Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Some of my newest items that will be for sale soon

Although my main web site is on hiatus while I try to get better hosting with more professional looking creation software, I'm still selling new things in my Etsy store and through Facebook (www.facebook.com/405creations).  Right now I'm focusing on spring with lots of color, and it's opposite - the total absence of color for white bridal looks.   I'm also doing some neutral colors for pearls, whether for weddings or every day glamour.  I love the more casual way that some women are wearing pearls right now.  I'm especially enjoying making multi-strand necklaces and bracelets.  Here are pictures of some things that I've recently finished but may not have for sale yet.  If you're interested in buying any of them but don't see them in my Etsy store, just post a comment here or send me a message on Facebook or Etsy and I'll get you a price.

Amethyst and silver crystal bracelet - 405 creations

Spring garden necklace - 405 creations


Spring garden pink and green necklace

Multi-strand crystal necklace - available now in my Etsy store


Pearl cluster encklace

Grey, almond and black pearl cluster necklace

Orange and fuschia half crystal, half chain necklace


Green spring necklace - 405 creations available on my Etsy store

Spring green and gold necklace - 405 creations on Etsy.com

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Since the average American woman is a size 12...

why do stores stock so many small sizes?  Really, how many women size 0 and 2 can there be?  I think I've known one person in my life that was a size 2 or 4.  When I was thinner, of course, I never noticed this.  Unfortunately, for about 8 months I needed to take medicine to sleep, and it had a bad side effect of rapid weight gain.  Unbelievably, astonishingly rapid.  Now I weigh more than I ever have before, and am the largest size I've ever been.  Since I don't have any clothes in this size, I have to buy some, because I DO have to get dressed to go outside.  If I'm going anywhere other than the gym or the grocery store, I want to look stylish.  For some labels this is impossible if you're larger than a size 10.  Really??  A 10 is someone's limit??  Why is that?  Is it due to a pricing calculation for the amount of fabric?  Or do they think that most people larger than a 10 won't make their clothes look good? 

To be fair this only seems to be the case for a small number of labels.  Most will make the same design in clothes up to a size 12 or 14.  Of course, that doesn't mean the stores will carry very many of the larger sizes.  That brings me back to my original question.  Do stores think that women who buy larger sizes have less money?  Or that they do have money but spend less than skinny women?  Or do they think that we don't shop at all?  Or only wear mumus?  I don't know the answer, of course, but the situation is prompting me to sew some outfits for myself so that I CAN look stylish.  And of course, thank God, there is jewelry to fit every size woman in just about any style.  And if I can't find jewelry to flatter me, I can make that, too.
Fuschia and orange crystal necklace, by 405 Creations, $57.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011