In Metal Arts class, we had an assignment to use bezels in a wearable (prof doesn't like the word "jewelry" since it scares away the boys), with thought to how the piece could be displayed off the body. He passed around some sample bezels, one of which was a giant taxidermy eye. I had my idea!
For the bezels, I used clear, flat-backed taxidermy eyes, and painted them. The one pictured on the top is the chakra for the third eye (but it's set-in sideways! I didn't realise this until it was too late) The second one is designed after a Native American God's Eye, and the third is just some clouds. They're interchangable, but for now you have to open the jump ring to change them. I'm going to add a 'clasp' of sorts to eliminate the need for tools. I made some feathers to hang from the back chains, so that when not on the body, it can be strung onto a hoop and hung up like a dream catcher (but I haven't found a hoop of appropriate size yet).
The chainmaille part is pretty simple: Half Persian 3-1 strands connected at the top by some Euro 4-1 in the round, and a strip of Euro 4-1 around the head. The yellow-y chain in the back was purchased craft store chain, since I was running out of time and killing my hands with weaving!
All the metal is copper, except the detail pieces on the feathers (nickel silver) and the yellow chain (cheap mystery metal). I'm thinking of sneeking one of the feathers off and wearing it on a necklace, since they came out so pretty.
I am SO going to miss the Metals Shop next semester!
As an assignment, I made a replica of my sneaker entirely out of masking tape! (Seriously, that was the assignment; make a shoe out of masking tape)
The only non-masking tape supplies were the cardboard piece in the bottom of the platform, and the masking-tape colored thread I used as decoration (which, by the way, broke my leather needle. I had to sew most of it with a carpet needle).
Here's the tape shoe next to its, er, model:
Sadly, I can't fit my foot into it ;_; Not that I'd actually wear it, but it woulda been fun to put it on...
I made another Warcraft doll! This one is Vayu, a Night Elf Druid alt of mine.
This time, I didn't design the clothes off of actual game clothes. Theyre just made-up random "lowbie" gear, but I did line the corset and bracers. Also, I found a new method of attatching hair that is MUCH better and faster than my last doll. But I'm afraid I made the wefts too thick, so that's why her head looks a little weighted in the back...
Close-up of the painted face. Since Night Elf eyes 'glow', I painted them white with much much shimmer powder added in. And of course, there's the funky Night Elf brows!
Her foot! MWD is "Mage-Weave Designs". Kinda making it my signature ^_^
Amorice is my level 60 human mage character on World of Warcraft. She also passes as a witch for those who aren't W.o.W.-inclined ^_^
I made her using a simple doll pattern that user dedredhed posted on DeviantArt.com, and edited it till I was happy (mostly, I made it so that the limbs are button-jointed, as opposed to just stitched in place). She's about 11" tall, with a full head of blonde crochet thread hair (sewn on 1 at a time, not doing that again!). I painted her face on with acrylics.
She's wearing an outfit based on the "Robe of Power", a level 30-40-ish piece of armor in the game. I've got a better robe in the game now, but I always thought this one was pretty! The rest of her outfit is more generic W.o.W. accessories (boots, hat, and belt).
And my favorite part of her outfit:
The tag says "MWD" which stands for "Mage-weave Designs" (you need to make this robe in the game, using an item called Mageweave ^_^ *is a geek*)
Meet Amanos, a Fire Wyvern plush that I made for my boyfriend's birthday last October.
This is actually the 4th wyvern I've made from this pattern, but I managed to catch this one mid-flight and get some pics before he headed to his new home. I used the Wyvern pattern here: http://www.wyrm.org.uk/cuddly/ and enlarged it 155% using a copier. He's made from a bunch of red cotton calico prints. I painted on his eyes with acrylics:
My mom made a doll in a Renaissance Faire costume for me for my birthday. Its just so aweseome, I had to share!
She's made from an Elinor Peace Baily pattern (don't know the name of it, but I can ask if anyone wants to know). Apparently, it was a major pain-in-the-butt, but I couldn't be happier! Its just too cool!
I can't take her clothes of to show it with a picture, but her shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees are all button-jointed, so she's pretty posable.
Here's a close-up of her face:
You can see the purple streak of hair (I dye my hair purple sometimes...) and my old pair of earrings that she's now wearing. You can also see the little 'boobies' sticking out of the top of the corset. Thats just too cool, IMO. My mom also stitched on a toe-ring, but I couldn't get a good picture of such a tiny detail.
I bought this white and gray knit fabric with kanji symbols and a big "25" all over it. It's hard to describe, but it's cool and I love it. Thing is, I think it's a bit too loud to make a whole top out of. So, I compromised with myself. I made a top out of black knit, cut a kanji symbol out of the other fabric, and tacked it to the front with stitch witchery (I'm going to sew around it later, promise!).
Well, I'm planning to make the sleeves out of the striped print, but I can't decide on long, belled sleeves or short, cap-sleeves. Here's a pic: