Sometimes you start making stuff by accident (like the sneakers) and like the earrings. I don't do a lot of jewelry because I'm not a metalsmith and it had never occured to me to branch into that direction until...
So, see Thing 1 has a best friend. We'll call her J. She recently helped out watching our dogs and while I paid her, I wanted to give her something a little more personal. She is a HUGE Zelda fan. I think my youngest minion actually has a crush on her (though he will never admit it) because if she was blonde, she would be everything he ever dreamed of. LOL
But J will sit and play video games with him for hours, then she studies with Thing 1 and they get their Supernatural or Doctor Who nerd on and really, when you have teens, you want them embracing these things in my opinion... but I wandered off again.
J is a good kid. I wanted to make her something she wouldn't find anywhere else so I made her these.
But she suggested I make other things as well as these and put them in my shop.
So my project is more of those (because I just shipped out the last pair I had made) as well as some cute new Mario inspired designs. These are probably going to take a little more work, but that's ok. They were just a test and I have a good friend who is Mario obsessed that I can send these practice pairs to!
|Red Mario inspired Mushrooms|
|Green Mario inspired Mushrooms|
And then these are my new favorites. :)