kerravonsen: Stone egg on moss: "Art is Life, Life is Art" (art)
Yes, I've been participating in [livejournal.com profile] naarmamo this year, but I haven't been posting about it (apart from the comments in the comm itself) because there hasn't been anything to show before.

But now, prepare to be pic-spammed!

I'm doing a NaArMaMo album on my LJ - might as well use the scrapbook since I have a permanent account there. But I'm posting on DW and crossposting to LJ. (LJ's old scrapbook was much better than their current crappy one, but hey, it still hosts images)
cut for pictures )
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
I have finished another scarf! It is a gift for a particular person; I designed it with them in mind. This is another keyhole scarf (I like the design!) made with fluffy chenille yarn.

scarf
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
I've mentioned some of these items in earlier posts, but there were no pictures. Now have some piccies!
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kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
In an extremely unfortunate bit of timing, I got a bad cold last week, and I'm still sick, though improving. The timing was unfortunate because there was a time-critical thing going on at work (handover of a project) and I simply could not be there. Viruses were battling it out in my body, my throat felt like wet sandpaper, and I was utterly exhausted. Mostly sleeping and drinking lemon honey tea with Lemsip in it. And then when my throat improved, my nose chimed in (which was odd, usually the throat follows the nose). Now I'm in the blowing-the-nose-and-coughing stage (and still v tired).
When I wasn't sleeping, I thought I'd do stuff that didn't require a great many brain cells )
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
After beavering away all year, and numerous instances of frogging (rip-it, rip-it), I now have a usable cover for my Pocketbook EBook Reader.

I say "usable" rather than "complete", because it doesn't have a closure, but it works enough to be able to put the e-reader inside and close the cover on it, so that's good.

Pictures!

Opened up, outside view:
cover

Opened up, inside view:
cover

about the construction )

After making this, I can understand why some people just go for the much simpler option of making a pouch to put their e-reader into, rather than a cover. But, hey, I have it now, so I'm going to use it.
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As requested, my hair chain (which I finished making yesterday) in my hair.
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The start of the braid is very messy, I'm now cringing that people are seeing it. I'm not very practiced at doing a single braid.

Edited to add:
There were 24 rings per colour (except silver and black, which have 18)

The colours of the chain are as follows:

* silver
* white
* glossy pink
* matt pink
* matt purple
* glossy purple
* lavender
* sky blue
* matt blue
* dark blue
* matt green
* glossy green
* mint
* matt yellow
* gold
* light orange
* dark orange
* glossy red
* matt red
* matt brown
* black

Which comes to 492 rings. The chain is about a metre long.
kerravonsen: "Seriousness is not a Virtue" (seriousness-not-a-virtue)
...but if it was, it would be for [livejournal.com profile] teaoli.

Title: Sticking With Amphibians
Type: Art
Creator: kerravonsen
Beta(s): none
Rating: G
(Highlight to View) Warning(s): Pipecleaner stick figures..
(Highlight to View) Prompt: #68 Stick figure Snape and Hermione + #50 Frogs.
Note: I just couldn't resist.
Summary: The adventure with the frogs.

image behind the cut. Shade your eyes. )
kerravonsen: A bee sipping from a flower: "The busy bee has no time for sorrow" (busy bee)
I had these intentions to read books over my mini-break, but I did not read a single one.
Instead I started watching "Person of Interest", I made some chainmaille, and I fixed up the old server so I could scan in said chainmaille. The old server is now only used for one thing: the scanner, which is attached to it. Though I may also use it for text-to-speech conversion because of problems with Festival on Sabayon Linux (the old server is running Ubuntu Server 12.04 now).

But here's what you're waiting for: the pretties!
Read more... )
Edited to point to new offsite album

Craft!

Oct. 26th, 2013 07:58 pm
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
Most of this was finished last weekend, but I've just now scanned them in and uploaded them to my gallery.

Red crochet necklace + earrings (I'm keeping this one):
necklace

Blue crochet necklace + earrings:
necklace

Hair-jewellery!
These are a bit of an experiment, but the idea is to clip it into your hair to make it look pretty. These are destined as a Christmas present, but I like them enough I think I will make some for myself, either chainmaille or crochet or both.
necklace

Edited to point to new offsite album
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
I've finished another necklace!

necklace

Necklace, chainmaille Archimedes weave variant. I can't give a link to this weave, because it hasn't been approved yet.
Anodized Aluminium (dark blue, medium blue, sky blue) ID=4.76mm WD=1.2mm AR=3.97; Enamelled Copper (mint) ID=3.57mm WD=1.0mm AR=3.57; Enamelled Copper (mint) ID=3.97mm WD=1.0mm AR=3.97.

Earrings, chainmaille, Abstain weave. This weave is one that has been driving me bonkers, so I begged for someone on the M.A.I.L. forum to do a multi-coloured sample of it, and someone did, and that made it much clearer, so I could do it at last.
Anodized Aluminium (dark blue, medium blue, sky blue) ID=4.76mm WD=1.2mm AR=3.97. Plus one small Enamelled Copper mint link.

Edited to point to new offsite album.
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
One of the things I've been working on - and being very frustrated by - during last month's NaArMaMo ([livejournal.com profile] naarmamo) has been a chainmaille necklace using glass rings. Today I finished it!

necklace

Edited to point to new offsite album.
kerravonsen: Stone egg on moss: "Art is Life, Life is Art" (art)
I can has a finished necklace! This one is destined for a relative for Christmas.
Mind you, I've been staring at it so long, I'm not sure if it is good or crap.

cross

Materials and construction:
Cross, nails + copper. Glued and then wire-wrapped.
Chainmaille:
Barbed Helm: Steel square wire (ID=7.9mm, WD=1.2mm OD=10.3mm, AR=6.58), Steel (ID=6.35mm, WD=1mm, OD=8.35mm, AR=6.35), Copper (ID=6mm, WD=1mm, OD=8mm, AR=6);
Absolve: small rings Steel (ID=3.97, WD=0.8mm) large rings Steel (ID=4.76, WD=0.8mm) and Steel square wire (ID=4.76, WD=0.8mm);
Pendant attachment - Inverted Aura: Steel square wire (ID=7.9mm, OD=10.3mm, WD=1.2mm, AR=6.58), Steel (ID=4.76mm, OD=6.76mm, WD=1mm, AR=4.76)

Symbolism... I don't think I have to explain the obvious symbolism, do I?

(Edited to point to new offsite album.)
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
A while back now, I was muttering about making a Hufflepuff necklace. I even started it. But, prompted by the current M.A.I.L. contest, I figured out an even better design. (Not sure what I'll do with the three inches of chain I did for the first one...)

And today I finished it!

Hufflepuff necklace

Symbolism )
Materials and construction )

(edited to point to new offsite album)
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
Today I made my first wire-wrapped pendant:
pendant

Mind you, my first attempt I had to remove and destroy, because it was so horrible. Uneven wrappings, and toolmarks everywhere. 8-(
So I'm feeling insecure, because while this one is better technically, I think it's worse artistically. 8-(

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kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
Today I made my first wire-wrapped pendant:
pendant

Mind you, my first attempt I had to remove and destroy, because it was so horrible. Uneven wrappings, and toolmarks everywhere. 8-(
So I'm feeling insecure, because while this one is better technically, I think it's worse artistically. 8-(

(edited to point to new offsite album)
kerravonsen: Branch with leaves, a blue sky, clouds and a hint of a rainbow: Creation (Creation)
Another chainmaille necklace! I finished it today. This is another symbolic one, though not fannish.
necklace

Materials and construction )
Symbolism )
(edited to point to different offsite album)
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
This one is a lanyard I made for my father for his birthday. Said birthday is only four days away now, and he made the request only about a week ago, so I've been working hard to finish it.

What he requested was a lanyard to hold his medic-alert-thing, which he is supposed to wear all the time, even in the shower. The original chain it had been on had broken, and he has temporarily replaced it with the kind of cloth lanyard one can buy at a stationers. But he doesn't want to wear the cloth in the shower, so he asked for a chain to replace it, that he wouldn't have to worry about getting wet.

This is it:

lanyard

Full Persian 6-in-1 chain. Thick chain, very unlikely to break. Also, no fastener, so it won't break on the fastener either. Just drop it over the head.

Links: Brass (gold, black) ID=6.6mm, OD=9mm, WD=1.2mm, AR=5.5

(edited to point to different offsite album)
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
I made a few pieces of chainmaille over the last couple of weeks, so here they are:

The first three were done on the long weekend, while I was at Continuum, which is why they are all rubber and silver rings of one size: that was all I had with me at the con. The last one was made last weekend, for Eldest Nephew for his birthday, since I'd been invited, on Saturday, to his birthday dinner on Sunday.
crafty crafty )
kerravonsen: Servalan and red flower (Servalan)
Since I did not choose to pay the high cost of internet through the hotel, I haven't been posting reports of Continuum 9, which happened over the long weekend just passed. However, I did write stuff in my netbook, mostly on the days they happened, so I shall use that as a basis for this.
Continuum 9 Day 1, Friday 7th June 2013 )
Continuum 9 Day 2, Saturday 8th June )
Continuum 9 Day 3, Sunday 9th June )
Continuum 9 Day 4, Monday 10th June )

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