Monday, April 27, 2009


The Etsy Metal Clay Team is pulling out all the stops in providing fabulousness to satisfy your summer shopping and Mother's Day needs.  There are two treasuries up at the moment; Some Summertime and Circles of Love. The treasuries are only up for a couple of days (Things My Mother Would Love has already expired) so click away people! You don't want to miss out on the utter gorgeousness available to you at so reasonable a price!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Like Clockwork

I must be the luckiest girl to never win the lottery (yet.) Every three years TO THE MONTH since I moved back to Boston from Los Angeles I have been called for jury duty. Twice to Middlesex District in Cambridge (dismissed once since I knew the judge, once because no trials in progress) once to Federal court (spent two days in jury selection for a huge pharma case) and last time to Malden District Court (didn't get picked for a piddling, stupid traffic case, but lost the entire day.)

Today, surprise/not, came the juror summons to the Moakley Federal Court in June. It is my duty as a citizen to appear, and I will, but ay yi yi people, haven't you learned you'll never pick me?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I'll Just Call it Love

A custom order for Vahe. A gift for the lovely Ann. A total privilege to make and new style arriving in the shop soon.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New and Shiny

The silver Sea Star.  Did you know Starfish are actually called Sea Stars? National Geographic says these beauties are more akin to Sea Urchin and are not fish. I gotta go with the NatGeo opinion. I think this fine silver version is more akin to gorgeous than fish. And that's all I have to say about that.

EPIC AWESOME (Frail Whale Rules!)

So this week has been pretty crazy and it's only Wednesday.

On Monday I put a few new items in my shop and sent a short message on Twitter. Those new items would be Frail Whale No. 1, Frail Whale - Standard Edition, and Frail Whale No. 2.

Those of you familiar with Twitter, will understand my reference to the microblog's "Fail Whale" who pops up periodically when the service is struggling to handle the volume of messages.

To my utter delight the blog AdRants wrote a blurb about Frail Whale and then Universal Hub added Frail Whale to a post about a Boston Globe article about 'Twitterati'.

Even AWESOMER, Mark Hoppus (hottie singer) of Blink182  wrote about Frail Whale on his blog! (Psyched the band is rehearsing again!)

All of this drove a ridiculous number of visitors to the blog and to my Etsy Shop. So welcome the Frail Whales (Currently undergoing cosmetic surgery, new and improved available soon!) and all the fine folks now joining @modamags in Twitterland! 

And thanks to the mysterious workings of the Internets!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Born to Fail

Meet the Frail Whales. Many of us playing around in social media world have met the FAIL Whale on Twitter. Frail Whale is not tied to any particular platform - he supports FAIL across platforms. 
TUESDAY 4/21 at 2pm - Join me in the Etsy Gallery - Fail Whale will be featured in the Etsy Metal Clay TRUNK SHOW!  Door prizes and trivia (as well as awesome gifts!)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Join Me for a Trunk Show!

Join the Etsy Metal Clay team in the Virtual Gallery on Tuesday, April 21st at 2:00pm(EST) for gorgeous things 'Fit for Mother's Day' as well as trivia and prizes!

Featured artists are; our moderator for the Trunk Show, DaisyJaneDesigns and team members BirlandCreations, WearablebyDesign, LizardsJewelry, DinaAlexander, SilverGarden, HeartoftheFire and me, ModadiMagno. Special thanks to Lora and Chris for their help and promotion!

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Get the Kleenex

Meet Susan Boyle. She blew my mind. If you don't love this you have no soul.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Definition: Batshit

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Joy of Keywords, Volume 197

Things are still a wee bit crazy around crazy ranch, but as I sit here with Jon Stewart (on the TV people, on the TV) I am looking at how people arrive at Moda di Magno, Blog for Stylish Living. And laughing. I love you Internets, I really do.

For your approval amusement:

New Jersey and Texas came looking for Stylish Jumpsuits. I don't know why. Seriously. Sucks and Yellowbook Sucks are spiking - are they delivering new books? I've just finished recycling the last ones they threw in my driveway in the snow.

Chicago, Milwaukee, Fond du Lac, Frisco (TX,) Chesapeake (VA,) Germany, Vienna and Helsinki were looking for Crotchless Jeans. Not for sale here. I swear.

 I love that someone visited while looking for tips for a Stylish Passover. May I recommend a visit to Martha Stewart?

And finally, my new favorite search term: engagement necklace. Finally one I can help with! Special search term offer - use the conversation tool on my Etsy site, tell me you read this post and I'll give you 20% off your engagement necklace.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I am (faux) OUTRAGED

Somehow, in some bizarre universe, SWINTON! did not win FUG MADNESS 2009.

Monday, April 06, 2009

On Becoming a Photo Blog

I'm not planning on just being a photo blog, but I can't form a sentence right now. Here is another thing I made (A Family Bracelet.) I like it. Must go back to "work work" now. Sorry for the delay in amusing sentences. Red Sox opening day delayed until tomorrow. Maybe words tomorrow. Work now.

I made this chain one link at a time.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Still Crazed, But Bright Spots Abound

Did I say in the last post that I was waiting for things to get back to normal? Ha! Ha I tell you!

While not living in the fantasy that things will get back to normal, or slow down or even ease up - I will take some pleasure in special work for happy customers.

Michele's AWESOME key fob. Thanks for the second assignment Mich! Etsy has been good to us!

Annie's Nouveau Goddess Ring. Thanks for the fourth assignment Annie! You are the Goddess!