First there's my new Beaded Bead Collections.
|Purple Frost pendant kits, $25|
I'm a sucker for beaded Christmas ornaments, so I had to turn my Corset Beads to the task, coming up with my Yule Tidings kit with all the beads and materials to make six beaded beads. This kit includes the full PDF of my book Corsets, Caps and Stays (if you'd rather the print version of my book, let me know - as a blogger friend I'll make the substitution for free through the new year).
|Yule Tidings Miniature Ornament Collection - Beaded Beads kit, $54|
|While it doesn't show the whole collection, I think this is one of my favorite photos|
Want to tackle a larger project? There's my Stars at Midnight necklace kit. This is the necklace featured in my book - I finally gathered all of the materials and put together kits so you can make your own version. Including again, a full PDF of my book.
|Stars at Midnight long necklace kit, $62|
I've also brought back my Personal Planets series of freeform peyote beaded beads. This was one of the classes I'd proposed for Bead & Button and Bead Fest, but since neither were interested, I'm slowly adding the kits to my Etsy shop. For now, there's Quinacridone Summer (inspired by a painting by the fantastic artist JJ Jacobs) and my newest beauty:
|Whispers in Pink, freeform peyote beaded bead kit, $41|
|Whispers with its Kumihimo braid|
All of my Personal Planets kits include two base beads and more than enough seed beads so you'll have some left over when you're done. In the photo at right I used some of my extra beads in a Kumihimo braid, finishing it off as a necklace. Each kit comes with my extra-long headpins to make quick pendants. Whispers is a little more expensive than my Quinacridone Summer kit simply because the beads (including the 14 baby spikes) are more expensive.
Then there's my newest Fish Friend kit. Way back in college I had a Betta Fighting Fish named Mordred in just these colors. So I thought of naming this kit after him, but for now it's simply called Rumble Fish, because I think that's fun enough as it is. (And that was one of my favorite book titles back in the day).
|One of my Rumble Fish hanging out in some coral, $45|
And in case I haven't shared it here yet, I've also put together some new Snowflake kits, like this one:
|Peppermint Twist Beaded Snowflake Kits, $27.50|
So that's what's new at Skunk Hill Studio.
My Stash to Your Stash
I've also openned a new little shop called MyStash2YourStash for, you guessed it, Destashing! I was totally surprised that someone else hadn't already grabbed the name.
I'm a collector. I start into a new artistic or crafty medium and I start collecting. Many of the items in my studio were gifts, some have been passed on to me by other crafters, much of it I've purchased. When I move on to something new, the old gets carefully stored away against future need. But after moving my studio (and everything in it) twice this year I've decided that maybe it really is time to let a few of these things go to new, loving homes.
So far, what you'll find are my Crazy Quilting grab bags containing smaller squares of fabrics, lots of trimmings, buttons, braids, lace, yoyos and more. I spent ---far---- too much time putting together these themed kits, but I'm really hoping people will love them.
|All the listings in my new Destashing store|
|Some of the items in my Garden Greens collection|
|from my Arabian Knights grab bag|
After the new year, I plan to add more to both stores. Let me know if there's anything in particular that you'd love to see.