Patrons saw it a while ago. And if patrons said “hey, Quinn, save that one for me, will you?” – that’d be done, like woo, puff, it is done, consider me your djinn.
People who are not part of my flock get finished products only, when time comes to post all the things. So I guess you now must come and be my patron. It’s 1$ a month to be the first to see!
I once wrote on my facebook work page, that’d I’d accept all unwanted, and odd pieces of jewelry or findings for re-purposing. They can be broken, they can be damaged, it’s all fine with me.
The first to respond was DarkAristocratic, also known as SecondChildren. She sent me a whole pack of goodies that have inspired me to make a whole ton of wonderful things, and, honestly, I don’t even know which one I love the most. And best of all, I still have a ton of things left!
The brooch in the picture above was born thanks to her too. The center-piece was a gorgeous button. I repainted the inside with black mat paints, hooked it on a ribbon, added some beads, and now it’s one of my favorite pieces. I say that about many pieces I make, but that’s the honest truth.
Two real good things happened last week, and I’d like to get back to whole month-summary but smaller, weekly, so I’m gonna tell you all about it.
First thing was this:
Did you know that V.E. Schwab (Victoria Schwab) has a tumblr? [VICTORIALAND] to be precise. I didn’t know either. So there I was, telling the small world of mine how I love this author, and the like I got… Yes, I checked, it’s really her page. Now I follow her everywhere as a result.
Note to future-author-self and any other author: you give a little happy heart-attack to your fans when you kindly interact. Let me emphasize on KINDLY. I saw great and small authors come lash out on a reviewer for a bad review, or send their flock of followers to do the deed for them. Don’t be those people. They didn’t aim where they hit you. Be Felicia Day. Be Victoria Schwab. Be real so we can love you even more. Notice us, talk to us, and we’ll forever be your fans.
Second thing is simpler, but probably more important in the long run, althou really, let’s be honest, my fav author saw my comment and liked it, is it really that much more important?
Anyway. One Lithuanian company that prides itself on being our very own Paypal gave me a proper visa card, and so now I have full use of my paypal account. A.k.a. I can withdraw money too, as before I could only use it to pay for things and receive money into it. Etsy gave the option to pass money along directly into bank account too, and while it takes a small cut, my own bank doesn’t, and that’s surprising, but very kind of them too.
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Funny thing, I realized that the music and the jewelry I make no longer match up. I listen to this… well, very specific sounding rap these days, mostly found thanks to GTA5 radio stations, all the while making fantasy jewelry.
I admit, I’d like to make stuff that aligns more with what I listen to, but I really am low on most of the jewelry parts, and every cent I make goes to debts there and here, and there and here, and I end up with nothing for myself. Worst is, right now, after giving up all my b-day money to it, I’ve not made a dent.
At first I thought this is just too sad to post: I gave the bday money to debtors. But then I thought… The day I don’t need to do that will be the day people won’t be giving me money, and instead maybe will just buy me cupcakes and tea, while we sit and chat, eye-to-eye. So this is not actually a sad thing, my friends simply know what my life is, and this is their way of helping me, and I appreciate it.