

- her.