Monday, January 31, 2011

Medieval Broach

 I made this medieval broach in a class taught at one of our A&S meetings Because of the thickness of the wire it has to go though a coarsely woven piece it is fine on a knitted shall.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Decorating an unused doorway

 During the winter my mother doesn't use the back door, which goes out to the screen porch. so she uses a draft guard that is cute and adds some small trees and makes a little scene out of it. Below is a photo of the screened in porch from inside during the blizzard of Dec 2010

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Silly String

So Jim bought 4 cans of silly string and we snuck up first on Amber then on Brad with it. we also gave then \\m cans to retaliate this is some of the mess we had to clean up. But it was fun I don't want to do it too often though.

Wool embroidery floss

Way back when I showed you the pewter drop spindles I made as site tokens well here is some embroidery floss I made on one of them. it is a two ply.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Medieval Ring

I made this medieval ring with just brass wire and the tools you see here. I lamp worked a glass bead on to one end of the wire first then rapped the wire around itself till it was as full as I wanted it. It is a thumb ring or a men's ring.  

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Lamp worked headed pins

Finished second batch
 The way that I go about making these is to take a  corsage pin and remove the top plastic piece (I crush them with pliers) Unlike making beads on a mandrel. there is no bead release needed.
These are mushrooms they are going in the project bag needle case I showed you yesterday.
I also make these as hair pins for use in costuming  (garb) in The SCA (Medieval Reenactment) yes I stick pins in my hair to hold it up. I tend to blunt them a little before this use.

First Batch Practice

Monday, January 17, 2011

Gnome Project bag.

 For a swap I am doing for needle cases I went a little further. She had a Elizabethan Project bag on her wist so I took that concept and made it a little cutesy. I used duck cloth for the bag, and felt for the needle holder. I am debating adding lamp worked pins just because I can. If I do they will probably have mushroom tops.
Front cover

Front cover with Flap open

Velcro closure

inside front has 6 pockets for Floss bobbins

Back inside has lag pocket for hoop and small amount of fabric & a scissor pocket

inside back with scissors

Friday, January 14, 2011

Wrapped gife for 12th Night

For our gift exchange in our Barony at the 12th night celebration, The tradition is to wrap your gift in a way that hides what is in it then we fight over them, at the end we open them. ( it is more complex than that but that is the fastest way to explain it. This is the wrapped up game set I brought. It holds Wari, Shut the Box, Checkers, 9 Man Morris, Dradel, Fox and Geese. I designed the gift around the wrapping. I was really happy with how it all came out. I forgot to take a photo of the games but I intend to make more sets so I will photograph them when I do. I used a ribbon roll and TP tubes covered in Printer paper that I printed out to look like tubes of paint. Aluminum foil with Tissue paper makes up the tops. That is a wood Wari board underneath (Wari is like Mancala) I did not make that part of the collection.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I love this color Blue. I wrapped this in Brass wire and made an S hook for it is hang from a necklace chain or ribon.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dragon Fairy Dust

I really loved this Necklace. if it had wings it would be perfect.
It has glitter, it has Dragons, it has a bell, and a mix of metals. All things I love.
I made the fobs and jump rings (S Hooks)that it hags from too.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Scabble Tile pendant

I made this for a swap. It is a water color on Water color paper, Mounted on a Scrabble tile then wrapped with Brass wire. The wire wrapping was the hardest that and preventing the writing from running. I decoupaged the whole thing to water prof it.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mushroom Ornements

I made these by taking Champagne corks and putting air dry clay over the top in the shape of a mushroom cap. I then added a hanger by taking brass wire and making it have an eye but I put twist in the wire so that it wouldn't pull out of the clay easily. I pained then completely with white craft paint, then painted the tops with red glitter paint and white glitter paint. I made these for a swap but fell in love with them and so I made more for my self. and as gifts for a cousin and my mom.

Pringles Can Treasure chest

I made this Pringles Can Treasure chest for a "once you pop swap" I wanted to make something that no one had ever done before. Now some people may say that a treasure chest for a winter or Christmas themed "once you pop" Swap doesn't make sense but they would be wrong. I didn't have time to go get the Murr and Frankincense, But I did get chocolate gold coins.
I covered the whole thing with leather and the inside with felt. I hope she liked it.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Key swap 3

I made a rubber stamp a long time ago to make site tokens for an event in the SCA. I still had it. so I used it along with embossing powder to make cards and a book mark. I used a lamp worked bead on the book mark. The tassel blends in with my couch and is hard to see. It is made if the Black paper that was used to make the  macrame key necklace.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

key swap 2

I had help with this one. I took a key from Home Depo and wrapped Lamp worked beads I make on brass colored wire then Amber made the necklace by macrame and used another lamp worked bead as the clasp. It is also cool looking and I like it enough to wear. oh and the necklace is a paper that is suppose to be water proof.