Could it be? Have ah truly returned to this here ol’ blog thingy-ma-jiggy? I reckon’ I have, babe!
It’s officially been overfour years since I last shared some words with the world on this here site. Four years, y’all. If it was a child, it would be able to tell you that it wanted to have Chic-Fil-A for lunch and let everyone on the line know that you were wearing a wig. That’s how long it’s been.
Not sure if you all remember, but I wrote a post months ago about how my move of Avatar: The Last Airbender lent itself as inspiration for several jewelry pieces I created for my hobby-turned-fledgling jewelry business, Pretty Poet Ink.
Well, after watching Never Been Kissed today and going through my jewelry inventory, I started thinking of another Drew Barrymore film that moved me to craft: Ever After.
In case I haven’t made it apparent by now, I’m kinda an Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra fan. I mean, you guys must’ve noticed what with all my essays and post-caps and all. Either way, what I’ve probably never really mentioned on here is that I’m also a bit of a beader and jewelry maker with a store called Pretty Poet Ink. It all started when I worked in a craft store in Queens, and it quickly spiraled out of control. I started buying all kinds of beads without any kind of thought, but sometimes they would speak to me. And one day, as I watched several episodes of Avatar Book 2, particularly “The Tales of Ba Sing Se”, inspiration hit.
First, it started with these earrings, which I called “Red Paper Lanterns”: