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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:55 pm

I looked, but I haven't seen any earrings like those flowers. I've seen some treble clefs, and they seem to range from $5-30 - I figure $10 is about right. Mine aren't flashy or sparkly, but they're a good shape, compared to what I see. And I see a fair amount of button earrings, but again, not like mine.

Right now I'm working with copper, because I like the colour and it was inexpensive to experiment with. But I'm going to start with other metals (sterling silver and stainless steel) when I get a few spare bucks. The button ones are, I believe, stainless steel. There's a local bead store with a pretty excellent selection, but I'll keep that website in mind!
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Postby Jayelle » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:07 pm

Ooooh, pretty! I should re-pierce my ears so I can buy earrings from both you and Luet.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:28 pm

I wouldn't get earrings like those (it's the dangly factor) but I would definitely consider them for necklace pendants.



By the way, Nomi, a male patron liked my earpins. He asked for directions and at the end of me giving them, replied with "Thanks and I love your earrings" as he bolted out the library.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:37 pm

Pendants are a great idea! Thanks!
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:04 pm

I really need some thinner-gauge wire. But in the meantime, I'd welcome some feedback on this guy:

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What do you think he is? (For reference, he stands just shy of three inches tall, feet to crown.)
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Postby Petra456 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:22 pm

I think he looks like a dodo bird!
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Postby Luet » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:02 am

I'm glad you got a compliment, Alea!

I would second the dodo bird.
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Postby Jayelle » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:09 pm

Look what I got in the mail today!

(from Mich, who spelled my last name hilariously wrong on the package)

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Thanks, dude! I've totally played Wind Waker, so it's just as awesome as Hourglass.
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Postby Mich » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:22 pm

Hey, I figured one misspelled name deserved another.

Glad you like it! It was stupidly fun to make. Fun enough that the other one I was working on just got put off more because it's less fun. :lol:

Edit: mailing to Canada is fun. I had to fill out a form and everything.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:54 pm

Hey, I figured one misspelled name deserved another.
Jan misspelled your name? Or am I reading that incorrectly? Because your name is basically John Smith in terms of difficulty.
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Postby Jayelle » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:01 pm

Hey, I figured one misspelled name deserved another.
Jan misspelled your name? Or am I reading that incorrectly? Because your name is basically John Smith in terms of difficulty.
I have no idea how I spelled it wrong, I think I know what I did, but it's because I was thinking of something else at the time.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:08 pm

I'm still impressed by this, Jan; I didn't think it was possible. :P
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Postby Eddie Pinz » Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:06 pm

That Link is awesome!

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Postby Mich » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:38 am

Hey, I figured one misspelled name deserved another.
Jan misspelled your name? Or am I reading that incorrectly? Because your name is basically John Smith in terms of difficulty.
I have no idea how I spelled it wrong, I think I know what I did, but it's because I was thinking of something else at the time.
You spelled it "Vox," which was so silly I figured it was on purpose. Now I don't feel so smart.
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Postby Jayelle » Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:03 am

My brain is totally somewhere that is else.

Also, you gave us two presents. The Link for me, and a box of newspaper for Ginny. She is getting a kick out of it as I write this.
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Postby Mich » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:25 pm

That's limited edition newspaper, sent all the way to you from the Osage Nation reservation in Oklahoma! You can probably read all about the upcoming elections and do a word-search using pictograms.

Anyway, glad you like it, and super-glad that Ginny likes her box.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:08 am

Well, for better or worse, etsy shop opened! Check us out at spykercreations.etsy.com.

Oh, and Jan, I am currently working on a design for ear cuffs (and maybe clip-ons), so there will be something for non-pierced ears! Sooner than later, I hope.
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Postby Young Val » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:13 am

EL as soon as I get a paycheck I'm totally going to scoop up a flower pendant! It's so pretty, and I love the way it sits!
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:07 am

Heee. I don't right now have the resources to send people stuff for free, but if you're a pwebber, let me know and I will include a surprise as well!
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:03 pm

As I procrastinate and flat out avoid working on the schedule of summer reading program events (a bad thing, to be sure), I turn to the warm, comforting arms of Arts & Crafts. Behold, my penis-less* giant dolphin.

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*Not that I would make one with a penis but it occurs to me some may mistake my taking artistic licenses with a killer whale's spots/coloring as something more adult-themed.
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Postby locke » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:12 pm

Killer whales are giant dolphins*

you look like you have small feet that are really far away so clearly you are very tall. ;) good ole wide angles lens.


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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:26 pm

They may look farther away because I had to hold my arm up to get the whole whale in (only, you'll note I was a little off as my feet weren't supposed to be in the picture and his dorsal fin was).

My feet are, however, on the small side. 6-6.5 depending on brand...so about a 4-4.5 in men's sizes.
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Postby human. » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:33 pm

I love when people post their crafts! This is adorable!

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:36 pm

Adorable killer whale!
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Postby Mich » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:37 pm

Totally adorable!
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Postby jotabe » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:35 am

Adorable killer whale!
They rather be called "orcas" 8)
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Postby mr_thebrain » Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:34 am

I'll stop calling them killer whales when they stop killing people! :P
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Postby jotabe » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:17 am

I'll stop calling them killer whales when they stop killing people! :P
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Postby Mich » Mon May 03, 2010 1:32 am

This counts as craftiness because it's something I do for creativity, goshdarnit, even if it's entirely virtual!

Since they're huge, hosted on my DeviantArt, and I don't want to rehost them somewhere else while scaling them, I'll just directly link them:

Something I've always found cool are 3D versions of 2D pixel art. It's not unusual to see postings of a 3D "old-school" Mega Man on wallpaper sites, etc., so I decided to make a few of my own, mostly to practice rendering, but also for some cool wallpapers that I can be proud of.

Here are a couple I've done:

Classic NES Link holding up the Lvl 2 Sword (was it the Master Sword? I can't remember)
The New Batman logo, pixelized
The Half-Life lambda logo, stolen directly from the original 32x32 icon
Captain Comic, my first ever video game that was my own.

These are super-fun to make, pretty fast, kind of tedious, and just give me an "I'm doing crafts!" feeling, so I felt like it belonged here.
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Postby Young Val » Sun May 23, 2010 7:56 am

Do labor intensive culinary concoctions count as a craft?

I made my first pineapple flowers over 5-6 hours yesterday. I am relatively satisfied with the result, although I am itching to do a new batch immediately and tweak the process, hopefully yielding better flowers.

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Postby steph » Sun May 23, 2010 8:05 am

Holy Cow, those are amazing!

And I really want to eat one. :)
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Postby Mich » Sun May 23, 2010 10:21 am

That's crazy! I actually thought they were flowers at first. Do you just, like, set them over something rounded and dehydrate them, or what?
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Postby Petra456 » Sun May 23, 2010 1:45 pm

How on earth did you do that? They're so pretty! I've been kinda mad at cupcakes because it seems that no matter what I do with them, I can't quite get the decorations i'm trying to work.

I think it's time to start playing with cupcakes again, it's been a couple of weeks : )
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sun May 23, 2010 4:20 pm

*jaw drops*

Those are incredible, Kelly. And, for the record, waaaay prettier than the cupcakes I've had from the local overpriced sweets bakery.
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Postby starlooker » Sun May 23, 2010 6:42 pm

No kidding, those look amazing. Wow.

Seriously, how do you make them? I'm kind of dying to know.
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