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Day One:

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.

It doesn't have to be your most popular fanwork, or the one you think is the best representation of what you do. Just something you created that you want to share. And remember, we're open to any and all kinds of fanworks. Fic, podfic, knitting, meta, a rec list, fanmix... the list is pretty much endless. If you think it qualifies, then it totally does. End of story :)

First, just pointing you to the self-recs I did for this challenge in 2012 and in 2013.

Since the 2012 round of the [ profile] sshg_exchange, I've really gotten into creating fannish-themed symbolic jewellery. In some ways it's easier than writing fic, and in some ways it is harder. Definitely harder when one is doing it to a prompt, because art prompts tend to be given as something very representational, such as a specific scene, while when one is working with bead/chain jewellery, one needs to be more symbolic.

Tying The Knot (Harry Potter). My first symbolic jewellery, and my first piece of chainmaille.
Now in the hands my sister-in-law D.

Snape Angel (Harry Potter). The first one I'd done to a prompt. This was rather panic-inducing, but the lovely folks over at [ profile] sshg_newbies talked me down and helped me.
Now in the hands of the prompter.

Seasons (Harry Potter). This one was a case of being inspired by a couple of different prompts that I'd seen, but weren't assigned to me, and I was so inspired that I ended up doing it anyway. I think this is one of the best pieces I've ever done. At least up to that point...
Now in the hands of [ profile] reynardo.

Idris and Her Thief (Doctor Who). Oh, this one I was rather obsessed by... I knew what I wanted, but I didn't know how to do it. But the folks over at M.A.I.L. helped me with figuring out some of the technical details. This is another piece which I think is... fantastic.
Now in the hands of my sister.

Protective Amulet (Harry Potter). Lots of research into symbolism of semi-precious stones for this one. I can't remember if it was this one which prompted me to set up my personal Symbolism wiki, but it seems pretty likely. That website is "personal" in two senses of the word: it's my personal reference, and it's also my personally preferred interpretations/selections of various symbols; it leans towards the medieval rather than the New-Age.
Now in the hands of [personal profile] dawnmist.

Piercing the Darkness. Technically this isn't fannish as such, but it's symbolic, so I'm including it anyway, because I'm proud of it. And, anyway, someone suggested that it would be the perfect necklace for someone in a vampire-infested universe to wear, so that makes it count as fannish, doesn't it? (grin)

I haven't figured out who to give this one to yet. It needs to be someone who would appreciate the symbolism, and who is of Winter complexion.

Hufflepuff necklace (Harry Potter). This one I was off trying to find golden bee charms for... I think bees are a perfect symbol of Hufflepuff, don't you?
Not yet in the hands of the person it is for.

Then there's the piece I did for the current round of the [ profile] sshg_promptfest, but as it hasn't been posted yet, I can't point to it.

Here via Snowflake

Date: 2014-01-19 12:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] venetia_sassy
These are so striking! I particularly like the 'Seasons' and Hufflepuff' pieces.

Date: 2014-01-05 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The Idris one is gorgeous! So is the knot one - I may not get the HP imagery, but it is lovely anyway.


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