~* 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!

♦.:’ 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

 

^^ 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

These are some colorful cakes I made at work. I am trying a new method for the texturing that hopefully makes them look more realistic. They are tiny charms, smaller than a quarter.

These are some colorful cakes I made at work. I am trying a new method for the texturing that hopefully makes them look more realistic. They are tiny charms, smaller than a quarter.

These are so much fun to make, I just love them.

Sandwich cakes are so much fun to make, I just love them. Oh, I made the plate too, and the table is a repainted dollar store dollhouse furniture piece. 

This is a mint chocolate cake with cherries on top. I can't stand real cherries,  but they are very easy to make, hehe. Honestly can't decide if this piece would sell or not, so it's just kind of floating around my work area like a lost puppy.

This is a mint chocolate cake with cherries on top. I can’t stand real cherries, but they are very easy to make, hehe. Honestly can’t decide if this piece would sell or not, so it’s just kind of floating around my work area like a lost puppy.

These are tiny little candy sweets for tea time. I really just wanted to make something small and yellow at the time. The doilies were also made by me. Though they are quite fragile, it's nice to have a method for creating my own miniature doilies.

These are tiny little candy sweets for tea time. I really just wanted to make something small and yellow at the time. The doilies were also made by me. Though they are quite fragile, it’s nice to have a method for creating my own miniature doilies.

These were made with a ton of translucent clay mix with a tiny bit of yellow-y tan, to get that real live cake look. They are up for sale in my Etsy store right now, probably not for long though!

These were made with a ton of translucent clay mix with a tiny bit of yellow-y tan, to get that real live cake look. They are up for sale in my Etsy store right now, probably not for long though!

Pendants

These are made with polymer clay and resin over the stickers. I haven't glazed the clay yet nor decided if I should add paint accents or bling rhinestones. The bottlecap is for scale, I couldn't find my quarter at the time and didn't feel like digging through piles of craft mess. >.<;;

These are made with polymer clay and resin over the stickers. I haven’t glazed the clay yet nor decided if I should add paint accents or bling rhinestones. The bottlecap is for scale, I couldn’t find my quarter at the time and didn’t feel like digging through piles of craft mess. >.<;;

The pendant on the right is the original from Japan from which I made a mold and then the pendant on the left from polymer clay/ I painted the white and gold onto the clay. Not too shabby for a first try! I've been wearing a pink background version of this for days now. I love it sooo much <3

The Sailor Moon pendant on the right is the original from Japan.  I made a mold of it and then the pendant on the left from polymer clay, and painted the white and gold. Not too shabby for a first try! I’ve been wearing a pink background version of this for days now. I love it sooo much ❤

This Is the same method as the above picture, but with Tuxedo Mask. Eventually I will have replicated the entire set of 7 total.

This Is the same method as the above picture, but with Tuxedo Mask. Eventually I will have replicated the entire set of 7 total.

Resin

This is one of many, many My Little Pony resin pieces to come. The stars inside are candy sprinkles. ^-^ I have actually been making a ton of resin lately, and I thought I had more pictures, though that seems not to actually be the case. In the future I will do an all resin post. I've got some neat tricks up my sleeve, wait till ya see 'em!

This is one of many, many My Little Pony resin pieces to come. The stars inside are candy sprinkles. ^-^ I have actually been making a ton of resin lately, and I thought I had more pictures, though that seems not to actually be the case. In the future I will do an all resin post. I’ve got some neat tricks up my sleeve, wait till ya see ’em!

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!

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.:.*Weekend Project and a Little Extra*.:.

Hello my friends, I hope everyone survived the cold cold weekend, and to those of you in warmer climates, I am totes jelly.  .·´¯`(>▂<)´¯`·. On the bright side though, this cold weather should soon get me in the holiday spirit, which means festive winter clay pieces will be on the way. I’ve already had one customer at work asking where my Christmas earrings are, so I should deliver soon. :p

The cake army production has finally come to a hault. There are now enough to fill the cafe, which is nearly complete itself. Since no one has left any suggestions on how to swank-i-fy the scene, I am left to my own imagination, which is currently frozen due to the weather, hehe. I do have one small cake image to share, though.

A fancy coffee cake, so tiny it fits on the tip of your finger.

A fancy coffee cake, so tiny it fits on the tip of your finger.

On the resin front, Jackie and I finally finished up her Frozen pieces and they look awesome. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture before they went to her house, but I will perhaps upload  a potato pic later on.

While the Frozen resin was happening, I started my own new line of what I like to call “Ice Crystal Pendants”. They are made with a clear background and slightly bundled glitter, so they look kind of like ice and the glitter gives a cystalline effect.

Hello Kitty with a pea pod, it's a bit larger than a quarter.

Hello Kitty with a pea pod, it’s a bit larger than a quarter.

Finally we have the big Weekend Project, which I worked on during football. I take a tray and some supplies, set them up on the couch, and watch the games while working. It’s a pretty neat set up since I get to craft, see the games, and spend time with my boyfriend. ❤ 🙂

Taste the Rainbow. :D

Taste the Rainbow. 😀

The little cameo frames on the right came from a mold that I made from a cheapy cabochon and the wings on the right a made from a mold of wings I ordered off Etsy. I am intending to make the cameos into necklaces and the wings into hairclips, then sell or wear them as matching sets. 🙂 I’ve wanted the wing clips for a really long time so I am super excited to have them in a variety colors. As for the cameos, I will probably put Monster High, Hello Kitty, and Sailor Moon pictures in them.

As always, thanks for reading and feel free to leave feedback in the comments. I love to hear from people, including you! ( ^_^)/Ciao!

 

*~ Cafe Painting Update, Massive Mini Cake Army, and Frozen Resin with my Friend :) ~*

Good day, everyone. Hope you are all staying warm on this most chilly of days. I hear you Yankees mumbling about Texas not being cold, shush! We don’t do cold down here in the land of iced tea and bar-b-que!

Speaking of being cold, my friend Jackie came by the Art Lab with some Frozen stickers yesterday and began making her first resin peices! She is a huge fan of the movie, so we hunted down the stickers and ended up in a Frozen gold mine at FiveBelow. If anyone is looking for Frozen merchandise, head to FiveBelow, stat. Anyways, here is an image of the process so far. Personally I think she did great with the colors and glitters. 🙂

Poor Olaf's arm got torn but I am going to fix it today. The Anna and Elsa look great with the snowy background. Perhaps we will add some snowflakes to the right hand side. :)

Poor Olaf’s arm got torn but I am going to fix it today. The Anna and Elsa look great with the snowy background. Perhaps we will add some snowflakes to the right hand side. 🙂

In other art news, as the title suggests, I have amassed an army of miniature cakes to put on display in the cafe. I take a little travel pack of clay and tools, set up shop at work, and make cakes whilst doing my job. *snicker snicker* puttin’ in double time over here .>:) These cakes will also go up for sale on my etsy, as soon as the cafe is finished and can display them.

Everyone's favorite is the eclair. Thanks Frozen friend for the suggestion :))

Everyone’s favorite is the eclair. Thanks Jackie for the suggestion :))

Lastly, we have some images of the cafe progress. I think it’s coming along great from its hot pink beginnings. Hey, I love me some hot pink, but my cafe needs to be swanky.

Here is the dining side as shown in the last blog post.

Here is the dining side as shown in the last blog post. I should proooobably paint that pink canopy above the door. :p

The baking side, complete with stone oven. See those things on the shelf? Yeah, I am seriously dreading painting those. xD

The baking side, complete with stone oven. See those things on the shelves? Yeah, I am seriously dreading painting them. xD

If anyone has sugestions for the floor color, or how to make it look more Victorian-Aristocratic-esque, please please leave me a comment or drop me a line through other means.

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time, stay warm and keep smiling! 🙂