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Touch of Triforce, take 2

Touch of Triforce, take 2

26 January 2012

Not much to say here that I haven't already said. about the first version Plenty of little improvement tweaks to the netting design which would just be boring to talk about, but I continue to be disturbed wowed by the idea that I can still improve upon something I’ve done so many times.

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Bunny Bracelet

Bunny Bracelet

24 January 2012

So, um... yes, a new addiction called Tiger & Bunny. A new addiction that treats me so well that it had to have a couple of awesome shinies made in its honor. The Great Enabler Schala-Kitty pushed some vector art on me (no, really!) of Wild Tiger's and Bunny's/Barnaby's suit insignias, and, well... I got to work doing them with no background to help me out. For I am a fool that way. But look at how shiny!

Bunny's insignia actually didn't give me nearly as much trouble as Tiger's... but getting the band to work out created its own challenges. So much for thinking it can ever be easy.

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Wild Tiger Bracelet

Wild Tiger Bracelet

24 January 2012

So, um... yes, a new addiction called Tiger & Bunny. A new addiction that treats me so well that it had to have a couple of awesome shinies made in its honor. The Great Enabler Schala-Kitty pushed some vector art on me (no, really!) of Wild Tiger's and Bunny's/Barnaby's suit insignias, and, well... I got to work doing them with no background to help me out. For I am a fool that way. But look at how shiny!

Those floating beads of the jaw and neck, man... those were a "learning experience", alright.

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"Let's believe HEROES" Bracelet

"Let's believe HEROES" Bracelet

24 January 2012

Tiger & Bunny episode 24 drove me to this. In an attempt to not be exceptionally spoiler-ific, I will say that this banner/sash has its part to play. I'd wanted to turn it into a bracelet for a while now, so... it seemed like the appropriate time. There is a reason for the black band; it's supposed to be burned. Which is also the reason for the gold findings. High concept, I has it.

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Call Bracelets

Call Bracelets

24 January 2012

So. Um. ...I just had to do a mock-up of every single hero "call bracelet" from Tiger & Bunny for some reason. Left to right, top to bottom: Wild Tiger Green, Barnaby Brooks Jr. (Bunny) Red, Rock Bison Bronze, Origami Cyclone Gray, Dragon Kid Yellow, Sky High Purple, Blue Rose Blue, and Fire Emblem Orange. There's also a pink one in the making. Why pink? ...Why not pink?

They are all available as made-to-order bracelets over at my Etsy shop, in both single-sided versions and double-sided versions. Custom colors are also an option. If either of the listings ever "disappear", that's because I'm currently working on fulfilling an order; just drop me an Etsy message and I'll let you know when they're available again.

Black Tiger Call Bracelet

Black Tiger Call Bracelet

24 January 2012

It was bound to happen eventually. I'm more than happy to make these along with the standard double-sided or single-sided call bracelets, but this particular one pictured is mine. Ahem.

(If you are new to, or do not know about, the Tiger & Bunny fandom, then Black Tiger is kind of a non-canon fan creation. A very, very good one.)

Tron Lives Bracelet Set

Tron Lives Bracelet Set

24 January 2012

(Also known as, "Way Too Damn Far for a Joke".)

Yes, I loved Tron: Legacy. But all it really did was remind me of how much I loved the original Tron... and the character. And no, dammit, this is not a spoiler. If I had to explain to you why this is not a spoiler, then it would be a spoiler. Don't sass me.

...Anyway. Design-wise, I decided to go for old-style text in new-style colors. Each individual bracelet is comprised of 1,372 tiny glass beads, each individually woven together, and one Swarovski button. For those of you paying attention, yes, there are 2,744 shiny glass beads and two Swarovski crystal buttons. Woven together with super-strong thread, by hand. When I say it took a week, I do mean seven days. And on the seventh day I declared myself to be a lost cause and a Tron fan. Rock on, programs.

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Tron Pixel Bracelet

Tron Pixel Bracelet

24 January 2012

In celebration of my favorite program. Mmm, obsessions renewed. This is a classic-style Tron insignia bracelet with a little bit of flair. What can I say, I'm all up for a little bit of sparkly geeky flair (obviously).

Great reason to try cube beads, yes? It was my first time with them, and... well, I do like them. They make for a nice look even when I didn't manage to catch all of the mildly deformed ones (though I imagine I'm the only human being in the world to notice all of the little nearly-microscopic gaps), but they don't drape and flow nearly as well as smooth, round delicas. They're still smooth to the touch and flexible, though, and it's always nice to work with something larger than delicas, even if just barely. Getting that double band piece to work, though... I don't even want to think about it. It'll be easier to do it again after the first time, but the amount of time and effort involved in just that detail was way beyond what I was prepared for when I ridiculously thought, "Hey, I want to make this different!" Add to that the fact that I had to remove a whole row of beads from the bottom portion just so it would drape better over a wrist... yeah, I don't want to think about it anymore. LET'S PRETEND IT DIDN'T HAPPEN AND BE HAPPY.

As always, I make all of my beaded pieces by hand, bead by bead, with a needle and thread, no looms involved. Because I am completely, undeniably, stupidly insane.

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