Here come the latest gems, y’all! DCCon was full of experiences, most of them quite fantastic, and other moments, well…read on!
As always, let me preface this by saying I’m sure none of these things were said with maliciousness, at least that’s what I’m telling myself!
And again, as always, there were so many amazing things that happened in DC, this is in no way disparaging the experiences and the folks that I met – these were just some pretty funny happenings that I wanted to share.
- “So, like, all you do is bend some wire and that’s it? I can do that!” Well, um, I’d like to think the 45 minutes up to 4 hours I spend on a piece involves a LITTLE bit more than that!
- “How can you say these are Supernatural pieces when NONE of these were ever seen on the show? That’s illegal!”
Me: “These are actually Supernatural inspired pieces; the titles are what I was thinking of when I designed the pieces. I’m not claiming these were on the show – I’m saying these are my interpretations of what these moments/actors/characters meant to me. It would be illegal for me to make pieces that ARE on the show – these are all original designs.”
“Pfft – well they’re still not on the show!”
I know they’re not on the show – these little divas would be a bitch on set! Their riders are out of control, no respect for PAs, refuse to eat the brown M&Ms…
3. “Hey – I recognize your stuff from Tumblr! I reblogged it. One of my followers contacted me on Tumblr asking me to ask you to remove the pic of Misha so she could reblog it.”
For the record, I have been asked this by the same person and refused to do it. It’s my advertisement.
Me: “So what did you do?”
“Well I photoshopped him out of it and sent it to her.”
I was so taken aback by this. Instead of contacting me, this person took it upon themselves to alter my work.
I have a phobia of roaches. A serious, hardcore phobia where I get panic attacks. When a commercial for an exterminator comes on, you know what I do? I CHANGE THE FUCKING CHANNEL. I’m not going to contact the exterminating company and ask for them to remove the roaches from the commercial. Nor would I go to the network airing the commercial and ask them to remove the roaches from the commercial.
My photos that I post are my intellectual property and are not to be altered in any way, shape or form. It’s wrong to manipulate these and pass them along. It’s wrong to do that to ANYONE’S photographs, writings, artwork, etc.
And for the record, I’m not comparing Misha Collins to roaches. Just needed to make that clear. Because, well, reasons.
Here’s the gem of the weekend:
4. As many of you may know, I have a little sign on my table that reads, “Say ‘Hey Assbutt and something cool happens'” – when someone says it, I give a discount for my jewelry.
So a young woman approaches my table, sees the sign, looks at me and with all of her energy says, “Hey, ASSBUTT!”
Me: “Whoa, lol! There’s a difference between saying it and calling me that – you just need to say it. Now you’ve got a discount! $5 off each piece!”
So she buys something and leaves, only to return a few minutes later because she had left something on my table.
“Hey, ASSBUTT” she shouts again.
“I asked you to please not call me that.”
“Can I call you ‘Boobalicious’ instead?”
“No, you can’t.”
“You don’t like endearments??”
“Nothing is endearing about either of those things you just called me.”
“Well, what do I call you then??”
“My name is Jodi, you can call me that.”
“How about ‘Sweetheart’?”
“No. I don’t know you. You can call me by my name.”
Sigh…so now I’m changing my sign. Not sure what to do yet, we’ll see what happens!
Now let me tell you about the FRIGGING AMAZING stuff that happened.
I made jewelry for Death!!!
Julian Richings was there for Karaoke and I was asked to design a necklace and cufflinks for him to wear for his photo ops that would be happening during karaoke.
I was beyond honored!
Here’s a pic of Death himself wearing a one of a kind necklace and cufflinks designed by me!
I’ll be offering the necklace in my brand new shop: www.eldwennesfantasy.com very soon!
I also had a very special visitor in the vendor’s room: The lovely Samantha Smith! Samantha came by to model her namesake piece, ‘Samantha’s Confidence’, which is the cobalt blue piece she has on below.
This piece is currently available in my shop www.eldwennesfantasy.com
And you know what was awesome? I got to meet SO MANY of y’all! I want to thank everyone who stopped by to say hi, to introduce yourselves to me, to show me your photo ops, to share your happiness with you.
My favorite thing at the conventions is to meet you – you’re all so inspiring and I can’t express enough how much it means to me to know that my jewelry plays a tiny part in your weekend!
What’s in a Name?
My domain is LIVE! I’m so excited about this! Everything that is in my etsy shop is also available here, the coupon codes work there as well – I’m just thrilled to have my own domain! I waited 8 years to have this happen and it’s finally real!
My etsy shop is also still alive and well and will co-exist peacefully with my new shop. I talked to both of them and they agreed to play nice!
Next convention is PhoenixCon – I hope to see y’all there!
Thank you all for reading, being on this ride with me, and your unerring support!