Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Jewellery Making

I went to the Knitting and Stitching Show with a friend of mine... I went in thinking... eh, I can totally resist knitting and stitching. OH MY GOD THERE ARE SHINY THINGS! JEWELLERY STUFF! WAHH!
Went slightly mad buying supplies. I think I'm all set for gift making for quite a while now.

The best find for me were these unpolished hematite beads. I've gotten slightly obsessed with matte black finishes in recent years and these are amazing.
Uploading a better pic of this necklace

Combined with black waxed cord, they're rather unisex. Also I love waxed cord because it doesn't get tangled up in my hair so badly as chains do. I've been replacing all my pendants on chains with this cord. It's so stupidly cheap... £1.50 for 20 metres!

I also made this simple paper necklace. It's a kind of elegant version of these kids necklaces I found on the interwebs.
Paper "Origami" heart necklace for Jo

and another simple bracelet using those amazing hematite beads again
Simple Bracelet
I love cubes, especially on the diagonal.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Tribute to Tekkit YogsCast

I like squids. I like minecraft. I like minecraft squids. I like the idea of a squid that wants to be a potato when it grows up.

tiny potato squid

amish potato squid :S

Minecraft potatoes are hard to draw. These were done on shrinkle plastic. For size reference, in the first picture those are 1cm squares on the cutting mat.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Silly melty plastic beads

Hama beads, Perler Beads... Whatever you call it, they have a weird place in the world. Apparently for kids but taking a huge amount of patience to complete anything of recognisable shapes and requiring a hot iron to "set" and melt the beads together.

First attempt went pretty well...
Happy Hipster Octopus all fused together

Another random thing. Kind of a bunny face like ^.^
bunnyface ^.^ thing...

What I really want to do is to build panels and build things that look like Minecraft. I started to make a giant red mushroom shape but I soon realised I was running out of red beads and I've not got around to buying more yet.