~* The Latest of the Greatest Creations and a New Segment for the Garden Lovers *~

Aloha and welcome back, friends! I kindly thank you for tuning in, and, please please, don’t mind the gap between the last post date and this one >.>  It’s been quite a past year (year?), but I am officially back. Now, let’s party.

In the Name of the Moon, I shall… Either compose a letter or pretty up my face! :p

We all know I’m a weirdo, right? Right. Well my weird self loves goofy hair things too, and while I am not brave enough to dye it anymore (shouts out to all you peeps with cool hair), I am resourceful enough to still make it quirky, and what better than incorporating Sailor Moon into the mix?

Now see, I have this habit of sticking a pen in my hair, and one day the light bulb went off… Moonstick Pen. After multiple attempts wrestling with clay and a hollow pen, and much hair pulling, I finally perfected the Moonstick Pen.

Moonstick Pen

Ta Da! Love it. Not much else to say here.

A few days ago, I got a message on Etsy asking about a custom order for a Moonstick make up brush. When this order came in, I was floored because it was such an ingenious idea, and is why I have to give a shout out and thanks to my new friend Catherine. She’s got really cool taste in make up and kawaii accessories, check her out on Instagram. I bet we will be seeing some more collaborations in the near future. 🙂

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The stars on the make up brush are a lot larger because I wanted them to be flamboyant, other than that it’s basically the same structure as the pen, with a little tricky toaster oven baking work going on.

And now for a side journey.

Let’s back up to the past a bit. After I had made enough Moonstick pens that I didn’t want to touch them for a while, I came up with another idea for a pen. This one, though, is not suited for sticking in hair buns. Iiiiiit would snag a little.

I wanted to make a pen that looked like a whimsical celestial piece of art. I believe I accomplished that feat, now, taking pictures of dark objects with only light backgrounds, not exactly my forte’, so don’t mind the contrast here -_-;; Still learning how to use my camera, folks.;

Wand Pen

The color is actually a very deep purple-ish blue. Swirling around betwixt the moons and stars are gemstone beads, and on top a terminated quartz.

Wand Pen TopClose

Here’s a view more suited for my friends in Australia.

Purse Charms!

These are just a couple of fun charms for a purse or backpack, incorporating my favorite things and just enough bling. Do people still say that..bling?

Chunky Charm

Sweets galore here! I kinda got hungry putting this one together, hehe.

Charm Moonstick simpleish

It’s like, a miniature version of the one above, but better with a mini Moonstick. I believe this would be best suited for Chibiusa’s taste. :p

These purse charms are so much fun to make, I hope they can find a good home soon. They, will everything else above, will be in the Etsy shop within a few days.

Moving on to our new segment, How’s that Garden Lookin’ Lately?

And this is How the Garden is Lookin’ Lately.

Thank you for keeping with me for this whole post, it’s been fun leading up to this moment.

Not only do I love to create with crafts, I also love making places beautiful with nature, growing plants, watching seeds sprout before your very eyes. It’s a magical thing to behold, the evolution of plants and the area which they inhabit. I would like to share with the readers, friends, families, and newbies, the best place to sit back, enjoy time with friends, and sip on a nice cold beverage, DecoJenn’s Garden.

It’s got a few different little “areas”, per say. Today’s tour will feature the most grandiose and exquisite of them. But first, here is the view from my “living room chair”.

Garden View I

Okay Okay I still stink at this whole taking pictures thing and I know you’re like Holy Some Kind of Exposure, Batman! This is gonna have to do for now. Though, I do promise the reset of the pictures are better ^_^

Cactus Garden

This is the Cactus Garden, variety, Prickly Pair, as the little sign on the top right of the square pots denotes :p All of these guys came from a single plant, in the container above the garden gnome’s spot. At night, the light in the bottom center provides color changing light, which is quite fun. I’ll try to snap a night time pic of the scene for a later post.

Buddha Cart

The Buddha Cart. It has been in my care for many years. We have pictured here, Young Buddha, in case anyone was wondering..(Yes people have come to my place and asked why he is skinny -_-) This is when he was an adolescent going through his acquiring of wisdom phase, from what I understand. Either way, I try to keep the cart adorned with flowers, which means it changes often. In fact, it has changed since I snapped the pic!

Luminesence Tigerlilly

Check out the amber glow on the statue there. This was totally done by coincidence. The birdbath got a new home, and the rest flowed along.

Thank you for your patronage and see ya soon ^_^ … for real this time ….

P.S. Hi Cam!!!! *waves*

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The Most Overdue Update… In the World.

Hi everybody! Hope you all have been doing well. Me, well, just been surviving, not much time for crafts lately. But, I do have a whole back catalogue of pieces I’ve worked on here and there in the past few months. Hope you all enjoy 🙂

**Sorry for the potato quality pics, I haven’t felt like busting out the fancy camera in a while. That takes so much work, for getting the picture right, editing, ect. But one of these days I will fire it up again. These past few months have not seen that day, sadly.

Snowball Best Friends Necklace. I grew up with these snack cakes and thought they would make cute, recognizable food jewelry. Really like how they turned out!

Snowball Best Friends Necklace.
I grew up with these snack cakes and thought they would make cute, recognizable food jewelry. Really like how they turned out!


 
A lovely custom order from Christmas time. The lady wanted something incredibly girly, pink, and with flowers. This is what I came up with. I have progress pics of the whole creation process in case anyone is interested in a post about that!

A lovely custom order from Christmas time. The lady wanted something incredibly girly, pink, and with flowers. This is what I came up with. I have progress pics of the whole creation process in case anyone is interested in a post about that!


 
My friend at work commissioned me to make keychains for her daughters. One of the daughter;s keychain haa a picture of her baby in it. The other daughter, has 2 best friends and together they call themselves The Three Musketeers. My friend and I thought little candy bar charms would be cute on their keychains.

My friend at work commissioned me to make keychains for her daughters. One of the daughter’s keychain has a picture of her baby in it. The other daughter, has 2 best friends and together they call themselves The Three Musketeers. My friend and I thought little candy bar charms would be cute on their keychains.


 
Cam O Chan's friend ordered a custom case based on the TV show StevenUniverse. He wanted it to be outer space themed and incorporate his favorite characters. The large clay gemstones represent a few of the characters. The black frosting is coated with blue and purple shimmer powder, but that didn't come out very well in the picture. Lastly, there is a dangly charm of the lovable character Cookie Cat.

Cam O Chan’s friend ordered a custom case based on the TV show Steven Universe. He wanted it to be outer space themed and incorporate his favorite characters. The large clay gemstones represent a few of the characters. The black frosting is coated with blue and purple shimmer powder, but that didn’t come out very well in the picture. Lastly, there is a dangly charm of the lovable character Cookie Cat.


 
Here are a few more cookie cats. The earrings have been quite a hit! If anyone wants to order some, drop me a line here or on Etsy. I will hopefully get a listing up for them soon!

Here are a few more cookie cats. The earrings have been quite a hit! If anyone wants to order some, drop me a line here or on Etsy. I will hopefully get a listing up for them soon!


 
I had always wanted to make a banana split and finally sat down to do it one day. I think it came out pretty swell for a first try. ^_^ The sundae I made after the split, just for the heck of it. Though, I am very proud of that hand crafted sundae glass!

I had always wanted to make a banana split and finally sat down to do it one day. I think it came out pretty swell for a first try. ^_^
The sundae I made after the split, just for the heck of it. Though, I am very proud of that hand crafted sundae glass!


Alright everyone, I hope you all enjoyed this random mish mash of new-ish creations. Hopefully next time I will have some more exciting and better pictures for you! Take Care!!

*~Custom Decoden Phone Case Phase 2 and 3: Resin Pieces and Frosting~* + *~Cam Case: Attempt 2 ^-^;;;~*

^_^ Hi everybody, welcome back again to my little corner of the internet. It’s been a long week, and once my 7 day in a row work-a-thon was over, I could finally press forward with the custom order iphone 6plus case.

The top left hand corner's image is the logo of Japanese boy band Arashi, and of course the other two are from Mario  Brothers. They have not been properly domed yet so they will appear much much shinier after that part of the process.

The top left hand corner’s image is the logo of Japanese boy band Arashi, and of course the other two are from Mario Brothers. They have not been properly domed yet so they will appear much much shinier after that part of the process.

Next step is to map out a rough draft of where all the cabochons will go. I have this problem of trying to be too symmetrical sometimes xD so I hope this is organized-chaos-y enough

Next step is to map out a rough draft of where all the major cabochons will go. I have this problem of trying to be too symmetrical sometimes xD so I hope this is organized-chaos-y enough

The Frosted Case with all Cabochons, Gems, and Other Goodies in Place:

This is it! I really really hope she likes it. :) I tried not to go too overboard this time around and keep the theme of Swords and Sweets.

This is it! I really really hope she likes it. 🙂 I tried not to go too overboard this time around and keep the theme of Swords and Sweets.

The clay pieces, resin pieces, and painted cabochons will be coated in resin either tomorrow or sometime within the next couple of days The resin coating makes the case’s pieces incredibly durable AND stand out like shining diamonds. I will post a pic when that process is complete and cured as well.

Special Guest Phone Case Appearance: Cam Case Take 2.

This is a custom order for a friend of mine. The last case I made for her went up on my etsy as “Going off the Rails of a Crazy Case” because it just ended up looking like… too much, a mess, and it didn’t really fit her personality. I put the case on Etsy just in case (haha) someone else might like it. You know what? It sold less than a week later. :O Totally surprised me but I was thankful nonetheless.

What's special about this case is that I used a lot of little pieces that I had made when I was first starting out kawaii crafting. The moonstick, pretzel, cake slice, donut, and lollipops are all some very first attempts and   I thought she might appreciate getting a little slice of history on her case.  Hope ya like it, chica!

What’s special about this case is that I used a lot of little pieces that I had made when I was first starting out kawaii crafting. The moonstick, brooch, pretzel, cake slice, donut, No Face and lollipops are all some very first attempts and I thought she might appreciate getting a little slice of history on her case.
It also has some tiny seashells because she lives on an island and loves that island life. :p Hope ya like it, chica!

Stay tuned for next week when we see what the cases will look like with their cabochons sealed in resin!

*~Custom Decoden Phone Case Phase 1: Clay Charms~*

o((*^▽^*))o Hi everyone and welcome back to the happiest corner of the internet :p

Last week I had the privilege of receiving a custom order for an iPhone 6Plus decoden phone case. ^^ It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside when people really like my work and want something made personally for them.

Anyways, I am trying to come up with a name for this case. It is going to have weapons, and Arashi logo, and Mario Brothers resin pieces, along with some sweets cabochons. Maybe Swords and Sweets? That sounds pretty cool.

Swords and Sweets: Weapons Edition.

Today I knocked out the clay portion of the cabochons for the case.

Here we have a Keyblade from Kingdom Hearts. This is the second one I have ever made, and it looks a loooootttt better than the first. I am really pleased with how it turned out :)

Here we have a Keyblade from Kingdom Hearts. This is the second one I have ever made, and it looks a loooootttt better than the first. I am really pleased with how it turned out 🙂

These are Link's Sword and Shield from the Legend of Zelda franchise. They were equally challenging to craft. I muse have re shaped the shield 10 times before settling on this incarnation! Oh my gosh, it was so frustrating. Y'all should have seen the first sword that I smashed back into a ball xD It looked so janky that I angrily smushed it up too. After 2 cups of coffee and some breathing exercises, these 2 finished products emerged, and I was pleased. *cue sigh of relief*

These are Link’s Sword and Shield from the Legend of Zelda franchise.
They were equally challenging to craft. I must have re shaped the shield 10 times before settling on this incarnation! Oh my gosh, it was so frustrating.
Y’all should have seen the first sword that I smashed back into a ball xD It looked so janky, like worse than a Dollar Store made in China rip off of a bootleg. 
After 2 cups of coffee and some breathing exercises, these 2 finished products emerged, and I was pleased. *cue sigh of relief*

A moonstick was also on the menu for the case, and I received an order for a moonstick cell charm recently as well, so I went ahead and made a small army of them. On the left is

A moonstick was also on the menu for the case, and I received an order for a moonstick cell charm recently as well, so I went ahead and made a small army of them. I have made so many moonsticks that I basically have them on an assembly line. :p 
On the left is “version 2” and the right “version 1”.
I like 2 the most, what about y’all?

Next up on the case agenda will be the resin pieces, so I will post those up and a rough draft preview of the finished case! ^^

Thanks for checking out this post and have a wonderful day~! (ஐ╹◡╹)ノ

Another Way Overdue Update.

(*^▽^)/ Hi everybody! I am back with a pretty big update on the latest out of the Art Lab. Some day I think I will give y’all a tour of the place, how does that sound? :p

 ** Latest Sweets **

Texas Flag cookie charm hand

Because I am a Native Texan, I love this piece and wear it quite often! It’s my own design and just as unique as the kind of people you find in the Lone Star State.

american flag cookie charm hand

This piece was made a few days before July 4th. I wanted something cute to wear to work that celebrated the holiday, and showed off my craft. :p

For some reason, I got the hankerin' to make cotton candy, so I picked up some fresh-on-the-markets powder and made this cotton candy!

For some reason, I got the hankerin’ to make cotton candy, so I picked up some fresh-on-the-markets powder and made this cotton candy!

Here's another charm I made with the new powder. It's a Mexican Cookie called Arcoiri, which means Rainbow, and their unofficial name is

Here’s another charm I made with the new powder. It’s a Mexican Cookie called Arcoiri, which means Rainbow, and their unofficial name is “the Snowballs”. These are quite popular as earrings and necklaces.

pink donut

This donut has been so popular and well liked that I am almost feeling too stingy to replicate it! hahaha Just kidding. I can make an army of donuts if the world so desires!

This is modeled after a Genoise Cake (ooooo fanccyyyyy). I've been having a lot of fun with layered cakes lately.

This is modeled after a Genoise Cake (ooooo fanccyyyyy).
I’ve been having a lot of fun with layered cakes lately.

Having more fun with layers, here. Its so cute, I just wanna pinch its little cheekies. :)

Having more fun with layers, here. Its so cute, I just wanna pinch its little cheekies. 🙂

This cake.... I don't even know about this cake sometimes. I really wanted to make something with chocolate sprinkles, so I did. Then I really wanted it to have strawberries, so it does. Now that it's finished, it looks like some alternate dimension carrot cake O_o. To top it all off, somehow the frosting cracked on the big part. Like I said, I don't even know. This cake is totally not going up for sale, unless, you know, someone really falls in love with it haha.

This cake…. I don’t even know about this cake sometimes. I really wanted to make something with chocolate sprinkles, so I did. Then I really wanted it to have strawberries, so it does. Now that it’s finished, it looks like some alternate dimension carrot cake O_o. To top it all off, somehow the frosting cracked on the big part. Like I said, I don’t even know. This cake is totally not going up for sale, unless, you know, someone really falls in love with it haha.

** A Little Blogging Moment *

Let me take this moment to apologize for Vanna White-ing the entire post here. Currently my bakery and room scenes look like a tornado and earthquake came through… Would you like to see? xD

THIS IS THE MARK OF A REAL ARTIST AT WORK, PEOPLE!!!

THIS IS THE MARK OF A REAL ARTIST AT WORK, PEOPLE!!

I’ve got a couple new little scenes to build up, some pictures for an exclusive Sailor Moon room, plans for a little “outdoor market” type deal. and a Taj Mahal. Seriously, there is a Taj Mahal in that red box, I kid you not.

Really though, I’ve focusing so much on getting all my crafting materials organzied, and rearranging the entire room that the scenery has been on the backburner. After this week though, I will get it all set up again, then y’all can enjoy cute pictures sans hands. 🙂

Anyways, it’s way past my bedtime so I will be signing off. Stay tuned for the next resin update, and… KITTENS!!

(* ̄O ̄)ノ

~*Chibi Act Two: Ami-Chan*~ Sailor Moon Desserts Replica Series

Hi everyone! ~ヾ(^∇^) Welcome back to DecoJenn’s Cafe :3

Sorry for the kind of long hiatus. Life has been a little crazy. between switching jobs, and revamping the Etsy store, I’ve been pretty preoccupied lately. Yesterday though, I finally sat down, conquered my fears, and tackled the next in the Sailor Moon Dessert Series. Honestly, I was very intimidated by this project, it was something I have never really tried with clay, but I must say I am happy with how it turned out! 🙂

Chibi Act Two – Ami-Chan (Sailor Mercury) – Creme de Menthe Ice Cream

Hey look, I learned how to use my camera, at long last!!!

Hey look, I learned how to use my camera, at long last!!!  The cup, ice cream, curly cues, shiny balls, and plate were very meticulously made out of polymer clay.

On the left is Katharina's original dessert, and on the right my chibi version.

On the left is Katharina’s original dessert, and on the right my chibi version.

Katharina’s original dessert is completely edible, aside from the plate. That’s amazing! I totes want a chocolate cup, don’t you?  :p

What is this, dessert for ants!?

What is this, dessert for ants!?

Here you can get the jist of the actual scale, my tiny hands don't really do it justice.

Here you can get the jist of the actual scale, my tiny hands don’t really do it justice.

Back and side view. The piece is entirely 3 dimensional.

Back and side view. The piece is entirely 3 dimensional.

Let. Me. Tell. You. About. Those. Curly Cues. >_<”’ I must have redone them over 7 times, and on the last try, I got lucky they came out as good as they did. Actually, the curly cues got lucky as well, since their predecessors ended up angrily squished and thrown into the trash in a fit of frustrated rage. The shiny balls were really fun to make. I used an artificial sugar to make them look like the original-ish. (I do not know what this “artificial sugar actually is, though I have a sinking suspicion that it is sand. >_> If anyone knows, please comment below ^_^) 

You can find Katharina’s hilarious original post and recipe in the link below. 🙂

Recipe/Tutorial: (Sailor Moon Dessert Series Pt. 2) Ami’s Creme de Menthe Ice Cream

Thanks for checking out this post! Take it easy, my friends!

♦.:’ My Little Pony Resin Showcase ‘:.♦

ʕ•̫ʔ♡*:.✧ Hey-lo everyone! Welcome back to my internet corner. 🙂 Hope y’all are doin’ okay, ’cause here it’s so cold and rainy, I just wanna drink hot beverages and watch anime all day. It’s even too cold to make clay, as the clay just cracks instead of molding smoothly, which means Chibi Act Two is on hold ’till the weather goes back to normal. 😦

Moving on, today we have the My Little Pony resin pieces, which a couple of them I am stupid excited about. Let’s begin with the small ones and work up to the Jumbo Double Sided Wall Ornament!

This is the first double sided resin piece I've made. It is cut from a comic book and suspended in resin with little confetti hearts as a border.

This is the first double sided resin piece I’ve made. It is cut from a comic book and suspended in resin with little confetti hearts as a border.

Just a few MLP necklaces. It is really difficult to fit stickers in these molds, but I can't find any others around this size that give a shine finish, most ice cube trays and candy molds in cute shapes leave the resin with a matte finish.

Just a few MLP necklaces. It is really difficult to fit stickers in these molds, but I can’t find any others around this size that give a shine finish, most ice cube trays and candy molds in cute shapes leave the resin with a matte finish.

This is everyone's favorite of the MLP pieces. I can see why, it's hilarious!

This is everyone’s favorite of the MLP pieces. I can see why, it’s hilarious! The resin seeped onto the right side of the picture a little bit, and I could “cover it” with some bling stones, but I like the simplicity of the piece as it is. What do you think?

…Drumroll Please!!

This is the Jumbo Double Sided Wall Ornament. I put some cute bows on the top to make it more kawaii and a white chain to hang from. I'm super proud of this piece!

This is the Jumbo Double Sided Wall Ornament. I put some cute bows on the top to make it more kawaii and a white chain to hang from. I’m super proud of this piece!

It is six inches tall and three inches wide.

It is six inches tall and three inches wide.

Here is the back of the Jumbo piece. Orignally, I had intended this to be the front, but after I put the cabochons on the other side, that kinda transformed into the better side :p Sometimes with art, what you don't plan comes out the best!

Here is the back of the Jumbo piece. Orignally, I had intended this to be the front, but after I put the cabochons on the other side, that kinda transformed into the better side :p Sometimes with art, what you don’t plan comes out the best!

I hope everyone enjoyed the My Little Pony Resin Showcase!

By the way, I took these pictures in the new lightbox I made thanks to a suggestion from Kat at Pretty Cake Machine (thanks, chica!). Y’all let me know if the pictures are looking better this time around. 🙂

Have a good one, see ya ’round like a donut!ʕ•̫͡•ʕ*̫͡*ʕ•͓͡•ʔ-̫͡-ʕ•̫͡•ʔ*̫͡*ʔ-̫͡-ʔ