June 12th, 2005

2013, cyd, new

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oh YES
power tools get me off
and not in the way you think
and i don't want to hear that
a dremel multi pro isn't a power tool

i can now drill holes in glass, and it isn't as hard as i thought it would be. now to find my decorative bottles. i have a couple of wine bottles that once contained $500 worth of wine each. i also have paints and clear bottles to use them in. so happy. another pile of stuff i've been carrying around will be transformed into my functional art pieces. clean incense burners. available all over, but i plan to beat the prices, as i do with all my things until they get a foothold. if i had a steady hand, i could actually engrave the bottles.

and the diamond bits also allow me to cut out the pattern on the CDs, instead of high speed sanding all the plastic out. saving much time. i will soon be turning them out like mad. when i run out of clear colored gels, i figured out a way to use tissue paper and laminate it. the beads i got today, in spite of being plastic, will look great, and make the whole thing sturdier. and i won't be putting $30 worth of beads and time into each one that i sell for $10. now that i can make them more quickly and with the lower priced beads, that will actually be worth a bit of profit.
2013, cyd, new

i am amazing!!

okay, doc and S are amazing too
one hole in the bottom does not work
smoke does not escape,
air does not flow
stick goes out

Three Holes
air flows
smoke seeps out the top fancifully
stick burns to the end
no dust
no mess

now that i've gotten the how to down
i can work on my pretty bottles
i just grabbed the first empty clear bottle i found
for the experiments
now it is a prototype!
2013, cyd, new

computer monitor help

here's a funny thing:

one of my neighbors gave me a dell computer
because the moniter has a message about being
shut off to save energy and instructs me to
use the computer to reset it
i've never seen this before
so until i figure out what the hell with that,
i'm going to hook up the box to another monitor
because i think the box is perfectly good,
they just couldn't get the monitor to work

i'd like to get the monitor to work, too
same size screen i'm using now
but this one is dark, and no good for
judging how pictures look
(which may explain some things about my newer ebay auctions)

anyone with a dell ever have the monitor freeze up like that?
it is a trinitron if that matters
2013, cyd, new

great googly moogly

the dell computer works
intel celeron processor even
no idea why it was ditched,
ex-boyfriend maybe?
even fixed the monitor issue
so doc has a new computer and
i have a compac to take apart and abuse
i can't believe that
a new computer
6 gig hard drive
all it needed was power cords,
an inside cleaning
it even has a LAN card
fucking wow.
and i hope the previous owner got his job in the PGA
doc is now cleaning the crap off the hard drive
after i searched it for any weird pictures
nothing, boring guy, boring computer.
but it works!!!
and it came with all sort of software.

i also have a box of paints and varnishes and putties to look through
2013, cyd, new

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{insert long informative meme here}

tomorrow is mail day!
i get to send out all the stuff being poor made me hold onto
tomorrow i am off the hook and the stuff is gone
then i can look at the bare spots
on the inventory board and plan accordingly

and cydniey of the shaky hands is going to try to etch glass tomorrow
just because i have the technology

- suncatchers
- smoking bottles
- tins
- tear bear kits
- scrapbook kits

almost time to get the new URL and set up the store

you have one month to buy something you've been spying on my ebay store.
when it goes down and changes over, the prices will be much closer to what the stuff is worth, as in more. my preferred wholesale prices are cut in half, up to 75% off retail.

consider it my changing business clearance sale.

i'm also hoping that the new store site will also feature the dane's art

since she needs to feel the joy of selling her art for fun and profit

maybe i will find a way to have several artists represent their stuff and coding their own stores, or me coding it for them so the payments for their stuff will go right to them. it is really a matter of paypal code, which would be easy enough for other artists to gather and send me. yes, this is a good idea.

doc talked me out of starting an lj craft community. too much. planning for the new store site, that's easy. and if i do it right, it will help everyone involved.