12/22/2010

On a snowy day...

Good morning everyone !

Xmas has me running everywhere this year, thanks to the zillion projects I had at school and a hectic schedule at work. I went Xmas shopping yesterday and it was aweful ! People are so stressed out they make you stress out ! O_x

Ah, really, that is why I usually avoid this crazyness ! With all of that, I just barely finished to make my menu for the 24th and I will have to run after my vegies tomorrow, as I have to work in a few hours.

But, but, it was worth it cuz the snowstorm was nowhere to be found and I could safely ship my 50th order ! * Dances in joy *

And here is my little sneek peek, before I forget it :
Yes there will be a New Year sale on the Neckalces starting on the 26th until the 28th. Plus, the Xmas sale reduced items will still be at those amazing prices too ! :D

In any cases lol, I just wanted to take a few minutes to thank you all once again, and to wish you a very Merry Xmas ! :D


Here`s a super cute pic from Romap on Flicker - All rights reserved
It was so cute, I just had to put it here, sorry :P

- I know I am early but, hey, better now then never ! :P -

May you have a magical and festive Christmas Eve ! :D

I'll see you guyz soon, hopefully before New Year. If not, my best wishes for this brad new 2011 ! :D

- Big reindeer hug -

* M *

12/12/2010

Oh Deer... It's finally over ! :D

Hi there.... ! X_o

It has litteraly been months since I had a tiny minute for myself and that I could actually write in here... ! Ouf, thank God it's finally over !

This semester had me experiencing a lot of stuff, from happy moments to some more unhappy, but yet, I am still in one piece and I almost wonder how I actually managed to go through all of this...

On a more glorious note, it is finally the Holidays ! :D I'll be, just like all of you, super busy shopping for gift, buying food and baking for the Xmas diner, and buy some food fore the less fortunate, wich I believe we forget too often, decorating, painting.... ! Amen ! The list for my short vacation is 4 feet wide, from laundry to beads shopping, display making, etc... !

Only one more semester to go and yes, it will all be done ! Finally ! I have been in cegep for 6 years already, and that's an aweful lot, I must say, when you are usually in for 2, but, what do you want, I just love art and learning too much ! :D

I have to say that I had the wonderful experience of my very first Craft Fair. It was a really random and happy hazard that made me fall on the info and even though you will say it was at school, it was super well organised and Dawson College is a huge huge cegep, so there was really plenty of people there, no worries ! The fees were super affordable for student and even though I could only make it for one day because of my studies, it was absolutely worth it ! :D

Michelle was super kind and took a picture of my table, so you can see a little bit of what I had in stock, and how tired I was too lol !




It was super cool, I so want to do it again ! :D I might have one other really soon, in Febuary, to also raison funds for the SPCA, but I do not have a confirmation yet. But no worries, you will know for sure ! :D

On this, that will be all for tonight !
Don't forget that the poll section is still open and waiting for your answers ! :D

It is great to be back ! :D

Meanwhile, take care everyone, and I will write again soon ! :D

* M *

10/14/2010

Quick Feature !

Good evening everyone ! :D

I am just popping in a few minutes in between two school projects -and while being at school - to make a feature about a super cute artist. I am like a week late in this feature, as it was asked to me and I'm in the middle of my semester, so you can pretty much say that I sleep between 7 to 5 hours a night, and work from 7h till 11-12h every day.... Hurray for my schedule... O_o

That being said, I'll just skip that part and go to the awesome one ! Marie's interview is coming up too !

All right ! So, let me introduce ElizabethOHara ! :D

She has two shops, but I am presenting the one that I find more colorful, but it's just my personal taste. Her second shop is more about home decor and of course handmade objects.

She studied in Art and has been in that domain for most of her life. She sold her art from Galleries to craft fairs, and obviously on our lovely Etsy !

Check out a few of my favorite pieces of hers ! :D








Other ways to reach her !
www.elizabethoharaart.blogspot.com
www.twitter.com/@oharart

That's it for today guyz !

See ya all later !

* M *

9/17/2010

A year and full of suprises

Hi there everyone !

Sheesh, long time no see ! It has been almost a month since I have written a proper article ! O_o

Unfortunately I will have to keep it short and sweet once again since I have tons of stuff to do.

All right, I promised an interview with Marie, and it is coming up ! I just want to give us both a tiny break between our huge projects - cuz yes yes, we are in the same program.

Ok, so, what`s new ? Well, I have the pleasure to say that on the 8th of this month, I have celebrated Kirameku`s first year .... !!!! Yay ! I am so glad ! Thank you so much everyone for your love, support and guidance ! :D This is absolutely awesome ! :D

So, let`s sum this up !

Sales : 40
Twitter follower : 283
Blog follower : 61
Items : 58
Heart shop : 411


Youhou ! Almost all of my goals are achieved ! :D I didin`t had enough time to create some more new pieces as I was overwhelmed by orders because of the famous daily finds in wich I was featured ... ! * Dances in joy *

All right ! So, what do I have in stock for you ? Lots of new beads ! My drawers are almost all empty so I have to fill them up, and once this is done, I`ll be able to put all my items back on sale and much more ! :D Got Diotric Glass Bracelets coming up, giveaways and winter and fall themed items ! :D Yay !

All right, but all that is in bewtween my classes, so let`s all cross our fingers so I will have time to create new pieces as fast as I wish I can ! :D

All right ! Also, thank`s a lot to Krista`s lovely review of the flower paper earrings, we have a winner ! Congrats ! She has won a pair of Silver Flower Earrings, summer edition ! :D

All right ! That`s about it for today ! :D

I just want to post the Revised columbine artwork finished so you guyz can compare with the work in progess ! :P


Original Watercolor - Revised Columbine

Once again, thank you so much !

Take care everyone ! :D

* M *

8/29/2010

O....M... G... !!

Hi everyone !

I will make this post kind of very very quick because.... my ! I am having so many orders I just can`t stop dancing in joy !

On the 28th, I had the honor of being on the Etsy daily Finds email. The sideeffects ? Lots lots of loves and hearts ! And sales as many as I had never seen them in my shop..... !!! O_O

Wow ! I am so honored to see that you guyz love what I do so much ! Wow, I don`t know what else to say but a huge HUGE thank you ! And lots of hugs ! :D

So, as promised ! I have goodies for you ! :D

I am doing a Flower Paper Earrings giveaway for this week on Krista`s lovely blog !

She was kind enough to write a review on them as she worn them for a whole week ! Result ? She fell in love with it ! :D

Yes, I am telling you, you will fall in love with my items ! And that will just make me super happy to send you unique items that I had so much fun creating ! ;P

On this, once again, thank you !

And simply follow the link for my lovely giveaway ! :D

Have a marvelous day everyone !

* M *

8/26/2010

Aie Caramba !

Good day to all !

Yep, it has been a while since I wrote a few lines in here. They last days were all about getting ready to start school, for my last year this time. After that, I am done ! Youhou ! I love learning, but I am tired of going to school, as I have done cegep and university at the same time for the last two years. I think I really need a break.

Ouf, I restarted yesterday and I am already having huge projects to work on. I guess that`s what happens when you`re in your final year ! O_o The projects are really cool, but outch ! So demanding ! X_x

But, but, in the zillion things I had to finish before to start school, the promised Revised Columbine original Watercolor just needs a few touch ups and it`s done ! I am so happy, the result is really nice ! :D

I just can`t wait to list it !

For now, I have 59 items in shop, and I can`t wait to hit the 70, but I need to desperately wait for my beads to come home, as the orders take always so much time to get here... T_T

Oh well, I told you I wanted to hit 80 items by September, I beleive it`s going to be more like 80 in December, because of all the work I am asked to do in school, plus my driving lessons and my part-time job. ( Hum, where do I sleep in all that ? lol ). But, but, I have posted on the 24th 3 new items with one ring that can be only made once ! :D


The sweet Chocolate Azzuro Stardust ring

Oh, I wanted to mention why I always put such huge watermarks on my artworks. Well, as you all know, unfortunately a lot of people have the bad habit of stealing artwork and claiming that it is theirs, even if it`s not, and even if there is a watermark on it. I want to share my work with you, but I want to play safe as much as possible.
I wish I could just put plain pictures on Etsy so we could all be happy, but please bear in mind that I have work quite a bit on those pieces and it would really sadden me to see it snatched by somebody else. All those artwork are originals, except when I mention that there`s a print, obvisouly, and comes with an authentification certificate. Of course there won`t be any watermark when you will recieve the original artwork.

I am very honored to see that you want to see more artwork, and I will do my best to put more up !

As for what goodies I will have for you in the next few days, there will be a giveaway ! :D Yay ! It will be hosted on another faboulous blog, and I will give you all the exclusive details ! Krista and I are just polishing up the last details so we can give you something really awesome ! :D

Also, I have a very good friend of mine that had the marvelous idea of creating a shop with handmade Hijab pins. They are so cool ! So stay posted for Marie`s interview ! Meanwhile, you can take a peek at her shop ! :D

On this everyone, I have to rush to go to school !

See ya all later !

* M *

8/18/2010

I am going back... !

Oh my, hi to all !

It has been such crazy weeks since the last time I blogged, fiouf !

All right ! Thanks to everyone who stopped by and voted, it is really going to pay off for you guyz, so if you haven`t done it yet, go to the Vote! page right away ! There`s 3 tiny poll but oh so important ! :P

I went on a mini trip for my tiny vacarion and I was so glad to have the suprise : I had made my 18th and 19th sale while I was away ! :D

It ws a great way to patch up the fact that I had been coughing my lungs out for almost the whole trip. I was so sad and so darn tired I could barely do anything and I felt bad for the one we visited. Anyways, I still had a great time, but i did feel pretty stupid running around for tissues and buying cold medecine at the end of summer... -_-''

I`ll add up the picture later lol, as I am too tired to just fetch the camera, but I tried macarons for the first time, and I was kind of disapointed. We took each of the flavors there was in a french pastry and only one was actually to my taste... on 20.... Yeah, I am picky lol. But I didin`t like their flase sense of crunchyness, as if the sugar from the dough had crystalised while baking, and having it so moist in my mouth after and having my fingers all sticky cuz the macaron squished under one bite... Too much sugar in those, and you could tell. Well, not for me simply I guess.

I`ll stick with my usual classics, such as Profiteroles ! :D

All right, that`s it for today, I can`t even type straight anymore lol.

Btw, I am open to suggestions for the new Fall collection ! :P

See ya guyz soon ! :P

* Maxime *

8/12/2010

Funny Cards and Switches

Snif, snurb...

Hi everyone !

Ah gee, I don`t know what happened but I woke up yesterday with a stuffy nose and I sneeze like 20 times a minute. I thought it was allergies, but turns out that it got worst this morning... Yep, I managed to cathc up the flu in summer..... T_T

I guess that I caught cold when I went to buy my conteact lenses - it was pouring outside and the AC in the store was really hi.... Oh well, I guess I`ll just have to take a lot of tea and sleep all day....

All right, but before I do such a thing, here`s my review on Dandee Etsy shop ! :P

It is a cute, humoristic shop, where you can find light switchplates and funny handmade cards made of a 100% post-consumer paper !


The cards can be customised too !


Add up a bit of vintage to yout room


Or a bit of sexy too, with eco-friendly messages

You can find this cool shop on Etsy or follow the blog or twitter !

On this, have a great day everyone !

* M *

8/11/2010

After the rain, sunshine !

Hi there everyone !

Yeah, long time no see ! The last few days I was barely on the Etsy forum and I appologise for my few quick posts and run, but I barely have time to do anything these days­... ! T_T

They pump up my hours at work and I have my driving lessons taht started. Ouf ! Driving is sure harder than I thought ! O_o

I practiced a lot these days and it hopefully got better ! I have my second class coming up soon, so we`ll see how it turns out ! :P

Before I forget it, I want to say a special thanks to all of those who votes in my new poll section. I do not have a lot of entries though, so I can`t really have any concluent data, so pretty please, take just 2 minutes and give me a few clicks on my new vote page ! :P

I also went to put up another artwork at Le Papillon Bleu, a very lovely and delicious Fine Sechuan Cuisine in Downtown of Montreal.

I already have 4 more artwork framed there for sale. My prices are quite for every budget, and the owner is wonderful and kind. It is a great place where I have tasted the best chinese food ever, like his Honey and Garlic Chicken that will make your tummy yearn for more. And yeah, I am picky with food.


Here`s my new Beauty Artwork, a colored pencil work on Bristol paper.

Also, I have joined two Etsy Teams, wich you can see the banner on the side of the Blog. I did not have enough time yet to go into the presentation forums and all, and I`ll have a few days off soon, so maybe there I`ll have time to do it.

Meanwhile, I`ll have to go cleaning and all, but I will be back for a feature on Dandee, wich is one of the member of BEST and I was asked to do a feature on this shop.

So stay posted ! :P

See ya later !

* M *

8/03/2010

Lime Green & Turquoise

Hi there !

Wow, gee, it has been such a long time since I haven`t posted on here ! As I have spread the word a bit before I was busy repainting my room, and it is finally done ! You`ll excuse the poor lighting of the pictures, as it has not rained, but showered all day and I am still busy putting everything back on it`s rightful place.

All right ! So let`s see it ! :P

Here are the two dominant colors, in plus of white walls. I`ll put up more pics when the sun is up :




Aren`t those lovely ? Great discovery for less then 10$ ! Yay !


And yes ! Finally I have a librairy ! Please overlook the mess lol

And and, yes I might not be around a lot these days on Etsy lol, but I am working on a sweet watercolor of a Columbine.

Here is the work in progress :



I have tried this time 90 lbs special edition Winsor and Newton watercolor paper, medium grain. I find it is not the best one to work with, even though I am addicted to this compagny - I simply loooooooove all their products ! Mediums, paintbrushes, paint... I just love it, there is nothing else to see lol. I am a W&N junkie O_x ! lol

And, as usual, you can see the gorgeous colors of Holbein watercolors ;P


Hum... beside that, what else... I tried to figure out how TweetMeme work but I think I haven`t totally mastered it yet lol. I want to try recepies and go out but well, work is in the way lol, and the back to school is getting nearer and nearer.... Hurray for those stupid artwork lists that goes like following : Pencil.
Great. And when you ask the poor girl, she doesn`t even know what type of pencil she needs, as the teacher haven`t said it. Love love those.... -_-'''

Oh well, I`ll be getting back to school soon too ! Fious, back to 3h of traveling a day, well... let me tell you that I sleep a lot in the subway in the morning lol ! All right ! I can`t wait to have my young girl with the pearl earring painting back ! I`ll tell you all about it when I`ll be able to get better pictures. For now I have just details so it dosen`t make a lot of sense lol.

All right ! That`s it for today !

Got to go back to cleaning and decoration ! :D

See ya all soon ! :P

* M *

7/30/2010

Fiouf ! X_x

Hi there everyone !

Oh my ! I am soooo having a hard time these days to keep everything up !

We are repainting my room, so forget it ! I have to wash the walls, pick up the paint, prime the walls, go to work and all ! Fiouf ! Let me tell you that my days are really full ! I have barely the time to do a bit of promotion for my Etsy shop ! T_T

Well, I have a bit of new items up already and oviously more on their way !

Here is one of my newest !


Mint Berry Ring - Limited Edition

Also, I had the honor of being fetured on The Handmade Gift Guide Blog ! I am so happy ! I had a wonderful review and a lot of fun makin it ! Hidden in the article is a code giving you a special discount for Kirameku !

Click here for the lovely article !

Also, I told you that I would give you a review about Project Wonderful. Well, here it is ! :P

Started : 7 July 2010
Ended : 27 July 2010
Budget : 5$
Total clicks : 40
Bids : 24
Ad used : First a still image, then an animation

Comments : At first I struggled a lot with PW and only got a few ads, and I wanted to have the cheaper as possible and all, but finally I decided that some might be worth it. I am very happy of the service, cuz I had issues with my animation - gee I worked for that ad ! - but I had answers from the PW staff in about a day and they were very kind and helping. Although it wasn`t in my budget, I am very glad that I took the time to put those ads up and to spend that money. For now I will put another 5$ in the bank and keep you updated ! :P

That is pretty much it for today !

On this, I`ll have to go to bed, I am working early tomorrow... X_x

See ya soon !

* M *

7/22/2010

Time for discoveries !

Good morning everyone !

Well, I have to make this post quickly, as I have to run to the post office before diner and it is a long walk.

All right ! I just wanted to introduce to you to a lovely shop that I discovered not so long ago. With a title as evocative as New Moon Studio, this shop has great great handmade finds that will make you go : I want it ! :D

Here is a piece of her bio : `` The best way to express my feelings and thoughts is when I draft or make things with clay. I love soft organic shapes and the use of contrasting colors. I like clean and simple designs. ``
If you want to know more, here is her impressive profile.

And that is what she is doing ot perfection !

Take a look at some of my favorite pieces !


This adorable Pomagrenade vase ! Love love it !!


Those gorgeous greens !


Ah ! White and turquoise, the perfect match !

She has a sale going on until July 31rst ! Quick before her beautiful pieces go ! :P

On this, have a great day everyone !

* M *

7/20/2010

Ah, finally !

Good morning to all !

I had a wonderful day yesterday and plenty of views for my newest item ! I am soooo glad !

The weird thing is, I do not know why this title kept sticking on my newest artwork : Poison Ivy... I know it is a Batman`s character and all, but they are totally unlrelated ! Maybe it is because of the colors that I used reminded me a bit of the Poison ad from Dior... I don`t know... O_o

Anyways, I have to put it here, I just love it too much ! :P I almost kept it to myself lol !


Here is my Original Artwork Poison Ivy

This artwork was inspired by the fashion ads that I saw and by my obsession with make up. I tried a new paper for this artwork, and it is all made out from minerals, there is no trees involved in this paper. I do not know though if this is a better paper for the environnement... I`ll hope it is !

I worked a lot on my shop these past few days, taking other pictures, putting up more items, and I finally changed my avatar and now my banner ! I am so happy it turned out so good !


My brad new banner at my Etsy shop !

Now, I wanted to share with you that I will be having a few giveaways hosted in different blogs soon, as well as a review of my famous flower paper earrings. I`ll give you more news when the projects will be up ! :P

Also, here are my objectives for my very first year on Etsy. I opened up last September, and here are my goals :

* 250 shop hearts
* 24 sales
* 50 blog followers
* 200 twitter followers
* 80 items in my shop

Thank you so much everyone for your support ! I am now at 233 shop hearts, 16 sales, 41 blog followers, 127 twitter followers and 55 items in stock !

Thank you ! * big hugs *

Please don`t hesitate to stop by and tell me what you want to see in store or if you prefered my first banner ! Your comments are always welcomed !

On this, have a gorgeous sunny day everyone !

* M *

7/19/2010

So much to do, such tiny time lap...

Hi there !

Fiouf ! What a crazy week !

Seriously, I didin`t thought that being a moderator would mean so much... ! O_o
I wonder if I`ll be able to keep it up when I`ll go back at shcool ... :S

In any cases, we will see when we will be there and I am pretty sure that I`ll be able to find somebody else to take my spot.

All right ! I have picked up my pen again and I haven`t been able to let it down lol, so stay posted cuz I will put up more artwork soon in my shop ! :P

Yay ! I have a few days off from work so I will probably be out, sneeking at the Fantasia Festival or just meeting up friends ! :P

Now, I have a great discovery for you today !

I happened to have cross this gorgeous paper flower shop that just opened today !
I don`t know about you, but I can barely believe that those are paper flowers ! O_o

Here are a few from The Crimson Poppy !







* All rights reserved to The Crimson Poppy

Oh this amazing discovery, have a nice day everyone ! :P

* M *

7/15/2010

Well, let`s nail that !

Hi everyone !

sorry for the late update, I had such a busy week ! Work, etsy, the 30 minutes of fame, painting my room... !

So, I have listed three new gorgeous rings, they are so cute !

I got tons of new ideas, new beads on their way, and a work in progress with another Etsy sellers. Fiouf ! For now, let me just give you a peek of my newest listing, as they are just too cute !



Rainbow Berry ring - Limited Edition



Pink Champaghe Ring - Limited Edition



Summer Blue and Lime Green Chrysanthemum Ring


So there they are ! :P

I am a really happy that while I had my fame this week, so many people stopped by to give me a hand, it was great !

Oh well, my ice cream starving won`t leave me alone, so I`ll have to go for now.

I can`t wait to have my room painted ! It will be sooooo nice ! :D

Oki, since I haven`t done this for a while, before going :

Countdown : 55 items listed
25 still more to go ! :P

Have a great night everyone !

* M *

7/12/2010

Little update

Hi to all ! :P

Yes, I have been away - again lol - but I have been quite busy updating my shop, preparing my 30 minutes of fame ( YAYYYY ! ), setting up a new thread to help out etsy sellers and strugulling with project wonderful... O_x

So, for my new thread that I started with the sweet Galla15, we just opened it yesterday and my ! We did promotion and all and what a response we got ! I might just have to recruit new hands and open up more spots ! The tricky thing is, I don;t want our thread to come into competition with the other 30 minutes of fame... :S

We`ll see how it goes, but if it wasn`t from Galla`s help, I wouldn`t know wich step to take first ! X_x

And as for project wonderful.... well, the budget if of 5$, and I am not quite sure my shop got the exposure I wished it had. I had putten up a simple add, but now I am going to change it to a little animation. Let`s see how this will do­.

That`s it for now !

I made two new rings and I can`t wait to list them ! :P

And for those who are availible, you are invited to my 30 minutes of fame this Tuesday, at 8h30, East time, at Etsy promotion forum. Stay posted for great and exclusive discounts !

Big hugs to all !

* M *


7/07/2010

My, what a day !

Oh my.... !

I am exhausted !

I had such a busy day ! I was working hard on trying to catch up that famous 30 minutes of fame, and YAY ! I did it !

I kicked my butt and finally opened up mu Project Wonderful account and try to figure it out. I`ll tell you more about it tomorrow. I have tried to get through my 4feet long to do list with, I must say, a fair success.

For tonight, I am half asleep already, so let me just introduce you to my new Swarovski earrings ! :P

I did scrape my fingers a lot to make those, because the chandelier is quite time consuming and very delicate, but it was definitely worth it !

My pieces are stunning and I am so proud of them ! :P




You already know my Bermuda Blue Heart ;D



Here is it`s Light Olivine Variation ...



And finally, my gorgeous Sunset Chandelier Swarovski Earrings !

Want to see more ?

Take a peek at my Etsy Shop ! I am now having a sale until July 24th !

Thanks for reading my double post today ! :P

Good night !

* M *


Busy Bee

Another hot hot summer day ! :P

Before I go to my backyard getting my tan back, I just wanted to do a small update.

I didin`t wrote yesterday because I was busy making jewlery with swarovski crytals. I loooooooooove them, they are so shiny and the colors are just... perfect !

Here is a peek of one pair of earrings I`ll be listing tonight :P



Bermuda Blue Swarovski Earrings


I have a lot lot to do today, I have to cook my muffins - wich I kept saying for the past two weeks lol - cleaning, laundry and all that stuff... Yay... -_-''

But most importantly, I`ll be trying this Project wonderful advertising thinghy.

Quickly, if you don`t know about this project, it is that you can advertise for free or very cheap prices on blogs and wesites. I`ve asked my fellow etsians about it and the opinions are pretty much 50-50, so I will give it a try and keep you guys posted. Advertising is cool, but for that you must have a good budget and all. I`ll try it out first with PW, and after I will try out a few cool websites I came across.

So, I`ll stop saying it and I`ll be on my way to open up this account...

See ya tonight !

* M *

7/05/2010

My, where to start ?

Hi there !

I know it has been a while since I wrote, but I have a good excuse :P !
My sweetheart got an unexpected vacation. So let me tell you that he didin`t had to say it twice that I packed up my things for a well deserved and sweet 5 days off.

It was great, and the best part of it, it was relaxing ! I really needed some time off to get some fresh air !

But I won`t tell you anymore than that lol ! :P After all, a private life needs to stay a bit private though, ne ? :P

So, when I got back, the head full of new ideas... and waiting for my bead supplies to come in.

I am so excited, I won a giveaway from Ahpeele ! This is great ! * Dances in joy ! * I don`t know what to choose ! There is so many gorgeous designs ! From everyday wear to yoga wear, it is all there !

It was hosted at Anna`s sweet blog. Great stufff in there, and giveaways ! Check it out : http://stunningannak.blogspot.com/

I have to get cracking on those items and artwork, I have two days off, I guess I`ll just grab my paint and make some watercolor, unless the heat wave have me melted... O_o My it is hot today !

So hot my idea barely follows one another.... ! O_o

I want to do so many things, but I have so little time ! Oh well, I`ll figure something out ! :P

That`s it for now !

I`ll see you guyz tomorrow, and hopefully my thoughts will be back in order ! :P

Ja ne !

* M *

6/29/2010

So, how are your super powers ?

Ah, what a day... !

Got a lot of stuff going all at the same time, waiting for a lot of beads orders to come in, starting a new promotion thread, xmas sale in july, an agenda art contract... Ouf ! Sometimes I feel like I would need super powers !

I felt just like that today.... O_x



Fantasia International Movie Festival

Just a little word on the Fest :

Fantasia is a great movie festival that is hosted one a year in Montreal. You can find anything, really anything, from animation to horror movies, from romance to foreign movies,... You can pretty much see anything you want, anything out of the ordinairy. That Fest is amazing ! I saw gorgeous movies like The Banquet or super cute animation movies, or simply thrilling action scenes.

Ah, we just wish we could borrow super powers sometimes, like to watch all those great movies all at once. Don`t we all need super powers sometimes ?

That`s it for today !

On this, I`ll go work on a new pair of earrings, from the Sunset Collection... :P

Have a nice night folks !

* M *

6/28/2010

208 shop hearts and still going !

Oh God I am tired !

I got a tuff day today, as I went shopping with my brad new yellow Charlotte Russe shoes ! :P

It was actually a super cool dealfrom a girl I know, wich she had never worn them, so this is not exactly the same model I have, they are from last year, but they have some great great shoes !

And despite the high heels, I must say, they are quite confortable ! And yes, I took them on a test drive, as I went all the way downtown to fecth some cooking books and treated a friend with a bella pella soap !

I just fell in love with them ! :P



Charlotte Russe great shoes

Aren`t they great ?!
Ah, why does girls love shoes so much ?

Style : Checked. confort : Checked. And yes, I took them on a proper test drive, as I went all the way downtown to fecth some cooking books and treated a friend with a bella pella soap ! So a 4h hour shopping trip and the bus drive.

I fell in love with bella pella`s new blueberry soap, it smells sooooo goood !



Bella Pella`s amazing soaps


The thing is, when you get into that store, you want to buy soap for the next 10 years. They have great handmade soaps, yes yes, made here Montreal.

Here is the one I bought her, but shuuuuuuuuush ! Don`t tell her, it is a secret ! :P
It is her birthday today ;D

Well, that`s it for my review for today !

I must go to bed now and put my amazing books away ! :P

But, before, Countdown ! :P

47 items listed ! New Baladi earrings added today ! Yay !
33 more to go ! :P

On this...

`Night !

* M *

6/23/2010

199 hearts and classy vintage

Hi everyone ! :P

Yes yes, I know, I have been quite busy and away these days, don`t remind me ! :P

Also, I wanted to let the spotlight on for StudioHaus for a bit, since her pictures are soooooooo pretty !

Oki then, little update on my shop :

I just wanted to thank everyone how hearted an item or my shop ! It is such a great pleasure to see that your art is appreciated ! Thanks you guyz ! I am three months away from my one year anniversary and I have 199 shop hearts so far !

* Big hugs everyone ! *
Thank you ! Thank you !

Oki !

So, what`s new today ?

Well, I was browsing and all, and I found amazing vintage jewlery - yeah yeah, you heard me right, vintage, wich I am not really into. But those pieces from Yeahiamgroovy are just soooo coool and classy ! :P

Come take a peek !


These are the stunning pieces that caught my eyes this morning !


Isn`t that just tooo cute !?! Availible also in baby blue ! :P But green is better :P



Uuh, just like blood... ! O_o


You liked it ? Come check her shop ! She has amazing one of a kind vintage and kawaii finds ! Quick before it goes away !

http://www.etsy.com/shop/yeahimgroovy

Thanks for reading guyz ! :D

* M *

6/22/2010

And the winner is.... !

Good morning to all !

Thanks a lot to all of those who participated in my very first giveaway ! And all those who voted for what they want to see added to my shop !

Before I announce the winner, I want to say a big thanks to StudioHaus for letting me interview her ! She is a super sweet girl and she has an amazing shop. If you haven`t read her interview yet, I strongly suggest you do ! :P

And, as I have promised, more items are on their way ! I got new ideas for necklaces and earrings ! So stay posted !

Countdown : 47 items listed
33 more to go !

Oki, so without any further delay, the winner of this cute giveaway is.....

( Drum rolls )

Smiley Moo !


Congrats ! :P

Thanks again to everyone who participated ! This is the first giveaway, but not the last ! So come take a peek once in a while ;P

On this, have a nice day !

* M *

6/15/2010

Blooming Passion

Hi everyone ! :P

It is with great honnor that I gladly introduce the very first interview of this blog ! I want you to meet the shop owner of Studio Haus, who is generous, passionate and as sweet as chocolate.


What would you like to tell us about yourself ?

I'm originally from the midwest but recently moved to Pennsylvania and I'm loving it!


When did you discovered your passion for photography ?

I've always loved photos and photography but it wasn't until the summer I was working at a portrait studio that I actually realized that this was something I wanted to do.


Do you have any other passions ?

I do! I love all art, the beach, Paris (I went once and fell in love!), and great friends because they are hard to come by.



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What type of landscape do you prefer ?

I love waterfalls and beach scenes. Anytime I get a chance to visit either I do!

What artist inspire you the most in your art ?

Definitely Ansel Adams ~ http://www.anseladams.com/
His landscape photography is so inspiring and would love to travel to all the beautiful places he did.


Your perfect photography trip ?

Oh gosh, its hard to say just one place but I would really love to go Yellowstone. I think the landscapes there would make for some amazing photos.

One tip you would give to starter photographer ?

I think my best tip would be that clouds are your best light diffuser! I always thought that I needed bright sunlight but found that it causes harsh shadows and washes out details on beautiful flowers and waterfalls. Just before or just after a storm can create some great lighting (and sometimes lightning so be careful!) and lead some awesome shots.




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What type of camera do you use ?

Actually *blush* I use a Kodak point-n-shoot. I'm saving for a Cannon 50D and can't wait to get my hands on one!


What lead you to open your Etsy account ?

I wanted to see if there is anyone out there who likes my photos as much as I do. Etsy was an easy way to either be rejected or justified.


If you could add another product to your store, neverminding the budget, what would it be ?

Oh it would definitely be canvas prints. Those look so amazing and I love how they make a photo look like a painting!



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What do you like the most about having your Etsy shop ?

The community aspect of Etsy is amazing. All the support and tips have really helped me improve my shop from where I started a year ago.

What would be your typical day ?

Well mornings are mostly listing and networking through twitter and facebook. My afternoons are spent exercising, doing chores, and taking care of the mundane things. Evenings I try to spend time with my husband until he goes to bed (really early!). I more of a night person so I stay up late editing photos and this is usually when I list new photos into my shop.


Do you exhibit in galeries, restaurants ? Do you exhibit at craft fairs ?

I have done a few crafts fairs and will be doing a few in the fall. I will be posting on my blog or facebook with the shows and dates.


Where can we contact you ? Do you sell somewhere else ?

I only sell on Etsy and at shows.
Email: mystudiohaus [!at] yahoo.com
Blog: studiohaus.blogspot.com
FB: www.facebook.com/studiohaus
Twitter: www.twitter.com/studiohaus

Giveaway ! Tada !!

Good morning !! :P

Yes ! Finally the wait is over.... !

- Drum rooooollssss - Here is my first Giveaway ! :D

To participate, it is simple !

1. Follow my blog
2. Post a comment so I can know that you are interested ! :P

How will it work ? Even more simple ! After you followed and commented, I will put all your usernames in a big bowl and will draw one name. The winner will have to send me her e-mail adress and the earrings will be sent the following days. No shipping charges ! :P

It starts : Now
It ends : Next Monday, the 21 of June, 12 o'clock

So here it is ! A very cute pattern, unique and summer inspired !

My Floral Lantern Earrings !
It's originality and exclusivity will all be yours to wear !

This cute little pattern is composed of high quality glass beads and is mounted on a silver plated, nickel and lead free small hooks. It is about one inch and 3/4 long, without the hooks.







Stay posted ! Another great entry will be next ! The interview with StudioHaus ! :P

* M *

6/13/2010

Welcome back Mister Sun ! :P

Ah ! Finally !

The sun is back from vacation ! Hurray ! :P

I had a marvelous week-end, but unfortunately I had to spend it most working... T_T
Oh well, that is life ! :P With a hint of chance I will be able to get toasted a bit tomorrow ! Out out silly winter white ! :P

So, I have a giveaway that is going to be host this week, right here ! :P And thanks to those who voted, the item will be turquoise ! :P Yay ! Stay posted !

I have the confirmation for the blog feature that I will do as soon as I have the replies. So here is a great, sweet shop owner that will have the spotlight here soon !
http://www.etsy.com/shop/StudioHaus

On this, I say no more ! :p To be continued....

Countdown : 41 items posted
39 more to go !

Yeah, before I go, I know it is a bit late and all, but I am having a sale on twitter for those who follow me. Just add me up and get a special 10% discount untill midnight tonight.

On this folks, have a great night ! :P

* M *

6/10/2010

Oh sun, where have you gone to ?

Hi everyone !


I do know know what happened here in Montreal, but we are freezing ! Seriously, we just started to have some great weather, between 20 and 27 degrees, and now the temperatures dropped around 14 degrees ! O_o

Hurray for the sandals and skirts ! T_T And we have lots lots of rain ! Gee, I hope that we will get back to a normal summer soon ! T_T

I have a lot of stuff to do today, so my message will be brief. I have to figure out how to do gift certificates, got tons of ideas for new items, great feedback from Etsy sellers that gave me other perspectives on my shop... and last, but not least, figure out how I can have a special sale section here for you followers !

I was on fire today and listed new items ! Wouhou ! Halfway done ! :P

Countdown : 40 items listed
40 left to go !

I have ordered new beads ,I can't wait to get them ! :P

For now I will just post my deal of the day here, hoping to find a better way soon.


** Gorgeous dangeling silver and purple earrings ! **

MARKED DOWN ! Were 10.50$ now 7.50$ !
Refund via paypal

http://www.etsy.com/listing/38589788/silver-and-purple-sparkle-earrings


On this, have a nice day everyone !

* M *

6/08/2010

Testing testing, one two !

Good day good day ! :P

Another busy day at work, I spare you the details. For tonight, a simple post and, at the same time, a little test.

I want to know what your opinion is !

As I talked about before, my goal this summer is to have 80 items. So here it is !

Countdown ! 38 items listed
42 more to go !

I leave you with this quick survey !

Feel free to leave any comment on that regard !

Have a nice night everyone !

* M *





What would you like to see added to Kirameku ?






















6/07/2010

Bright and sunny, with prevision of mango rain

Hi there !

It was so fun today, I finally got to went to Jean Talon market and now my fridge is full of delicious fruits and vegies ! I couldn`t take all that I wanted, since it started raining so I had to run back to the subway before getting drentch.

But everything is fine, I got my mangos ! :P Yuuuummy !

Just wanted to tell you what is going to be on the menu for the next few weeks. Yup, more items on the way and part-time job, but I will start soon to interview Etsy shop owners and share my wonderful discoveries here ! :P

I fell in love again with GlassMagie`s shop, and I hope to be able to catch her soon to make a feature of her magnificent work here.

For now, I leave you with this terrific video of Ida Corr. I know it is now her most recent work, but this video is lovely ! And has just the hint of James Bond that it needs... ! :P

On this, enjoy !

* M *

6/02/2010

Clearance ! Summer items !

Hi everyone ! :P

Here is the time for shopping !

I have some gorgeous lantern earrings that would be perfect with any summer outfit !

Made with bali silver findings, add a bit of gipsy to your outfit or beach wear ! Those earrings are one of a kind !

Only 9.75$ and low shipping rates !

Quick before they expire !

Amber : http://www.etsy.com/listing/39936950/amber-bali-flower-ooak-earrings

Turquoise :http://www.etsy.com/listing/39935013/aqua-bali-flower-earrings-ooak

Green : http://www.etsy.com/listing/39867076/green-bali-flower-ooak-earrings

Thanks for stopping by !

www.Kirameku.etsy.com - Colorful, funky and affordable jewlery, artwork & prints

5/30/2010

Cakes ! Blueberries or triple chocolate ?

Yes yes, I know, I am not a very dedicated blogger, but it is all right ! :P

I had an amazing night yesterday and my marvelous boyfriend invited me to this gala and I had the most marvelous desserts ever ! Thank God it was a buffet, so I could take as many as I wanted ! But oh no, my stomac wasn`t able to take in as much cakes as I wanted ... ! T_T Geez, where are our lunch boxes when we need them the most ?!

So tonight, here is a great mousse recipe !

Here is my latest discovery !

This is a great blog and the pictures are mouth watering, check it out :
Latest addition : Passionfruit chocolate mousse - miam miam !

http://www.breakingbreadblog.com/2010/05/chocolate-passionfruit-mousse-cake.html#comment-form

On this, bon ap├ętit ! :P

* M *

5/26/2010

From Lemon Yellow to Caput Mortem Violet

Finallly !

The inventory is over... ! I counted only patels from 10 o'clock am to 6 pm...

Let me tell you that the colors variations from one compagny to another can be enormus ! And that you learn a loooot of weird color names when you have over 200 colors in stock. But thank God you have that many ! Pastels are sure hard to mix sometimes, so you can have a color palette as wide as you want, from hues to saturations without any problems ! :P

Thank you Sennelier, Holbein and Rembrand for such palettes !

Now my work weeks will be more random, geez, so I hope I will have enough time to reach my goal : have 80 items in my shop !

Countdown : 35 items listed
45 more to go !


On this folks, I go to bed and try to get some sleep, since it is 35 degrees outside, but something more like 40 if you add up the humidity... :S

I am so happy that summer is here ! It is the best time of the year ! :P

On this, good night !

* M *

5/22/2010

Let`s start

Oh well, there we are...

I finally decided to open up my own blog, but oh boy, where to start ?!

Quickly, I am currently a student in Arts, crazy at times, funky at others, and sleepy all morning because of the late work hours and the long homework assignements. Nothing much to say up here, simply I go crazy with colors, and I live simply for painting and drawing.

I have a small job at a retail store, and like everybody else, some days I love my job, but others I hate it... oh well... !

Eventually you will know more about me, but here is not the point of this blog.

I simply want to share amazing discoveries that I made while browsing on the world wide web, but also, tell you guyz more about my hobby ! I do own a small shop of handmade jewlery and artwork on Etsy, and I am very proud of it !

So that`s all for tonight folks !

On this, let our journey begin !
Stay posted !

Yours,

* M *