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Crafty!

Postby parkaboy » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:14 pm UTC

art isnt limited to webcomic, digital, photography and other flat media... art can by anything you create; arts and crafts style! so lets see some stuff you've built, sewn, constructed... anything ^_^

Here's a scarf i'm working on right now. i knit and crochet so i'll be posting a lot more of this type of stuff eventually.

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This is a veil i made for my friends wedding; measured and cut the fabric, gathered it, sewed it to the hair piece and sewed each pearl on by hand. i wish i had a picture of her in it, but these will have to do;

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here's a close-up modeled on Eeyore's butt.
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Re: Crafty!

Postby bagelfairy » Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:02 pm UTC

I like the hairpiece, it can be really satisfying to make things by hand like that instead of just going out and buying some mass-produced junk. Well done!
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Re: Crafty!

Postby parkaboy » Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:06 pm UTC

BACK FROM THE GRAVE!!! to post a couple of the yarn dolls (Amigurumi) i've been crocheting lately.

AWwwww.
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Re: Crafty!

Postby marshlight » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:18 pm UTC

More bumpage!

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This is the only crafty thing I am/was particularly developed in, back when I used to have free time (August of 2005 and earlier). I rediscovered my stash over spring break... apparently I have three left! Maybe I should try and sell them or something. I mean, I've stopped making the trivets but have kept collecting the corks. I think my eventual goal is to do this sort of treatment to a bar area or something whenever I get a house. But for now, the stuff sits in my room...
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Re: Crafty!

Postby mudge » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:37 pm UTC

Have you thought of selling your stuff on etsy?

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Re: Crafty!

Postby goblin_subway » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:26 am UTC

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Re: Crafty!

Postby H.E.L.e.N. » Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:04 am UTC

Do other people around these parts have etsy shops? (I'm just goofing around (see sig), but...fun times!)

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Re: Crafty!

Postby parkaboy » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:01 am UTC

NECRO THREAD!

I made a cool thing for a friend, who is having some self-doubt issues and also loves music. Its a heart, listening to itself. =]
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Re: Crafty!

Postby Zorlin » Fri Aug 14, 2009 3:14 am UTC

parkaboy wrote:NECRO THREAD!

I made a cool thing for a friend, who is having some self-doubt issues and also loves music. Its a heart, listening to itself. =]

th-th...

That is so awesome. I need friends like you.
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Re: Crafty!

Postby scrt_rbt_agnt » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:13 pm UTC

oh my god parka. that is SO COOL. i kind of want one.
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Re: Crafty!

Postby d33p » Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:58 pm UTC

That is so magnificently awesome, parka. LOVE.
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Re: Crafty!

Postby parkaboy » Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:05 pm UTC

A friend recently taught me how to screen print. I've only done this one project with his guidance, but it turned out really well for a first time thing. I made the stencil by myself! Yay!?

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Re: Crafty!

Postby keozen » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:11 pm UTC

parkaboy wrote:A friend recently taught me how to screen print. I've only done this one project with his guidance, but it turned out really well for a first time thing. I made the stencil by myself! Yay!?

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Re: Crafty!

Postby marky » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:28 am UTC

marshlight wrote:More bumpage!

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This is the only crafty thing I am/was particularly developed in, back when I used to have free time (August of 2005 and earlier). I rediscovered my stash over spring break... apparently I have three left! Maybe I should try and sell them or something. I mean, I've stopped making the trivets but have kept collecting the corks. I think my eventual goal is to do this sort of treatment to a bar area or something whenever I get a house. But for now, the stuff sits in my room...


Wow, this one is super! I never seen like one before. It would be great if you can post a close up picture.

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Re: Crafty!

Postby t_catt11 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:21 pm UTC

Wow, check out the fruits of the talented folks!
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Re: Crafty!

Postby keozen » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:28 pm UTC

I made a HUG!

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It's hands have pop buttons on them so it can hug onto anything you want it to!

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He's made of fluffy cuddly yellow material.
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Re: Crafty!

Postby Zohar » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:24 am UTC

He's creepy-cute! I like it!
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Re: Crafty!

Postby Fossa » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:00 am UTC

Here's the gift I just made for the girl I have a crush on. She's a huge Stargate fan and joked about how she lives in a dungeon. Since she's also a fan of hand made gifts I present to you a decorative chainmail wall scroll with the Stargate logo.

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I'm also looking for advice from all you crafty folks, though since it's not quite done.

I need to mount the top edge to a rigid steel rod and then have some way to hang the whole thing. Originally I was just going to thread the rod through the topmost layer of rings but I think that will screw up how it drapes. I'm thinking if I can find black copper wire I might be able to thread it through each loop and wrap it around the rod each time, but then I'm still stuck on how to make the thing hangable. Anyone know a decent way to braid copper wire into aesthetically pleasing cable?

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Re: Crafty!

Postby Fossa » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:26 am UTC

Like an idiot I forgot to take a picture of the finished product. I wound up attaching the chainmail to a 1/4" steel rod which was cross-wrapped in black friction tape. I used black enamel coated copper wire (22 gauge) to attach it (looped it through each ring in the top row individually) and then used the same wire (double twisted to create a braided effect) to make the wire to hang it.

Unfortunately I couldn't find a decent box to put it in, so I went ahead and made one. Good old elmers and poster board with a lot of careful measuring and planning. It's rather boring papercraft, really, but I really like how it came out. It's surprisingly sturdy even with a few pounds of metal crammed into it. At any rate, here's how the final product came out.

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Re: Crafty!

Postby poxic » Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:17 am UTC

Superbump!

I bought a pair of pendants for a changeable necklace, but I really only wanted one of the pair. The other one came in the same package so I couldn't avoid buying it. Here it is, nothing terrible but nothing special, either:
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I thought hey, what to do with a pendant I won't wear? Why not put my own picture over top of it? Hmm, what single image resonates with me enough that I'd feel happy to wear it all the time? Hmm... hmm... ... :
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Happysad kidney!
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Yeah, it's a bit morbid. (I have kidney disease and somewhere around half of the glomerules in each kidney are toast. No idea exactly what percentage, though.) But it makes me smile, and makes me think "hey, I can *own* this condition and make light of it".

Now, though, I have to work out how to stick the paper-and-ink-and-crayon picture to the glassy pendant. They're about 1" across each. There will be a bit of excess to trim off of the paper. I figure I can:
- carefully paint a thin layer of glue onto the glassy part of the pendant, center the paper over it, and press it 'til they're fused.
- cover the glued paper with some clear packing tape, smooth it all flat, then trim it to within the silver border with a razor knife.
- or, find a kind of varnish that will protect the paper from sweat, rain, coffee spills, etc.

Any advice from more experienced crafters?
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Re: Crafty!

Postby CatsEye » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:43 am UTC

@poxic: loving that kidney drawing it's cute :) a good way to put it on the pendant would be to stick it to some card and stick the card to the glass using some strong glue (like wood glue). Then you could PVA glue the top of the paper and around the join to seal/protect it, or I think other varnish would work (just test it on the paper first!) hope this helps!

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