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solaciolum: King of Night Vision, King of Insight (Default)
Monday, February 28th, 2011 11:15 pm
I went on a bit of a jewelry making rampage this past weekend- I tried out a new style of wire-bendy-y earrings, and they're a great deal of fun to make. Uploaded a bunch of pictures of things to flickr.

Also! I've put a pair up for auction over at [ profile] con_or_bust! And there's a lot of neat stuff up for auction over there, if you happen to not be enticed by my awesomesauce earrings. (Okay, I think they're awesomesauce, at least.) Go! Look! Bid! And Con or Bust just announced they're branching out into helping people of color attend any con, not just Wiscon, which is also pretty awesomesauce.

And speaking of things that are awesome, you know what's exciting for me? The fact that it won't be February anymore in about half an hour. I am so done with this month, y'all have no idea.
solaciolum: Yoshitaka Amano Tarot: The Fool (fool)
Saturday, November 13th, 2010 11:25 pm
My camera battery died yesterday, hence the lack of update. So, three things today: yesterday's necklace, and two pairs of earrings.

shinies! )
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.
solaciolum: King of Night Vision, King of Insight (Default)
Friday, August 20th, 2010 07:24 pm
Hey, remember when I used to post here? ...or anywhere that wasn't Twitter? ...yeah. M-me neither.

I'm probably going to offer a pair or two of earrings for auction on [ profile] help_pakistan eventually, once I dig out a camera to photograph some of my newer stuff. I finally bought some silver wire, and it's been a bit nerve wracking to work with (expensive!) but good; it's very very different from the copper and bronze I've been using, and I like that. I also have some antiqued, dead soft bronze to play with. It'll be fun for more steampunky stuff, but I'm still fond of the color of my full hard industrial bronze, and I like the way it looks as it develops a natural tarnish.

I have a bag full of polymer clay that I still need to do something with; it's also nearly crocheting season again, and I've afghans to finish. I am not going to start putting together bootleg silkscreen apparatuses, no matter how much I want an AssCreed t-shirt. I'd never wear it, and I'd inevitably make a mess with the paint.

Been watching True Blood, and I'll probably have some thoughts to put together about it eventually; ditto Royal Pains and White Collar, although I've been more of a casual "brain in the off position" TV watcher this summer than an analytical one. I'd been planning to watch Warehouse 13, but S2E1 left a terrible taste in the back of my mind; I do adore a well done female villain, but I take a very real and very personal offense at the "angry feminist" trope.

blathering and minutiae; school stuff, mostly )