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1  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Champleve': Acid Etched Enameling on: September 04, 2012 08:26:30 AM

 Champleve': Acid Etched Enameling
No I am both happy and unhappy with this piece.
I had a nice thin line drawing but then I would out we were using fat paint markers, What I should have done was pulled out my knife and sharpened the marker point because then I would have been happier. But it is just different then I wanted. It is on a piece that is way to thin for a brute like me If I do this again I will work on thicker pieces. also with a thicker piece I can use a blow torch if i don't put to many layers on the front. 
2  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Cloisonne' on: September 04, 2012 08:20:28 AM

now because this involves a kiln I do not foresee myself doing more of this any time soon. however it was fun as heal and I might consider assembling the frame work a month before the next glass & Metal symposium and then taking the glass to fill it in. because then I can pre-glue my wire down because that was the hard part it with Issac the air was to moist of the glue to dry and I didn't have a solder station to use. The design is a strawberry with a Celtic triscal in it on the shell of a sea turtle and I did what in Illumination is called a Diapering technique (I don't know what the term would be called in Glass work.
3  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Plique-a'-jour on: September 04, 2012 08:13:22 AM
Plique-a'-jour
This is what I did in MO. While camping in Issac.
it is on copper I sawed out the willow then using powdered glass I filled it in. I fired it with a blow torch.
The thing I like the most about this project is that it is easy to do and I can do it with minimal shopping. I am buying a Jewelers saw as soon as I have the money, but a basic coping saw with really tiny blades will do and very small drill bits. water mixed with the powdered glass (fine partial mask was worn) and for the acid just water, vinegar with salt, Baking soada and water for the base and water for a clean, and sand paper. things I can get easy. and I already have the torch and I even can grind some of my lamp working glass.



4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Tardis Stocking on: December 10, 2011 05:07:51 PM
And the Stocking was hung by the Chimney with care with hopes that Dr who soon would be there!

Made this for the stuff a stocking swap. I owned all the supplies from a Dr who swap in which I made a lard almost twin size throw.
5  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Irish Late period SCA fencing Doublet on: July 27, 2011 12:51:05 AM
We are going to Pennsic War and We wanted new fencing gear for it. The doublet is made of Purple Denim, the Sleeves of a light Flannel. I made it so that the sleeves are attached, He can go with a tee under it or nothing at all. The sleeves are done in the style of a Leine which  is the shirt that would have been worn under it by an Irishmen. there are 12 buttons on it I offered to sew it with Velcro and make the buttons only a decoration but he was a Sailor for 12 years and is use to getting buttons on and off even drunk (there are 13 buttons on the US Navy dress pants)
The sleeves are a good thing because the other fighter can't tell exactly were his arms is to target him as well, and he can tangle his opponents blade in them.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Fencing Helm painted up like a Strawberry on: July 27, 2011 12:37:05 AM
I have been very busy getting ready for Pennsic War Al though this is not my first and I am getting up there in years to start new and strenuous things. I have taken up fencing at age 39 and have been doing it out side in the horrible heat. I fished my husbands and my Fencing Garb but I wanted my Helm to let the world know who was under the mask. That is a Chaperon on top it is a hood that is rolled up from the face hole with a liripipe. If fencers were to wear Helms and masks during the middle ages they would have been decorated and gaudy.


I intend to Paint my Husbands so it looks like he has a purple mask on like he is the Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtle Donatello. Just because we can. We are a strange lot us SCA-ers
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7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Book making a leather cover on: June 19, 2011 10:29:48 PM
I made another leather bound Coptic book this one was for a swap. The receiver likes Peacocks so I cut different color leather and glued them together (with fabric glue) and then added it to the cover. I chose the black leather cord to bring out the blue even or with its sharp contrast. This is the first time I have tried to make a peacock feather and they are harder then I would have thought.

8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Needle books for home made glass headed pins on: June 19, 2011 10:25:01 PM
I made these for my friends two best friends. We can't stand waiting for holidays to give each other gifts so we have started our own not so secret pals swaps. almost every month we pick a day make up a holiday or use one that already exists. Like Lord of the rings day, or the day Genghis Khan died. I made the Red one to have a Yert door pattern, and the other one is the Elvan leaf from LOTR.

Here is a shot of the set of pins for the LOTR fan these are veil pins for medieval reenactment. I lamp worked the heads.

9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / My 1st Hoopla- Farmville Disco tree on: June 19, 2011 10:18:01 PM
I made this for the Farmville swap It is a disco tree that is ready to harvest. I made it with my Free motion foot on my Viking. then sewed on the Disco balls which were a necklace from the party store that I cut up.  I then also hand stitched the silver swirls  and the felt trunk on . I used machine embroidery thread for this whole project.

See more things I make at (including more Farmville
http://strawberryholts.blogspot.com/
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Blue Gold stone (monks stone) Necklace on: June 19, 2011 10:12:22 PM
I made this necklace around the Blue Monks stone beads I thought the shapes were to neat to pass up and come up with this design to accommodate there unusual hole configuration., I used Crystal beads with a mirrored peacock finish on them in two different sizes. Then added the slightest bit of color with the bright seed beads



See more things I make at
http://strawberryholts.blogspot.com/
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