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(no subject) [Jan. 17th, 2010|06:48 pm]
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Celtic Inspired Goddess Pendant [Oct. 17th, 2009|11:11 am]
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Used Pardo jewelry clay to make the pendant.
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Goddess Beads...Some New Ones [Apr. 23rd, 2009|05:00 pm]
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They're all 1 7/8 inches long.   I've been having some fun with a bead mold I created. Some of these beads are in my ArtFire shop.
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Goddess Beads Repeatedly Deleted as Obscene on Myspace [Mar. 30th, 2009|06:35 am]
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Photo above was deleted. Twice. Myspace evidently has a cyber bullying enabling infallibilty policy that if they deleted it, then it was in violation.

I even seriously blurred certain parts before resubmitting the photos.  They still got deleted as obscene.  These are pretty faithful renditions of the world famous Venus of Willendorf archaeological find, only they're done in shrink plastic with pen and colored pencils.  Orange and yellow versions of these beads were not deleted.  The colors terra cotta and clay are too sexy?  What???

Basically, anyone can report your pictures as obscene, myspace obliges them by deleting said photos, and only gives you the triad of a form letter with the infallibility doctrine in it accompanied by the defensive fact that they don't keep a record of what was deleted (so how can you contest anything?).

This pretty automatic system is indeed constantly abused to the point of causing victim accounts to be deleted and if the recipient of such attention starts another account, gets deleted, and this happens too many times...then myspace can block IP addresses.

Bully heaven.

Evidently, all the teens and younger adults accept this as myspace reality.  Despite and because of their system, myspace is a Wild Wild West of sorts where Goddess beads may be deleted but pictures of Pamela Anderson fully exposing her breasts may stay up for a loooooong time.

I haven't had any problems with photos of my Goddess beads on numerous other sites.

I have six people on my myspace friends list and they are Pagan artists (not prudes or creedist), a Pagan author (not a prude and not into petty game playing), and my oldest daughter, is who definitely not creedist or prudish and with whom I have a very close relationship.  I don't think it's anyone on my friends list.

I had one on my friends list post the supposedly offending photos on her myspace account and Venus did not get deleted there.

Then again, I have another friend, a Pagan photographer, whose myspace photos also seem to have been targeted (she photographs newborns and families).

I'd be willing to bet that most Pagans don't run into too much trouble having their art and photography reported and deleted elsewhere?  That'd be my bet.  At least, I haven't heard of anything like that.
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ArtFire of Etsy...ArtFire or Etsy...I just may sell on ArtFire... [Mar. 22nd, 2009|04:52 pm]
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[mood |contemplativecontemplative]

I tried making my own (about 2" or a little shorter) clay goddess beads and combined them with nice glass beads...

I used purchased bone goddess beads (about the same length) and combined them with bone and glass beads...

But since the nicer stuff wasn't selling, I was wondering what people might think of Shrink plastic beads like my Venus of Willendorf or others...

I also tried resin, making my own mold to make an Aphrodite Blue Opalesque Goddess Bead.  I might make more if I switch everything over to my KarenAScofield ArtFire shop.

I also tried different banners (going from current to previous).

I take my own pictures and hope these (above) are okay (a number of which are retakes). These are of some things I'm presently selling (trying to, anyway) on my http://molivan.etsy.com shop but that I might move to my KarenAScofield ArtFire shop.

I made the first banner but a very sweet MW member made the two shown above.  I'm not sure which style I like better and that fits my stuff.  I had previously used the following banner.

I have only made one sale after months of effort and am reluctant to add more stuff to my etsy shop since it costs extra to list each item.

ArtFire only charges a flat rate of 7 dollars to list as many items as I want.

Constructive criticism and various insights welcome.  I listed my shop on Witch Vox.  No sales from that.   I know the economy is bad, but...

Anyway it looks as if ArtFire is the way to go for me?  I mean, etsy gets more traffic...but not my shop.  My stuff is immediately burried 13 to 17 pages deep, despite adding enough and the appropriate tags and all, and well, unless your shop is featured, it can remain that way it seems.
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So, Would You Ever Wear a Glittery Opal Like Aphrodite Blue Resin Goddess Bead? [Feb. 23rd, 2009|08:14 am]
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This is just the back of an unfinished bead, but the light seems to positively dance across the bead with even slight movement (due to the  holographic octagonal gold flakes in there as well as opal-like Mylar flakes).

So can Pagans wear glittery faux gem resin beads along the lines of faux opal or would you be afraid it'll make you look like like a newbie/teen or something?
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(no subject) [Feb. 18th, 2009|12:26 pm]
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Some of my Goddess beads and jewelry (more on my flickr, here).

My own clay Goddes Art Bead.

With fine AB Swarovsky crystals on blue beading wire...

Some more of my clay Goddess beads.

Going back to my first batch of polymer clay beads...

My moon and stars clay bead Art Bead

My Goddess Nuit clay Art Bead

Playing around with texture...a copper moon is brought down to dangle in front of a textured clay leaf...


Playing, learning about design...

Using a purchased tea-dyed hand carved bone Goddess bead...

...In combination with fancy czech glass beads, fine AB Swarovski crystals, and various glass beads (findings are in shades of copper).

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Provisional designs [Nov. 17th, 2008|01:43 am]
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Yuletide Card Designs
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(no subject) [Oct. 30th, 2008|02:37 pm]
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Fire Ritual

Please leave any comments on the entry in my journal, not here. Thx
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Midsummer [Oct. 15th, 2008|11:58 pm]
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Recent painting multi-media art for Midsummer for my book of shadows. This is the Goddess calling forth the Lord of the flame. Enjoy!

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