Don’t you just hate boring backgrounds on your phone? I know I do! Consequently, I make all of mine. There are millions of free backgrounds out there, but I’ve noticed that often they have low resolutions, are not optimized for how they’ll appear on your screen, or are…well, boring. I think there are probably a million backgrounds out there with water falls, nude silhouettes and puppies. Most of the time these backgrounds are just images shrunk down to fit on your iPhone, not much wow factor there!
Since I make my own I thought I’d do some free ones for my favorite people in the world: my blog readers, customers, friends, and family!
These backgrounds are optimized for your iPhone’s size, resolution, and how they will appear on either (or both) your lock screen or home screen. They are also unique, just like you! They come from vintage books, post cards, and my mind.
If you don’t have an iPhone I apologize! I like to test my work, and I have an iPhone. Nothing personal, no iPhone snobbery, I swear! If you would like to use these backgrounds on your device, please let me know and I will resize them accordingly…for free for the next month! After that, I ask only one dollar per background resize 🙂 I have to feed my zoo you know!
I love doing custom work, so please don’t hesitate to contact me to make you your very own image for your device. It’s only five dollars! If that seems a lot please consider that it is personalized for you and your device, you get mock ups to approve, and higher quality backgrounds often cost close to that.
Enjoy these free backgrounds! Be sure you pick the correct size for your phone, which will be labeled of course. They are in full size, all you have to do is right click and save!
First, we have whimsical, happy owl! He was designed for home screens, and may be best for people with many app icons. He appears to pop right up from the bottom of your screen.
Next is an octopus. Yep! He was painstakingly lifted from a vintage dictionary, repaired as needed, and combined with some awesome antique damask. If you want to be trendy with an edge you may want to go with this guy as octopi are very “in” right now! He was designed for your lock screen, but would be happy to live anywhere. (He is gracing my phone right now!)
Then we have the typography swallow! Inspired by both “paper graffiti” and a Victorian postcard featuring a swallow diving, this is a rare bird indeed. Filled with words and phrases representative of birds. Designed for, and looks best on, lock screen.
Lastly, for the moment anyway, we have a Victorian card print of a bird among flowers-edited, of course. This one looks great on both lock screen and home screen.
These images are for YOUR PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do share with your friends, but no commercial distribution, editing, or claiming them to be your own work. That is theft. Period.
This newest catalogue focuses entirely on New Orleans themed pieces, from photo pendant necklaces to a vivacious necklace composed of vintage glass Mardi Gras beads and a shiny Fleur de Lis.Click the photo below to begin looking through the catalogue, and once there simply click on any item you like to go directly to its page at the FFD Etsy shop. The catalogue has its very own page, set to display in a new tab on your browser, don’t be worried!
Check out the other great items on Etsy while you’re there, and be on the look out for the glass tile pendants! They will be featured in the spring catalogue soon…if they are not all gone before then of course. 🙂 Mention that you visited the Fenris Fiasco Designs blog and saw this catalogue for a special discount!
Thank you, as always, for looking and following what’s up here at Fenris Fiasco Designs!
I recently had the opportunity to purchase some glass tiles to use for pendants…after much thought I figured out how I wished to use them. All that was left was trial and error. I’m happy to say that there was little error involved!
Here is the first glass tile pendant, featuring an angled photo of Saint Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter. I think the glass combined with the angle makes it reminiscent of the works of a certain beloved New Orleanian artist!
The back of the pendant is attractive too!
I will be adding this to Etsy this weekend, but for anyone wishing to purchase before then simply contact me. The price for the pendant alone is $20, and there are custom stringing options as always!
The New Orleans themed picture pendants have certainly been popular! The peacock styled pendant is all ready on its way to Oregon.
With Carnival Season gearing up here in New Orleans (Mardi Gras) I’m working on a catalogue for this special time of year featuring the picture pendants and various jewelry with fleur de lis drops. The catalogue looks to be completed during this weekend, and all items within added to Etsy. If New Orleans and fleur de lis don’t grab you, be sure you check out the store as I’ll be adding some other new items as well!
Here’s a look at some of the complete pendants, and a preview of the amethyst strung necklace with an open fleur de lis drop.
These are so new that they haven’t been added to Etsy! I like to give followers here, on Facebook, and Twitter a chance to preview and purchase new items. Here’s a chance!
These pendants are small pictures of New Orleans and Louisiana scenery captured within metal pendants in different finishes. They are sold with a ball chain, or may be upgraded to a custom combination of semi precious stones, or other beads/stones, for additional cost. The chains are matching, and are not pictured in the preview shot.
I will post better individual shots within the next day 🙂
The final pendant is peacock themed, and it has already stirred a lot of interest!
All necklaces are $20.00 USD each, shipping included!
Right now, I’m arguing with wordpress…as it refuses to update the new page about my Zazzle products. I’m also redoing said Zazzle store, installing a blog panel of items, creating the Cafe Press products page, and redoing the official site.
That does not mean I’m too busy for any custom work! I did some yesterday, in fact 🙂