Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April Random Giveaway! Pancake Ring or Earstuds

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I decided the points system I was using didn't work very well. It's hard work on both our parts, lol! So I thought, hey I want to make this fun, easy and convenient as well as rewarding for you.

I'm going to go with the simple random giveaway that other people usually host on their blogs.

I will be using a random generator to pick the winner. It should be relatively painless ;)

Here's how you can enter:
  1. Visit Tiny Hands and comment here with your favorite item
  2. For 1 additional entry: be a Tiny Hands Facebook fan!
  3. For another 1 additional entry: be this blog's follower (click the "Follow Blog" button on the top left column)
For every additional entry, please write a new comment to let me know what you've done. This way, the random generator will pick up your entries and your chances to win are increased! Does that sound fab or what? :D

This giveaway is open to anyone and everyone (yip yip hurray!) and will end at 11.59pm CDT, April 30, 2010.


Friday, April 2, 2010

New Chocolate Chip Cookie Jewelry + Experiments

Friday, April 2, 2010

I made some new chocolate chip cookie jewelry because I couldn't stand the look of the old ones. It's almost embarrassing but every artist (not entirely claiming that I am one, I'm not close haha!) has to start out somewhere :) We always keep improving, and as long as we head in the right direction, it'll be fine!

I love the new cookies' gradient and texture. And the chocolate chunks make them look so tasty! The photo doesn't do it any justice :P

I've always been working at other products as well. I took away all of the gourmet cupcakes and the chocolate, vanila and strawberry ones with the cupcake casings because I've grown more and more unhappy with them. They lack something I can't put my finger on!

So while I was experimenting, I had the most pleasant surprise. Here's a photo of what I managed to achieve and by golly they look super realistic and so adorable

I've yet to figure out how I want to decorate them. Some visual inspiration of Martha Stewart cupcakes would be great right now :P

They look like real muffins but wait till you see how small they are!

Okay so they're not as tiny as 1:12 miniature items but my goal isn't to achieve that. I like to create something that's large enough to be seen by people when someone wears my jewelry, but small enough to be considered smaller than the real thing.

Anyway, I've also been working on a consignment order of cupcakes! Shortcakes and pancakes will come later after I write this blog post :)

This is what happens when you don't gloss what should be glossed. Gloss makes polymer clay food stuff look scrumptious and delectable. Can't live without it! Of course, not all food items should be glossed. I made some chocolate chip cookies and glossed those and it was a disaster.

I've also tried working with resin because I was always curious with how to create a completely transparent medium. I haven't been very successful so far due to the numerous nitpicky steps that I need to follow. It's a tricky process!

Oh and now some of the more exciting parts! I'll be getting some of my jewelry to a consignment store in Singapore which I mentioned somewhere above. Also, I got another store in New York interested in my items. I spent all day of yesterday creating a wholesale line sheet for them to look at. What's more, I contacted a photographer in California whose portfolio I absolutely adore. I've just sent him a ton of my jewelry so he can photograph them on this beautiful, and I mean beautiful, woman. She's a perfect fit for my jewelry and they're going along with a candylicious theme. I'm so excited for the outcome!

Phew, now that that's all out there, I need to get working some more :) This week's flying by so fast :O


Thursday, April 1, 2010

March Winner and April's Contest!

Thursday, April 1, 2010
First and foremost, I want to congratulate Michal for winning March's Tiny Hands contest! She did an amazing job with her blog post :)

April's contest information can be here.