The 5 Worst Things You Can Say To A Blogger

A Morning Grouch

So, I’m no blogging genius.  When I first started blogging I had zero idea of the etiquette, cultish followings, or blogging cliques that existed.  I pretty much started this as a procrastination tool.  I’m still half-assed and hardly an expert; I have been dragging my feet even getting my self-hosted site up and running (does that even make sense?) because I have almost zero clue where to start (but dammit, I will learn, eventually.  I will).  But even with all that, I am starting to get some idea of what the blogging world is all about.

There are some phrases non-bloggers may or may not realize are not a good idea to say to someone who blogs:

1.  I read your blog. With no follow-up.  Oh. Thank you? You read it. But you didn’t say what it was exactly that you read. Or if you liked it. Or hated it. Or if it…

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It’s that time of the year.

Normally I wait until a week before the actual holiday to make things, well it’s always a timing fail. This year I’m starting early and hoping to get lucky enough to sell something for the actual holiday that the item is designed for. This year I’m going to make my own beads such as the pumpkins below, as for the large pumpkin and the ghosts those will be used as pendants.


20130726-014542.jpg these ghosts glow in the dark.

Up next fall items and Christmas.


20130730-162109.jpg polymer clay apple beads( made by me) with acrylic beads

The ONLY good thing about Las Vegas…

The only good thing about Las Vegas is the hot sun?! Yes the hot sun, but only If you need it. Why would you need scorching heat? Well if you use things like resin for instance the sun and 100-113• degree temps take your curing time from 24-48 hrs and makes it happen in 2 1/2 hrs. Once you collect your newly cured resin items you run back indoors and hide until you choose to make more. The other downside is that you can only use the resin between 2pm and 4pm ( at least that’s when the sun hits my balcony head on).

Featured in the photos are: a big wooden button that I used as a bezel and filled with resin to make a ring and also a few candy filled shapes that have yet to be shaved and cut.



Fairy doors

One night while I waited to fall asleep I found online “fairy doors” something I had heard of but never looked into. I became obsessed with making some with my stash of polymer clay.
I decided to make a few as pendants with little keys attached and a few doors that were meant for a wall or shelf, now I’m going to create a garden door and hope it goes well. I plan on making more until I’m sick of them, I also want to create themed doors too.


Handmade by winterapocalypse.


My etsy is now closed,I’m now only making fairy doors. Please see Facebook link below but please enjoy this post.

Hi my name is crystal and I’m an artist living in Las Vegas. I have lived here for we’ll over 20 years spending my entire life thus far creating my world around me. In a small circle I’m known for my drawing, painting, crocheting and jewelry making. I love crafting and learning new trades to increase my knowledge.

I hope you love my creations as much as I loved making them. the tools and materials I use are polymer clay and resin when making my jewelry items.
Available are (will be) scarves crocheted and loom knit,crochet blankets,crochet toys, and various types of charms and jewelry pieces.

Everything is for sale with prices starting at $15.00. Im also available to take custom orders, you can contact me with at the following :

twitter @paintercrystal

(I now only make fairy doors $15.00-75.00 +sh)