Ok, my latest obsession with crafty goodness is steampunk. Now i've gotten a wind up clock, and a wind up timer that i took apart. now i'm not sure what to do with it. The inspiration came from all the things i've seen here, and also i picked up a small piece of framed artwork, steampunkish. it was wind up watch pieces, and an old fashioned key mounted and framed. I really liked it, and have it in my bedroom wall.
what is the best way to attach the gears and stuff to various things. metal, fabric, eachother? ideas? When i have more time I am going to check out more tutorials. figured i'd ask this for now.
A friend asked me to make her some stuff to give away at a function in december. nice order, i get to make whatever i want! lol :-) So, here is about half the stuff i've doen already. i posted earlier i think of other things. Lots of hats from patterns by dot, as well as the professional hat, a news boy hat, gulf shores hat, and the scarf from happy hooker, and cell phone holders. What do ya think??
Except I don't have a dremel, so I had to heat up a needle over a candle, with pliers and melt a hole in. and i learned a lesson. make the hole from the palm side of the hand out, that way there's no burn marks on the outside of the hand!
The only chain i had was bright shiny silver, and i wanted a darker chain, so i used black beads, cheap ones from michaels. they're all different shapes. also some dark clear greyish ones put in too.
I made this bracelet this morning. I was bored at work, and the internet was down, so I got to do some beadwork! It's black and various other blues/purple. I finished it off with a barrel clasp. My fav type of closure really, looks a bit neater than other clasps.
I don't know if this qualifies as a craft, but it's something i made, that i want to share! whew, this was a definite learning experience.
I made this maze/Labyrinth yesterday, for a community bbq my office was having. It took about 2 1/2 hours to finish. I used 8 inch cedar stakes. I'm not sure of the amount of stakes I used. But I ordered 220 and i used probably 200 or so.