Just a quick update. I am in the process of moving, so though I’ve still been trying to make things to show you, I am very busy with packing. So if you don’t hear from me for a few days that’s why. I will be officially moved in like 2 weeks, so I’ll try to get an update in there sometime before then, but I make no promises. Check in, though!
So, I thought I’d quickly post about what I made tonight. They’re earrings, in case you didn’t see the title. Yeah, so they look super simple, and really they were, but they were slightly more difficult than they look.
I had an idea to do something like this, so I went to the store to buy chain, and they had nothing like what I was looking for, so I decided to make my own chain. They did, however, have these super cool gears and earring hooks, so I bought those, but I did make the chain, and I’ll show you how.
I used 20 gauge wire, but I would suggest starting with something a little thicker to practice. I just wrapped it around an allen wrench, because you’ll get a precise size, which is nice. Then…
You just start cutting straight into the coil, until they are all jump rings.
Start connecting them. I like to use a pair of nylon pliers like these: http://www.amazon.com/Pliers-Nylon-Flat-Straightening-44137/dp/B003U2IKWK to close the loops, because it doesn’t leave any nicks or dents.
Then you can make cool stuff like these fun steampunk earrings!:
Okay, that’s all. Good night.
Hey, so just a quick post. Here are a couple of scarves I made. One of them I made for my fiance, and actually started it about 2 1/2 years ago, but was in school and busy… and maybe perhaps forgot… a little. The point is, it’s done. It is crocheted, and my stitches are very very tight, so it’s actually 30 stitches across (single stitched), but it looks smaller. It ended up being 73″ long, which is awesome. I love long scarves. I didn’t make Tommy model his scarf for you, so it’s on me. It does fit him though, and he loves. it.
The second scarf I just threw together in like 3 minutes… Maybe 5. It is an infinity scarf, and I really loved this fabric, so I made something I thought I would wear on a regular basis. I also like that it has the look to be worn everyday or pair with a cute steampunk outfit. I literally just cut it in half and sewed the edges together. I didn’t even hem it, because the edges curled up nicely, and I like the look of the raw edge.
Hope you like them. 🙂
I have arm warmers in the making, so if I ever decide on a pattern that I like, I may actually finish a pair (I have 2 singles so far… we’ll see!).
Here is my latest project. I made a belt! It’s out of scrap leather, so it looks rough, but that was kind of the point.
I have people who live under me, so I didn’t use a hammer and nail, which would’ve been way easier, instead I used a like… a scrap book hole puncher thingy to mark where I was going to put the holes, then I used a screw and screw driver to get them pretty well through. Then back to the hole puncher, then I used an allen wrenches to size up the holes and make them round. Other materials were rivets, a block of wood, a hammer, pliers, and a belt buckle. It took about an hour, and now my fingers hurt, but it was fun!
Here’s what it looks like! (Oh, also, I haven’t quite finished with the holes… I needed a break)