bumblesea


hatched
05/25/2009, 11:35 am
Filed under: bumblesea jewelry, jewelry

photo of one of the newer silver pieces. pure silver, pigments, india ink. I don’t even wear jewelry and I think I’m going to make one of these for myself. not available for sale yet but it should be up within a few days.

hatched pendant by bumblesea

hatched pendant by bumblesea

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no sleep
05/21/2009, 11:07 am
Filed under: bumblesea jewelry, inspiration, jewelry

tweaking the website, getting ready to have the new acrylic line produced. can’t sleep because of constant head/jaw aches. I’m pretty sure I’m developing TMJ since it runs in the family, this should be fun. wtityb right?

doodles for the new jewelry:

bumblesea acrylic sketches

bumblesea acrylic sketches



margot necklace on polyvore
05/17/2009, 10:23 pm
Filed under: bumblesea jewelry, jewelry, polyvore
I made a polyvore account today. I really need to take better pictures of my jewelry, the current pics are terrible. anyway, my first set featured my polymer clay lichen inspired “margot” necklace, available at bumblesea of course.
I just don't know



love this set
05/12/2009, 8:02 pm
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polyvore is great. people do my work for me!

your mighty moustache

your mighty moustache by ina melusina



lovely lichens
05/10/2009, 10:22 pm
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I forgot how much work it is to run bumblesea even with the site done. makes me appreciate how far I got in the earlier stages of the business.

trying to make some pure silver lichens at the moment. if everything goes according to plan I could see lichen jewelry becoming a signature bumblesea design.

lichens! and a superbly creepy (four eyed?) spider.

spider lurking in lichen by nutmeg66

spider lurking in lichen by nutmeg66

lichen on a branch by michiel thomas

lichen on a branch by michiel thomas



site’s up

three days into the blog and I drop off the face of the earth. great start.

not much to post about, the bumblesea website is done and looks decent. need to make some minor changes to the CSS and take some better photos of the jewelry and I’ll finally be happy with it.

been a bit lazy in terms of getting new jewelry done, partially because I haven’t had a functioning torch to use for a while. every torch I’ve bought has broken within a few weeks. I bought a new one on amazon so there’s no excuse to not get some new work done.

contacted a few illustrators to collaborate with on some new acrylic jewelry for a project I have in mind. I’ve had my eye on cynthia yee for a while now, her work is incredible:

cynthia yee illustration

cynthia yee illustration



the return of the moustache
05/03/2009, 2:18 pm
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a few weeks ago I crawled out from underneath my rock and learned what polyvore was. I bookmarked it thinking it would be a good way to get some free online exposure.

last night I did a vanity google search for bumblesea and realized that there are already several people promoting my old line on there. finding blog posts about my work is always flattering but seeing all these polyvore collections with my moustache necklace and reading all the comments about it takes the cake. they seems to lack many handmade items, I can’t believe my jewelry actually made it on their website.

if there was any doubt in my mind to bring back a few acrylic designs, it’s been erased completely. I was hoping I could give the new version of bumblesea a more cohesive structure by selling only silver necklaces. damn you, polyvore.

so for those of you who are still mopey about not getting one before I stopped selling them, chin up. they’ll be back in a few weeks.

bumblesea moustache necklace on polyvore

bumblesea moustache necklace on polyvore