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solaciolum: Six String Samurai, the Four Guitarists of the Apocalypse, "Nice Shoes" (nice shoes)
Friday, November 5th, 2010 11:37 pm
In retrospect, maybe I should've tried to make something Guy Fawkes-y or V for Vendetta-ish today, but man, I am in such a blaaaargley kind of mood right now.

These earrings are pleasantly spring-like, instead. (Crappy picture is crappy and taken over the kitchen table, alas.)

November 5

Glass and sterling silver; these are more beads from my recent trip out to Pennington (like yesterday's ammonite beads), and I adore them. And speaking of beads that I adore, I got my Beads of the Month package for October today, full of nifty fossilized things like pieces of dinosaur bone (!!!!) and petrified wood. Am excited.
solaciolum: King of Night Vision, King of Insight (Default)
Friday, November 5th, 2010 12:05 am
I got a little bit carried away today. Two pieces! (Technically three but I forgot to photograph one of them so it'll get put up later.) One of which is a necklace! I've never successfully made a necklace before!

Shiny things! )

I need to find a better photography set up; right now I'm relying on a single full spectrum lamp that shines at a really awkward angle for picture taking. It's certainly better than the alternative, which would be relying on the insufficient incandescent lights around my worktable, but I'm not exactly pleased with any of the pictures I've taken this month. I'll have to do proper pictures of things at the end of the month, I guess. Photography has never been my strong suit, so this, too, is a learning experience.
solaciolum: Yoshitaka Amano Tarot: The Hermit (hermit)
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 11:00 pm
Bracelets are really hard to photograph. Also, I probably should've done this in copper, not silver, so I wouldn't have had to half ass the clasp (you can't see it, but believe me, it is missing one whole buttock), and so it would have made a matched set with The Salmon Hungers.


I am enjoying this project a great deal so far; I'm hoping it will help push me outside of my comfort zone and try making new and different things. More pendants, more bracelets, maybe even a necklace- something other than endless pairs of earrings.

Today was a bit of an odd day, until I realized I was completely dehydrated. That tends to put me a little out of my head, and I'm still feeling kind of scattered and full of the urge to chew my fingers off. *sigh*

The next town over is on fire; brushfires are pretty rare around here, so I was kind of alarmed to see the giant cloud of black smoke on the horizon when I got out of class.
solaciolum: Yoshitaka Amano Tarot: The Fool (fool)
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 11:45 pm
I think I may start having the problem where I spend too much time at my work table. >_> Two pieces today:

November 2

To go with yesterday's pendant, lampwork glass and sterling silver (not silver plated) wire. (These have been sold.)

Blood in the Gears

Zinc alloy lock washers, enameled copper wire, and swarovski crystals. I imagine I'll be making a whole bunch of similar looking gear-y earrings this month.

Pretty much everything I make is up for grabs (including all the stuff that's already up on my flickr) so, uh. If you see anything you like, let me know. Pricing is sort of on a "what are you willing to pay me?" scale, and I'm more than happy to barter.
solaciolum: Yoshitaka Amano Tarot: The Magician (magician)
Monday, November 1st, 2010 06:57 pm
Instead of NaNoWriMo this year (since I've no desire to even pretend to make the attempt anymore), I'm doing a sort of daily crafting challenge. I'm determined to spend at least one hour a day at my work table, Making Things.

Here is my offering for the first of November:

November 1

Lampwork glass and silver plated wire, and I'll get around to making matching earrings eventually. Pleased with how this came out, though I may redo it at some point in the future. I'm fond of those beads, and I'm glad I finally figured out what to do with them.