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Craft Nerd Herd

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by Starcrossedsky, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Ruevian

    Ruevian Killer Queen

    So I make resin crystals sometimes and then got a little bag stuffed full of bead caps of various sizes...

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    They aren't a perfect fit and I might experiment with stuff while the resin is still curing, but they do make the crystals look more finished.
     
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  2. NuclearVampire

    NuclearVampire The teeniest horrorterror

    *loud incoherent squeaking* I went to a yarn shop today for the first time for a sit and knit, and they were so nice! They bought me expensive yarn and a fabric bag, and they did it just......on their own!!!!! Like! "Hey, you know what? Let me buy those for you. As a welcoming present. Oh, and you said it was your birthday, right?" And then came back with the yarn AND a nice fabric bag, because one of the others went and bought a bag to go with it as a gift! And they hugged me, and asked if they could before hugging me!!!!! *squeaking on the floor*
     
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  3. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    Oh geez, what don't I do? I crochet (pretty well), I knit (eh), I make wire jewelry (mostly rings, and I am ridiculously rusty at it), I bead (poorly), I sculpt (mostly femo), I wire-wrap (does that go under wire jewelry?), I carve wood (mostly with snake patterns??? Idk why), I carve stone (current favorite), I sew (my own clothes (rarely), plushies (sometimes), assorted stuff I think would be cool (parasol!)), aaaaaand I embroider (mostly gifts). I think that's it. I'm just really lucky wrt: crafty parents, and I was able to try stuff out and discover that I love everything. Except sewing, which is too useful to not do just because I find it boring.

    Most recently: I ground a piece of lapis until it was all smooth and shiny, and now I'm going to continue with finer and finer grits until it is even smoother and shinier. Then I will wrap it up and call it a pendant.
     
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  4. Loq

    Loq cursed blue crab pincher

    We don't seem to have a specific jewelry thread so
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    an "oh god what do I do with all these random beads I keep picking up" necklace, ft. an orthocone I picked up at last year's mineralogy show, the dismembered parts of other, older necklaces, and some Unidentified ""crystal""" beads that were on sale at a craft store that are more likely glass than anything genuine.
     
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  5. winterykite

    winterykite Non-newtonian genderfluid

    So I originally picked up some clay to make an accurate depiction of my Pathfinder character, but that is above my skill level at the moment.
    But I made a crow skull from it for @IvyLB's wriggling day! Bigger scale, less finicky. Goofed with the keyring #lessonlearned

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    (Ivy took the pic, thanks again >>_<<")
     
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  6. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    *appears out of the void, deposits this, leaves*
     
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  7. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    I'm making a needle-felted twenty-sided die!
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  8. Loq

    Loq cursed blue crab pincher

    pics are broken for me :c
     
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  9. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

    Trying again with the felted die pics. Plus, I'm carving a mobius strip!
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    upload_2017-11-17_12-7-52.jpeg I'm just carving it out of a piece of a willow stick i found in the back yard with an exacto knife, so quality isn't the greatest in the world.
     
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  10. Jean

    Jean Let’s stop procrastinating -- tomorrow!

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  11. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    I probably left holiday prep too late but oh well

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  12. GlassesBlu

    GlassesBlu Be kind, viciously

    Just finished this for class

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    It's a figurine of my fursona it's pretty tall
    Around 11 inches

    Figure is made out of
    - wire for the pose
    - masking tape and newspaper for the body
    - waterstop wet and dry sealant for the outer casing
    - masking tape for the shorts
    - acrylic paint
    - plaster for the base

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  13. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    The cotton cardigan I made myself last year, for summer weather, was two sizes (at least) too big and fit...badly.

    So I frogged it and am now reknitting it to the smallest size the pattern offers. Which will, hopefully be small enough to fit properly. (The smallest size is "36"; the largest size, which is the one I knitted with before, is "48". I am not super worried about it being too small.)
     
  14. PotteryWalrus

    PotteryWalrus halfway hideous and halfway sweet

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  15. winterykite

    winterykite Non-newtonian genderfluid

    The Apoxy Sculpt arrived two days earlier than anticipated. I stabbed my fingers three times with the wire skeleton of the ear fins -- turns out Lagoona's earfins are too damn tiny. And with this amount of wire inside the head I'm not sure I can adequately glue down rerooted hair "_" Might need to glue wefts on. Hm.

    I don't usually work with sculpting mass, so it's. Very wonky.

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    The messy paintstrip will be fixed by the new skin colour. Haven't located pure acetone in meatspace yet and amworking off nail polish remover.
     
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  16. winterykite

    winterykite Non-newtonian genderfluid

    Moirail's bday has passed and I absolutely have not fnished the doll. Well, the doll itself is now finished, but she still needs the rest of her wardrobe.

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    I actually ended up losing that base because of the sealant I'm using (Citadel brand). Irks me, because it was smoother than the other two.

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    Two and a half days of unwinding cotton yarn and rerooting later.
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    The first faceup attempt, some braiding, and a first look at the body. I ended up removing that faceup. Also, the smooshing during the reroot made the earfins and the horns come off, and I had to superglue those back on. Bluh. ::/
    That's a Lagoona body with the fins cut off (leg fins were missing outright, filled that up with apoxy). I used the fins as test run if I could use my general primer, and it worked. So yeah, body is grey general primer + blush. (Learned that from dollightful). This probably wouldn't work for the face, I don't think the primer is elastic enough.

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    Second faceup progress shots

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    The parts of her wardrobe I've finished
     
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  17. tinyhydra

    tinyhydra a dingus

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    Had some free time at work, so I welded this thing together. It's all 16 gauge stainless steel, cut with a plasma cutter and tig welded together. And then I sandblasted it, so it's got that uniform grey color. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, cause it's kinda a doodle. I didn't go in with any real idea of how it'd come together, and I had to weld up these huge gaps and score it in places to make it bend right and shit. It's just kinda cool for what it is, yunno?

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  18. tinyhydra

    tinyhydra a dingus

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    yet more free time. Inventory should be finished tomorrow, so this thing might never be finished. which is fine, i'm kinda meh about how it's turning out anyways.
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