Sparkly-shinies for your wristicles!
Well, um. Well. I suppose I should have predicted this wandering completely out of control. More cube beads, and they're really not as consistent as I'd like them to be, so that took a little extra effort to get around. The panel itself went just fine. I started that little "window" portion as being completely open, and that seemed simple but interesting and worked well... but didn't let the bracelet lay against the skin very smoothly. It could have worked, sure, but I was not satisfied. So I stabilized it with a few lines. And a few extra beads along the interior. And it took so much longer than it should have, but here it is.
About halfway through the original Rinzler Pixel Bracelet, I knew I wanted to make one in red. And a little fancier. Ta-da, and so on. I really quite enjoy the result, and while it was easier to get together than the first one... it was also a lot more time-consuming. I am really quite concerned that my ability to do simple things may have been destroyed, choked to death by "Hm, what if I try this..."
Oh well, I still enjoy it. The fragile-looking parts are all triple-enforced so that they're fragile in look only, and of course that is a genuine Swarovski crystal square... thingie for the clasp. A neat square thingie.
I don't know how much time it took altogether, and I don't want to know. I love the poison mushroom... but I'm not sure that I loved it this much. Still, I did want to give white thread a try and... I can't really explain the rest of it. Insanity, as usual. And it's a corset cuff, meaning it can adjust to any wrist size with the spiffy little silk ribbon.
It was a real learning experience, though. There are some rough parts due to that, but overall it actually turned out much better than I expected. And, of course, it's SHINY! Got a lot of comments and pick ups at Anime Boston, but o one brought it home, alas.
I am aware, with some certainty, that this certifies my complete insanity. I don't care--as much as I adore G1 Transformers, Beast Wars was my show of choice. You may throw what you like at me, I care not--I have Scott McNeil!
Ahem, right. Well... damn. Two very large, very complicated panels, woven so that they rest back to back. So, it's completely reversible in case you're the Blackarachnia type. It's exceedingly versatile in the ways it can actually attach to a person's wrist. I only grabbed the ribbon because I discovered too late that I was out of the leather lacing I'd wanted to photograph it with. Of course, how it attached is all up to the buyer.
A creative and appreciated commission, and not just because it gave me a week off of a long-term project I'd been working on a little obsessively. The idea is a representation of the Saiyuki characters Sha Gojyo and Cho Hakkai, the commissioner coming up with the basic pattern/design and of course I had to complicate it for myself by making part of it open. Admittedly, I love how it turned out. It's a little more airy and "free" this way, I think--and the colors stand out beautifully. (And of course that is a Swarovski crystal. I mean, of course.)
So I had a silly little idea that I might make a simple little 1-Up mushroom bracelet. ...Plans changed, as they do. I'd been experimenting with double-sided bracelets and wanted to try to put a Poison mushroom on the back of this, because... I'm weird like that? It turned out better than I expected for the style I used, I think, and then I went and made that little "mushroom button" as a clasp. I think it looks like rough-hewn old pewter, but maybe it's more "gunmetal". Whatever, it works.
Arien is a bit of the outspoken sort, not afraid to speak his mind about any number of subjects. Of course he's also glad just to listen. He's looking forward to finding someone to be a companion to and keep safe. A baby Midnight Serpent has to start somewhere, you know.
I wanted to try a simple little snake bracelet. ...But of course I never can stick to "just snakes". *grin* I had quite a few beads left over from Midnight Serpent, so this seemed like the natural thing to do with them--a baby Midnight Serpent!
So perhaps I went a bit overboard in terms of sparkly... but I can't find it in myself to apologize. I happened to have Swarovski crystals that perfectly matched Dasra's color scheme, and so... well. SHINY.
Dasra is an aquatic dragon, spending most of his days slithering along the sands on the bottom of the ocean and enjoying a good game of tag with the locals. Unfortunately none of them really appreciate his sense of humor; when he says the loser will be eaten, he's not joking. He's just grinning. Widely. Ah well.
Also, it is enormously hard to tell, but he has two yellow ridges above his green eyes. I swear sometimes I hear my camera laughing at me.