Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Restless - Jewelry Section

It's fall it's winter, the blue and whites:

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Music for the Holiday

Well, just the instrument I mean!
It took me a long time trying to figure out how to make the mold and I think I still failed.  The silicone I have in hand is the brushable kind, great for catching fine details as you can see from my 3D soaps, but it's terrible at holding straight lines and angles.  I would consider ordering a different strength of silicone if this is to make into my permanent production, but for now I have a dead line to meet, this is for my nephews' holiday concert and they play violin!  This is just one of 10 color schemes (yes, really, TEN different color scheme and scents).  This project is consuming most of my time (well, plus holiday preparation), and it is why I have been pretty quiet lately on my blog.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Revealing "Peacock"

The long waited peacock swirl slab is ready to come out!  This will be my first silence video with captions.  Due to late night working without coffee, well, typo is not unusual!  hehehe...  That's why it took so long, I decided to fix all the typo, and add background music.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Better than Dragon's Blood?!

Dragon's Blood has been very popular scent for toiletry and household fragrance.  Can anything be better than Dragon's Blood?!  Oh yes, I just found one!  Anyway, this is my 2nd attempt to make the peacock swirl.
If you haven't seen the newest swirl technique by Lovin' Soap, here's her original link:
I also watched a few youtube videos about marbling paper art with oil paint in water, very similar concept.  I made a quick cheap tool rake out of styrofoam and skewer sticks to do this swirl, you'll see it in my video.

Color scheme is inspired by this Design Seeds pallet:

And here's the video:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pumpkin Chai

Fall and winter are my favorite seasons for drinking espresso blends.  Coffee shops always come out with seasonal blend like peppermint mocha, eggnog latte, or pumpkin spiced chai... total yum!  When I found out that Majestic Mountain Sage came out with essential oil blend of Chai I just have to get a bottle of that!  Unfortunately all that yummy sweet vanilla got lost in the making of cold process soap and all it's left is the spice and mostly anise.  It would be totally fine if I wasn't expecting chai, but I am!  I want my chai!  All I really need is a straight up vanilla fragrance oil to sweeten it up but I don't have any.  If you still don't know me yet, let me tell you one more time, I hate vanilla anything, don't even offer me vanilla ice-cream because I'll just give you a face!  I know, I'm weird, can't help it.  I'm fine with vanilla as an accent, but if I can tell it's vanilla, I don't want it.  The point is, I do not have vanilla fragrance oil in my territory, so what to do to sweeten up this chai essential oil blend, I did buy a big bottle?  I took out the box (yes, all my fragrance oils are in boxes cuz I ran out of cabinet space for all of them, I'm a fragrance oil junky) that contains all my foodie scents and I found Sweet Pumpkin Spice!  Yes, this will do!  I also used can pumpkin puree as an additive.
Now, I'm in season!