Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Jewelry Subject and Super Cuteness

Horseshoe Crab Necklace
My original plan had been to make a holiday horseshoe crab ornament but once I had sculpted it I realized it would make a fantastic necklace instead. I really like how it turned out and plan to make more.

I was also thinking of doing other ancient animals both living and extinct in a more realistic form like this. Say trilobites, scorpions, etc.

Since I'm not doign the holiday horseshoe crab ornament I needed to come up with a new idea. I'll be making a Christmas Coelocanth ornament in the next few days.

So now for the cuteness. My brother and his wife have welcomed their very first child into the world. Little Joshua was born on October 17 and is a healthy little guy weighing in at 6lbs 4 oz (not bad for 2 weeks early).

My New Nephew Joshua

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Help Me with Some Research

I just put together a quick little survey to find out a little more about who is visiting Noadi's Art and to help me do a little informal market research. The survey is totally anonymous, I'm not collecting any top secret information.

Noadi's Art Survey

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Lots of Updates

I have a lot going on lately so here are some updates:
  • International Cephalopod Awareness Days have ended. The giveaway and shipping special was a success. Jae has claimed her octopus and hopefully she loves it when it arrives.
  • To make room for a new trilobite design I'm planning I've dropped the prices on the current design to $15. You can find them on Etsy and eCrater
  • I've also lowered the prices on my gargoyle jewelry. I'm going to be completely discontinuing the line since it no longer really fits Noadi's Art very well. On Etsy and eCrater
  • I'm working on a commission of 20 pins for a member of a Mardi Gras Krewe, very cool and fun.
  • I sometimes have crazy ideas that I really want to make happen and one from this weekend is the Holiday Horseshoe Crab ornament so keep an eye out for that. It continues the theme from the Xmas Platypus of strange animal ornaments.
  •  I created a new squidoo lens for my steampunk jewelry. It's been pretty popular lately so trying to get it a little more attention and making more multiples than I usually do.
  • Made a dinosaur specimen jar. Might make more, haven't decided yet.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Cephalopod Day Giveaway Winner

The time has come to see who wins the octopus necklace. There were 49 entries (excluding two people who posted as Anonymous) so drum roll please:

The 4th entry wins and that is Jae!
Jae said...

Cuttlefish is so cute, but the giant squid... those guys I can just watch in awe 24/7. I anxiously wait for the day when we can actually find and watch these amazing creatures on a regular basis instead of only catching glimpses or finding corpses.
So please contact me Jae at with your mailing address in the next 3 days to claim the necklace.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

International Cephalopod Awareness Day Has Arrived!

The most wonderful day of the year is upon us. Head over to my Etsy shop for free shipping and goodies on all cephalopod orders.

If you haven't entered the giveaway yet: Go do it! Entries are only open until 6pm Eastern US time with the drawing at 7pm.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

International Cephalopod Awareness Day Celebration!

On October 8 it is International Cephalopod Awareness Day and in celebration of this day I'll be doing several things:

1: I'm giving away the necklace on this page. Here are the rules:
  • To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post saying which cephalopod is your favorite between now and 6pm (EST) on October 8. I won't consider any entries posted after that time. 
  • I'll be pulling the winner out of the virtual hat at 7pm on October 8. I will announce the winner shortly after 7pm so watch this blog (if you're on twitter leaving your twitter username will make it possible for me to contact you directly as well) 
  • The winner will have 3 days to claim their prize by emailing me their mailing address. 
  • In the event the prize isn't claimed I'll pull a new number out of the hat.
2: Free shipping October 8 on everything in my Etsy shop featuring a cephalopod (necklaces, earrings, perma-pets, etc.) sorry that I can't offer international shipping free but it will be greatly reduced.

3: Little cephalopod surprise with every order. It's a surprise so I'm not telling you what it is.

4: Today is my one year anniversary on Etsy (yes I know my account says September 28 but I didn't actually open shop until October 1st last year) it's amazing how far I've come since then.