Friday, July 23, 2010

Grape & Blueberry Candy Striper Giveaway Pouches

The pouches won in my recent Facebook giveaway are in the works! Go to Flickr at the link above to see them both!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Candy Stripers Taught Me a Lesson in Self Awareness

Sometimes we just trudge along and do what's in front of us to do but it feels as if we are trying to run through molasses. I've been experiencing that lately with Glint Gear, particularly when it comes to finishing labor-intensive projects that I'm excited about. 

Now, I've had a lot of other circumstantial things come up that required my attention outside of the fun of Glint Gear that contributed to the "molasses." But outside of that, I had a light bulb go off this weekend when I was resisting working on a gorgeous special order piece. It's turning out amazing. But this particular type of bag requires a ton of production and many hours in the making, and I just didn't have the oomph to sit down to focus and give all the time it requires to complete. 

For about a week, I had been toying with a way to bring more consistency, ease and fun to the rounded-top cosmetic pouches I make using Glint Gear painted canvas scraps and remnants versus reinventing the wheel with the applique design each time I make one. My focus for Glint Gear these past 6 months has been to narrow down the bag types that I make to a handful and begin to bring more cohesiveness. The idea hit me this week to take painted canvas scraps and just do simple wonky striped appliques in a common color scheme on the front of each one. On the back I would sew simple vertical lines in the matching thread color and top it off with a complimentary zipper color.  

I've been working on that special order bag way too long and knew I needed to buckle down and work on it. But what I really wanted to do was play with the new idea for cosmetic pouches. So... I decided to just do one and get it out of my system and then work on the special project. Well, the one turned out SO cute and was so much fun to make that I had to bust out 4 more. And then I was able to sit down and get a nice chuck of the labor-intensive special order done! 

What I realized this weekend is pivotal as I move forward with Glint Gear - when I have a lot of production time ahead of me on one bag and it seems like there's no end in sight to it, I MUST halt production on it and whip out something easy and pure fun like the cosmetic pouches. This way I can feel a sense of accomplishment and get instant gratification. This in turn gives me a second wind for the labor-intensive project. 

So, all that being said, here is the overhaul of the applique design for the cosmetic pouches. They are so fun and cute and are now cohesive. I don't obsess over cutting out the stripes perfectly or try to line them up straight. I cut them out by hand with scissors and arrange them in a pleasing & fun way and whip it together. 

These pouches remind me of yummy pieces of candy, so I'm calling them Candy Stripers. They are here to nurse your spirits and brighten your day just like they do mine when I'm creating them. Which flavor do you like?


Monday, July 12, 2010


Check out the coolness from yummypocket on Etsy! This one is for an iPad, but they also have them for iPhones. I don't have an iPhone or iPad, but if I did I'd so coze 'em with one of these!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Share the Love Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Angela of Austin, Texas, for winning the prototype mini-messenger bag named Sunrise. She did an amazing job with the qualifiers. She was the only person to enter the contest and instantly wins this beautiful bag.

I realize how hard it is to acknowledge yourself. We never do that for ourselves, which is why I made it part of the contest qualifiers. Below is her beautiful statement of something she loves about herself:

"This is a hard one since I never want to give myself props. I think one of the most positive things about myself is my willingness to always be there for my friends and family. I actually can't event separate the two because once you are one of my friends you are part of my family. I always make it a point to tell the people closest to me how much they mean to me.  You never know what tomorrow holds and I never want anyone to doubt how important they are in my life. "

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Share the Love Contest!!!

Love this bag? Want a chance to win it?

Since times are crazy for a lot of people who are either laid off or having to cut back on extraneous spending, I want to do a little to give back and share the love in thanks for all the support I've been receiving.

This bag is a prototype I made to work out size and construction for a new simple mini-messenger crossbody bag to replace the time-consuming rounded crossbody bag. There are a few things I will tweak for the final that I don’t like in this one, but those things are nothing anyone but me would notice since they are purely cosmetic.

Bag Info (More photos of bag on Flickr):
Made out of soft beige upholstery fabric and accented with Glint Gear painted appliqués.
Flap accent, inner lining and pockets are made of bright orange cotton canvas fabric.
The bag is approximately 9x9 with a 3” boxed bottom. Very roomy! The 2” wide strap is about 50 inches long.

So… now you are wondering, how do I enter to win this groovy piece of Glint Gear!? Below are the qualifying steps to enter you into a random drawing… yep, I’m gonna make you work for it!!! All qualifying entries will be entered into a random drawing to be held on July 1st. The winner will be chosen via (Must be 13 or older to enter contest.)

1) Spread the Glint Love!
Email a minimum of 3 friends to tell them about Glint Gear. In the email give them the url to my Etsy Shop, Facebook page, Twitter & Blog. CC me at as proof that you did this. Please let them know that their email will NOT be saved by me for any kind of promotional usage (they won’t be added to any list or getting any emails from me), and their info will not be shared with anyone.

Etsy Shop:
Facebook Page:

2) Show Glint the Love!
Become a fan of Glint Gear on Facebook AND mark Glint Gear’s shop on Etsy as a favorite if you have not already. If you don’t have an Etsy account, it is very quick and free to register. Email to let me know that you are fans of Glint Gear on both places. Be sure to include your user name on both sites so I can verify.

For Etsy, go here to register:
Once registered, go to my shop at Scroll down and you’ll see on the bottom right a section called “favorites.”  Click “add seller to favorites.”

For Facebook, you can “like” Glint Gear’s business page at

3)  Show YOURSELF the Love and Share It!
In a minimum of 20 words (or more!), describe your favorite thing about yourself and why you love that about you. That’s right… you have to show yourself some love! Although humor is always appreciated, I have to be convinced that you are truly acknowledging something you love about YOURSELF and not just giving yourself a backhanded compliment. It has to be a sincere appreciation about something about YOU. Ok, all you parents out there… I don’t want to hear that your favorite thing about yourself is your child. This has to be something purely about YOU. It can be something about your personality, your looks, your skills or talents, etc. It must be totally about YOU and no one else. Email this to me. I reserve the right to reject your acknowledgement if I don’t get that you are really appreciating something about you. If I get it, I’ll email back and say “BRAVO!”

Please note: By sending in your self-love acknowledgment as part of your contest entry, you are giving myself, Celena Diamond, and Glint Gear permission to share you’re self-love acknowledgement by posting it on either Glint Gear’s business page or Glint Gear’s public blog during and/or after contest completion. If you do not want this publicly posted, then please do not enter the contest. This contest is all about “Sharing the Love!”

Qualifying entrants will be entered onto a numbered spreadsheet in the order in which they are qualified. Once I have proof that you have fulfilled all 3 qualifiers, I’ll email back and let you know that your contest entry has qualified and will give you your entry number.

Deadline for contest entry qualification completion is June 30th at 11:59pm. Email timestamps will be the final determination of receipt of all qualifiers. Be sure to write a great acknowledgment and get it in early, because if you send it right at midnight on June 30 and tell you do over, you missed the deadline! I am to be the final judge of completion of qualifying entries. :)

Random drawing to select the winning number from all qualifying entries will be held July 1, 2010. The winning number will be posted on Glint Gear’s FB page and blog. The winner will be notified via email no later than July 2, 2010. The messenger bag will be shipped out (shipping cost is on the house!) the second week of July. Or, if you live in the Austin area, we can arrange to meet up for coffee and I’ll hand deliver it to you. Prize to be shipped to winner only. If you know of a friend who wants this bag, then they must enter the contest themselves! Or, if you live in the Austin area, we can arrange to meet up for coffee and I’ll hand deliver it to you. Feel free to forward this contest to anyone 13 and above that you think might be interested.

BONUS Drawings for those who don’t win the messenger bag!!! All other non-winning entries will be entered to win one of a maximum of 5 prize drawings for their choice of any one of the unsold sale/clearance product left on my Etsy shop after June 30th! (If by chance there are less than 5 items left in the clearance section, then the number of bonus drawings will equal the number of items left.) Prizes will be picked by the winners in the order in which the winners are selected.

If you have any questions, email me and let me know…. and good luck!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Last Chance Clearance Sale on Older Items!

See some old Glint Gear favs you've been wanting!? Well, now's your chance.... your LAST chance! I'll be removing older items, which were made at the beginning of my Glint Gear journey, at the end of June. Take advantage of 40% off your entire total order of already reduced clearance items purchased by June 30th! I'll credit back to your PayPal account the discount of 40% after you pay. What a deal!!!! 

(Discount applies to items in the Sale/Clearance section ONLY and does not include applicable tax or shipping. No other discounts apply to these items.)

Click here to View SALE / CLEARANCE on Etsy

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Lots of texture!

In the works 6/10, originally uploaded by Glint Gear.

Working on the design of a new shoulder wedge bag and loving all the yummy visual and tactile texture.

Say "tactile texture" five times fast! :)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Summer Backyard Fun!

WANT! Play & Freeze ice cream maker looks like so much fun for backyard BBQ's this summer, especially in the scorching Texas heat!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Fangtasia - For True Blood Fans

Tah-dah! It turned out SOOOOO cute!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Groovy shoulder bag in the works

This one is in the same style of the one I made for my Mom for Mother's Day. Soooo groovalicious! For more pics, click on the photo and go to Flickr.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

"Alien Seaweed" Glint Home Illustration Featured on Etsy's Home Page!

Those who are familiar with the Etsy world know what an honor it is to have one of your items featured on the front page. There are literally hundreds of thousands of talented artisans on Etsy. I logged onto my Facebook this morning to a great surprise! I had my Facebook Etsy tab options set to automatically post on my wall if one of Glint Gear's items should be featured on the Etsy front page, an lo and behold, my Alien Seaweed illustration was featured!

In case you don't know how you get to the front page, Etsy sellers and staff can curate and share Treasuries, which are lists of their favorite items. I've only done one, but there are quite a few people who have a great eye for designing beautiful lists. Etsy staff troll the lists and pick lists they deem "front page" worthy. 

I am very grateful that Glint Gear has been featured on the front page 3 times and on the Etsy blog once. Thanks to everyone who gives Glint Gear this fabulous support.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Pretty Snazzy

It's done! My friend Kate was coveting my bag with these colors and Glint Gear painted canvas, so out of fear of having mine Glint-napped, I made her one similar. It turned out pretty snazzy, so that's her name!

Honestly, when I made the first one for myself, I thought I'd be the only person in the world to go for this extremely loud, bold color palette, But I've been amazed at how many women compliment it and are drawn to it. But how many of you would DARE to wear this bold color choice besides me and Kate????? :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Fashion: What's it to YOU?

  Original T-shirt by Sarah's Reef on Etsy

In my profile, it says I never follow fashion fads. Does that mean I'm against any fashion that's hot in the moment? Not at all! If something's "in" and I find it expresses a part of my personal style, I'll go for it. Personal style - those are the key words. What is my personal style? Well, it does change, just like fashion, depending on my inner landscape. But the underlying core of my style is based on what makes ME feel good in the moment and reflects personal themes I want to express now. And if something is in fashion that reflects that, awesome! If a fashion fad calls for something that I have no connection with and find personally distasteful, I'm secure enough in who I am to say, "No thanks!" and pass on it. 

Was I always this confident in my personal tastes and style? Nuh-uh! In my teen years I was insecure and wanting to fit in just like everyone else. I would have died to have the latest name brand of whatever everyone else was wearing. But looking back, I am very grateful that our family didn't have the means to help enslave me to fickle fads. My mother is a brilliant seamstress and worked with us to create clothes that were different. I didn't always appreciate it in some moments. There are times when I would have given my left thumb in trade for the hottest new brand of jeans so I would, at the very least, not be scorned by glares of the popular girls. 

But life has a way of preparing us for things in the future we can't see. Out of that time in my life came learning to distinguish my tastes outside of the manipulation of what's "in" at the moment. I'm ever grateful because it was out of that searching that Glint Gear was born. Rarely do I look "out there" to see what's in style and couldn't tell you one single thing that's "hot" right now. If I stumble upon a fad and it fits with personal themes I'm feeling in the moment, cool. If it's not "me" and "they're" all wearing it, I say good for them! They look fabulous, but no thanks. And I'm still learning what I like with each new day. 
These quotes express a few underlying themes behind Glint Gear: 
"Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.”  - Quentin Crisp 
“Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom.”  - Golda Meir 
“... one of the goals of life is to try and be in touch with one's most personal themes - the values, ideas, styles, colors that are the touchstones of one's own individual life, its real texture and substance.” - Gloria Vanderbilt
Please don't misinterpret what I'm saying here! Am I saying following fashion fads is beneath me or that those who do are "weak" in some way? No, I'm not saying that at all. What I'm getting at is a challenge for you to begin a personal inquiry to see if you are truly expressing who YOU are instead of letting others dictate that for you. I challenge you to ask yourself these questions below and give yourself honest answers. Really and truly take a look. Explore. Get real with yourself. (And these questions can apply to men as well as women.)
"What type of fashions and accessories truly express who I am in the domain of personal style?
"What colors, shapes, textures, lines and themes am I drawn to that express a bit of who I am?"
"What inspires me to walk a little taller and gives me that extra bit of healthy attitude in my step?"
You may not have immediate answers to all of these questions, but great job on starting the inquiry! The more you continually look inward, the more you'll distinguish.
I now challenge you to the next step. Go take a peak in your closet or dresser. Let yourself find that one item you still wear that takes your energy down a notch every time you put it on. Yea, THAT baby blue cotton blouse. In the dressing room, you had your doubts about how the ruffles made you feel. But you bought it anyway because it was on sale and was a "safe" selection because ruffles are in right now. [This is just an example... I have no idea if ruffles are in right now! LOL] But every time you wear it, you just don't feel quite right. Take a good long look at those blue ruffles. Outside of your excitement over what a great bargain it was and how hip you felt when buying it, how do you really feel when you wear it? Put it on and then take a quick inventory of your energy. Be honest. Do you feel a spike of excitement and twinge of joy, or did your vibes fall down a bit? 
I just bet there was another blouse on that same rack in your size that was calling to you, but it was out of your box. Yep, that's it... the hot pink satin one. You never wear that color or fabric and were afraid you would have been too flashy in it. Imagine you brought it home. Close your eyes and visualize putting it on and looking in the mirror. Now, just between you, yourself and you, take a check-in of your energy. How do you feel now? YES! That's it... that tingle of joy and excitement. What was that? It was your individuality informing that you've hit on something that's in integrity with your sense of style.
Are you ready for the next steps? If not, it's ok. But if you are, here's what I want you to do. Take that baby blue blouse with the ruffles, look at it squarely in the buttons and thank it for trying to keep you safe. Tell it you are no longer in need of its services and put it in a bag of clothes to give away. And don't look back at it! The next step is to be on the lookout for a hot pink blouse in a fabric you love. Low on funds? That's ok! I'm not saying you need a ton of money to express your own style. There are a lot of ways to acquire clothes that make you feel good. Have a clothing swap with friends or check out your local thrift shops and store clearance racks. Have a sewing machine? Make it yourself. Attract it with your positive intentions. Close your eyes and visualize yourself draped in hot pink satin and how great that feels. You never know what might show up when you are being true to yourself. You might win a contest for a gift card. Your best friend may come home with a blouse she felt compelled to buy but really thinks it was made for you.
GREAT WORK! And if you need a little help or coaching to take that next step, I'm just an email away. The point of this post is what Shakespeare's Polonius said in Hamlet... "This above all: To thine own self be true."

Friday, May 14, 2010

In the Bag: Messenger bag

Most of you probably have your own reusable bags that you take with you, you ask for paper if available or you recycle the plastic bags in the provided bins at the store. 

But if you are looking for something constructive to do with those plastic shopping bags, check out this DIY project from

(Click on the link below.)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Take a Creative Break!

Who doesn't love Etch A Sketch? Ohio Art Company has their famous beloved toy online! Go on.... take a quick break, loosen up and give it a try. Everyone needs a little creative diversion now and then. Click on the photo below to begin! It's easy... use your keyboard arrows to sketch. And you can even print out your creations. Feel free to post your art on Glint Gear's page on Facebook!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Commit to Begin

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” - Ambrose Redmoon

A friend sent this to me on Facebook today, "I can't tell you how impressed I am with you. To have the talent, the umph to make it happen and the guts to put yourself into each piece and put it out there. Any of that would be amazing but doing it all, is beyond!"

A lot of people, especially those who worked with me when I was "Fun and Games Engineer," will be surprised to hear me say what I said to her:

"I didn't always have the guts or the umph! I've had to do a lot of inner searching, discovering, and healing. I'm actually petrified of being "seen" and have to continually work on overcoming a pattern of being a master at hiding. My hands were literally shaking as I was trying to sew new bags a week before we brought the stuff to Moxie because I was so scared to put myself out there. It's easier on the internet because you can't see people react. No one sees me quaking in my shoes. But I'm learning to feel the fear and do it anyway. And yes, there will always be critics. I'll deal with that one step at a time! LOL!"

I've learned over years that what works for me when I'm really committed to something is take it one step at a time. Begin with a commitment to keep going no matter what. When I was a graphic designer, there were times when I felt a project was above my talent and I was afraid to fail or to make a mess of it so I would decline and wouldn't even try it for fear of looking bad. But when I knew Glint Gear was something I was committed to creating and saw a possibility of self expression beyond myself, I promised myself I'd take it one step at a time and learn as I go instead of waiting until I had mastered it. I'm so glad I didn't wait, because I've learned so much in this process! I didn't even know how to sew on the painted canvas at first. No one has seen the countless "flops" that I've created as I learned to work within this new space! I'm also learning to rely on a support network of friends and family who believe in me no matter what and help me to keep putting myself out there.

What are you inspired to do but are holding yourself back by patterns of perfectionism, fear of failure or not wanting to look bad? Commit to yourself to just begin, with whatever steps you have the courage to make right now. You want to sing? Make a call to inquire about the cost of singing lessons. Then take another step, then another.

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." 
     -W.H. Murray

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Absolem, originally uploaded by Glint Gear.
These beautiful leftover pieces of Glint painted canvas and fuzzy blue chenille upholstery fabric were recently transformed into this fun and "quirk-inspiring" clutch/wristlet named Absolem.

When someone said it reminded them of a caterpillar, I knew it must be named after the blue caterpillar from Alice In Wonderland. I didn't know his name, but Google did the trick! I also found out that Absolem means "father of peace." I like that. Absolem is at Moxie now, waiting for adoption. Stop on by to pet him and tell him hi. He's so soft to the touch and will surely bring a smile to your face!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Handmade Mother's Day Gift for My Mom

Don't forget to honor your mother this Sunday! My mom saw this bag I had in progress and asked me to make her one like it for Mother's Day. Mom deserves first choice and doesn't deserve to wait, so I finished it for her.

What are you doing for YOUR mom?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Handmade is everywhere!

Handmade is everywhere!, originally uploaded by Glint Gear.

I snapped this on the drive to the Moxie Grand Opening event yesterday. The knitted pieces placed over the blue metal were a cheerful reminder that I'm on the right path following my love of creating beautiful handmade stuff.

The grand opening event was awesome and Moxie is off to a great start. Check out my Flickr Moxie set for more pics. The owner Kayci has done a fantastic job getting it up and running in a short amount of time.

This is the perfect little shop to stop in and buy a unique gift for a birthday, graduation or other special occasion or as a treat for yourself.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Shoulder Bag in progress

Shoulder Bag in progress, originally uploaded by Glint Gear.

I'm trying out a new shoulder bag pattern that I designed. Let's hope my pattern works! I stitched up a test and it worked fine. It's going to have a 4" bottom tapering up to 2" on the top. the shape should turn out so cute. It will have a zipper across the top and a short shoulder strap of around 22".

I had some trouble with the lining fitting on this "live" version. I may need to tweak the bottom/side piece a little. But I think this is going to be an adorable pattern once the kinks are worked out. Ocean designed the layout of the leaf shapes. Cool, huh?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Give a hoot

I like owls. There is just so much visual yum to be had from creative expression with owls. Here are some I found in my web trolling that tickle my fancy. I hope you find them fun too! 

Limited Edition Owl Jumper Dress by New York Couture

 "Halcyon" Futuristic Electric Car Inspired by Owls by auto designer Ralph Tayler-Webb

 Red Owl Purse by Patina

  DC Direct - Watchman Movie: Owl Ship Scale Replica

Owl Pillow by Snaggs (via Flickr)

 Another Owl Pillow by Snaggs (via Flickr)

Owl Clocks by Betty Jo Designs (via Flickr) 

 Vintage Owl Bank - Photo by Laura Bee Seattle via Flickr

Hoot Owl Cake & Cupcakes by somaamos via Flickr

Owl Hat by Adriana McNeely

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Moxie Grand Opening Event!!!!

10% of all Glint Gear this Saturday for the Grand Opening event!

Monday, April 26, 2010

I love lamp.

Tall Chick by Daniel Loves Objects

Light Drop by Rafael Morgan

Glitter by Axolight

Muse by Axolight

MYBrain Table Lamp by Alexander Lervik

Blum by Axolight

Cloned Eyeball Lamp by 5.5 Designers

Sfera by Lampnet

 Moonwalk by Thomas de Lussac

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ocean Inks Across the Globe

I never cease to be amazed by technology and how it can connect us with those we would never reach in our lifetime without it. My talented husband, Anthony Ocean, has an amazing story of how his talent spanned the globe and made a permanent mark, literally, on the life of a stranger.  

My husband Anthony, who goes by Ocean, has an amazing talent for illustration. It comes so naturally to him, that he just doesn’t get what a truly gifted artist he is. Take a look at his web site (which I am in dire need of updating with his new work), and you’ll see what I mean.

Last year, he received an email from a stranger named Serban who said he was searching the web for an artist to illustrate a tattoo idea he wanted to have inked on his entire upper back. When he found Ocean's web site he knew he was the one to do it. The cool part is, Serban lives in Romania! Serban came to Ocean with a specific vision of what he wanted – an angel on one side and demon on the other, but gave Ocean room to put his spin on the concept. After email conversations about specifics and price, they committed to the project and Ocean got to work. The result is pretty amazing!

This was not the first time Ocean created tattoo art for clients. But after delivering final art, he had never seen photos of anyone who had it done…. until now! Serban absolutely loved the illustration and how Ocean brought his vision to life. He was totally serious about having a tattoo made of it immediately and already had his tattoo artist chosen and waiting in the wings for the art. Ocean had to “dumb down” his illustration style to accommodate it being inked as a tattoo, but the artist kept the art pretty faithful to Ocean’s illustration. It's fascinating to see Ocean's illustration versus the final ink. (I need to put this on his site.) And I’m amazed that my awesome husband’s art is living and breathing in the life of someone so far away. Way to go, honey. I’m so proud of you!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Glint Gear can now be found locally!

Kayci Wheatley has done it again! She's the founder of former Moxie & the Compound and got the bug to open up another handmade/vintage retail shop, this time in the up-and-coming East Side on E. 11th. She's calling it Moxie. She's handpicked local Austin artists and vintage sellers, and Glint Gear is proud to be one of them!

This is Glint Gear's first time in a brick and mortar location, and we are very excited about it! My talented hubby Ocean is putting all of his former time in retail management to good use, and is my merchandiser. Look at what an amazing job he did with our shelf!

It's due to open May 1st. Swing on by and support local handmade and vintage!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Ocean made it to Etsy Front Page Again!

My husband, Anthony Ocean, is an amazing artist and Etsy artisan. He creates awe-inspiring and very detailed illustratrations and also makes one-of-a-kind hand pressed t-shirts, which he often freehand embellishes. They are all truly unique and special, just like him.

I was trolling to check in to see if either has made it to Etsy's front page recently and discovered that he actually did at 10am on Friday, March 12th, and we both missed it. Yay Ocean! Making the front page of Etsy is no small feat, especially considering all of the amazing talent on the site. Spiral shapes are my fav, and I just love the beauty of this front page. Congratulations, honey!

His shirt is on the 4th row in the middle.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

What's New...

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Here is a sneak peak of what's in the works and what is freshly done. The above photo is the front flap of a new cross body bag in the works. I'm going with my favorite space/orbit theme for the appliques. I absolutely love the colors and textures of this one and can't wait to see it finished!

Below is a peak at a new cosmetic pouch I just listed on Etsy.

In other news, I'm very excited to be invited as a participating artisan in the new handmade shop being opened up by the founder of former Moxie & the Compound! She's opening up a new shop in East Austin in early May, and is calling it Moxie. I'm very thrilled because this is Glint Gear's very first brick and mortar assignment! I need to get busy making new stuff so I can stock whatever shelves I end up renting at Moxie and can still have enough for Etsy. More details to come as I learn more!