Allison Franks (Hobbit.Town Jewelry)

Friday, July 5, 2013

What What!?!

So! It's been awhile since I've posted about what's going on in MY life and the main reason for that is... I've been crazy busy! First off I started writing again. I used to write for a music website called Consequence of Sound and did so solidly for about 3 years. But then I had to stop because I just had way too many conflicting commitments. It was gay, but seriously running a business, working 2 jobs AND writing on a consistent basis was impossible to manage! Anyways, I've missed it for quite some time and am SO happy to say I'm finally back in the groove of things. And the best part is how I made my comeback. No seriously, I hadn't written anything in over a year and then this AMAZING opportunity came my way to interview JAMIE FUCKING HEWLETT!! I'll admit I kind of gasped, teared up and was in a solid minute of shock when I read the email because I really didn't think that such an amazing thing could or would ever happen to little old me. But it fucking did! And I'm so proud and amazed and excited about it!

You should check out the article here: Jamie Hewlett Interview

And here's a pretty picture of him hanging with the crew of his current project Monkey: Journey to the west; a kick ass Chinese opera about a monkey seeking enlightenment. It's kind of the shit. I was very lucky to catch a showing in London last time I visited and this summer it's finally coming to the states! Better get your plane tickets to New York, New York while you still can! Sigh* If only I had the money to go...

In other news, I've been working on a whole new bunch of super blingin' lolita style necklaces & charm bracelets for the shop. I've always admired this type of jewelry and view them almost as miniature art pieces really. I really don't know why it's taken me so long to get into making them either. (haha) Just expect to see some flava flav massive style cutie items in the shop soon. I'm pretty excited about them and hope you all are too.
Here's a sneak preview:

Wolverine X-Men Blingin Statement Necklace:

Darling Bambi Flower Skunk Necklace:

Lovely Lambchop Necklace:

Raphael's Eyeball Rampage Charm Bracelet:

Pretty bitchin' right?? And that's just the tip of the iceberg! Can't wait to show you all the other cool stuff I've been working on jewelry wise. Anyways, before I go I will say another thing I've been caught up with is updating my other shop Sinsperations with LOADS of items! I still haven't had time to post art up, but there's lots of fun little toys and vintage items in there now. And hopefully I'll be able to finish these clutch bags I've been playing with soon also. Now that's something I'm excited about! I know you saw that cool Sailor Moon fabric up there... and that's just a sliver of cool when it comes to my fabric choices. :)