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Title: Finished Projects
Post by: jcbanner on May 07, 2008, 06:35:46 PM
There was the "Finnished Projects" thread on the hacker infested board, how about we start somethig new over here?  Does anyone have any intresting ongoing projects? Trying anything new, either new type of project or working in a medium that you havent used before?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on May 08, 2008, 02:19:56 AM
I'm working on a set of decorative, yet functional, bronze lacing rings. Tried to cast twenty of the buggers at once, and mess up on my math, using about 2/3 the metal I needed, and only ended up with eight. Now I get to start over. And I have to wait till August to get access to the casting equipement again, because it's at the local community college.

Also trying to work on a design for pewter mugs and goblets. I have not worked with pewter before, and have been having trouble finding a suitable supply of metal to experiment with.

I'm still working on sketches and plans to build a collapsable frame to clip on over a stroller to look like a gypsie wagon, complete with patchwork fabric cover.

I've been doing small metal castings for about two and a half years. sewing and minor carpentry I've been dabbling in since about the time I could walk.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Ginette on May 08, 2008, 07:34:53 AM
I would love to see pictures of what you're working on Hoowil! That sounds like a tough projuct, best of luck.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on May 08, 2008, 01:50:30 PM
I would love to see pictures of what you're working on Hoowil! That sounds like a tough projuct, best of luck.
Which one?

This is the base design for the rings, which I'm planning on also using for clasps, buttons, and whatever else comes to mind.
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/Bs%20metalwork/IMG_3314.jpg)
Working in lost wax, the peice is about 1/8" thick. I've got a working mold of the base, thankfully, but need to modify each one for the final cast. The sprue at the top will be cut off, and finished to match. The rings i have so far have a 12 guage half circle that comes off the sides of the two lower points. They haven't been cleaned or polished at all yet, and have some finishing work still to do, as well as making sure my stitching holes go through the metal. I don't have any other work in progress pics at the moment, and come to think of it, I'm not sure where my camera is.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Angelhood on May 08, 2008, 03:22:44 PM
I'm working on a braided rug, although not too period since I'm making it out of old denim jeans! But it's still fun.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: WindChime on May 08, 2008, 10:20:30 PM
I'm working on some favor to be giving out at the KYHRF and the ORF as soon as I get caught up with getting ready for the KYHRF.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: DeadBishop on May 08, 2008, 10:21:14 PM
I have a current renaissance related project.  You're reading it.   ;)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Element of Air on May 09, 2008, 09:12:37 AM
I just finished a hair pice that can be worn at Fair or club for Kim Stalkwell. I hope she likes it. here are some images of the finished piece. It falls to the mid upper back, right where the bra line is.
(http://a805.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/2/l_8a90b0ab7ff0d79d8cd085a03d7d7144.jpg)

and then a close up.
(http://a867.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/111/l_51179e19b08ba95e83cb7c31b5564132.jpg)
(http://a949.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/126/l_3bf3c03f643c7da7189f34dc726a125c.jpg)

She wanted specific colors and so I tried to go off the memory of them to get this. Although there is WAY to much pink. Unfortunately I could not locate a purple or maroon colored lox tubing.




Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on May 09, 2008, 02:12:08 PM
I have a current renaissance related project.  You're reading it.   ;)
Most excellent work!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Baron Doune on May 09, 2008, 05:28:30 PM
Well not ren but this weekend...

(http://www.patsporch.com/woodshop/d353s.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Arsinoe Selene on May 09, 2008, 11:25:16 PM
Sort of currently, but not because of school...
A pirate top, from a Simplicity pattern (pieces cut out of test fabric)
Some sort of pouch to put on my belt, just big enough to hold wallet, keys, cell, Advil. Either leather or fabric, I'm not sure.

Really in the plotting stage. After the 22nd, I will be free to do what I want, though.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: jcbanner on May 11, 2008, 10:14:51 PM

A friend of mine needed something to attach a goblet to her belt. Goblets don't hang too well from a regular tankard strap, so I tossed that out completly and came up with something new.


(if you click on the pictures, you will be linked to a new window where you can see a larger picture.)

(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/jcbanner/projects/th_P1010409.jpg) (http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/jcbanner/projects/P1010409.jpg)

thats my goblet in the picture, her's is silver plate (or looks it atleast.)  It turned out to be a perfect fit.

(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/jcbanner/projects/th_P1010414-1.jpg) (http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/jcbanner/projects/P1010414-1.jpg)
(thats an odd glare on the picure, didn't even notice it till i downloaded it a few mins ago :-\ )

All the edges are sealed with beeswax and a touch of flame. I left the inside portion unstained so that it won't sweat the color off onto the polished metal it will be holding. I'm quite plesed with how it turned out since it was basicly being designed as being made.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Tami MacLeod on May 11, 2008, 10:20:57 PM
wow great job indeed, i love it
how much do they cost?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: jcbanner on May 11, 2008, 10:27:40 PM
Thank you. I hadnt really thought about making them to sell. (I'm a hobbiest really, so I don't sell too much) but if someone asked me to make them one, I'd guess about $25 would be suitable to cover my cost and time
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Magister on May 12, 2008, 06:30:28 PM
This is an amazing start to a new "Finished Projects" threads.  I am always awed at what all of you come up with!

  Just a "outside chance", but I was able to locate some of the old thread on the Google Cached service.  I may try to copy some of it over  here in the next few days.  Don't let this stop you from posting your new work.  It's all fantastic!

    - Mag
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: jcbanner on May 13, 2008, 01:06:10 AM
as I was giving the belt hanger for the goblet to the queen at the dress rehersal this weekend, the court jester asked me about making for him a pouch to hold his sets a juggling balls.  heres what I came up with.

front
(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/jcbanner/projects/th_P1010416.jpg) (http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/jcbanner/projects/P1010416.jpg)

and back
(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/jcbanner/projects/th_P1010417.jpg) (http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/jcbanner/projects/P1010417.jpg)

the straps down the back serve a duel purpose, they will add strength to the pouch, and if he wants, he can run the belt through there instead of the top loops if he wants it to sit centered on his belt instead of below it.

Though in hindsight, mayby I should have dug into my stash of colored leathers, he IS a jester after all.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: divapixie on May 13, 2008, 06:19:45 PM
I have taken up yet another hobby... slumping and fusing glass to make little dishes.  I have trying out my little kiln and I am liking the results but by no means have I perfected it yet.  So here are some of my early pieces... just for show and tell.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/divapixie/Micellaneous/Glasswork2012.jpg (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/divapixie/Micellaneous/Glasswork2012.jpg)
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/divapixie/Micellaneous/Specialorderringandglasspieces012.jpg (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/divapixie/Micellaneous/Specialorderringandglasspieces012.jpg)
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/divapixie/Micellaneous/Specialorderringandglasspieces025.jpg (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/divapixie/Micellaneous/Specialorderringandglasspieces025.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Thistle on May 15, 2008, 11:43:54 AM
Long time no see! Nice digs y'all got here!

Anyhow, I finally finished that waterskin I was working on:
(http://www.dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/Fantasy/waterskin/hangingskin03.jpg)


I'm slowly getting a tutorial for it together - I'll post it and perhaps another when it's done.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Escarlata on May 15, 2008, 11:46:06 AM
Thistle, I'll be anxiously awaiting that tutorial. I found a nylon cased boda bottle in a thrift store the other day. Got it for 25 cents.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Thistle on May 15, 2008, 01:00:34 PM
Escarlata -

I still want to clean it up and make it pretty, but the info should all be there now -

Making a waterskin (http://www.dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/tutorials/waterskin.html)

Anyone remember what chapter in LOTR that "maybe we can fill them later" exchange between Frodo and Sam is? It's been ages since I've read 'em, but I'd like to add that little paragraph to start the whole tutorial off with.

Finally, here's a few other little bits of recent leatherwork - a sheath for a utility knife that came with a kukri a fantastic friend gifted me, and some tooled hangers for an "elvish" dagger:

(http://dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/Fantasy/blades/knifesheath.jpg)
(http://dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/Fantasy/blades/tooledhangers.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: groomporter on May 15, 2008, 08:53:51 PM
My latest project was a swagger stick for myself for steampunk outfit at a Con this summer. It's turned out of rosewood and it actually a bit darker than in the pic

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/Groomporter/canes/P1010006.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Gwen aka Punstergal on May 19, 2008, 08:54:23 AM
My latest project is a set of decorative bodice extenders for a Moresca Max II (I think)-- the one that laces on the sides and back. I have grown larger than the original lacing of the bodice allows and so I've been tying decorative knots up the sides to add more space without looking positively horrid. Unfortunately, having to redo the laces on one side every time I get in and out is quite a pain, so I've been doing and un-doing from the back, which I can handle ok, except I'd REALLY like to put knotwork down the back too.. so now, I'm trying to find a way to make the lacing on the side easier to manipulate, so that I can put something pretty down the back.

My other project is a rope corset that only covers the front and sides.. the back consists of a spiderweb made of gold cord (already completed) which is attached to some steel rings which the rope will lace through. Fantasy garb is so much fun :)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Ozium on May 20, 2008, 05:38:30 PM
Here is what i have been making lately.

http://www.n2hyo.com/redheart.jpg
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Toarmod on May 21, 2008, 04:22:03 PM
I have taken up yet another hobby... slumping and fusing glass to make little dishes.  I have trying out my little kiln and I am liking the results but by no means have I perfected it yet.  So here are some of my early pieces... just for show and tell.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/divapixie/Micellaneous/Glasswork2012.jpg (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/divapixie/Micellaneous/Glasswork2012.jpg)
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/divapixie/Micellaneous/Specialorderringandglasspieces012.jpg (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/divapixie/Micellaneous/Specialorderringandglasspieces012.jpg)
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/divapixie/Micellaneous/Specialorderringandglasspieces025.jpg (http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/divapixie/Micellaneous/Specialorderringandglasspieces025.jpg)

Cool Diva! Ive always wanted to get a kiln for slumping! I made some pieces a couple of years back when i had access to one. Just make sure you use glass from the same manufacture or test to make sure they are compatible, or the results can be quite "shattering"  ;)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Chris B on June 04, 2008, 09:10:56 AM
I posted more pics in the arms and armor section, but this is my latest work.  It took several hundred hours.  I made the cuirass, greaves, helmet crest/liner, shield, clothing, sub-armour, and spear. 

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/GreekSet004a.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/GreekSet005a.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Chris B on June 05, 2008, 02:26:13 PM
Since we lost the other thread, here are the last renaissance projects I did just before the other forum died.  First is a scabbard, sheath, and belt for an Arms and Armor gold plated Elizabethan Rapier/Dagger Set.

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/ElizabethanRapierSet007.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/ElizabethanRapierSet006.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/ElizabethanRapierSet005.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/ElizabethanRapierSet004.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/ElizabethanRapierSet003.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/ElizabethanRapierSet009.jpg)




Second is a wooden core scabbard and baldric for an Albion Gallowglass.

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/Gallowglass001.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/Gallowglass002.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/Gallowglass004.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/Gallowglass003.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: groomporter on June 06, 2008, 10:33:29 AM
An almost finished project.  ;D
It's a 30" diameter oak table we found at Savers that I'm turning into a board for playing "Byzantine Chess" a circular chess game that seems to date to the 10th century. I just need to add a couple more green knots to the center circle to balance it out a little more. Once I put some polyurethane on it colors will mellow out a little.
(http://historicgames.com/gifs/bchess.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Magister on June 06, 2008, 01:04:49 PM
Phenomenal stuff guys..

Chris.. the armor is great.. so is the leather, and castings for the scabbards.

Groom.. great knotwork.. very nice looking table.  Would make a wonder addition to a game room anywhere. 
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Capt Gabriela Fullpepper on June 09, 2008, 10:36:57 PM
A feather fan I made

So I decided to try and make my own fan. Here it is. I have 1 more little thing I want to do to it but other wise this is how it looks.

(http://www.delaneyalysa.com/fan/fan1.jpg)
the front side

(http://www.delaneyalysa.com/fan/fan6.jpg)
Close up of the handle

(http://www.delaneyalysa.com/fan/fan9.jpg)
the back side of the fan

I took two pieces for the fan top and glued them together. then cut it in half making sure I left the circle in the niddle now covered by the gem.

The Handle was what looked like two wheat blooms with the flower in the middle. I glued a 1/4 piece of hard wood to it leaving 1/2 of the wheat bloom not attached. I then cut out around the flower and the wheat bloom. I then took an Identical wheat bloom pice and glued it to the other side then cut the extra wheat bloom off.

I then cut the half circle out of the handle so the top piece would fit in.

Once all this was done I drilled a hole in the top piece middle on the half circle and in the half circle on the handle and put a pin in it to help hold it and glued it with very high quality wood glue.

Once dry I sanded and filed tol get the rough out from the cutting.

I then sealed it with sand sealer three times then painted it gold then sealed it again

The last step was to drill large and small holes for the feathers and then I epoxied them in with a high strenght epoxy. then glues on my gems.

I want to add some lace where the feathers meet the wood. But all in all this is done.

Oh I also added a eye screw on the end so I can attached it to my belt.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: groomporter on June 11, 2008, 10:19:47 PM
Neat fan!

My latest project was three groups of Celtic musicians on three wooden plaques (bar stool seats rejected by the manufacturer bought at a local surplus store)
All three:
http://historicgames.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2401&g2_serialNumber=1

(http://historicgames.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2404&g2_serialNumber=1)

Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Gwen aka Punstergal on June 17, 2008, 02:02:01 PM
This is my most recently finished craft project. It took approx 21 feet of rope (one solid piece). I made it for a Celtic cross contest. It is the first Celtic cross that I've attempted with nylon rope. http://knottynymph.deviantart.com/art/Celtic-Cross-in-Rope-88871813

Grr.. I can't make the picture show although I swear I've done it a zillion times before- I guess you'll have to click the link :(

(http://fc05.deviantart.com/fs30/i/2008/168/b/b/Celtic_Cross_in_Rope_by_Knottynymph.jpg)

[Moderators Note: Added Image for User :)]
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Thistle on June 18, 2008, 06:10:39 PM
Wow!

Punstergal - pretty! I'd have not thought of actually, you know, making knotwork out of real knots. That's right clever.

Chris - that's amazing! So you did all the metalwork and castings as well? Have you ever thought about making custom leatherstamps? *hint hint*

groomporter - beautiful artwork! So are all the gameboards over on historicgames.com yours? The "Four Seasons" theme on the "master pieces" page is just incredible...

Here's one of my latest things. More fantasy than historical, but  a tooled leather pouch. Seemed kinda appropriate for being surrounded by the Chugach Mountains up in Anchorage:

(http://www.dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/Fantasy/beltpouch/pouchfront_400.jpg) (http://www.dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/Fantasy/beltpouch/pouchfront_800.jpg)

I made it so I could just cut off the front flap and replace it if I ever wanted to change the design. There's also a little brass ring on each side, so I can attach a strap and use it as a small purse in the mundane world.

Edit - and here it is as as mundane purse:


(http://www.dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/Fantasy/beltpouch/purse02_400.jpg) (http://www.dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/Fantasy/beltpouch/purse02_800.jpg)

Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: groomporter on June 18, 2008, 06:17:42 PM
groomporter - beautiful artwork! So are all the gameboards over on historicgames.com yours? The "Four Seasons" theme on the "master pieces" page is just incredible...

Yup those are mine. Thanks!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Gwen aka Punstergal on June 19, 2008, 07:17:22 PM
Thank you much for fixing my image, whomever.. my brain was just not working enough to get it right. I guess maybe I've been playing with the ropes too long and the simple stuff is what's confusing now, hehe.

Now that I've figured out a way to tie at least one model of Celtic cross, I may start making some smaller scale ones to use as garb ornamentation. I love being able to tie two of my loves together (no pun intended).
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on June 19, 2008, 11:51:51 PM
Wow!  There are some great projects in here!  My family and I are real newbies to ren faires and posting at this site for sure.  This is only my second post.  I'd been lurking on and off for a few months before the big loss.  Still not entirely sure what happened to the old site. 

Anyway, I just wanted to share a few of our weird creations that are not, in anyway, historical.  But, they are lots of fun!  Since we have little money to spare for costumes for faire, I've been playing around with soda/beer can tabs and bottle caps for awhile now trying to come up with something somewhat passible for the look at least.  Hey, they are cheap and easily aquired.  Any suggestions/ideas/opinions would be great.

This is my mom and me in our can tab corset/bodices at Scarby 2008:
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/can%20tabs/moms_bodice.jpg)
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/can%20tabs/my_top.jpg)

And my daughter in her "warrior princess" costume:
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/can%20tabs/warrior_princess_kneel.jpg)
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/can%20tabs/warrior_princess_whip.jpg)
The whip is made from green poly rope, a pencil, and duct tape.  We were actually able to get it to crack!

Here is a crown made with the addition of fruit and soup can tabs:
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/can%20tabs/crown_leftfront_level_crop.jpg)
It is flexible and can double as a neckace.  I call it a "crownlace".

The latest project is this cavalier-style pirate hat made with skull shoelaces:
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/can%20tabs/pirate_hat_feathers_2.jpg)
In the process of making a matching corset.

I love making crafts out of just about anything. I wish I had access to the knowledge and tools to create more authentically historical items like what is on here.  Please, forgive me for adding my attempts at "garb" here.  Can't wait to see more projects from others!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Magister on June 20, 2008, 11:54:03 AM
newbiehere:

  Welcome to the board!  Those projects are great!  There is no need to apologize.  They show some real creativity.  I see you already found the other thread over in garbing discussing can tab projects too.  I do look forward to seeing pictures of your next projects!

Gwen:

  That was me with the picture ;)  For some reason I had to drill down a bit to find the actual image link and not the photo site reference.  No worries... just let me know if you have any further problems.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on June 20, 2008, 09:43:13 PM
Thank you, Magister. 

Yes, I did find the other post.  Nice to know I'm not the only one these days playing around with the tabs.  I had to apologize because I know that can tabs used in a ren outfit has to be frowned upon by many.  :(  I just love working with them.  Love the way they look, too.

I'm going to start on a more Victorian-style black corset for my sister, next.  More curves, yeah!  It is supposed to be piratey looking.  She wants something like Anna Valerious (Kate Beckinsale) wore in Van Helsing.  Then, when the stocks are replenished, I'm going to attempt the jacket.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Chris B on June 21, 2008, 07:32:09 PM
The tabs are very creative.  You have a lot of creativity and they look great.

Here is a 2 1/2 week project I just finished today.  It is a 5th century Athenian Aspis made entirely by me.  I'll eventually work my way back into the renaissance, but this year is Ancient Greece.  Now I can't decide which Greek shield to carry at Texas Ren Fair's All Hallow's Eve (this or the pegasus shown on page 2 of this thread).

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/061a.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/062a.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/063a.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on June 21, 2008, 08:46:46 PM
Thanks Chris B.  I definitely think you should go with this one.  Very beautiful!  We are thinking of going All Hallow's weekend again, too.  Maybe we'll see you there.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Thistle on June 26, 2008, 03:34:38 AM
First - Chris, I have to admit, I like the drama of the pegasus on your other shield. But they're both beautiful. And come back carrying it, not on it, eh?  ;)

Second - newbiehere - wow! Talk about trash into treasure! That's amazing... and your little one looks like she's having so much fun! :)

Anyhow -- ooh! ooh! Got some more done!

First, a little pouch to go with my firesteel and suchlike. It's basically a tiny little sporran, just big enough for a tin of charcloth and a chunk of flint:
(http://www.dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/Fantasy/firekit/tinderbox01C_400.jpg)

(http://www.dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/Fantasy/firekit/tinderbox03B_400.jpg)

Secondly, well... here's the story. A couple years ago while wandering the Gig Harbor faire in Washington State, I ran across a gentleman selling all manner of nifty leathergoods. My hands were already full of a couple CDs and some printed fabric I'd bought, so I went ahead and bought a small duffle from him to carry it all in. It was just so plain though.. so I added some grommets for the drawstring up top, then added a flap edged in deerskin and all a-covered with ribbons and trinkets - including my R/F pin!

(http://www.dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/Fantasy/pack/pack01_400.jpg)

(http://www.dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/Fantasy/pack/reminders_400.jpg)

 (The arms and Scots badge are tooled and painted leather, the Gypsy Wheel is twisted wire, and the claddagh and harp are purchased fancies)

Finally and most especially, hanging on that bag is a tooled case for my flute, with the same tooled dancing bird on it, along with some familiar looking "two trees." ;)

(http://www.dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/Fantasy/pack/packbackandcase_400.jpg)

(http://www.dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/Fantasy/pack/flutecasetooling_400.jpg)

Being up in Alaska, I couldn't help but add the Sickle of the Val.. I mean, the Big Dipp.. I mean, "The Plough" in the sky at the top. I think one day I might stick some little crystals in there for fun.

(http://www.dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/Fantasy/pack/sickle_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Erynn on June 28, 2008, 08:50:56 PM
Finally finished these for my jester costume. The stockings have been a long time going (I started them over a year ago) so I'm happy to finally have them done. My first socks! The garters are tablet woven and my first actual project with that. The shoes (which I love) were made by Lady Oren.

All the pictures are clickable to see the big version.


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3281/2619163223_b9f2e18894.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3281/2619163223_b9f2e18894_b.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3175/2619164017_ff9dde4e49.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3175/2619164017_ff9dde4e49_b.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3185/2619162433_8a28d858cb.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3185/2619162433_8a28d858cb_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Gwen aka Punstergal on June 29, 2008, 11:08:04 AM
Erynn,

Those socks are awesome!! And a great accessory- I could see them fitting in with all kinds of interesting costumes!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Chris B on June 30, 2008, 08:13:47 AM
Newbie - If you do go, stop us and say hello.  I am sure I will probably stick out in a Greek Panalopy.  It is the only weekend that it would fit though.

Thistle - Yeah, I kind of like the Pegasus too.  We shall see.  I am working on a scaled Linothorax at the moment so I will also have to decide between that and the muscled cuirass when the time comes.  Thanks for the comments.

Erynn - Those are very nice.  I like the detail in the design.



Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Erynn on July 01, 2008, 10:29:24 PM
Thanks Gwen ad Chris. Now I just need to get the motivation to finish the rest of the costume...
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on July 04, 2008, 12:30:01 PM
Erynn , your bottom half of your outfit is AWSOME, I love those socks. Keep us posted. ;)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Zatahra on July 12, 2008, 05:21:11 PM
(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m238/renrat1560/100_1790.jpg)
(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m238/renrat1560/100_1789.jpg)


Here's a little belt pouch I made for my Daughter, who wants to be a woodland Elf. It was made from an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of leather from Hobby Lobby (since we do not have a Tandy leather store within a hundred miles of us), some dye and a free design from the Tandy website. Next comes one for me!

PS for Thistle: very nice tooling job on your pouch & flute case!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Andunie on July 12, 2008, 09:37:43 PM
Several paper mache masks I made recently... there are descriptions if you click on them.

(http://tn3-1.deviantart.com/fs31/300W/f/2008/191/d/6/Harlequin_Mask_by_Andunie.jpg) (http://"http://andunie.deviantart.com/art/Harlequin-Mask-91182152")

(http://tn3-1.deviantart.com/fs28/300W/i/2008/169/3/4/Nightbird_Mask_by_Andunie.jpg) (http://"http://andunie.deviantart.com/art/Raven-Mask-88982108")

(http://tn3-2.deviantart.com/fs26/300W/f/2008/156/0/2/Plain_Green_Mask_by_Andunie.jpg) (http://"http://andunie.deviantart.com/art/Plain-Green-Mask-86325927")
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Baron Doune on July 16, 2008, 08:21:34 PM
well not ren but comfy...

(http://patsporch.com/temp/chair04.jpg)

only another six or so to go...
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: GirlChris on July 18, 2008, 11:29:16 AM
I just made my first ever piece of jewelry that didn't involve macaroni and/or glitter!

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/rosa.draconum/SIDCrpF7m6I/AAAAAAAAAdg/JHD9zsawnBk/s288/IMG_0397.JPG)

Ew. Dirty mirror and kind of blury. A close up shot of the front:

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/rosa.draconum/SIDCsxGrtOI/AAAAAAAAAdo/qbmszmzowRw/s288/IMG_0399.JPG)

It's made from a medallion style belt I found at Winners that I got for half price because it was broken. I took out some of the medallions and added chain between the ones I had left, except in the middle where I used lobster clasps. I used two, one on each side, for symmetry. The dangly part is two long pieces of chain attached through holes in the centre front medallion that lead down to a final medallion as a fob. I've still got three medallions left- not sure what I'm going to do with them.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Pipere on July 21, 2008, 02:17:16 AM
Finished eyepatch and in-process shako for my steampunk officer's outfit.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v283/Mhaolstrom/DSC00681.jpg)

Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Chris B on July 25, 2008, 07:27:44 AM
Zatahra - I am really impressed with your leather working skill.  I have always wanted to try dying a piece in multiple color, but I have always been unsure how to get it to look like that.  Very nice.

Andunie - It looks like you have really got making masks down to an art.  Your work is very beautiful.  I bet they would also make a very nice home decor item too.

Baron - It looks like you have some woodworking skills there.  What are you going to use them for?  They like the overall geometry of the chair.

GirlChris - I think it is attention to the small details that make one outfit stand out from another.  That looks really good with the long skirt.  Nice work.

Pipere - It also looks like you do nice work.  Did you make your outfit too? 


I just finished another piece of Greek armour.  It is a H/A scaled linothorax.  Now I am left with the decision of whether to wear this or the Bronze Cuirass on the earlier page to Halloween at the Texas Fair this year.  The armour is made of 14 layers of solid linen that has been glued and sewn together.  Every flap is edged by gluing and hand sewing linen bias tape to the edge.  Then I used various trims across the body and hand stitched each through all 14 layers with an awl and needle.  Every red square has a stitch running through it.  The roughly 450 solid bronze scales were hand made and individually attached through all 14 layers as well.  It took between 200 and 250 hours to make, but it is as historically accurate as they come and my favorite creation to date.

I am interested in opinions on whether this or the cuirass on page 2 would be the bigger head turner.  Of course, these pics are only meant to show the armor.  Either way, I would be wearing the bronze greaves, sword, shield, helmet with the crest, etc.

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/Linothorax006a.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/Linothorax008a.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/Linothorax001a.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/Linothorax002a.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/Linothorax004a.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/Linothorax003a.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on July 26, 2008, 09:28:12 AM


I am interested in opinions on whether this or the cuirass on page 2 would be the bigger head turner.  Of course, these pics are only meant to show the armor.  Either way, I would be wearing the bronze greaves, sword, shield, helmet with the crest, etc.

Wow, that is awesome. As for turning heads thats a tough call. For those who would recognize such things, the linothorax would be a real treat to see. But, the bronze is shiny, and nothing catches the eye like shine. And I would think more people would be familiar with the cuirass design. Also, I wonder if people will ask about the linothorax being Egyptian because of the scorpion, and the Scorpion King of recent mummy movies, which might get a little irritating after the work and research on a Greek peice
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Chris B on July 27, 2008, 07:26:23 PM

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Also, I wonder if people will ask about the linothorax being Egyptian because of the scorpion, and the Scorpion King of recent mummy movies, which might get a little irritating after the work and research on a Greek peice
[/quote]

LOL.  Sad, but probably a valid point.  Thanks for the input.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: renren on July 28, 2008, 11:57:42 AM
Pirate necklace,closeup

(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u164/renren13_photo/CopyofDSCN0150.jpg)

Pirate necklace,another view(show the different colors
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u164/renren13_photo/DSCN0149.jpg)

Bracelet... could be pirate, or not!
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u164/renren13_photo/DSCN0159-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: lady serena on July 28, 2008, 01:21:09 PM
Nice work Renren!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: szobrasz on August 11, 2008, 01:39:05 PM
Here are two recent works. The lion has been completed, and the Kristus is near completion for those that inquired about ongoing works.
1. "Homer" ~  A lion commissioned in one ton of Olympia white marble. aprox. 36"x 48" x22"

(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k173/szobras/75wholeforumjpg.jpg)
(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k173/szobras/75-80percjpg.jpg)

2. "Kristus" ~ deep relief, Olympia white marble. approx. 18"x16" x6", from removed section of lion block.
(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k173/szobras/CHRIST2PROGforum.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Magister on August 11, 2008, 04:31:44 PM
szobrasz:

  Those are great!  Wonderful work.  Thank you for sharing.

Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: groomporter on August 12, 2008, 08:10:51 AM
Finished eyepatch and in-process shako for my steampunk officer's outfit.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v283/Mhaolstrom/DSC00681.jpg)



I think I've seen you on Brassgoggles as well?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Pipere on August 13, 2008, 12:32:10 AM
Actually no, I'm relatively new to the steam scene and just getting my stuff together to join in.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: groomporter on August 13, 2008, 01:27:04 PM
Maybe on one of the Livejournal steam groups then? I swear I've seen that pic elsewhere

Capt Andrew MacGregor
Combined Highland Expeditionary Force
aboard HMA Todd
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Dustin on September 11, 2008, 11:10:36 PM
We finished the belt pouch! My wife sewed the belt loops onto the back because my hands were too big to do it, but I did the side stitching (just a simple whip stitch), and the design is mine. It's cut and sewn from one single piece of leather that was in a bag of Tandy scrap leather I bought at Hobby Lobby for three bucks. The concho we already had, and the string is a boot lace that was lying around the house.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/italiandaddy/rencrafts/100_5542.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/italiandaddy/rencrafts/100_5543.jpg)

I think I did pretty good for a first attempt.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Chris B on September 21, 2008, 08:04:15 PM
I finally finished my entire Greek second impression. 

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/GreekSetB004a.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/GreekSetB003a.jpg)

I also remade the subarmour for my first Greek impression with layered linen instead of the fringe look a few pages back.  Now I need to decide which one of these two to wear to Texas Ren Fair Halloween.  Tough call.

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/GreekSetC002a.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/GreekSetC003a.jpg)

(http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s117/cboat97/GreekSetC004a.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: groomporter on September 22, 2008, 06:27:24 PM
Wow.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Zoƫ on October 23, 2008, 05:25:19 PM
I made a wreath!  I've never done it before, I just got it in my head that I wanted to make one.  So I went to the store, got the stuff (60% off at Michaels yay!) and voila!  :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/dramatic_mizfit/002.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Joyce "Delfinia DuSwallow" Howard on October 23, 2008, 06:38:22 PM
Dustin- you inspire me ,I might have to try one too.Looks great.

Chris B-that is fantastic-WOW!

Zoe-Your'e wreath is very pretty, I just love fall colors. It's beautiful.


 :o
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on November 11, 2008, 11:57:01 PM
I am totally speechless at the Greek armor work. They are gorgeous sets, and to think HANDMADE...WOW.
Everyone's work is REALLY great!!! I'm getting ideas!! lol

I dabble a little in woodburning, whittling, jewelry making, sewing, cross stitching, and broom making...but nothing actually renaissance. I did make the blouse (no pattern), skirt (no pattern), wreath style bracelet, and ear rings in my faery picture. 

Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Ranna on November 18, 2008, 07:21:18 AM
I tired my hand at wire earring wraps per a very special request. :)  Here's a finished one that I would actually dubb jewlery.  No piercing required!

(http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr310/Airanwen1/047-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on November 20, 2008, 01:42:26 PM
That wire earring wrap is beautiful, Ranna!  I would so wear those!


I wanted to show off my new turkish vest made of can tabs.  I like it much better than the old empire waist bodice I first made.  This one is way more comfortable to move around in.  And, it's more adjustable, too.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/can%20tabs/turkish_vest_blck_frontside.jpg)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/can%20tabs/turkish_vest_blck_back.jpg)

I've got more pics of this one and one I made with a belt for a Craft swap on my blog:  http://mieljolie.blogspot.com (http://mieljolie.blogspot.com).
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on December 05, 2008, 10:37:41 PM
Newb- seems I'm always right behind you in working on a project... lol

http://gypsylakatsews.blogspot.com/ (http://gypsylakatsews.blogspot.com/)

Finally got around to painting some of my hairsticks... I have a winter exchange coming up for a pagan group on campus
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_rMas7kU2cH0/STmg09aSQlI/AAAAAAAADU0/na3o8ZH5OTk/s400/103_0947.JPG)
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_rMas7kU2cH0/STmhzGVCOEI/AAAAAAAADVE/I-XcdiYxEvg/s400/103_0951.JPG)
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_rMas7kU2cH0/STmhcamORGI/AAAAAAAADU8/8gmq7VuD0VI/s400/103_0948.JPG)



Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on December 06, 2008, 09:35:36 AM
Those are wonderful, gypsylakat!  I really like the yellow tipped ones.  Now, if you could incorporate some can tabs in there somewhere.  Hehe  BTW, I still have a growing pile of chopsticks forming over here.  Let me know if you run out.  :)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on December 06, 2008, 12:39:44 PM
we just grabbed like 5 more from one of the campus restaurants. We're in exam week right now so I may wait until winter break to grab them (like the 17th) i'll be stir crazy at my house with no internet (ok. some internet, just dialup)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Mikayla of Phoenicia on December 19, 2008, 07:02:43 PM
(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa228/phoenixinthewind24/TheQuilt-1.jpg)

This quilt took me over 13 years to finally complete.  It is 72 1/4" square.  Machine pieced & quilted.  Binding was machine applied then hand finished all by yours truly.   ::)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Molden on December 19, 2008, 07:48:33 PM
Congratulations Sweetie!!!  :D :-* ;D

I know how much you put into it and 'tis a beauteous thing indeed!

I can't wait to get to see it in person.  8)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on December 20, 2008, 11:16:50 AM
That's a beautiful quilt! :)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lady L on December 26, 2008, 02:38:34 AM
R hand carved these candlesticks and I stained them. There are 2 different sets of 3. They are white oak. We gave them both as Christmas gifts.



(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/woodcandleholdersgreen08sm.jpg)


(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s216/Lady_L_MN/woodcandleholders08bluesm.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Squire Mickey on February 11, 2009, 02:59:01 PM
Long time no see! Nice digs y'all got here!

Anyhow, I finally finished that waterskin I was working on:
(http://www.dreamthunder.com/Hobbies/Fantasy/waterskin/hangingskin03.jpg)


I'm slowly getting a tutorial for it together - I'll post it and perhaps another when it's done.


If you are looking for the bladders, check here http://www.leatherunltd.com/hardware/findings/findings.html (http://www.leatherunltd.com/hardware/findings/findings.html)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: groomporter on March 09, 2009, 10:18:20 AM
The latest cane I've made. I bought the eagle head on Ebay along with a more standard-looking vintage brass cane handle, but I think the eagle was originally a finial for an indoor flag pole or something since it was larger in diameter than most canes. Thus, I had to add a larger piece of wood under it in order to mount it on what I usually use for shafts. I've got a request for a gadget cane to hide a "smoking" ::) accoutrement, so that's probably the next one I'll do.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/Groomporter/canes/P1010002.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: brier patch charlie on March 10, 2009, 03:21:19 AM
I bet that cane would hurt if you bashed someone with it. A little peck on the head with that would bring things to a stop.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: groomporter on March 10, 2009, 08:10:46 AM
Yup it's pretty solid, a good one for walking dark alleys   ;D
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Jezzy MacPeaks on March 14, 2009, 12:02:27 PM
NICE Work, Gents!  Excellent!
Oh, forgot to mention that I've done a lot of leather work and made walking sticks during my Native American powwow days.  So, keep up the good work, Lads.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: renren on March 15, 2009, 10:21:30 AM
Fantastic lookin' work that be!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: jcbanner on March 16, 2009, 07:55:58 PM
I've got so many projects I work on, I need to start taking pictures again so i can share some of them.

Good work everyone!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Squire Mickey on March 17, 2009, 08:50:55 AM
My Belt,
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_0JpiSCSMiK0/Sa3Yo1Crm9I/AAAAAAAACTs/LkNowHBrX68/s800/DSC02256.JPG)
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_0JpiSCSMiK0/Sa3YueiDoqI/AAAAAAAACUE/N3GesNhI4r0/s800/DSC02259.JPG)

Belt for my friend Pirate Pixie
(http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww75/captainmickey/DSC02313.jpg)
(http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww75/captainmickey/DSC02312.jpg)

Flintlock Holster for Treeman
(http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww75/captainmickey/DSC02309.jpg)
(http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww75/captainmickey/DSC02310.jpg)

Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Jezzy MacPeaks on March 17, 2009, 03:54:44 PM
Oooooo....Perteeee!  Ever think of goin' inta th' business?  :)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on March 17, 2009, 07:04:41 PM
OK, so I had no idea this thread was out here... guess I'll have to post pics of my non-garb projects.  Everyones stuff is great, here are few comments on my favs.

So I need to say, Chris B, you're armour and projects are amazing.  All your stuff is way out there great and looks crazy hard to make.  I think I told you that in person at TRF, but just dittoing it on here for both your projects.

Squire Mickey, really love the pirate belt with black, it looks awesome!

Jcbanner, I just adore you're goblet carrier.  I wish I could buy one of those for my sister, she is always having troubles with hers.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Squire Mickey on March 18, 2009, 01:14:05 PM
Oooooo....Perteeee!  Ever think of goin' inta th' business?  :)

No, I just do it for fun and there are a lot of mistakes that a pro would never make.

I made those 2 pieces for fair friends. They simply reimburse me for the materials and buy me a beer or 2 as a thanks. I like it that way!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Jezzy MacPeaks on March 18, 2009, 04:21:14 PM
Sounds like a good deal to me!  Still, you did very nice work, for an amateur.  ;)
In the powwow world, the natives don't believe there are "mistakes" in leather work.  They think what would be considered mistakes or flaws only serves to make it more authentic looking.  S'pose one could look at it that way and feel better about it?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: jcbanner on March 19, 2009, 02:29:58 AM
OK, so I had no idea this thread was out here... guess I'll have to post pics of my non-garb projects.  Everyones stuff is great, here are few comments on my favs.

So I need to say, Chris B, you're armour and projects are amazing.  All your stuff is way out there great and looks crazy hard to make.  I think I told you that in person at TRF, but just dittoing it on here for both your projects.

Squire Mickey, really love the pirate belt with black, it looks awesome!

Jcbanner, I just adore you're goblet carrier.  I wish I could buy one of those for my sister, she is always having troubles with hers.

 ;D Thank you M'Lady, you are too kind. 

If you have a craft to share, please, indulge us!  I love seeing everyone's creativity.

As a side note, flipping through the pages, I realized it's been a long time since I've posted anything here, I guess I better start finishing some of those projects of mine.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on March 24, 2009, 04:41:30 PM


As a side note, flipping through the pages, I realized it's been a long time since I've posted anything here, I guess I better start finishing some of those projects of mine.
I always mean to get around to taking pictures of things I have finished.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Catherine on March 25, 2009, 05:09:54 PM
hi all! awesome work!

this is not ren-related, so I hope it's ok for here!  ;)  baby quilt for a high-school friend
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y237/alicathelton/babyquilt.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: groomporter on March 29, 2009, 02:46:05 PM
I'm almost done with a cane for a friend who wanted it to hold a discreet smoking implement. I just need to turn a small wooden box that will fit in the ball of the handle to hold the smoke-able material. The pipe itself is made of bone with a brass head threaded on to it.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/Groomporter/canes/pipecane1.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/Groomporter/canes/pipecane2.jpg
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: NoBill Lurker on April 04, 2009, 09:04:23 PM
Here's my latest pouch that I made as a thank you gift for Welsh Wench. ;D

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c353/Knoty-Dragon/Leather%20Items/IMG_0007.jpg)

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c353/Knoty-Dragon/Leather%20Items/IMG_0006.jpg)

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c353/Knoty-Dragon/Leather%20Items/IMG_0004.jpg)

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c353/Knoty-Dragon/Leather%20Items/IMG_0005.jpg)

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c353/Knoty-Dragon/Leather%20Items/IMG_0002.jpg)

( edited: to reconnect links )
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Welsh Wench on April 04, 2009, 09:08:10 PM
The pictures don't do it justice. It is beautiful!
I was truly touched!

In a good way...is this a wenchmouth?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Dinobabe on April 05, 2009, 06:36:44 PM
That pouch is awesome!! :o
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: somefinfishy on April 12, 2009, 10:07:29 PM
I made this for my 11yr old son.
He's a bit shy but not after he puts this on.

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j274/somefinfishy/dark%20cloud%20leather/doublesmaybe041.jpg)

Its all 6-12oz  vegi tan leather the skirt is heavy leather tiles linked togeter with chain links.
the skirt jingles and sways while he walks.
BTW he made his own 1/2 gauntlets!!!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on April 16, 2009, 08:04:21 PM
I just finished my new pop tab corset for spring!  I tried a different style than the last one.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/can%20tabs/light%20blue%20corset/corset_ltblue_n_tan_front_full.jpg)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/can%20tabs/light%20blue%20corset/corset_ltblue_n_tan_front_close.jpg)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/can%20tabs/light%20blue%20corset/corset_ltblue_n_tan_back_close.jpg)

Now to accessorize!!  Any ideas for hat styles?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on April 16, 2009, 08:19:04 PM
newbiehere,

You are so creative.  That is so cool!  I really like it.   ;D

No suggestions on accessorizing, just wanted to say it's really fun!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on April 16, 2009, 08:30:14 PM
Thanks, Lady Buchanan.  You are too sweet.  And, its VERY fun for me.  :)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: WindChime on April 16, 2009, 09:13:45 PM
Newbie, that is so very cute.  Is it as comfy as it looks?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on April 16, 2009, 09:57:50 PM
Newbie, that is so very cute.  Is it as comfy as it looks?

Well, I've only had it on briefly for our little photo shoot, but it seems like it will be so far.  The last one I made was extremely comfortable.  I don't own any traditional corsets, so I have no real comparison to go by.  Though, we are constantly moving at faire and walking for what seems like miles rarely sitting to rest for the entire day.  Yet my back felt great.

UPDATE:  I finally wore this one all day at Scarborough for beer/wine tasting Sunday.  And, yay!  It was very comfortable.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on April 17, 2009, 03:43:17 PM
WOW is all I've got to say... I can't remember the last time I saw something so unique!!  It looks like chain mail almost, but not quite...  You could certainly go a bit more warrior style with it, carry a long sword and such...  I'd definitely do an off the shoulders undershirt that's flowy for the slightly sexy and dangerous look....  I was also thinking a dangerous beauty style bottoms would be fun, like a split skirt front showing bloomers underneath.  I do this for my courtesan outfit, but it seems it would go well with this if you did the colors a bit darker and less courtesany...  Like maybe a gold overskirt to match the emblem on the front and some dark grey or black bloomers....  just my thoughts when I see this.

Hat styles, I have no idea...  sorry, just not seeing a hat with this really...
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on April 17, 2009, 04:36:55 PM
Newbiehere...that's absolutely gorgeous!!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on April 17, 2009, 07:11:39 PM
Thanks, LadyElizabeth and Tammy. 

And, LadyElizabeth, those are some wonderful ideas.  I tried an off white shirt that had nice poofy sleeves, but the neckline did nothing for it.  Your right.  Definitely has to be off the shoulders.  I'll have to watch this movie "Dangerous Beauty".  I did a search and found a few images. 

I just couldn't picture a hat, either.  That's why I asked.  I like to keep the sun off my face and out of my eyes, but maybe a parasol is a better choice.    Thanks so much for the great suggestions.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: gypsylakat on April 17, 2009, 08:59:10 PM
Wow! you're getting so good at those!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Sitara on April 18, 2009, 07:46:23 PM
If I remember correctly, you have a tutorial for weaving those.  If so, I have lost the link and would greatly appreciate a repost of it.  I especially loved your middle eastern inspired one though they are all  lovely.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on April 18, 2009, 09:12:11 PM
If I remember correctly, you have a tutorial for weaving those.  If so, I have lost the link and would greatly appreciate a repost of it.  I especially loved your middle eastern inspired one though they are all  lovely.

If you click on newbiehere's name, when her profile comes up, there is a link that says Garb and Craft Diary.  That's where you can see the pop can garb and it says to contact her if you want the pattern.  The things she has made are so amazing.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Sitara on April 18, 2009, 09:49:17 PM
Renee...you are awesome!  Now I don't have to wait!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on April 19, 2009, 05:30:23 PM
Thank you, Renee.  Sorry, my internet connection is has been unpredictable these days. 

And, yes, Sitara, I have PDF instructions and pictures of tab layout patterns for most of my items.  Just email or pm me.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on April 27, 2009, 02:25:39 PM
Since it seems he's not going to ;) , I thought I'd post some pics of the mug holders and parasol holder that Cormac made for us.  We finally got to wear them in a "photo shoot" for the first time just yesterday at Scarby.  Though, of course, it was overcast all day with no real need for the parasol, we wanted to try out the holder to see how well it works.  It did it's job splendidly.

Mom with her mug and parasol holders
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/scarby%20pics%204-26-09/mom_back_b.jpg)
At the last minute she decided to wear a belt over her bodice, but the belt she choose is really not sturdy enough for the weight of the parasol.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/scarby%20pics%204-26-09/mom_belt_accessories_2.jpg)
Our camera likes to oversaturate reds and play tricks on the eyes.  In person the lace matches the parasol holder much better than the pic shows.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/scarby%20pics%204-26-09/my_mug_holder.jpg)
I love that this mug holder is extra long, which works prefectly under the bodice.

Thank you so much Cormac.  You did a really great job on everything.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: groomporter on May 03, 2009, 02:24:00 PM
My latest experimental cane. I found a candlestick made with three sections of ceramic and cannibalized the parts. The next one is a little more "shapely" than the simple globe on this one and I think will turn out better and fit the hand better.

(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs034.snc1/3254_95619983898_673048898_2521937_3648907_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: lady serena on May 04, 2009, 01:29:46 PM
Groomporter, that is a very nice cane, can't wait to see the other one. Could you PM me about how much you charge for your canes and such. I may be in the market for one if my back keeps up it problems. I'm looking for a very sturdy one. Thanks Lady Serena
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: FaeHollow on June 11, 2009, 02:39:12 PM
I just finished a new set of fairy wings just for fun! No real use for them right now!

Here is the full set:
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/4576/wings1b.jpg)

Here is a closer view:
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8946/wingscloseup.jpg)


And here is the close up of the middle detail:
(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/5805/wingdetail1.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: FaeHollow on June 11, 2009, 02:51:35 PM
those pop tab outfits are AMAZING i love them! great work!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on June 11, 2009, 03:31:04 PM
Thanks, FaeHollow!  :)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: etsyqueen23 on June 14, 2009, 09:47:13 PM
*gasp* I am in love with the creativity of the projects in this thread!! I have been inspired to do some hair accessories for myself and a friend (who are going to our first renaissance festival in july!!) so I'm super excited! I've been making dried natural+floral wreaths and headwear for a while, and selling on etsy.com. Does anyonelse have a shop there? I'd love to check out your pages.

I'm off to explore the rest of the site - this is my first post! :)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on June 14, 2009, 10:19:03 PM
Those are so pretty! Nice work!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Dracconia on June 22, 2009, 12:52:50 AM
since I can't get the pics to load here are the links to my finished work :) http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=90681080&albumID=2887380&imageID=47169301
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on June 22, 2009, 08:38:40 AM
The necklaces look nice.  Good job.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Ren Jen on July 17, 2009, 01:48:47 PM
Thank you, Renee.  Sorry, my internet connection is has been unpredictable these days. 

And, yes, Sitara, I have PDF instructions and pictures of tab layout patterns for most of my items.  Just email or pm me.

Hey, thanks for posting that.  I just ordered that from you.  When Steve (sleepy) and I went to vegas last winter I saw these cool pop tab purses.  I came home and found pop tabs to buy on line, but the reality has been that with all these kids around I haven't had time to deal with making a pattern.  So, maybe now they will get some use.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: groomporter on July 19, 2009, 11:06:50 AM
The latest concealed illegal weapon I've put together  ::)  -i.e. cane with a hidden knife blade

http://historicgames.com/gifs/daggercane2.jpg
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Magister on July 19, 2009, 04:00:30 PM
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I just think they're cool!

Good work Groomporter!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: sealion on July 19, 2009, 08:54:56 PM
Hubby and I finished these knock-down chests for camping today.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/IMG_3646.jpg)
I found the instructions here: http://robyyan.googlepages.com/breakdownbox
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: groomporter on July 21, 2009, 09:05:13 AM
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RenaissanceFestival.com does not endorse or recommend the carrying of illegal weapons concealed or otherwise.  

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;)


I just think they're cool!

Good work Groomporter!

 ;D
I've made a couple of these now and always warn the buyer that it's legally a concealed weapon and if they get in trouble carrying it -it's their own fault.  ;)

One of my next projects it to see if I can fix the loose connection in the headphone jack of my old iPod shuffle (1st generation the one that looks about the size of a pack of gum with no screen) and maybe put it in the handle of a cane.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on July 22, 2009, 08:58:22 PM
Thank you, Renee.  Sorry, my internet connection is has been unpredictable these days. 

And, yes, Sitara, I have PDF instructions and pictures of tab layout patterns for most of my items.  Just email or pm me.

Hey, thanks for posting that.  I just ordered that from you.  When Steve (sleepy) and I went to vegas last winter I saw these cool pop tab purses.  I came home and found pop tabs to buy on line, but the reality has been that with all these kids around I haven't had time to deal with making a pattern.  So, maybe now they will get some use.

Thanks for the purchase!  Let me know if you need any help with it.  Hope you get something really cool made with your tabs.  If you do, please let us see it.  :)


Hubby and I finished these knock-down chests for camping today.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/HappyStamper/IMG_3646.jpg)
I found the instructions here: http://robyyan.googlepages.com/breakdownbox

Cool chests!  I need something like that!  Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Ozium on July 22, 2009, 09:43:32 PM
Cool chests, i am going to have to make a few up. Thanks for sharing
the link and doing all the searching for it.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Becky10 on August 21, 2009, 11:57:54 PM
This is a paper mache mask that I finished along with a fox a cat and a danse macabre mask(which I sadly dont ahve photos of).
I painted a shimmer purple let it dry then added a blue layer that I wipped off while still wet then did the same with a green to make a oil like coloring.

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a268/duckieboo/mask.jpg)
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a268/duckieboo/maskcturn.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: divapixie on September 08, 2009, 08:57:35 AM
I have lots of finished projects.... jewelry projects mostly.  I have a few pictures of some of the finished pieces in my etsy shop but I'll post a few of them here for you all to gander at.
(http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.87001166.jpg)
(http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.80933666.jpg)
(http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.87002117.jpg)
(http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.80939954.jpg)

Just a small sample of what I have been up to.... which is a lot really.  These pieces are listed fo sale if anyone is interested....
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: winterland on September 17, 2009, 12:04:32 AM
Wow very cool thread. Had to say what creative people the Rennys are. Keep posting the great work.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on September 25, 2009, 11:56:06 AM
Have to apologize again for not having H/A projects to show, but I have more "tabistry" things made.  I've been making hair accessories with the can tabs, lately.  Then, I happened upon this idea:

My "Monster" Mask
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/can%20tabs/mask/mask_02d_sml400w.jpg)

This masquerade mask is made with those colorful "Monster" can tabs.  Can you believe how many colors they come in?!

Below are the hair holders I started.

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/can%20tabs/accessories/halloween_hair_01c_sml400w.jpg)

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/thinnen/can%20tabs/accessories/halloween_infinity_03_sml400w.jpg)

HAVE A BALL THIS HALLOWEEN!!!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Squire Mickey on October 06, 2009, 03:43:44 PM
Finished a few Baldrics

Pirate Bard baldric
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/20/l_0c4dff7a8e6a48e0a8065b413526edec.jpg)
(http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/62/l_72033cf51a324c0eb84985b697d604ce.jpg)
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/18/l_663f3b17f0444884a08b66240e177ef4.jpg)

A Krew of Charllotte De Berry Holster
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/25/l_c2fbc9529ed74de2a63e73ccde35f7af.jpg)
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/102/l_6d1b6c46d49e4e368cec3a109f14ccf5.jpg)

A Woodsman's Baldric
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/59/l_6a161132b086422dae40efd5ceb0a187.jpg)
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/92/l_8ef87100013749878cd0f5870742a6eb.jpg)
(http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/26/l_46ae7b1e8d254064b0ef763a3f7ec888.jpg)

Woodsman Holster
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/7/l_1a27965ba26a431b99952dc9b353dac5.jpg)

New Sporran's
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/73/l_8973437cf509463cba6de73e24e1004f.jpg)

Check Book with Harbinger Logo
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/95/l_78014e10080e492687017d3fa7555963.jpg[/imgLetter of Marque Case[img]http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/104/l_df5d8529ba8645f7aaa64373c2ddf9b3.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on October 07, 2009, 09:17:40 AM
My daughter has been building up a collection of cups. I figured it's about time for her to be able to hang one on her belt. The toggle looks big, but its not really. To put it in proper perspective, she's 2, and the goblet is maybe 3 inches tall, holding less than a 1/4 cup of drink.
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/Ren%20Faire/064.jpg)
And yes, she is limited to water or lemonade at faire  :)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Stephanie, lady perfumer on October 15, 2009, 04:18:21 AM
(http://stephanieknaturals.com/pomander1.jpg)

I just finished my pomander! It is not truly HA--the beading really isn't, but it gives it the aesthetic. It hangs on a chain that I'll wrap around the waist as a girdle belt. My chain is a wee bit short, so it looks like it will hang at knee length rather than midcalf like most historical paintings show.

Later I will be making the wax ball filled with aromatics to go in it.  I'm really excited to try some historical recipes for them!

(http://stephanieknaturals.com/pomander2.jpg)

Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Gwen aka Punstergal on October 15, 2009, 06:16:41 AM
Hrmm.. did that used to be a tea ball? If so, that's a rockin idea! If not, well, thanks for the inspiration <giggle>..
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Stephanie, lady perfumer on October 15, 2009, 06:06:42 PM
Indeed it is!  ;D I found a few pomander photos that did closely resemble tea balls.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Dracconia on October 15, 2009, 11:48:14 PM
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm43/dracconia/Lily100.jpg)
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm43/dracconia/Lily159.jpg)
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm43/dracconia/Lily162.jpg)
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm43/dracconia/Lily163.jpg)

Just a few things I have gotten finished lately!

Sigh still taking orders!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on October 16, 2009, 09:01:00 AM
The one with the key is just beautiful.  Great work.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Dracconia on October 16, 2009, 10:39:10 PM
Thanks :)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Dracconia on October 24, 2009, 05:48:10 PM
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm43/dracconia/278.jpg)

Just made my first flogger....more to come of this I think!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Amy of York on October 25, 2009, 09:03:33 PM
Pretty pieces  Drac !   I love  the necklaces  ! I May have  to   drop a hint or  two  to Santa  . :) ;)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Sitara on November 12, 2009, 09:05:34 AM
Finally finished making my pop-tab project that I got from the lovely mieljolie.  Technically it is not quite done as I want to add some coins, but close enough.

(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs075.snc3/14253_101650369858443_100000404403619_41314_3791936_n.jpg)

(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs055.snc3/14253_101650363191777_100000404403619_41313_5225576_n.jpg)

(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs075.snc3/14253_101650373191776_100000404403619_41315_4118202_n.jpg)

(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs075.snc3/14253_101650376525109_100000404403619_41316_7083795_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on November 15, 2009, 10:48:44 PM
Nice!!!!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Gwen aka Punstergal on December 07, 2009, 07:09:45 PM
Here's some wings I just finished (I've been on a crafting frenzy so I'll have stuff to sell at the Sherwood Gathering/Christmas Bazaar):

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs51/i/2009/340/8/4/BABY_Fairy_Wings_by_Knottynymph.jpg)
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs51/i/2009/340/3/3/Children__s_Wings_4_by_Knottynymph.jpg)
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs50/i/2009/340/5/f/Children__s_Wings_3_by_Knottynymph.jpg)
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs50/i/2009/340/7/0/Children__s_Wings_2_by_Knottynymph.jpg)
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs50/i/2009/340/b/c/Children__s_wings_by_Knottynymph.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Gwen aka Punstergal on December 07, 2009, 07:13:32 PM
And here's some of the hair ornaments I've recently finished:

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs50/i/2009/340/e/7/Winter_Berries_Hair_Stick_by_Knottynymph.jpg)
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs51/i/2009/340/3/3/Birdnest_Hairclip_by_Knottynymph.jpg)
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs51/i/2009/340/4/1/Coin_Knot_and_Peacock_Hairclip_by_Knottynymph.jpg)
(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs51/i/2009/340/7/2/Peacock_and_Knot_Hairclip_by_Knottynymph.jpg)

And one random fan which didn't photograph well, lol:
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs51/i/2009/340/7/d/Peacock_Feather_Fan_by_Knottynymph.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on December 08, 2009, 01:23:03 AM
Beautiful work! What do you use to make your wings?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Gwen aka Punstergal on December 08, 2009, 07:07:04 AM
I make wings with just about anything and everything I can find (I'm a HUGE fan of recycling craft supplies). One of those was braided vines left to dry out after being glued in a wingish shape. The rest of them were frames made of heavy floral wire (the kind you just for big stems) wrapped with raffia and the middle part is some raffia-ish thread that is usually used for making dreamcatchers (I can't remember what it's called offhand, mine hasn't had a label in like 10 years).
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Gwen aka Punstergal on December 08, 2009, 07:08:21 AM
Oh, I almost forgot the most recent piece! It was a true labor of love, about halfway through, I almost called it quits because the braid didn't want to lay flat like I wanted it.

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2009/342/7/3/Gold_Knotwork_Cross_by_Knottynymph.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on December 08, 2009, 08:45:13 AM
Absolutely beautiful.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: mieljolie on December 08, 2009, 10:15:21 AM
Wow, Gwen!  I really like this last one!  Gorgeous!  Glad you didn't give up on it.  I think I have some of that gold rope around here and complete understand the difficulty you had with it.  It doesn't like twisting very well.  :)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Keno on December 23, 2009, 06:05:34 AM
lol My little one looking at my bracelets

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/mekenoka/work/crafting002.jpg)

I made this a few years ago for x-mas.

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/mekenoka/work/crafting003.jpg)

I made this about a year ago, I didn't stain it cause my passtime is sanding the poor thing.

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/mekenoka/work/crafting004.jpg)

The top is still a work in progress but the stand is finished.

(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/mekenoka/work/crafting005.jpg)


Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on December 24, 2009, 05:03:30 PM
Keno! The bracelets and shoe/hat rack/bench is gorgeous!!!!!!

Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Keno on December 24, 2009, 07:47:26 PM
Thanks.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: angusmacinnes on December 24, 2009, 08:49:05 PM
Gwen the Cross is beautiful.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: ladylissame on December 25, 2009, 03:45:42 PM
Here is my latest craft project.
A wreath for my house for our first Christmas in it.
(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs108.snc3/15547_690168864115_21421727_39232953_3592151_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Angelhood on January 31, 2010, 12:06:07 PM
Here's my first attempt at a plaid twill weaving on a four harness table loom. This is nine yards of warp ready to be cut off the loom. I ended up making ten kitchen hand towels for Christmas gifts out of this. Can't wait to get my floor loom!

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/AngelhoodD/092.jpg)

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/AngelhoodD/091.jpg)

(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/AngelhoodD/094.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on January 31, 2010, 12:19:29 PM
Oh wow.  That looks wonderful.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Keno on January 31, 2010, 03:37:36 PM
I want a loom now...
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Rebecca on January 31, 2010, 04:11:22 PM
Wow. ^Me too. That looks awesome!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Angelhood on January 31, 2010, 06:36:02 PM
I love weaving, it is so relaxing. It's not hard to learn really.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Squire Mickey on February 05, 2010, 09:37:13 AM
Gondor scabbard, mine and the movie one
(http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs177.snc3/20463_102181023146643_100000642365632_63368_418119_n.jpg)

I now need to modify the sword...
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Auryn on February 05, 2010, 09:43:21 AM
Thats awesome Mickey.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Angelhood on February 05, 2010, 09:59:03 AM
Very nice!!!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Manwariel on February 05, 2010, 11:12:33 AM
Shiny!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Tammy on February 05, 2010, 04:11:24 PM
Wow, that's excellent!!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: NoBill Lurker on February 05, 2010, 10:53:25 PM
Well done Mickey!  ;D
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Dracconia on February 11, 2010, 06:50:42 AM
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm43/dracconia/huh146.jpg)

My newest piece.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Angelhood on February 11, 2010, 09:38:31 PM
Pretty!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: LadyElizabeth on February 12, 2010, 09:27:57 AM
Lovely Drac!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Dracconia on February 12, 2010, 04:31:35 PM
Thank you! I will have this and many other pieces at Four Winds....I hope you come see them!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Amy of York on February 12, 2010, 07:14:28 PM
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm43/dracconia/huh146.jpg)

My newest piece.

Pretty piece sis ! I wish you well at the faire !.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Keno on February 20, 2010, 12:40:35 PM
(http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q286/mekenoka/work/random0035.jpg)

My first try at a dragon.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: ladylissame on February 20, 2010, 01:46:04 PM
That is so adorable!!!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on February 20, 2010, 06:07:54 PM
Oh wow.  That looks wonderful.  What did you make it out of?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Pinn on February 21, 2010, 06:12:05 AM
I want one. I love dragons. ;D
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Keno on February 22, 2010, 08:35:39 PM
Hes made out of clay and jade beads for the eyes.  I'm going to make another when I get back from texas.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: sonofslaanesh on March 30, 2010, 06:26:30 PM
(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs458.ash1/25195_1406383842086_1307125410_31140370_3486983_n.jpg)

Because of my pointed ears and cap many people at faires call me Link (from Legend of Zelda fame) and it's actually how I got my persona name. Anyway, I thought that being a dark Link I'd need some accouterments. One of his items in the games is a fairy which he captures in a bottle and uses to heal himself. Well, Knil caught the fairy, but he forgot about it.

Note: No Fairies were harmed in the making of this item. 
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Catherine on April 04, 2010, 10:38:26 AM
the dragon is awesome!!!

and the fairy looks a little cheesed off!!! i like it!!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Becky10 on April 11, 2010, 05:20:01 PM
  Iam really proud of how this mask came out
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a268/duckieboo/P1020254.jpg)
Guess who broke her flash D'oh! :-\
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on April 11, 2010, 05:49:36 PM
That looks beautiful.  Great job.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Keno on April 12, 2010, 01:34:56 AM
Beautiful
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Dinobabe on April 16, 2010, 01:45:22 PM
That is awesome!
Paper mache?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Becky10 on April 17, 2010, 01:41:21 PM
That is awesome!
Paper mache?

Yup, I used water, flour and some old computer paper. This is the first one that I've actually gotten strings on, I always just skip that lol.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Angelhood on May 09, 2010, 12:32:17 PM
My first batch of home-made goat milk soap. This batch is Chocolate Mint scented.  Has to Cure for another 5 1/2 weeks. I can't wait!!!




(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/AngelhoodD/soap001.jpg)




(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/AngelhoodD/soap007.jpg)




This one is my favorite of the molds...Shamrock and Celtic Knots
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/AngelhoodD/soap006.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Bonny Pearl on May 09, 2010, 06:32:22 PM
Those are lovely and I bet they smell great too!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: amy on May 10, 2010, 11:33:48 AM
Oh those molds are lovely.   Be like a bath in ice cream!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Angelhood on May 11, 2010, 11:07:54 AM
The first time I showered with some soap of the same recipe a friend made for me....I felt guilty, like it felt like I would gain fiv e pounds just from showering with it. Yummy!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Drac on May 11, 2010, 08:09:55 PM
Good evening all,

Here is a sqain dubh I just finished up a couple weeks ago for trade for a casual kilt (Gordon Modern) over at X-Marks.  This is the first completed period piece.  This is a bit different from a normal one in that it has a full tang instead of stick tang.  The handle is carved African blackwood.

Leg side -

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/2236/fulltang1.jpg)

Out facing -

(http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/6090/fulltang4.jpg)

Tapered tang -

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/3857/fulltang2.jpg)

The top.  Since I couldn't mount a gem in the top I tried a little bit of file work.

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/4226/fulltang3.jpg)

Drac
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Tim T on May 13, 2010, 07:15:47 PM
Wow Drac!  That's really nice.  It's uncommon to see a piece that's so simple in design look so beautiful due to the materials used and the quality of the finish.  That second shot really shows the depth of the blackwood.  Excellent work!!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: brier patch charlie on May 24, 2010, 09:11:07 PM
Very nice work Drac, looks great!
Title: Walking Stick w/ Witchball Top
Post by: verdant1 on June 29, 2010, 05:21:06 AM
After reading threads here, I got the bug to try something with Witchballs/Friendship balls.  They are hand blown glass, imported from the Carpathian mountains.  Witchballs have glass threads running side to side in them, history says the threads tangle up evil spirits to keep the house safe. 

Sticks were bought already made.  I drilled into the top, sized the hole to fit the individual ball, and then used a combination of very heavy alumnium wire and 2 part expoxy to keep the ball in place.  It was a fun project!


(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy26/camelady/DSCN0043.jpg)

(http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy26/camelady/DSCN0042.jpg)

Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Angelhood on June 29, 2010, 04:41:05 PM
Pretty!!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Nighthawk on August 04, 2010, 02:28:13 PM
Well, since the question was asked...

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs197.snc4/38175_1560645699779_1344395918_1466965_7464195_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs096.ash2/38128_1567977803077_1344395918_1489557_325565_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs202.snc4/38436_1575534431988_1344395918_1511890_3325405_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs222.snc4/38438_1572199748623_1344395918_1500902_3119038_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs096.ash2/38115_1575516671544_1344395918_1511817_3114884_n.jpg)

I am just getting started on a sporran for a friend. This is the artwork that I'm going with:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs258.snc4/40225_1576925986776_1344395918_1516549_2975242_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs531.ash1/31155_1507447609860_1344395918_1333053_8047765_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs558.ash1/32505_1488290730950_1344395918_1275202_6968979_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs558.ash1/32505_1488222409242_1344395918_1274902_6752990_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs307.snc3/28955_1484936007084_1344395918_1266997_2733776_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Niennis on October 21, 2010, 11:12:28 PM
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j82/SpiritMoonPhotography/faun.png)

Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on October 22, 2010, 06:19:10 PM
Things I've been working on lately...

Pirate hat I've been decorating for AHE at TRF this year... one for my daughter and one for the friend who will be coming with us.  My daughter wasn't planning on having a hat, but our friend showed up one day with this cheap faux distressed leather look tricorn hat from the Halloween Store for her, and it actually had pretty good lines, so I just ran with it...  LOL  (sorry for the blur... but it was 4am when I took the pics, and the tripod was in my daughter's room attached to her telescope at the time).  

Front view with Humphrey the Rennie Fairy hamster riding in his spot, along with one of the favors I made for TRF last year...
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs077.ash2/37177_1537426768001_1604843044_31300527_1715775_n.jpg)

Right side, with favors my daughter was given at RenDezvous this year at Scarby...
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs779.snc4/65925_1537427008007_1604843044_31300529_8019460_n.jpg)

Back view, more favors...
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs780.snc4/66075_1537426647998_1604843044_31300526_2235372_n.jpg)

Left side, with the RenDezvous pin designed by Lady Joyce Ann, who so very sweetly gifted it to my daughter (sealing her place in my heart forever)!  I found the pistol pin online, and the rose is an antique silver lapel pin I've had for years.  I couldn't resist the whole Guns-n-Roses look...  :D
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs452.ash2/72564_1537426888004_1604843044_31300528_5131327_n.jpg)

The gold studs gave it a bit more bling, and the scalloped trim was a Hancocks Fabrics score that just set off the whole thing perfectly...  Well, my daughter loves it, at least!  ;)


Here's a front shot of the hat I did for the friend who brought us the first one.  When she saw what I did to it, she decided she wanted her own, and showed up on my doorstep with big 'ole puppy dog eyes...  ::)  heheh
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs918.snc4/73153_1537426047983_1604843044_31300523_2594963_n.jpg)


Hat pins I made when I was finished, just because I was inspired...
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs391.ash2/66934_1537426287989_1604843044_31300524_7130712_n.jpg)



Leather pouch I made after tearing my house apart looking for my leather punch (which was actually in the place it was supposed to be in... I just looked in the wrong pocket of the crafting bag where I put it..  ::) ):
Closed:
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs027.snc4/33702_1537434088184_1604843044_31300534_6515936_n.jpg)

Open:
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs818.snc4/69811_1537426447993_1604843044_31300525_1705334_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Nighthawk on October 27, 2010, 05:47:26 PM
Things I've been working on lately...

Leather pouch I made after tearing my house apart looking for my leather punch (which was actually in the place it was supposed to be in... I just looked in the wrong pocket of the crafting bag where I put it..  ::) ):
Closed:
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs027.snc4/33702_1537434088184_1604843044_31300534_6515936_n.jpg)

Open:
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs818.snc4/69811_1537426447993_1604843044_31300525_1705334_n.jpg)


Nice! That's some thick leather. Should make for a nice, sturdy bag.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on October 27, 2010, 09:25:58 PM
It's really beautiful leather, good weight, top grain, and vat dyed, so that it's a very even shade of the most gorgeous milk chocolate brown... and the softest buttery feel you can imagine. 

I'll probably be keeping this one, but I'll actually have a few of these pouches with me down at TRF this weekend, if anyone should decide they would really like to buy one!  In different sizes, even!  ;)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Anna Iram on October 27, 2010, 09:39:59 PM
Nicely done, Rani. I love how you did the closure. Very unique. :)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on October 27, 2010, 10:10:18 PM
Thank you, Anna!  I have to admit I was kind of pleased with that part, myself.  It's fun, also, because the stone will only fit through the circle if you turn it the right way, so it won't accidentally unclasp, and it can't be easily opened in passing by some slippery footpad out to see what they can pinch!  ;) 

Square pegs and round holes working in harmony...  :D
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Sabrina Black on October 28, 2010, 02:19:52 AM
My first batch of home-made goat milk soap. This batch is Chocolate Mint scented.  Has to Cure for another 5 1/2 weeks. I can't wait!!!




(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/AngelhoodD/soap001.jpg)




(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/AngelhoodD/soap007.jpg)




This one is my favorite of the molds...Shamrock and Celtic Knots
(http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r267/AngelhoodD/soap006.jpg)

Ooh I love those!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Drac on October 28, 2010, 04:33:51 PM
Here is my latest sgian dugh.  Played around with the materials, in this one I use rain drop damascus and reconstituted malachite -

The outside -
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/3087/sgiandubh41.jpg)

The leg side -
(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/9548/sgiandubh42.jpg)

The blade -
(http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/9831/sgiandubh43.jpg)

Thanks for looking,
Jim
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Tygrkat on November 01, 2010, 08:53:53 PM
I spent the past three Mondays learning how to temper chocolate and make candies. I think (? feel free to move if it belongs elswhere) this is the most appropriate place to share a few pictures from the class :)

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2068426&id=1060226102&l=91ab433ddd (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2068426&id=1060226102&l=91ab433ddd)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Drac on November 01, 2010, 09:01:53 PM
Very nice.  I make chocolate every year for Christmas.  I use a machine since I've never been all that great at tempering chocolate.

What flavors are they?

Jim
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Tygrkat on November 01, 2010, 10:17:10 PM
Thank You, Drac! I had so much fun in this class! I definitely plan to make a few batches to give away this winter ;D

Tempering is a bit tricky, you just have to really mind your temperatures...people who have been doing it for years can tell the temperature by feel ~ I definitely still need a thermometer!

We made dark, milk, and white "chocolate" truffles, the crescents are marzipan flavored with orange extract & dipped in dark chocolate, and the other shapes (mostly triangles) are Gianduja pralines. The boxes we made are tempered & poured dark chocolate.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Becky10 on January 21, 2011, 05:10:07 AM
So in no way faire related but I am so freaking proud of this little guy i could steal the moon right now!
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a268/duckieboo/100_0601.jpg)

I started out making a face cause i was bored then it erupted into a week long project that I think is one of my most favorite things ever! This is my homage to Tim Burton.

His face is made from crayola air dry clay, his hands, jacket,shirt and shoes are fimo, and his body is made of a wire base wrapped in paper mache and Rigid Wrap(?),  I pained over with some acrylics aaand... I freaking love him!

Okay, all done.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Anna Iram on January 21, 2011, 10:48:42 PM
Becky he's wonderful. :) Who's that on his shoulder?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on January 22, 2011, 02:34:57 AM
Oh, Becky... he really IS amazing!!!  How cool is that...?  Very nice!!!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Becky10 on January 22, 2011, 03:13:24 PM
Thanks guys! Seeing that he was just something to keep my hands busy while talking I am really happy with how he came out.

Anna: Thats Marcus the rat, he just kind of ended up being made lol
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Anna Iram on January 23, 2011, 01:56:29 AM
You should write a story about their adventures. Really bring them to life.  :)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Alphena Brennafax on February 12, 2011, 04:20:00 PM
My first addition to the craft threads- also my first time doing jewelry. I really wanted an Antiquity era copper necklace and decided to try it myself.
It turned out to be much easier then I originally thought.
The first two photos are my inspiration images and the last two are the end project. Certainly not as fancy as the reference pictures but I like it!



(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/emma04/neclaceref.jpg)
(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/emma04/necklacereference.jpg)

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/emma04/necklace4.jpg)
(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/emma04/necklace3.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rogue Hidesmith on June 11, 2011, 09:10:46 PM
Here's a leather mask I've been working on. I am completely unable to draw a straight line so this was way more of a challenge than it should have been. On the bright side (hehe), it does glow in the dark :)

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/250479_1802642420947_1086445855_31559033_740924_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: NoBill Lurker on June 11, 2011, 09:14:51 PM
Sweet mask!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Becky10 on June 12, 2011, 12:43:51 PM
Rogue Hidesmith  you are my hero right now! I LOVE that mask!  :o
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Keno on June 12, 2011, 11:16:19 PM
I wish I could do that..
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Nighthawk on June 13, 2011, 08:51:41 AM
My new flask!

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/254853_129544670459171_100002109169454_231299_6233277_n.jpg)

I don't like the waxing job, though, so I think I'll redo that before I go to the Colorado Ren Fest next weekend.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rogue Hidesmith on June 14, 2011, 05:23:44 PM
Nighthawk, it looks like the wax didn't cool evenly. Did you use parafin or beeswax?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rogue Hidesmith on June 14, 2011, 05:26:15 PM
Rogue Hidesmith  you are my hero right now! I LOVE that mask!  :o

Thanks :) I'm working on a few more masks that will be used for a local theatre's summer Shakespeare series, so i'll post those once they're done, too :)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Nighthawk on June 15, 2011, 12:15:54 AM
Nighthawk, it looks like the wax didn't cool evenly. Did you use parafin or beeswax?

Well, given that this was my first attempt at a water bottle, I went on the cheap and used parafin. I'm going to pop this sucker in the oven, melt the wax off and try again. I know I can do better...
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rogue Hidesmith on June 15, 2011, 05:47:31 AM
I've made a few of these, so my advice to you is to get a funnel and ladle the wax into the bottle. fill it maybe a third of the way full, "cork" it and swish it around for a minute or two. Slowly pour it out while turning the bottle to get a nice even coverage on the opening.

Hope that helps :)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Nighthawk on June 15, 2011, 11:41:30 AM
I've made a few of these, so my advice to you is to get a funnel and ladle the wax into the bottle. fill it maybe a third of the way full, "cork" it and swish it around for a minute or two. Slowly pour it out while turning the bottle to get a nice even coverage on the opening.

Hope that helps :)

I had a good friend who taught me leathercraft. He used to dip the entire bottle into the wax, let it fill, use a paper towel to wipe and buff the outside, and then he would empty the inside, which is what I tried, and why there's so much wax on the outside. I didn't clean the outside nearly as well as he used to!

His came out looking like this...

(http://www.fjellborg.org/Images/Farmans_Gallery/bottles.jpg)

Thanks for your advice. I do appreciate it.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rogue Hidesmith on June 15, 2011, 01:21:34 PM
Those are quite nice. Your friend is talented :)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Nighthawk on June 16, 2011, 12:53:30 PM
Those are quite nice. Your friend is talented :)

Yes, they are lovely. He did a lot of work with the Vikings Vinland. You should have seen the shield he made! He made his own planks with a hatched, made the glue to hold them together, painted it with milk paint, all that! The glue he used for his leather goods was all glue that he made himself. He went all out for authenticity.

So- back on topic! I melted the wax off in the oven and rewaxed the thing. It looks a lot better now! I'll take and post pictures sometime this afternoon.

Here it is!!

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/249733_130674533679518_100002109169454_238438_6684373_n.jpg)

Much better now...
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: amy on June 16, 2011, 02:22:38 PM
Very nice leatherwork from everyone here, but I must ask about this particular piece?  Is it over a plastic bladder with a lid, or is it wax lined and you have some kind of stopper?  I can't tell.
Thank you
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Nighthawk on June 16, 2011, 07:28:07 PM
Very nice leatherwork from everyone here, but I must ask about this particular piece?  Is it over a plastic bladder with a lid, or is it wax lined and you have some kind of stopper?  I can't tell.
Thank you

It's wax lined. I currently am using a stopper from a whiskey bottle- the cork variety with a plastic head on top. I'll be replacing that eventually, as soon  I figure out what I want to replace it with!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: amy on June 16, 2011, 08:39:47 PM
lovely!  I really like the tooling
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Nighthawk on June 17, 2011, 10:26:32 AM
lovely!  I really like the tooling

Thank you! You know, it's funny- that's the part that gets the most compliments, and the part that I personally like the least!! I thought it came out terribly! Maybe I really am my own worst critic... ;D
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on June 17, 2011, 01:04:02 PM
OOOH - the water bottle looks fabulous. Rediong the wax made a big difference.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Nighthawk on June 17, 2011, 04:01:19 PM
OOOH - the water bottle looks fabulous. Rediong the wax made a big difference.

Yeah it did! This was more of an experiment, really, having not done one before. But truth is, I'm so pleased with it now that I think I may just have to keep it!  8)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: groomporter on June 18, 2011, 04:34:03 PM
Been a while since I made any canes and came up with this one for a certain "market". First time I drilled that deep a hole in a cane straight enough without breaking through the side. The longest strand is about 16 inches.
http://historicgames.com/gifs/catcane.JPG

It was inspired by this one
http://www.rauantiques.com/item/Opus-Dei-Cane.29-3152.html
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Magister on June 19, 2011, 10:27:56 PM
Split off the Egg Carving discussion to here: http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=15445.0

  - Mag
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Magister on June 25, 2011, 12:47:18 AM
Took a little time for myself today, and figured I'd try my hand at a few projects I've had in mind. 

First was a little wood carving.  A practice simple scroll design, nothing too elaborate.  It's about 5 inches long by 2.5-3 inches tall in a piece of scrap wood.  Next, was some glass engraving.  I started off with a pattern which promptly didn't work out, so I had to freehand it.  It's done on a mason jar and is around 6 inches by 3 inches or so.

(http://www.the-big-guy.com/wp-content/gallery/wood-carving/p6240207.jpg)

(http://www.the-big-guy.com/wp-content/gallery/glass-engraving/p6240210.jpg)

(http://www.the-big-guy.com/wp-content/gallery/glass-engraving/p6240211.jpg)

Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on June 25, 2011, 02:08:27 AM
Magister, are these both done with your rotary tool, as well?  Just using different attachments?


Very beautiful, btw! 
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Magister on June 25, 2011, 11:16:43 AM
Yes, both are done with the Power Carver.  The carving required the use of several different burrs, but the glass engraving was mostly done with a very tiny diamond burr.

Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Sitara on June 25, 2011, 11:50:38 AM
Neat! I love glass etchings. My fiance has been making some etched mirrors lately by doing all his etching on the reverse side of the mirror. I tried my hand at it, but I am apparently not steady enough.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on June 25, 2011, 12:50:01 PM
I'm impressed by your freehand drawing skills, as well!  It couldn't have been easy to control an electronic tool while doing such find detail.  Can you post a pic of the tool, itself, so I have an idea of the size of it?  The Dremmel I have would be far too bulky and unwieldy for that kind of close work, I thing, even though it's not terribly heavy.  It's several years old, though, and they can probably make them smaller and lighter now. 
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Magister on June 25, 2011, 02:08:01 PM
Rani:

  Thanks, as always.  I went ahead and put a thread out there with some information on tool that way we don't take up real estate in this thread.  I'll try to get a picture of my setup today at some point.  Hopefully the information and videos in the thread will give you an idea of what it is and can do.

  Thread here: http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=15486.0
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: LadyStitch on July 14, 2011, 09:08:53 AM
The PP was looking a project for himself, and decided that since he loved puppets, and story telling, he might try making puppets.  He had made a few in the past but nothing like the muppet style. Knowing nothing at all about what he was getting into, he made his first one to match a local comic book guy.  I think it turned out so well, that he is in the process of making another.  He had me draft the shirt pattern for him, but otherwise he made "Big Guy" himself.  I am quite proud of the PP for this.

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n212/shanntarra/Puppets/BigGuyPuppet-Complete.jpg)

Here is hopeing that soon enough that you may see the Pink Pirate walking around, not just with Quizzik his pet drabbit, but maybe a Rennie Themed friend.  ;D
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: amy on July 14, 2011, 03:47:29 PM
That is amazing.     Fantastic!  I love it.   It has real personality
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: LadyStitch on July 14, 2011, 03:53:15 PM
This was taken as a promotional shot for the shop.  I think he got the look pretty close. 
(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu191/keithsince1989/Characters/2011-07-13192238.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Nighthawk on July 25, 2011, 12:49:55 AM
This was taken as a promotional shot for the shop.  I think he got the look pretty close. 
(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu191/keithsince1989/Characters/2011-07-13192238.jpg)

 :o That's awesome!!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: LadyStitch on July 25, 2011, 08:21:40 AM
Since then he has completed 2 more.  He has D'Roc.  A Blue Gargoyal.  A friend of ours is a graphic artist and he is making an iron 'screen' for the musle shirt he is wearing.
Then he started Beezel, who is a fire imp. He is red and black with long spindly arms and tail.  I am quite pround of him and his work.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Nighthawk on July 31, 2011, 10:44:24 PM
A while back, a buddy of mine on another forum posted a couple pictures of a Jacobite period sporran. I decided to make a sporran based on the one he posted, and I finished it earlier tonight. What do you all think?

This is the front:

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/262934_148543161892655_100002109169454_302439_4967102_n.jpg)

There were no pictures of the back, so I had to make that up as I went!

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262934_148543165225988_100002109169454_302440_1413273_n.jpg)

I love edge braiding. This wasn't on the original, but I love the way it looks, so I went with it! Wanted to make it my own...

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262934_148543168559321_100002109169454_302441_3748489_n.jpg)

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/263221_148543201892651_100002109169454_302443_5519228_n.jpg)

And a side-by-side of the original and mine!

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/263221_148543205225984_100002109169454_302444_5550934_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: groomporter on August 09, 2011, 06:43:25 PM
New hunting-themed combination game table for playing Chess or Tablut. Will include Isle of Lewis Chess pieces. Done on a trestle table I found in a thrift store.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/281267_10150335598978899_673048898_9404417_7395001_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rogue Hidesmith on August 18, 2011, 10:34:53 PM
Finished a few masks for a Celtic festival on Saturday:

Incised Harlequin
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262916_1976128878000_1086445855_31731290_7027605_n.jpg)

Swirled Harlequin
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/299526_1976129118006_1086445855_31731291_2544653_n.jpg)

Green Mottled Leaf
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/185380_1976129278010_1086445855_31731292_4561578_n.jpg)

Autumn Mottled Leaf
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/294876_1976129478015_1086445855_31731293_274496_n.jpg)

I also made a small gift for an acquaintance of mine who is a weaver of tartan scarves, shawels, etc:

Leather covered tape measure
(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/293571_1976129598018_1086445855_31731294_3627380_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: amy on August 19, 2011, 09:20:07 AM
Oh I absolutely love those masks!   What a beautiful finish to the leather and the shape is very ethereal!  The tape measure is precious.  What a lovely gift.  That will become a hand me down for sure!  Very well done.   Yummy!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rogue Hidesmith on August 19, 2011, 01:59:52 PM
Thanks amy :)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on August 19, 2011, 02:09:09 PM
I agree... very beautiful! 
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Auryn on August 19, 2011, 02:12:12 PM
Your masks are beautiful and I adore the paint job.
How did you get such luminescent metallic colors?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rogue Hidesmith on August 19, 2011, 09:35:47 PM
Your masks are beautiful and I adore the paint job.
How did you get such luminescent metallic colors?

Thank you very much :)

For the oak leaf masks, I use Folk Art brand metallic acrylic paint to color my masks. Then I seal it with Leather Sheen which is a glossy acrylic sealant for leather.

For the harlequins, I used Tandy's Chocolate Cherry All-in-One, then finished with Leather Sheen.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Alexandra Johanna on September 02, 2011, 05:38:06 PM
Greetings & Well Met!  Just wanted to share a couple of spur of the moment crafty projects I just finished... a pair of satin brocade belt pouches. The green one I made for myself to match a bodice I just finished; it is lined inside with tan faux suede.  Its a little rough because I had to figure out how to get enough fabric out of the scraps I had left.  The black with red came out better. That one is for my daughter to match her dark red outfit, and is lined with black faux suede.

(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff362/Soulsticesibe/IMAG0041.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Nighthawk on September 04, 2011, 11:50:31 AM
Rogue Hidesmith, masks are one of the things I want to learn to make of these days. I love those. Very artistic. What weight do you use, if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rogue Hidesmith on September 05, 2011, 09:05:08 PM
Rogue Hidesmith, masks are one of the things I want to learn to make of these days. I love those. Very artistic. What weight do you use, if you don't mind me asking?

Thanks :) I like to use 5-6oz, but I've used as light as 4 and as heavy as 9. The problem with lighter weights is that they tend to feel flimsy unless you stiffen them. (I do this with a base coat of a spirit dye, then a few coats front and back of Super Sheen or Resolene) And if you're doing any tooling, once you form the mask it loses a lot of definition. The problem with heavier leathers is just that, they're heavy!

Hope that helps!  :)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on September 06, 2011, 01:37:58 AM
Gorgeous pouches, Soulstice!  I love the details! 
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Alexandra Johanna on September 06, 2011, 04:24:21 PM
Thank you, Rani! I actually got a query from one of the vendors at the faire this weekend about where I "bought" my matching bodice and belt pouch and believe me, I was tickled pink to tell her I made them myself! I'm still smiling the next day, LOL!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rogue Hidesmith on September 06, 2011, 07:41:47 PM
New mask design. I like the look. I'm iffy on the shape.

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/302473_2016682731821_1086445855_31778501_62900505_n.jpg)


Thoughts?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on September 06, 2011, 08:00:36 PM
Wonderful job on both of them. I personally like the one on the left the best.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on September 06, 2011, 08:01:28 PM
Soulstice,

beautiful job on the bags. They look marvelous.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Gryphon on September 08, 2011, 12:26:06 AM
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p138/AnnMason9877/stuff/Huzzah.jpg)

I used to be an avid Needle Woman.  Cross stitch on Linen, and other fine fabrics was something I loved to do.  Since I've gotten older my hands aren't nearly as good as they once were, but I picked up my needle once again to make this special banner for our Mobile Home once we decided which one to get.  Since it's main purpose is to transport us to the Many Faires we love to attend, it will carry a Faire theme inside and will be know by the name of Nightshadows Keep when we are at Faire, and probably anywhere else. 

Yeah we get a little carried away sometimes.

It's not as spectacular as some other other work I've seen here, but I still would like to show it off.  You all do such wonderful work and it's hard to comment on everything, but I admire it all.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rogue Hidesmith on September 08, 2011, 05:34:26 AM
I love it! ;D
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on September 08, 2011, 08:30:36 AM
Oh, how pretty, and fun, as well!!! 
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Gryphon on September 08, 2011, 03:41:47 PM
To Trasnlate, because it's hard to read I think

Huzzah!
Hail and well met
Lord Dragon & Lady Gryphon
Bids ye welcome to
Nightshadows Keep
Rest yourself and be at your ease
But be mindful of our resident guard
Respect the Fae Folk
And please don't fee our Dragon


Our resident guard is our 100 pound Cane Corso,  aka Italian Mastiff, who will be traveling with us.  He's friendly on his terms.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on September 08, 2011, 09:17:17 PM
On the contrary, Lady Gryphon, I think it is most easily understood, and beautifully worked! 
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Gryphon on September 08, 2011, 11:54:09 PM
Thank you for the kind compliment.  I haven't pick up a needle in over 10 years to do something such as this.  I found a program on line that charted it, more or less for me and I added the gold and scarlet and the fleur de lis.  All in all it was a fun project and I'm happy others enjoy it.

Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: amy on September 15, 2011, 03:06:28 PM
Wow!  I hadn't checking in here for a while and such pretty additions.. Love the masks as always and the pouches are soooo pretty.  I need to take your lead and do something pretty with my scraps!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Betty Munro on September 18, 2011, 09:50:46 PM
Decorating the bedroom in a pirate theme.
I made a pirate switch plate cover and a pillow case from a 1/2 yard remnant that fit a travel pillow perfectly.  

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af108/annemorgan_photos/100_2415.jpg)

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af108/annemorgan_photos/Piratepillow.jpg)

Looking forward to dreaming of pirating this evening.  :)  
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Gryphon on September 23, 2011, 10:56:51 PM
How cute.  I love doing stuff like that.  I just might have to change the Harley Bedroom into something a little more Ren.   I love the switch plate.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: MKDesigner on September 29, 2011, 10:46:44 PM
I've been working on several projects for family and friends who attend a lot of Faires.  Getting close to finishing a knitted snood, but not quite there yet.  Have recently completed several Token / Trinket drawstring bags in various colors and fiber weights.

(http://www.mkdesigner.com/bonz/images/WhatsitTucked450.jpg)

Folks I've made these for pin their tokens / trinkets on the outside of the bags and then put the tokens they have to share on the inside.  They're approximately 6" x 9" and with the dual drawstrings, hang well from the wrist freeing up their hands.  I'm making a rayon chenille bag with a design across the front to match my D-I-L's dress in blue and white.  Haven't decided on the cording yet so it's not quite done.

(http://www.mkdesigner.com/bonz/images/9-29BlueWhatsit450.jpg)

Marge
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Magpie Flynn on October 02, 2011, 05:58:59 PM
I got a little crochet-happy this weekend. I used 26 gauge silver and copper wire. Next time I'll be using 28 gauge on the copper though, it was really tough to work with.
(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h460/emeraldeskimo/jewelry006.jpg)
(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h460/emeraldeskimo/jewelry005.jpg)
(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h460/emeraldeskimo/jewelry004.jpg)
(http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h460/emeraldeskimo/jewelry003.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Gryphon on November 08, 2011, 07:08:33 PM
How pretty, I love the copper and the red, my kind of colors.  You did very lovely work.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Magpie Flynn on November 09, 2011, 09:07:54 AM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lady Donegan on November 20, 2011, 05:58:06 PM
http://youtu.be/UPnRGNyKIBE (http://youtu.be/UPnRGNyKIBE)  I know I haven't been here for a looooooong time, but now I am back! and wanted to share my latest craft project!  Yes that means there is more to come!!

Thanks
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rogue Hidesmith on February 07, 2012, 08:49:18 PM
Not quiiiiiite finished, but close enough to post :)

A prototype Golem of Prague mask.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/p480x480/417370_2709548253026_1086445855_32114720_704962937_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: amy on February 08, 2012, 02:10:44 PM
Very cool mask!  What does it say?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rogue Hidesmith on February 09, 2012, 06:44:13 AM
Very cool mask!  What does it say?

It says "emet" which is the hebrew word for truth. In the Golem story, the Golem becomes a bit too powerful and to stop it, its creator erases the first letter, changing the word to "met", which is the hebrew word for dead.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: amy on February 09, 2012, 09:30:29 AM
That is fascinating!  I love it when there is great substance to great art.   Thank you!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rogue Hidesmith on February 09, 2012, 05:58:24 PM
If you're interested in the background story, check it out here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golem#The_classic_narrative:_The_Golem_of_Prague
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rogue Hidesmith on February 09, 2012, 07:22:40 PM
And here's my first go at a "dryad" or wood sprite mask.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7145/6849261581_17db86430e_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/6849262207_e711153ffe_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7004/6849261877_b47c32571e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Drac on March 23, 2012, 02:00:18 PM
Got this done for Amy to go with her new black and white gown -

(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/8052/fan12.jpg)

(http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/5262/fan13.jpg)

It is bobbin lace using #8 pearl cotton.  A close up view of the lace -

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/9443/fan14.jpg)

Jim
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: DonaCatalina on March 23, 2012, 04:19:58 PM
Love the fan.  ;D
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 23, 2012, 05:07:03 PM
You people really make me sick...the only thing I can successfully make is a mess.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Drac on March 24, 2012, 09:43:20 AM
You people really make me sick...the only thing I can successfully make is a mess.

Than how about this, a dress sgain I did up.  A bit of a modern adaptation based on a Tim Hancock design -

(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/1759/dresssqian24.jpg)

Jim
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 24, 2012, 01:08:59 PM
Nice, indeed!  From the photo, that almost looks like Damascus steel, but the pattern is so perfectly repeating.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Drac on March 24, 2012, 04:20:25 PM
Thanks.

It is damascus, Devin Thomas ladder damascus.  The handle is ivory.

Once I can afford it got to send it to get a sheath.  Like most knife makers my leather working skills aren't as good as my knife meaking.  Unlike most my leather skills suck BIG time.

Jim
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: LadyShadow on March 26, 2012, 12:51:14 PM
Both wonderful jobs well done.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Alexandra Johanna on March 28, 2012, 05:23:29 PM
Lovely fan! I always find myself looking at people's work here and wondering just how that idea came about. Brilliant!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on May 20, 2012, 11:48:29 PM
Not crafty per say, but a project. I still need some sand, but it'll mae for some happy kids this summer
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/sandbox002.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: brier patch charlie on May 23, 2012, 07:55:46 PM
Nice job Drac, love the ivory handle it really set's it off!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on August 06, 2012, 09:20:01 PM
My latest batch.
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/Bs%20metalwork/SpicedMead002.jpg)
A dark honey sweet mead, with vanilla, cloves, and cinnamon.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: sparkklepaint on August 15, 2012, 06:00:16 PM
Here is my fairy house for the Michigan Renaissance Festival's fairy garden contest.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151165127873554&set=a.10151165120768554.499023.86594323553&type=1&theater

Please vote by clicking the "like" button if you would be so kind.  Thank you for your help!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Drac on September 12, 2012, 10:09:14 AM
My latest batch.
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/Bs%20metalwork/SpicedMead002.jpg)
A dark honey sweet mead, with vanilla, cloves, and cinnamon.

Oh heaven!!!!

Jim
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Lishy on October 04, 2012, 08:21:20 AM
A couple of finished projects for opening weekend of TRF:

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b369/LilTxQt/Fan1.jpg)
A revamped and embellished fan that was a gitft from a dear friend. I changed the handle fabric, added trim, embellished it with the two jewel pieces, and added in the peacock and teal feathers.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b369/LilTxQt/Fan2.jpg)
A detailed view of the handle.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b369/LilTxQt/Hairclip1.jpg)
An upcycled hair clip.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b369/LilTxQt/Hairclip3.jpg)
Started with just the plain purple flower and added the fabric, feathers, and jewelled centerpiece.

My next project is going to be a fan from square 1!
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on October 04, 2012, 06:00:22 PM
Ooooh, pretty!  And sparkly!!!  Wonderful work, Lish... I love them both! 
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: markste on October 06, 2012, 07:03:41 AM
If we look suddenly. It's look like Archaeology items.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on February 18, 2013, 09:04:22 PM
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/264_zps4e644d1e.jpg)
A solid leather (multiple layers thick in most parts) quiver, hand stitched.
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/269_zpse8b94146.jpg)
And an arm guard to match. This is roughly based on remains of archers' equipment found in the Mary Rose, a Henricain warship. Double layered across the arm with a single y shaped strap and buckle.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Prima on July 30, 2013, 12:28:11 PM
And a pomander is born! 
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20117472/2013-07-30%2011.04.43.jpg)
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20117472/2013-07-30%2011.20.43.jpg)
After being unable to find a pomander to purchase online for less than $50, I decided to make one myself :)  Scented silk will fill this as soon as I can find some essential oils I like.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on August 02, 2013, 01:36:39 AM
Beautiful!  What is it made of? 
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Prima on August 02, 2013, 08:57:53 AM
Rani- It's made from a decorative (plastic?) pumpkin I recently found at Hobby Lobby.  I'd been searching for months for a suitable "base" for a pomander with no luck...thank goodness for seasonal items!  Bogie cut off the stem for me, I painted it and added the chain links to a pearl chain I found at Jo Ann's.  I bought 8 more pumpkins to experiment with, I was so excited to find them!  I think we're going to try cutting the top off of one and see if we can create a "lid" with it (if we can find a hinge that will work).


On a side note- does anyone have ideas or tips on scenting silk?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: PollyPoPo on August 02, 2013, 05:21:12 PM
Only one tip about perfume - don't ever, ever, ever put perfume on a cotton ball (or piece of cloth) and place it in the bosom area.  Did that many years ago and ended up with what would be a third degree chemical burn.  It was a really good perfume, too.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on August 03, 2013, 03:44:41 AM
Rani- It's made from a decorative (plastic?) pumpkin I recently found at Hobby Lobby.  I'd been searching for months for a suitable "base" for a pomander with no luck...thank goodness for seasonal items!  Bogie cut off the stem for me, I painted it and added the chain links to a pearl chain I found at Jo Ann's.  I bought 8 more pumpkins to experiment with, I was so excited to find them!  I think we're going to try cutting the top off of one and see if we can create a "lid" with it (if we can find a hinge that will work).


On a side note- does anyone have ideas or tips on scenting silk?


Seriously???  I would NEVER have guessed that!  I would love to see what you started with, if you have one in it's original state that you can take a photo of?
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Prima on August 04, 2013, 01:14:27 PM
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20117472/2013-08-04%2012.10.36.jpg)

Left is the original, middle is with the stem removed and smoothed out, third is the completed project.
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rowan MacD on August 05, 2013, 01:09:33 PM
   I tripped over to Lobby Lobby, and they had these made of fake antlers too.  ;D
  They are about 3"-4" across, they were on an end cap display along with matching bowls, baskets and other items made of the resin antlers.   Balls like this seem to be popular this year, and there are a few different styes.   
   The antlers didn't look as good as your pumpkin,   I'm hoping to run across something in a light metal.....
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Prima on August 09, 2013, 12:40:58 PM
Rowen, if you do find something metal that will work as a pomander please pass along the information!  My 10 month search for a metal pomander was unsuccesful.  I was going to wait until christmas time this year and see if any stores are going to carry the metal potpourri balls that I might snag. 
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rani Zemirah on August 09, 2013, 06:27:02 PM
Oh, how fun!  I thought they were metal when I first saw them.  Great job! 
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rowan MacD on August 10, 2013, 09:34:54 AM
  I am currently watching the Christmas ornaments at Hobby Lobby.  I am hoping to see some of the gold filigree balls again this year.  Even if they have glass or plastic liners we could probably work with that..... ;)


Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Rowan MacD on August 10, 2013, 09:45:39 AM
  I  like this....chirping bird ornament...
http://www.walmart.com/ip/24557787?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227017709707&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=26135314236&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=51529224276&veh=sem (http://www.walmart.com/ip/24557787?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227017709707&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=26135314236&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=51529224276&veh=sem)

Sears has some lovely 24K filigree ornaments...but they want $77 for 10 of them.
 
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on August 10, 2013, 08:26:58 PM
I've been doing a little more leather work.
For going on 18 years I've had an axe in collection that I couldn't carry because I didn't have any way to cover the blade, which not only was not acceptable by gate rules, but not exactly safe or comfortable to have on my belt. So I decided to try my hand at a sheath for it. While I am not totally satisfied with my tooling job I think it came out pretty well.
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/Bs%20metalwork/021_zps2a49560f.jpg) (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/squisheez/media/Bs%20metalwork/021_zps2a49560f.jpg.html)
And as we've become involved in doing period archery and I've been teaching my daughter, she needed an appropriate arm guard. We both agreed that it needed a little decoration, so I took a few of the stamps I had to it.
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/Bs%20metalwork/019_zps0a09ed96.jpg) (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/squisheez/media/Bs%20metalwork/019_zps0a09ed96.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: groomporter on November 26, 2013, 08:01:34 PM
The latest novelty cane that I made for fun and sold to a disabled person who collects canes. The bowl on the Oriental style pipe unscrews from the stem and fits inside the knob, and the stem, of course, fits in a hole down the shaft of the cane. Tight and padded so it doesn't rattle.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b160/Groomporter/canes/P1010002-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Hoowil on February 02, 2015, 09:37:42 PM
We have adopted a new family member, and it is only right that she get to dress up too. My wife made an off-hand comment about me making the puppy leather armor, and less than four hours of tinkering here is the result.(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c154/squisheez/Mobile%20Uploads/0202151631a_zps3e0e0415.jpg) (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/squisheez/media/Mobile%20Uploads/0202151631a_zps3e0e0415.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Finished Projects
Post by: Toua Taru on February 04, 2015, 04:56:21 PM
Hoowil - congrats on the newest member of the fam! She looks pretty comfortable in that armor, love it. Your leather work is amazing both on puppy and axes a few posts up.