I am finished with not one but two (fake) swaps!
first my found object windchime/mobile swap
I made it out of a CD, bits from an old kitchen faucet, an old belt buckle, a diary key, some awesome chandelier crystals i've been hoarding for over 20 years, an old watch, a whole bunch of sterling silver wire and random beads leftover from other projects. It's delicate, so my partners putting it in her sunroom so strong winds won't break the crystals. But it makes the most fabulous tinkling sounds ever and glints in the afternoon sunlight!
Second my small steampunk swap
Ok uh we went a little overboard here. It was supposed to be a three point swap but i think it turned into a 5 pointer.
First up are the steampunk area pictures printed on dictionary pages and framed with antique lace.
detail of the lace matting:
Then there is the madam of the sewing room. A swimsuit form covered in pattern paper and then dressed in a velvet corset, leather waist cincer, and silk skirt. added bits and bobbles to the cincher. topped off with a velvet and lace choker.
detail of the baubles
All of this is now hanging in her craft room above her desk.
And then as a extra I got a "fancy" ala the gibbous shop. This a patchwork of fabric scraps scrunched and sewn onto a velvet backing. Added a glorious amount of embellishments and it can secure in her hair with two clips. It turned out more victorian gibbous than steampunk, but it's wonderful! she tells me she wears it everywhere!