Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bosquejo, El Bosquejo, and

Just a quick update on what I've been doing for the past two weeks:

1. I've finally registered, which redirects to this blog.

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2. I've also registered (no redirect yet), where I'll soon put up an online gallery (with an order form) of the jewelry I've been making, which go under the name Bosquejo.

I know it's a bit confusing using almost the same name for two different things, but as my friend once said, my pieces reflect the same detail-oriented aesthetic in this blog.

3. I've decided on a calling card design (much improved!), which I can't wait to show you once they're done.

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4. I've been really enjoying finding all sorts of stuff — mostly used in clothing — to incorporate into my necklaces, including wooden coat toggles, trouser/blouse clasps, more fasteners, eyelets, grommets, buttons, and a lot more I have yet to discover the names of.

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5. Discovered that ginseng-based Bacchus (sugar-free) is a better energy drink than Red Bull, in terms of additional waking hours.

6. I have "designed" my first ever jacket: what I'll be wearing as best man at my brother's wedding. Can't wait to show you how the tailor joined all my specs: vents, narrow shawl lapel, and cropped length for a single-breasted piece.

7. Unfortunately, I have asked the tailor to adjust the jacket to fit my narrower frame (smaller shoulders and chest, but also waist!) as a result of sleepless nights. Now I'm not sure if I want to gain that weight after the wedding, since the jacket would already have been adjusted!

Hang on in there. Will resume normal posting before you know it. Now I've got to get back to work. The bazaar is in two weeks! Wish me luck...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New things on the blog

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As I've said on Facebook and Twitter, my application to sell at my first-ever-bazaar (event poster above) has just been approved. That means Bosquejo accessories will be taking over most of my waking hours (besides, of course, my morning job!) this October. So expect style and fashion updates to be erratic. Though I hope you don't mind me sharing every now and then what it is that gives my fingers callouses.

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And my lips little yelps of delight when my ideas come together after I-don't-know-how-many twists of pliers and rounds of trial-and-error.

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Bosquejo accessories is nothing new (though the designs above are). What I really wanted to show you was this package I just picked up from the post office.

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Beauty products!

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I've contemplated writing about grooming (read: beauty for men) for quite a while. Only hesitated since I'll only feel right talking about it if I actually used the stuff, which I haven't. Have only gone so far as cleanse, tone, and moisturize. Never imagined there were more steps!

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YBF (Your Best Face) has helped convince me to start calling the "stuff" "products", and actually try them out.

Wish me luck! (For both the coming bazaar and my introductory foray into the intimidating world of men's grooming). I may need all the anti-aging agents I can get to get through this crazy October.

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As an aside, this is a better-quality image of something I posted recently: my collection of pendants, most of which I'll be selling at the bazaar. So yeah, I make stuff for guys too.