numb3r_5ev3n: Jerry Cornelius (Default)

There's a popular, well-known "organic"  grocery store chain where I don't shop anymore, because the owner is a conservative homophobe who scoffs at "the hippies" for spending money at his establishments. Well, NOT THIS HIPPIE.

Still, I used to frequent them for scented glycerin soap. I was able to find a nice essential oil which smelled similar, so I figured I'd make my own.

The top ones are made with the mold that came with the kit. I tried doing a layered, two-tone soap in greens. I used a silicon heart shape mold for the white glycerin soap with the blue swirl pattern. I really like how it came out!

This is fun! I'll probably do more of it! Why throw down good money at Lush, when I can make my own custom bath products? I'm already making my deoderant (recipe here) and it's more complicated than soap.


numb3r_5ev3n: Jerry Cornelius (Default)
So, now I have to get up even EARLIER because of DST. The few "extra" hours of daylight are helpful to my seasonal affective disorder as always, but it's put a huge crimp in everything else (is that a real metaphor? Am I mixing metaphors?) I was asked to surrender my Goth Card Sunday evening because of this. :P

Flipside season is coming up again. Prep is always my favorite part because it gives me an excuse to do woodworking that I normally can't do, living in an apartment. I see all these pics on Imgur and everywhere else of people achieving intensive and crazy creative stuff on their balconies, or in their living rooms after having thrown plastic down over everything, and extolling the virtues of ventilation and vacuums when you just don't have access to a garage. I have ideas for coffee tables and bookshelves I want to do - instead of throwing down 200 dollars on shelves from IKEA, building something like this over one entire wall, for example, for maybe half the price! Mom actually suggested the old cinder block shelving arrangement, which I have seen executed in an extremely effective way at a friend's apartment.

Oh well, have a video.

numb3r_5ev3n: Jerry Cornelius (Elric)
The long and short of it is, I used to make jewelry. Not really fancy stuff, just new-agey stuff involving crystals and beads. I'd thought of renting a booth at my local flea market and selling some of it (because this was BEFORE the mass popularity of Ebay, to give you an idea of how long ago this was.) But I was a wee flake in my late teens/early twenties, and so it never got done.

Fast forward 10-12 years later...

I stepped back into the supply shop today where I used to get all my stuff, and it was like stepping back into time. I was figuring I'd just make something involving a rose-quartz point and some beads for my Mom for Mothers' Day...and walked out with enough to start about three or four new projects. And I spent less than $10.00, all told.

Yes, I'm going to be getting back into the groove.

Here's a few links for anyone else who might be interested...

The "Hippy Twist" Wire-Wrap Method.

The simple Cab Wrap.

Wire-Wrap Rings.

If my new projects come out halfway decent, I may or may not decide to Ebay.

EDIT: And for those of you who have said something about it, I'm also going to try to play around with my background graphic in Photoshop tonight, to see if I can do something about that lense flare. ;>_>

That is all.


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