Feels good to be back. Made some charms. Sorry I don’t have travel pics up yet, they will arrive soon 🙂 testing out this new way of making a blog post *-*
Author Archives: DecoJenn
~* 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.
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. 🙂
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.;
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?
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”.
Thank you for your patronage and see ya soon ^_^ … for real this time ….
P.S. Hi Cam!!!! *waves*
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.
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 Frosted Case with all Cabochons, Gems, and Other Goodies in Place:
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.
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.
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 **
** 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
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!!
~*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
Katharina’s original dessert is completely edible, aside from the plate. That’s amazing! I totes want a chocolate cup, don’t you? :p
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!
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
^^ What’s Up Guys? or What I Have Been Working on Lately ^^
~(=^‥^)ノ Hello everyone and welcome to my little internet corner! Today’s blog post is named after one of my favorite anime theme songs, What’s Up Guys from Bakaretsu Hunters sung by Megumi Hayashibara (my all time favorite Japanese singer) and some guy. I love to sing this song, even though I have never seen the anime ;>.>
Anyways, on with the pictures!
Cakes and Sweets
Now that I am all nostalgic from listening to 90’s anime music while writing this post, it’s a good time to kick back and watch Get Backers!
Have a nice day everyone and stay tuned for the next Chibi Act – Sailor Mercury!
** Introducing Sailor Moon Dessert Replica Miniatures ** or … ~**Chibi Act One – Usagi**~
Hello ~ヾ(＾∇＾) Welcome to DecoJenn’s cafe! *^_^*
Today I have some exciting news! Let me give a little background to better explain it.
One day while browsing the Reddit, I saw some most excellent home-made and completely original Sailor Moon desserts. Immediately I thought how awesome it would be to make little miniature versions of them, so I contacted my new friend Katharina at A Pretty Cake Machine and she gave me the green light on recreating her desserts from clay!
This is the first in the series, with the rest to follow as time goes on. Since these are smaller versions, each new sweets replica will be titled a “Chibi” act, as chibi is Japanese for “small or little” (for those of my readers who are not Japanese lingo savvy :P)
Now on with the show!
Chibi Act One – Usagi (Sailor Moon) – Creampuff Cake
The real Creampuff Cake can be found at the link below. I suggest everyone check it out and see how this decadent treat is made. 🙂
Recipe/Tutorial: (Sailor Moon Dessert Series, Pt. 1) Usagi’s Creampuff Cake
Thanks for reading, have a nice day, and see you next time!