Sunday, May 20, 2007

Another first

My first book-binding project, made for the dragon swap. I reclaimed some really good, high quality paper from work that was going to be thrown and just had a letterhead at the top and bottom. I cut off those bits and bound it with some metallic card in a Japanese loose-leaf style binding, embossed a dragon stamp on each page and one for the front, which I mounted on some handmade paper (onion paper - nice golden brown colour with little flecks in). Yay for recycling. I'm kind of on a mission to use what I have at the moment.

These are some Black Pearl inspired stitch-markers and earring which I've made for Suicidal Angel as part of a personal swap. The stitch-markers are for her sister as apparently she doesn't knit. I'm also going to make her a pirate themed bag - I'm thinking a skully motif maybe.

And yet more earrings for Bailliesbagsbaubles in the OWS 22 swap on Craftster. She likes pink. ZaftigMomma mentioned to me the other day that she had been given a wigjig by her hubby, and it inspired me to get mine out and have a play. I'm normally lazy and twist with my jewellery pliers, but the jig does give a consistent shape which is ideal for repeat patterns like earrings. The earrings on the far right, I made the beads too, from Fimo. I'm also going to include a crocheted hairband for her daughter but I haven't done that yet. Maybe today whilst I'm lushing out to Hollyoaks *lol* I'm hopefully going to get my amigurami dragon assembled today too.


Laural said...

Everything is so pretty! Great job on the recycling I'm working on trying to do the same.

Did those letters fall off of that hoodie yet? LOL I'm working on getting better at stenciling so don't worry you may still get something a little closer to your wist pic.

Samsara said...

*lol* No not fallen off yet, I've re-ironed a couple of the letters though :-)



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