kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
This is the Grand Total of the things I have made for the upcoming "Creating a Welcome" market (all proceeds go to the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre).

One infinity scarf.
One hair scrunchie.
One dishcloth.
Nine necklace-and-earring sets.
Three necklace-and-bracelet sets.
Three standalone pairs of earrings.
Twenty-seven standalone bracelets.
Twenty-seven standalone necklaces.

Whew!

And here be pictures. Some of the pendants you've seen before, posted as WIPs, and now they are complete as necklaces!
cut for lots of images )
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
I'm going to be posting a bunch of catch-up craft posts, starting with this one. Because this afternoon I have been scanning and taking pictures of stuff that I've done anything from weeks to hours ago. So, like, catch-up.

craft post with melting things )
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
There have been a few projects which have been incomplete, unfinished, or not even started. But I have finished three of them today!

piccies and wordies )
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
Pendant, finished today:
pendant-20150826
Pendant; stamped copper, paint/ink pen, clear embossing powder

This is another stamped, inked and sealed pendant, but I had a Eureka moment with it, when I attempted stamping with my newly-acquired 2lb sledgehammer and still failed to make an impression. The copper needed to be annealed.

and saying stuff about it )
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
Finally, I have managed to scan in the bubble-wrap pendants I made earlier this week (last week? I forget). Bubble-wrap pendants, you ask? Instructions are here: Bubble Wrap Necklace. Basically you fold the bubble-wrap and iron it and it fuses together. Then you fold and iron it again etc. Then you can cut it out into shapes. Hence, pendants.

there be pictures and words )
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
More faux-embossed pendants today. And dirty fingers.

This time I was trying out this marbling technique, though again with variations.

there be images and ramblings )
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
A faux-enamel pendant, yes, but this one is based on a large steel washer; a little larger than the aluminium tags (2 inches rather than 1.5 inches) and much heavier.

pendant-20150810
Pendant; steel washer, embossing powder, archival ink.

This was another one where the underneath wasn't quite working -- the colours started to get all muddy -- so I covered it with more white powder.

Then I tried something inspired by this marbling tutorial, where one puts archival ink on the cooled item, then re-melts the embossing powder. The variation I did here was that, rather than applying similar-coloured ink directly, I used black ink on a stamp (which was a stamp with all these radial lines) and then I did the re-melting. Somehow, it makes me think of something tribal. What you can't see in the picture is the little bit of silver glitter underneath, when it catches the light just right.
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
Just one pendant done today.

pendant-20150809
Pendant; anodized aluminium tag, embossing powder.

This one had a number of layers of embossing powder, not quite what I wanted, so I covered the whole thing with white embossing powder and poked it with a toothpick while I was heating it, then let the heat gun blow very closely to smooth things out. I rather like the effect of just a little bit of the underneath showing through. I'm tempted to call this one "The Light Side of the Moon", though it isn't cratery.
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
I did more playing with pendants and hammers and embossing powder today.

Here's the results:
pendants-20150808
Various pendants; square copper, metal stamped, blue permanent ink, clear embossing powder; round black aluminium, various embossing powders; the purple one also used mica powder

read on for details )
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
Just one thing tonight, well sort of two things, since one was a precursor to the other.
there be stuff )
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
Not content to stop with embossing powder, I continued on in my pendant-making, this time playing with hot glue and glittery mica powder. And silicon molds.

there be stuff here )
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
After my visitors had left (a good time was had by all), I started playing around with some of my recent purchases. First I watched a long video on youtube about metal stamping, then I attempted to stamp some metal. It did not work very well at all. I think I need to get a two-pound hammer. Or to give up on stamping and get a texture hammer - texture hammering seems to be easier, partly because it is required to be random.
so then I tried other things )
kerravonsen: Crafty: a medly of beads (craft)
Excuse me if you've seen these before, but I think I forgot to post them at the time. This is a bunch of craft I made earlier this year, mostly in January.

cut for lots of thumbnails )
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 )

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