Sunday, September 20, 2009

Vampires!




I am still addicted to photo shop, even though I don't know how to do much on it! In anticipation of Halloween, I have been making vampires out of old photos. I have also been making my family into witches and fairies, but I will just post the vampire ones for now. I'm hoping that I can make an album for my mom's birthday (a little different from the usual photo album or framed photo!)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Back to school





School is back in session, and I have returned to finish my last year! So I actually have internet again! Over the summer I experimented with photoshop to improve the quality of photos on Etsy. I got a little overexcited with a few photos, and made myself into fairies, elves, and vampires! I'm such a fantasy freak! And I bought a new wood burning tool, so more wands will soon be posted on my Etsy site!

Friday, April 24, 2009


I am so excited, because the banner for advertising the FAE Team exhibition this month (May Queen) has one of my headpieces in it (and thus my own head!). Its a really pretty banner, don't you think (its a little cut-off in this post)? If anyone wants to view the handmade items made by people who are fantasy lovers, just click on this link: http://faeteam.com/exhibition.html. There are some very pretty items, including three of my own! So go check it out, you won't regret it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dyeing to be Natural


For my colloquium project, my group members and I created natural dye. We soaked pieces of fabric in salt water or vinegar, then we boiled plants that we found or bought. I picked some Rhododendrons and got bark and pine cones, we also boiled onions, oranges, Rosemary, pine needles, lake weed, and berries. It was interesting, and stunk really bad! The only dyes that turned out good were the purple onions, oranges, pink Rhododendrons, and some sort of berry. I would like to see what blackberries and blueberries would do, they seem like it would make good colors.
Pictured: the pink Rhododendrons (at least that's what I think they are!)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tribal Goddess!



I absolutley love natural colors, and this headpiece/circlet is all about nature. The antiquated bronze and earth green beads are perfect in the forest, it will just blend right in! So for all the elves and warrior-maidens out there, this one is perfect!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Shantytown

Eagle News
I know that the link above is not about Etsy, but it is something dear to my heart. On March 12, FGCU students slept outside with only cardboard boxes and blankets. We made our own shanties to sleep in that night; the purpose of doing this was to experience one night of homelessness. At first it was fun, we had speakers and a pb&j dinner; but in the early morning hours it got really cold and very few of us were able to sleep. This was my third year attending this event, and as vice president of Students Against Hunger and Homelessness, I played a big role in setting it up. It was a lot of work, but well worth it! See the video to learn more!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Forest Elf Circlet


This wonderful circlet is ideal for forest elves and goddesses. Wear it for any medieval or renaissance fairs! It can also be worn as a necklace so you get full usage out of your purchase. It features silver leaves and light green amethyst Swarovski crystals, and can be adjusted for any size. It only costs $19.99 (not including shipping), just go to my Etsy site to purchase it if you feel like being an elven princess wondering through a forest, maybe even Lothlorien!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Pretty Princess Circlet


This item posted on Etsy is perfect for pretty princesses and fairies! It has a large clear gem and bright silver chain. It has a lobster claw clasp in the back and extra chain to get the perfect fit! You can wear this to medieval or renaissance fairs.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

New item!


I made a simple headpiece that is too cute! And I made it so that children can wear it too, and the wire won't tangle easily! I love the colors in this one (it matches my eyes!) and it can be worn as a necklace. I made a few other pieces, but I don't want to post them all at the same time, so keep an eye out!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Medieval Headpieces

Medieval/renaissance headpieces are my specialty! I have always been a lover for old historic things and magic! Lord of the Rings is a huge inspiration for me. Magic, quests, elves! Can't get any better than that, right?
So if you want to go tromping through the woods as an elf, or want to make a fashion statement at the next medieval fair, visit my online store at http://www.vimasunrider.etsy.com/ and check out the great items that I handmake. I rarely ever make the same headpiece twice, so you are getting a one-of-a-kind circlet!

Go visit Beasley's Wonders to find your next accessory for a medieval fair, wedding, or halloween costume. And if you don't find exactly what you want, just contact me and request a custom item!

Have a magical day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Introduction

Hello, this is an introduction to me! My name is Jennifer and I am a college student that does crafts on the side. I sell these crafts on my Etsy site: www.VimaSunrider.etsy.com. I make wands, medieval headpieces, chopsticks, and jewelry. I have been crafting for most of my life, but it has always been for myself or my family, I've not sold any of what I make until I joined Etsy.

So stop by my shop and look around!

~Vima Sunrider