A cup of coffee then onward to ship out all your orders<3
For those fellow etsy folk… have any of you bought the scale to weigh packages yourself from home? do you need a fancy printer for the labels and does it save you any money?
Each post office trip ranges from 60.00 - 90.00+ which is a hefty chunk of money for those of us self employed souls…. i also end up making people cranky due to my giant paper bag of packages and 30 minute wait hahah
Just curious if investing in the home scale and a printer would help save some pennies and make post office trips less……. cranky.
Also trades are being worked on
trying to get some more curio sets put together along with another giveaway!
If any of you are in the portland area, i will be vending at the indoor outdoor flea market in st johns… till around 2:30
I am fortunate that most of my packages wind up being around 2oz so I’ve never needed a scale, but purchasing labels with Etsy definitely saves so much money and time. Etsy charge you less money for shipping than the post office will. I don’t use a fancy printer I just tape the shipping labels to the back of the package very securely. That way I don’t even have to go inside the post office; half the time I drop off all my packages at around 1am at the mail box outside the post office. I also make my own packages which saves so much money.
I’ve decided to make a “Craving Spring” sale! Because it’s great having a cool piece of jewelry to look forward to wearing once you can finally start walking around outside without a scarf and coat.
Use the coupon code “SPRING” on your Moss of the Woods purchase for 20% off!
Watching moss re-hydrate is one of the most beautiful things to me. If you’ve never done it, take a tiny bit of dried moss - no matter how old it is, and put it in water, and watch it slowly unfurl and revitalize itself.
Pulling up some old dried acrocarp mosses in hopes of returning to my roots (no pun intended) and doing a few moss pendants, as I’ve just made much better molds for the process.
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You sand these down in your hand? A small $40 vice can hold onto these for you. Make sure you use a towel so marks from the vice aren’t left on the surface.
Haha well for now I do sand them down by hand. I have a vice but without a dremel drill there isn’t enough pressure to make it worth it.
I’m looking at a proper Dremel Drill but of course, one that suits my purposes would be about $40, which is something I absolutely do not have right now.
Once I have the Dremel though, I can use it in conjunction with a vice and make them much, much quicker.
YOU GUYS NEVER TOLD ME IF YOU LIKE THE LEAF PENDANTS OR NOT.
I have like 10 of them sitting next to me, cast but un-sanded, and I could start sanding them now and destroy my hands for art but I don’t know if I’d be wasting my time.
Just re-listed these moss ball earrings after a bit of a hiatus, so anyone looking for a pair of these, now’s the time!
(And remember, I can always do a one-off as a pendant for a custom order, or something else in the ball molds if that’s something you’re interested in. Just shoot me a message and we can work something out).
I’m trying to create a master post for Vultures to connect with others in their local communities. If you are a vulture (or even just interested in the art of bones, pelts, skulls, etc!) and would like to share, please re-blog with your location.
I’m Sarah and I’m from Portland, Oregon.
I’m Emily and I’m from Springfield, Tennessee.
Don’t know if I count, but it’s something I’m at least tangentially related to.
I’m Emily and I’m from Western Massachusetts.
This spring and summer I think I am going to begin working with dead insects. That being said, if anyone happens to have any dead insects lying around that you’d like to send to me, I’d be more than grateful. I’m especially interested in things like dead cicadas, dead moths, etc. I’m attempting to look into things like butterfly sanctuaries that will sell or donate insects that have died of natural deaths in the sanctuary, but have as yet not been able to come up with anything.
So, if you find a dead cool insect, and want to send me an early Christmas present… Hit me up.
ALSO I CAN PAY YOU FOR SHIPPING OR PROBABLY GIVE YOU SOMETHING IN RETURN.
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This is so cool. How do you make it?
Thank you! I make them by placing pressed plants, lichen, insects, etc (each thing requires different preparation before being placed in the resin, depending on what it is) in home-made silicone molds and filling it with clear liquid resin in small layers, adding in layers of things as I go, if necessary.
Then, after they’re cured completely in a day or so I pop them out. In most cases, at this point, they’re done, but with the smaller leaf pendants I have here, the ones that fit the shape of the leaf, I had to then sand off the excess resin to shape it down, and keep sanding down along the edge with finer and finer sand paper, and then finally polishing it to a clear gleam with special plastic polish and a microfiber cloth.
After that, just drill a hole in the top, loop a wire through, and presto.
There’s a bunch of different caveats and weird little in between steps but that’s the basic overview. Thanks for asking!
Added another batch of pendants to the ‘ole Etsy. Decided to try my hand at these… sort of minimalist autumn leaf pendants. They were more work than I had figured, but several days and two very maimed hands later, I finished them.
If they’re something you guys enjoy, let me know and I can plan to make some more come summer.
As always, thank you so, so, so much for reblogging, it really really helps!