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11  J&T Challenge 3: Steam[Pink], or Learning to Fly Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Feast Your Eyes on: April 02, 2011 09:56:47 AM
My J&T Challenge 3 entry is based on a song I have loved for years, Pink Floyd's "Learning to Fly". I think as a Gemini and an Air sign, the idea of being one with the sky and the images of freedom speak to me. I also love the beautiful turns of phrase. Lyrics will be posted at the bottom. I also saw a great opportunity to play with the steampunk style, which I've wanted to try for a while now. The inspiration for this piece sort of hit me all at once when the song came on the radio. Of course, this challenge was lurking in the back of my mind at the time, too.
Materials are mixed metals, leather, E6000, a little paper and glass

Now some pics:






"Learning To Fly"
by Pink Floyd
Into the distance, a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Standing alone my senses reeled
A fatal attraction is holding me fast,
How can I escape this irresistible grasp?

Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted, just an earth-bound misfit, I

Ice is forming on the tips of my wings
Unheeded warnings, I thought, I thought of everything
No navigator to find my way home
Unladened, empty and turned to stone
A soul in tension -- that's learning to fly
Condition grounded but determined to try

Can't keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

Above the planet on a wing and a prayer,
My grubby halo, a vapour trail in the empty air,
Across the clouds I see my shadow fly
Out of the corner of my watering eye
A dream unthreatened by the morning light
Could blow this soul right through the roof of the night

There's no sensation to compare with this
Suspended animation, a state of bliss

Can't keep my mind from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I
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12  Re: Cameo and Cabochon discussions- How to Mount? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by Feast Your Eyes on: March 18, 2011 06:13:30 PM
Here's a tutorial for 1/2 Persian. http://cgmaille.com/tutorials/hp4-1.shtml

Here's a couple of cabs I wrapped with this technique:


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13  Re: Oil slick (herringbone bracelet) in Beads: Completed Projects by Feast Your Eyes on: March 04, 2011 06:45:53 PM
 
 Looks good! I see you are new, so I posted the image for ya. You should get more views and comments that way.  Wink
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14  Feeling [Pea]cocky... in Beads: Completed Projects by Feast Your Eyes on: February 09, 2011 03:54:32 PM
After several tries at knitting, I wanted to do something I knew I was already good at. So I sat down with some peyote graph paper and my prismacolors, came up with a pattern, and ended up with this:

Cuff bracelet, about 1 1/2" wide, and took maybe 10-12 hours of free time or approximately 2 episodes of Off the Map, an episode of Bones, 3 Daily Shows, 3 Colbert Reports, 3 South Parks, and a lot of WTTSFM.

 
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15  Traditional style sampler quilt for a neutral-loving grandma in Quilting: Completed Projects by Feast Your Eyes on: January 21, 2011 10:15:16 AM
Mom and I made this quilt for my grandma for Christmas. In all honesty, Mom did most of the work. We each selected and made blocks (all hand-pieced; I did 7, she did 9) and then she did the sashing and the leaf & vine appliqued border all by hand. A friend of Mom's machine quilted it with a long-arm, then Mom bound it. What I think is the most interesting is the differences in the blocks we each chose but how the colors pulled them together.

If you're counting from the upper left, I did blocks 2, 3, 4, 5, 12, 13, & 14. All except Card Trick had curves. All of mom's except the one applique were rectilinear 9-patches.


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16  Black Acanthus Bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Feast Your Eyes on: January 21, 2011 10:02:35 AM
I made one, and it was so much fun, I made another one. I love the way this turned out. Based on the acanthus weave developed by Corvus Chainmaille. It's black annodized aluminum rings. The waves are a little over 1" from peak to peak.


See? Two!
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17  Girly gift - monagram sachet in Needlework: Completed Projects by Feast Your Eyes on: December 19, 2010 08:02:44 AM
My friend has never had a sachet, and well, I think all ladies should have one. So I made her a really feminine floral one.
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18  Re: Make-a-Friend Round 6 -- Summer 2010 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Feast Your Eyes on: August 05, 2010 02:38:52 PM
Haha, Gatsby looks a lot like Spook, our new tuxedo kitten.
Ok, as promised, my ohiodiygirl-spawned awesomeness.

First up, a zombunneh pin cushion. How cute?! He makes me smile and matches my studio, too.

Next, a shmexy roller girl painting with glitter. She's going in my room.

Finally, a gorgeous hat and arm warmers set. Really nice work, and a mouthwatering color. Mom is way jealous of this.

Thank you, ohiodiygirl!
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19  Spock seed bead art? That is not logical. in Beads: Completed Projects by Feast Your Eyes on: August 05, 2010 05:04:27 AM

Stats:
Even count peyote technique, 78 beads wide.
Colors used were black, black diamond (translucent black), medium gray, silver-lined white matte, and crystal.
Stringing material, gray 11 lb. test Fireline. Size 15 needles.
Finished size is about 5" long by 4" wide.
It's mounted on a dowel rod that I colored black with a Sharpie and a wire hanger.
It's based on this image of Spock on the deck of the Enterprise: http://www.bps-ok.org/kane/trek_teachers/Mr_Spock.jpg

To grid the image, I converted it to grayscale, then reduced the number of shades to 5, then printed it right on top of a peyote stitch grid. I use GIMP for image manipulation, it's a great shareware product similar to Photoshop. I still had to make a lot of judgement calls while beading, since many blocks on the grid were part one color, part another.

Tip: Use some extra peyote grid and cut along one row to make a saw-tooth guide, tape it to your pattern, and move it as you bead. With this many rows and such large areas of one color it was hard to keep track of where I was.
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20  Re: Please let me know what you think of my logo ideas in Get Product and Website Opinions by Feast Your Eyes on: July 25, 2010 02:17:56 PM
I'm not a graphic designer, but I do play one on TV! I just thought, you know, a picture's worth a thousand words, so here's what I was talking about.

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