Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lovely new florals!

This past Saturday I received some very exciting information! My roommate came back from running saying that there were signs for a bead show all over campus; she looked it up and as it turned out the University Center was having a giant bead show!! It was called the Intergalactic Bead Show and there were signs all around campus that read "IBS beads"...I didn't really pay much attention to the signs when I first saw them because "IBS" was written so big and "beads" was written so small. In all truth I thought there was a convention for people with Irritable Bowl Syndrome and I couldn't stop laughing when my roommate told me it was actually a bead show at which point I exclaimed "I WANNA GO TO IBS!"
....Anyway....we found coupons online to get $2 dollars off our admission and went Sunday morning. It was SO AMAZING! My roommate is used to going to huge bead shows and dropping big bucks for  great finds but I have never been so I was extremely  mesmerized by the whole thing. They filled a huge room from wall to wall with beads, chain, charms, string, wire and pretty much everything my little crafty heart could desire! (haha that rhymed)  I'm not going to give any figures here but lets just say I spent enough to have to wait a while before I can go grocery shopping again.

One of the vendors there had a huge variety of antiqued pieces and Lucite flowers (as seen in these pictures) which I loved so much! I would have bought every color of every flower and metal backing if I could have but I had to hold myself back because of the whole "starving college student" thing. Here are some of the simple stud earring creations I have made so far.
Lucite florets with brass backing, stud earrings $5 

Lucite florets, stud earrings $4
I'm so in love with my floral finds☼

Thursday, August 25, 2011

More Melties

New yellow and green embroidered wristbands $7 
 Today while listening to the lecture in my Cost Accounting class my professor mentioned how he now uses reusable water bottles because one of his old students said that you can get cancer from regular water bottles. He asked if someone knew what the deal was because he couldn't remember and of course I had to chime in about the dangers of disposable water bottles and how great aluminum and  Nalgene plastic water bottles are. I feel like I did my Mitz Vah for the day by alerting my class to the dangers of plastic carcinogens.
New yellow green and gray embroidered wrist bands $7

In lieu of my class mini shpeel I thought it would be appropriate to post the other pictures I have of the new green and yellow recycled wrist bands that will be available on September 7th at the Jacksonville Art Walk at Hemming Plaza or anytime from my etsy account. (link above on the page)
New batch of colors $7

My professor thanked me for my discovery channel-esque information after class...I think I made an inadvertent good first impression☼

Monday, August 22, 2011

Back to School

Assorted recycled wristbands $7
Hey viewers!
I haven't made a new post in a while because I have been preoccupied with heading back up to Jacksonville where I go to school. If you don't already know from my Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ali-Brin-Creations/180108705360522) my roommate and I have been accepted to sell our creations at the Jacksonville Art Walk. We are both so excited to be taking part in it however it probably means that I will have less time to make detailed posts here on my little blog. If you don't already follow Ali Brin Creations on Facebook I highly suggest it; I will be able to easily post more pictures and information about what A.B.C. is up to as well as invite all my "like-ers" to any upcoming events.

Just a little about me:
I go to school at the lovely University of North Florida (UNF) where I am an accounting major. I am also in the Rotaract club where I am the treasurer and a founding member, I play clarinet in the basketball team's pep-band and I am an involved member of the Honors department and Honors Student Union (former fundraising chairmen).

I love my school and I love being involved with my community, cant wait to see what this semester will have in store for me☼

If you would like to see my roommate's creations take a look at her blog: http://kristensmith51.blogspot.com/