This is my first challenge and while pondering what I was going to cozy (art?, window fan?, printer?, keyboard?, tv?, beakers, stove?, tv remote?) I rocked some guitar hero and it hit me like a ton of bricks! Doi. My remote guitar, of course!
While in the middle of a good long streak, lars' fingers caught fire and I thought 'that dude sure could use a cozy, and since finger cozies are also known as gloves or mittens, i figured the guitar was the next best thing!
So I made him one...it's not quite as norse metal as him, but it's cool nonetheless.
I am starting to think that perhaps I, your friendly Vulvaline, am growing more ADD everyday. I just haven't got the attention span that I used to for working with one medium at a time, so here's a sample of some of the things I got busy doing this weekend. (which is kinda surprising as it's my birthday weekend and my dudegirl was in town...between the tattoos and sightseeing, it's amazing that I got any darned thing done!)
first: a couple of shrinkydinks that are fixin' to become pendants.
the weirdness on her is a bag that stuck to the back of her...she's in process of being repaired at the moment...
second: button earrings. green chandeliers, slate teardrops, pink danglies, and multi- danglies.
third: needlepoint (with buttons). the pink canvas shows on acci-purpose!
and fourth but never least! my true love, resin. (with fabric and solder) although, i think the solder ones are going back to being pendants...
the little one doesn't look nearly as good as it does in life, i'm afraid.
due to ridiculous time constraints laid upon me by having to work full plus plus time and my desire to make mountains o' things, these are fairly simple. they were inspired by postings of button earrings and the comments made about them...
buttons, chains, and one set of resin earrings. they are splayed out for photo taking, but i've included some action shots so you can see how they hang. (fine, thankyouverymuch.) heheheh
thanks for peeking.
first, the resin...the requisite needle and thread. not quite true to color, but close
now the buttons...splayed
and finally, action, baby!
...so, anyways, i just wanted to take a moment and say thanks y'all for being so inspiring, informative, and welcoming.
anyways...here's how I turned them into buckles...the glue job on this one is sloppy, i'll give you that, but these were intended to rivet onto leather, and I am uber paranoid about my wares falling apart. I can now say that I have worn mine to work every day for a week plus and no troubles at all!!! (i'm an industrial mechanic by trade, so that's saying something.)
can't remember the website I got them at, but i will look thru my invoices and get back to you on that one. i found them originally by googling belt buckle findings.
can't wait to get going on more in-depth pieces now that I'm gaining familiarity with this medium.
so, i love belt buckles. big ol' belt buckles! these aren't huge, the ovals are approx 3.5" by 2.5" and the rectangles are about 4" by 3", but they're cool as h.e.double hockeysticks!
as per my usual, I've embedded fabric (mostly of the vintage variety), needle and thread, and also vintage appliques. the HOT one was merely for cheese factor. we found a veritable f-ton of them at an art re-use shop and have no idea what to do with them, so...toss it in the resin, babe!
soon, I'll be posting the mix/match belts that I'm making to go along with them... lemme know whatcha think!
I've not been doing resin all that long, but geez-oh-wow, am I in love!
mostly I put fabrics in. I am a full-fledged textile-file! I've also been using sewing accoutrement (needles, threads, bobbins), toys, electrical supplies, and schwag from around the house in general...
hope you enjoy, I did!
tie tacks/ lapel pins:
an overview of part of a display board: pendants
circle, square, diamond
what got me hooked on resin in the first place...needle and thread!
the cutest record player ever! (it's a matte finish, and didn't photo super clear)
detail shot - solder splosh in resin
and finally, a close up of my new favorite for the moment, textiles of buildings...
thanks for checking these out, comments/critiques welcome and appreciated