Boredom seems to be the inspiration for all of my random craft projects. That and happenstance. Like stumbling upon a box of wooden knobs and odds and ends. So what did I do with these treasures? Why I made myself a groovy chess set.
Here is a picture with all the pieces on the board.
Here you can see that the board was painted as a psychedelic mushroom.
First up are the pawns, made to look like lava lamps.
Then the rooks/castles, shaped like mushrooms.
Then there are the knights, representing the sex symbols.
Then there are the bishops, nothing special about them...
Then there are the queens who look like vessels.
Which contrasted well with the chalices that represent the kings.
I had a fun time making this, although painting the actual spaces on the board was a pain.