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Brain Earrings

The last time I made Brain Earrings (of the needle felted variety) was in 2012.  They were something I made quite a few pairs of over a few years and I had become a bit tired of making them.  Making small brains like this is a bit of a challenge.  Half they time they don’t look very good at all and I’d started making them bigger and bigger, to get better details.  I wasn’t really happy with the size or the process and stopped, for 4 years.

Recently I got to thinking about them again.  Why?  I don’t know.  I just decided to give it a shot.  Forget about all of the OTHER work I need to do and spend way too long making brain earrings.  Yeah, they take forever!

The brain earrings come with a little glass jar so you can store them like a brain specimen, also available in my shop.

Pituitary Gland

This Pituitary Gland in a jar has been in and out of my Etsy store for quite some time.  Years ago it was in there with the original photos and just hung around, and then it was out of my store for a while waiting to have new photos taken and lazy me never did. I’ve only ever sold one.

I remember making the Pituitary because I got a “convo” (the Etsy speak for a message within Etsy) asking me to make one.  In the early days I would make anything and everything people suggest without taking an order or getting them to pay as it was a great way to get ideas for new pieces.  (This is also why a thymus is sitting my shop.)

What I love about the way  I have made the pituitary is the red and blue threads.  I’ve almost always used the same shades of blue and red, I’d sometimes pick up a different shade but also return to my same favourite DMC colours.

Anyhooters, after finding this guy again I’ve also decided to make a brooch.  I find myself getting back into making and experimenting with anatomy again after going on a bit of a journey off my path.  Not that taking a detour here and there isn’t useful!

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The photography struggle is real

Ugh!  Taking product photos.  It’s one of the biggest challenges of selling online.  Each improvement in photos means I want even more improvement next time and then when it’s not working out, well that stinks!

I’d been taking really terrible photos for a while.  The colours were off and the products were not clear.  See, I’d been sitting somewhere slightly different and didn’t even realise this was the problem until one night just before I went to sleep (and was lamenting my terrible shots and how I might fix them) it came to me, I’d been in the wrong spot!  Phew, I’ve changed back to the old spot.  The pics still aren’t perfect but I’m working on it!

 

 

Ovaries in a Jar are back!

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I forgot all about Ovaries in a Jar! I really dropped the Ovary on that one! But now the Ovaries are in my Etsy shop in a cute little jar.  They’ve been away since 2012.
I’ve also been thinking that I need to make the anatomy to suit the jar, not make the anatomy and try find a jar.  I don’t want to keep buying jars when I have so many available to me already (I also collect them for Terrarium Workshops).

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