Friday, May 1, 2009

Bats Day and the 13 bottles, or Absinthe in Wonderland

It's Bats Day weekend, and once again I get to be a vendor for the Black Market! I've been scrambling all month; first, with my surgery in late March, and then with relatives visiting, and all the while trying to get everything prepared for this weekend! Well I finally got all of my priority bottles done for the event, and I have a few new things going on this year!

First of all, the Bats Day 2009 bottles... I am once again selling numbered Bats Day bottles, but this time I've only made thirteen in all, and two of them won't be for sale! That's right, the numbers 7 and 13 will be in raffles again this year! #13 will be at my table, where I'll be selling tickets for $1 a piece for the chance to win it, and #7 will be in the pre-show raffle. This is going to be the LAST year that I make any Bats Day bottles, so this will be your last chance to get one! I'll also be selling leftover Bats Day 2008 bottles from last years Black Market.

Speaking of raffles, I've decided to host a free raffle for a chence to win one of four prize baskets full of Etsy's Dark Side Team goodies! Every person who visits my table gets a free ticket for the raffle of one of these baskets which contain cool gothic pendants, magnets, pins, soap samples, and even a 20% coupon for one of my own items! Personally, I'm drooling over the pendants sent to me to use in the raffle by groovymooncreations, and I've put two of my own mirror pendants into the raffle as well!

I've decided on a theme for my table this year, and it's going to be Absinthe in Wonderland. I've specially made three Alice in Wonderland pieces just for this event, and I've also made a new mini Absinthe bottle! I couldn't really call the theme "Alice in Wonderland" because I haven't gotten to the Alice bottle yet. However, I have created The Cheshire Cat, The Queen of Hearts, and The Mad Hatter, not to mention The White Rabbit which I premiered last month! Here's a little sneak peek at the three(for a better look at the Mad Hatter you can visit my Showcase page on my website, since it's my Showcase Piece of the Month):

I've started on a new track lately with jewelry making, and I've really gotten into it for this event! I have a whole bunch of new pieces I've made that will premier at the Black Market, including modified mirror pendants, new tiny bottle designs, and some etched fused glass pieces! I've even made some items that aren't etched at all...

My own personal favorite is the "V is for Vampire" pendant you see on the right. I handmade the Blood Rose pendant that is hanging from the piece, and I love the way it turned out!

Some other new items which will be appearing are my etched mirrors! I have a window-framed mirror that I've turned into a scene from a haunted house called, "Outside My Window", and another lovely little hexagon mirror that I've etched some spooky bats onto.

All in all, I have a lot planned for tomorrow, and I probably should get off of the computer now and finish preparing! OH, and I forgot to mention, THE FIRST THIRTEEN PEOPLE TO BUY FROM MY TABLE GET A COUPON FOR 10% OFF THEIR ENTIRE NEXT PURCHASE!

I hope to see many of you there!

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