Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Another peek.

I'm aware I'm being a bit secretive about this, I just don't want to open up giving you only crumbs. :) Here's a glimpse at other things I'm working on: another headband, a bracelet, and a necklace.

If anyone's interested, feel free to drop me a line in the comments.

Better pictures (aka pictures in which you can actually see the objects in their entirety!) will be up soon, I promise!

To all who are interested, thank you for your patience! Really truly.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Just some beading.

Here's a little preview of the stuff I'm going to be selling!

This is the last available headband in this colorway though...

If you're interested, drop me a line in the comments.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Stonehenge 1
Originally uploaded by chromachord.
Visiting Stonehenge was something that I've wanted to do ever since I was a little girl. Sadly, for me an hour wasn't enough, but it will have to do until I can afford to visit England again. The pound can get to be prohibitively expensive, specially on wallets that are funded by US money.

At least, one more thing off of my life list!

Friday, December 18, 2009

(Old) New Shoes.

I bought these babies several months ago, but with the hubbub of school and work and then more work and then the jewelry-making (website to be unveiled soon, hopefully!) they got lost on the priority list. I'd been fantasizing about them a bit and when they went on super-sale at Urban Outfitters, I jumped. The one thing I was worried about were the reviews that said they were difficult to walk in because of their height.

They're 5-inch heels with a 1-inch platform.

I'm not afraid of a little height. In fact, I quite love being tall. I figured, if they hurt, I'll just return them. (I've done this before with some Colin Stuart shoes. The angle of the shoe was hell for my ankles and knees. And since I already have damaged knees and don't need any more risk factors, I returned them. But, these puppies? Hah! Walking in them is a dream. Don't know what those reviewers were talking about. I love their bad-ass bondage vibe.

Sweet Life by Dolce Vita heels from Urban Outfitters.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Holidays...

The holidays are always a tricky time for me. They're very emotionally charged. 17 years ago I lost my grandmother and my family was never the same. Now, my remaining grandmother is ill and in a home. She doesn't recognize anybody anymore and she lives in the past. The last time she saw me, she thought I was my mother as a child. Needless to say, that broke my heart.

Also, three years ago I got seriously ill around the holidays and while with every year the memory fades a bit more, it's still there and I always remember it. Those were trying times and I'm glad I made it out, but again, everything changed. Some things for the better, but others were disappointing.

For the first time in a long time I truly looked forward to the holidays, but now I'm sort of swamped with memories. I keep dreaming about my grandmothers when they were still alive/well and it is wrenching and at the same terrifying. I feel guilty because I haven't visited my grandmother's grave in a while nor have I seen my other grandmother since she was placed in the home. It depresses me that she's there and I don't want to see her because I think I may lose it. I don't want to see her like that. I feel guilty for all those lost opportunities of talking to her and getting to know her better. Now, I very well may never know. I also feel guilty for being a stupid teenager and being too involved in my own crap and not noticing how she would try to get to know me more and teach me things. After all, she's the one that taught me how to play domino. She tried teaching me how to knit too...

My mother and I never talk about it, but I know that it pains her. She used to see grandma, but she stopped going too. I think it's because she couldn't take it either. I've thought of telling her that we should go, but I always stop myself. I don't think I can.

So for all those people who've lost touch with a loved one or have always postponed that chat, get to it. It's better that you swallow your pride or whatever it is that's holding you back because later on you may very well regret your actions. Get over yourself! Be thankful for everything and reach out. Otherwise, it may be too late.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Let's have some fun, this jumper is sick!

Okay, a lot of you are problably fed up with Lady Gaga, but I can't help it. She goes against the core of my very feminist nature, but her music is just so damn catchy. And I love the fact that she just wears whatever the hell she wants, which just appeals to my fashion loving magpie. While everything that she wears is not necessarily flattering or interesting, I like it that she doesn't care what the critics say. I hope she doesn't cave in and start playing fashion's rules because then Lady Gaga will become very boring.

So, in the spirit of Gaga (well not that much, I'm not going to go around in a bubble dress; not my style), I present to you something that I'm craving. It's a jumpsuit, which is something that my mom put me into when I was little (my mom, wise beyond her years in fashion knowledge, I think)

I love it and I've been stalking it down at the local Forever 21, but to no avail. I want it...

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Is she alive or dead? Has she thoughts within her head?

I assure you, I am alive and there are thoughts within my head. The last couple of months have been hectic: plagued with health, school, and work issues. But I am here! Working hard to keep up with the cyberworld.

I wonder what everyone has been up to...and if you still read this blog! If you do, I'd like to thank you for still checking up occasionally and not giving up! If you did kick me to the curb, I understand. I've been working on some stuff lately that will hopefully be available soon. Right now, I'm swamped at work and living among piles of stuff that has to be put away.

In the meantime, I will leave you with this amazing mask, courtesy of Tom Banwell and his wife, who are sellers on Etsy. You can find them here. Be sure to take a look, there work is spectacular. I am currently craving this mask so bad, but what am I going to do with it? I can't just wear a mask to work! Are there any masque balls happening in my vicinity?