Saturday, August 20, 2011


Hi, everyone! My friend Amanda sent me a package last week and it arrived on Monday. It contained some geeky freebies from her trip to Comic-con in San Diego and some lovely beaded bracelets and other goodies that she made me! Thank you, darling, you definitely know how to spoil me!

My friend scored a lot of loot at Comic-con. She knows how I love buttons and pins so she picked up some for me. My favorites are 'I Read Star Wars,' 'Clamp,' and Buffy the Vampire Slayer buttons. I first saw the Star Wars movies when they were re-released in theaters in the late 1990s (I saw clips of them as a kid, but never the whole films) and my obsession with all things Star Wars was born. I read the books throughout high school and undergrad. My favorites being the original trilogy, the Heir of the Empire trilogy, The Courtship of Princess Leia, and The Shadows of the Empire. So needless to say, the 'I Read Star Wars' button was PERFECT!!

You guys know that I am a Buffy geek so those buttons are awesome. One of my favorite manga series is Clamp's Cardcaptor Sakura so go me, I got a Clamp button ^___^ She also scored some stickers, postcards, a Steampunk Hatter catalog, and a Breaking Dawn film magnet.

She wrote of her 'travels' at Comic-con in a neat little newsletter of each days' events. I loved reading about what panels she went to and who she met. (She got to meet the Mythbusters! How fun!)

Also included in the package were some lovely handmade bracelets, a zipper brooch, and scissors fob. (She's so talented!)

Purple zipper rose brooch

I actually wore this brooch the next day to work. I got a lot of compliments on it as it is an unique idea for a brooch. Love it!

Blue and pink beaded bracelet

My friend thinks that these designs are 'simple'....I would be afraid to see what she thinks is complicated! I don't know how she can see straight after working with seed beads like this. Isn't it a lovely bracelet?

Blue seed bead and faux pearl 'double helix' bracelet

Another lovely creation from my friend. I love the shape of this bracelet :)

Butterfly scissors fob

I asked her if she could make me a beaded scissors fob after seeing some of her creations on facebook. I desperately needed something to help me stop losing my scissors to the 'couch monster' and look what she made me! A trio of butterflies and a tiny bell charm topped off by a star bead. AWESOME! As you can see, the fob is currently attached to my scissors ^__^

Purple flower extender

Do you remember the beaded bracelet that I received from Amanda a while ago? It was a perfect fit, but as it was snug against my wrist, I was afraid that it might get snagged on something so I asked her if she could extend it somehow and look what she did with it! That flower extender is beautiful. Could you imagine a ribbon bracelet with a few of these beauties along it?! It would be gorgeous.

A big THANK YOU and a virtual 'hug' to my friend Amanda for all the great goodies! You a beautiful, talented young lady :)

Until next time ^____^

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you like everything. :) the brooch is made with not ribbon but a zipper. :) And the crystals and pearls in the bracelets and scissor fob are Swarovski crystal beads. :)

    I can't wait till Christmas to send the other stuff I got for you at Comic-Con...hehe