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Mashable-d, Megacon, upcoming stuff

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 10:32 AM


So things got very very crazy right before Megacon when my 8bit LOVE necklace made Mashable. O_O I was on a supply run to Jacksonville at the time and couldn't believe how fast the orders were coming in! Trying to manage from my phone was difficult; I made more sales than I usually do in a month in less than 48 hours, and the majority were international. I've never been up until 2:30AM just packing orders before! It was total insanity. It was great though, especially the customers who got back to me about how it was their first Etsy order and how their SO got it for Valentine's and loved it. I don't quite understand Mashable but let me say a big THANKS here to the editor who not only chose my necklace to include but had it as the thumbnail for the article.

Megacon went well too! Aside from nearly getting run over on International Drive but what's life without some danger. It's always the best when you can talk to people face to face. It makes all the late nights worth it! You can read a bit and see some pics here on my Tumblr. I'm still playing catchup on photos of new stuff, so keep an eye out here and I'll also be posting Etsy links when applicable.

My next event as of now is C2E2 April 13-15 in Chicago, which is now official! I'm in Booth 657, and I'll be working up a special C2E2 exclusive.

I made a business contact at Megacon that, if it pans out, is a pretty big deal. But I'm keeping it completely secret until it either goes somewhere or doesn't. Please keep your fingers crossed for me though!

  • Reading: Journey Into Mystery
  • Watching: Sherlock (again and again)

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Ayaka Darkly
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States


Current Residence: Florida
Favourite genre of music: Alternative, jrock
Operating System: Mac OS X(.4.11)
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Favourite cartoon character: Genjo Sanzo
Personal Quote: I'm not an artist, I just play one on the internet.
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shiroiyukiko Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi there~ I saw your table at NYCC! So cute! Do you mind if I send you a note and ask some questions about what it was like being in the 'anime pavilion'? I had a table up in the anime artist's alley this year. ^_^
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brokensymphony Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi, sure! Drop me a note :)
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DamionS Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I met you at C2E2 last month. Nice page :)
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Tepi-21 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] please help me get this faved or looked at more times than the number of justin beiebers screaming fangirls
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Amaya-Sky Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
hey where do you buy the eyes you use for your plushies? i'm currently doing the "buttons as eyes" thing, and i love that, but i would like to try making some plushies with doll eyes like the ones you use :) please do share your secret ^^
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brokensymphony Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can buy them a lot of places... online is generally best. The "technical" name for them is safety eyes, since you put a hole in the fabric w/an awl, stick the post through, and then snap on a plastic or metal back. In the US: Hobby Lobby carries some, but don't use theirs if you can help it. The backs are an awful battle to get on! I used to buy at Super JoAnn (regular ones don't have them), but they've doubled their prices lately. So now I usually buy from CR's Crafts. They have a great variety and good prices for bulk or small quantiies; you can get plain black ones, pre-colored ones, and ones with a clear iris (so they can be painted). There are also some talented people on Etsy who sell hand-colored eyes that are still a great deal.
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Plush-Nerd Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Thou art my new hero:)
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brokensymphony Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww, thanks very much #^_^#
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stariearth Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
I love your works! :D I'm wondering if you are accepting commissions at this time? ^-^
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brokensymphony Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahah doh I'm sorry, somehow I missed this comment?! Must have accidentally deleted in messages. Depending on type of commission, yes. Send me a message if you're still interested.
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