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1  Hair and Bug Jewellery - Gross! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by thunderlora on: March 03, 2008 09:00:50 PM
So, I've printed some hair (some people might have seen some more standard leaves and lace I posted last week...) And both experimental hair earring pairs sold at a fair on the weekend. I was somewhat surprised.
Here's one pair:



This is a print of my son's hair... I might mess about with trying to do straight lines, cross-hatching etc.

And then the other day I was walking home in the rain when I found a dead cicada half squashed onto the ground. It had intact wings, and I had an idea....



Icky, but beautiful... Might try to do some more, when my stomach has recovered. I've never been one for pulling the wings of anything. Blurgh! Undecided
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2  More tiny silver people, and a new tool! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by thunderlora on: February 24, 2008 04:26:16 PM
I posted some little silver people on swings earrings last year, and said I'd post the next lot of people when I'd finished... Here they are. They are made of sterling wire, which is only 1mm wide. There's about 40 tiny soldered joins - which would normally do my head in, but when I made this it was actually fun!



Also, recently I was given a rolling mill on long term long. If a nice new mill is a porsche, this is a 1960s mini with bits falling off Undecided. Still, it seems to do the trick, more or less, and lets me print nifty things on metal. Like leaves...



And the lace from an underpants factory my Grandma worked in in the 1950s. After I printed with the lace I tucked it into the back of the pendant. This is the third one of these I've made. (All slightly different.) My mum and my friend each got one for xmas.





I'm also messing about with printing hair. Will post some of those later... Wink
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3  Re: New Zealand xmas present swap gallery! in The Swap Gallery by thunderlora on: December 23, 2007 06:20:45 PM
Ok ok - I couldn't stand it any longer. Usually I open presents for birthdays and xmas as I get them, so I've shown (for me) a remarkable amount of restraint...
Here goes  (from Soul Assylum)











I'm really impressed and love all of it. I'd suggested a needlebook, after seeing Kylie's one, and this is lovely. The stitching on this, and the gorgeous and amazing bird is so tidy and perfect. (I'm glad i didn't sew you anything, girl...) Heaps of the stitching is in silver, which looks lovely, and is damn hard to use so tidily.
I also said that I liked buttons - and there are buttons on the bird and in the key ring (which is currently a xmas tree decoration) and the buttons in the resin are so faint that they really look  like the memory of buttons, or something poetic. And the Audrey Hepburn magnets are great - I do like her....

You did a great job, wish my friends (who actually know me) could be so insightful...
Thanks again and what a great first swap for me!
nikki

And SA, I have a light-tented photo of one of the things i made you, in case you find it difficult....
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4  Re: New Zealand xmas present swap gallery! in The Swap Gallery by thunderlora on: December 18, 2007 03:24:23 PM
Yes, and to change the subject... from that dull wet dicaprio boy  Wink



and



Fabulous, and sorry for the delay...  Undecided things a bit stressful here...
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5  Re: New Zealand xmas present swap gallery! in The Swap Gallery by thunderlora on: December 12, 2007 10:28:58 PM
Hi there - I'm glad you got it Soul Assylum, I had some trouble at the post office - something about metal being precious or non-precious. Very boring... Tongue Um, I've got another pic of it - taken in the light tent, cos shiny metal is so dreadfully unco-operative photo-wise...

Hope you don't mind...



looking forward to getting mine - the  new teasers were teasy-teasing...
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6  Re: New Zealand only xmas present swap! (SIGNUPS CLOSED MAIL BY 12/11/07) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by thunderlora on: December 03, 2007 08:05:54 PM
Ha, I'm a bit stuck on the whole card thing. So no chance of posting just yet. I am going to post this, however. It has suffered the sort of dramatic photoshopping that should never be seen in public. Looks quite horrid I think. (I'm a bit proud  Wink ) Like something you might throw up after taking bad drugs... giggles

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7  Re: Matchstick Man Earrings.... in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by thunderlora on: November 26, 2007 11:08:14 AM
skis  Tongue You're right, take a look at this.... i took it at the same time as the others


it's exactly what I thought. and i'm off to try some more this morning...
nikki
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8  Matchstick Man Earrings.... in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by thunderlora on: November 25, 2007 10:34:35 PM
In a moment of strange insomniac inspiration I was visited by these little dudes, just asking to be made.
 
They were as fiddly as )#$%, but rather satisfying.... I can just imagine dudes on slides, dudes on merry-go-rounds, little dudes on a necklace all holding hands. The possibilities are endless.

They are all sterling silver, and very, very swingy...


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9  Re: New Zealand only xmas present swap! (SIGNUPS CLOSED MAIL BY 12/11/07) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by thunderlora on: November 23, 2007 08:10:22 PM
Just finished - no, not my swappy thing - but the thing that almost cut my fingers off. Thought I'd post here insted of the jewellery board... It's so terribly innocent looking. And i'm pretty pleased with it.



But we all know its dark little secret... ouch Shocked
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10  Screaming Green Scarf in Knitting: Completed Projects by thunderlora on: November 08, 2007 09:23:07 PM
I just bought my first-ever skein of handspun yarn (from hobbledehoy on etsy) and I love it. It's screaming, neon green with lots of other bits and pieces, including sparkly stuff. It turned up here (New Zealand) the same day the Daisy stitch scarf was on the Hot New Topics. That stitch was perfect for this...




It's really bright. It's just as well I live in a place with lots of oddly dressed people... I love it, and want to get some more of her yarn soon.
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