Friday, May 30, 2014

023: New website, Chiisaicon Artist Alley, and a new state!

So it's been a little over a year since my last update? Well, let's change that. How about some new news? So www.CrackleByte.com is open for business and fully functional! I'm quite proud of it, I am however mourning the loss of my beauty sleep. It 48 hours it went from being an available domain to a fully stocked, informational, homepage for all things beading and Brittie. Hopefully you're reading this on the front page of the new website, because if you're reading this on Blogger.com, it's going to be quite plain and bland. Unfortunately to make the embeded iframes work properly, I had to make my blogger as plain as possible. /nerd

"Hey look, I'm a bear making this a less text-filled entry!"

Anywho, onto other things! Steve and I are now living in Kentucky and it's beautiful and amazing and it's been so peaceful and relaxing. We're truly country folk at heart. Being the huge dorks we are, we looked into local conventions and managed to find a convention right in our town! Woo! So from August 8th through August 10th, we'll be at Chiisaicon and we are absolutely stoked! It'll be Steve's first time helping me out at a con. The proceeds from the convention are going towards helping my father whose battling Prostate Cancer take a trip around the country, so it's all going to a good cause!

Due to unfortunate circumstances, I lost a large majority of my sprites, my jewelry making supplies, my booth set-up, my beads, etc., so Steve and I are slowly trying to restock everything. So far we have about 20+ sprites made, my booth set-up is all cut out, it's just a matter of painting and putting it together, and I'm going to be doing a large bead order in the upcoming weeks.

As always, Commissions are open, feel free to ask any questions, and let's be friends. Find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc!

Love and Beads,
Crackle Byte

Friday, April 12, 2013

022: Long time no see, guys....

So it's been a while, hasn't it lovies? I moved back up north, due to an unfortunate circumstance and have found myself in an extremely amazing situation. I'm trying to get some things settled before I start hitting up the convention circuit up here. In other news, I found some screenshots from that Orlando Sentinel video....


But anyway, I'll be sure to not neglect my blog anymore. Feel free to message me with any commission requests or questions!

Love and Beads, 
Crackle Byte

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

021: Orlando Anime Day Wrap-up

Time to start re-stocking after Orlando Anime Day just about wiped me clean! I got to meet a lot of fun people, including a lot of the Central Florida Bronies, and had a good time. Unfortunately, I didn't get to take any pictures, because I was by myself and so busy the whole time, but the Orland Sentinel managed to take a bit of video [link here]!


Last night I listed Pyramid Head, Derpy, Jack Skellington, and a custom bead mosaic on Etsy, so feel free to take a look at that [link here]! I'm always open for comissions, so feel free to contact me about that as well! Well until next time everypony......

Love and beads,
Crackle Byte

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

020: Chrome issues -___-

Firefox and my computer haven't been getting along very well, so I switched over to Chrome, which was another headache. :/ Chrome doesn't allow Blogger to load, so it's been looking like Blogger was down forever. But then, I had the bright idea to load up Blogger in Firefox and voila! It works again!

Annnyways! I finally got my Square in the mail, so if there's something you like at my booth and you don't have cash, no need to fret, I can take cards now! :) That brings me to my next point, I hope everyone is planning on going to Orlando Anime Day! It's only $3 to go and it goes to charity! What's more awesome than that? The day starts at 9:30AM and goes until 5:30. There's going to be anime, costumes, dealers, artists, and all sorts of fun stuff. So if you're a blog stalker, come by and introduce yourself. Chances I'll have the brightest table in the Artist's Alley! Here's some new stuff you can expect at my table:



Expect lots of pony stuff too! But on that note, it's back to the old square pin board! See you this weekend!

Love and beads,
Crackle Byte

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

019: You've got a real problem all right, and a banjo is the only answer!

So, about this pony craze spreading across the world. I'm not sure what to say about it. I actually sat down to watch a few episodes and I even found myself enjoying them. Maybe I'm not to the point of calling myself a Brony yet, but I can definitely say, "A++ will watch again." At Florida Anime Experience, I kept getting complaints about not having Pony Sprites, so here they are, pony sprites and their Time Lapses! :D

Apple Jack:
video


Derpy Hooves:
video

Rainbow Dash:
Not able to find my Rainbow Dash Time Lapse!! :(

On that Hoofshell (Get it, bombshell? but with hoofs? Derp derp) Have a good night!

Love, Beads, and Ponies,
Crackle Byte

Monday, June 25, 2012

018: In my restless dreams, I see that town, Silent Hill.

You promised you'd take me there again some day, but you never did. Why not James, huh? Why not. Cause now I'm all alone and I left my wallet and I'm really hungry. 

....I mean....what? In case you didn't know, Silent Hill and I go way back. When I was 8 years old playing the first game, I told my parents I was going to get a Silent Hill tattoo. Well now I'm going to be 23 in a month and I still don't have my tattoo. I still want it though....but I digress. I made a tribute to my childhood fandom. While Silent Hill 2 may be my 3rd favorite (Silent Hill 1 and Silent Hill 3 being first and second) Pyramid Head is one of my favorite characters. And without further adieu, I present to you, P.Hizzy, as I like to call him. 


Also, while we're on the topic of horror (sort of) this was a gift for my friend Ivon's 30th Birthday:

And finally,this is a Tardis, it's bigger on the inside. :P

Stayed tuned, I'll have some ponies for you to look at soon!

Love and beads, 
Crackle Byte
Stay tur

Friday, June 8, 2012

017: For me…apples are like cigarettes and liquor for humans. If I’m deprived I go into withdrawals.

As you can tell, we're having a small obsession with Death Note right now. To the point where we're going to start working on Death Note costumes. It will be awesome, not going to give away any hints though. ;) 

It looks like in the bead forecast, there's going to be a large shipment coming our way! It's strange, 60,000 seems like such a large number, but as much as we bead, it goes pretty quickly. It crazy to think some of the smaller sprites we make are still 1000+ beads. Sure doesn't feel like that when you're putting it together. Hmm. But I digress. 

I have finally listed the Mustache Glasses over on Etsy. So if you're interested in those, feel free to take a look over there.  (Click the picture :D)
Like a sir!
Also, I have update those little pages on my blog. So get to know me, learn the next conventions I'll be attending, find out what I'm currently selling and commissioning, and check out some of the great artists I've gotten to know!

Also, I'm very ADHD when I write in this blog, so by this point you've most likely have come to the realization that I'm absolutely scatterbrained. But on that bombshell (Top Gear reference, hurr hurr), I'm wrapping this up. Have a good day internet worled!

Love and beads,
Crackle Byte