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Chasing After Midnight Flowers

Chasing After Midnight Flowers

It is a blessing to be able to witness one of the midnight flowers opening. Humans have to rely on their memories if they even happen to be capable of witnessing such splendor--these are not things that can be captured on film. Creatures of the fae persuasion, however, have the power to preserve these flowers and turn them into delicate pieces of jewelry. It seems simple enough, of course, but it becomes a bit of an obsession to capture the midnight flowers at the exact right moment when their color is absolute perfection...

Yes, that is a real preserved cattleya orchid. I wish I knew the method of preservation, because it looks and feels like glass but is obviously a resin of some sort. I've had this orchid for about two years, wondering what to do with it... and of course it would be just an accident that I had it laying next to an "I've got to do something different or I will scream" project. Therefore, this choker was born. Exciting, right? It's not as heavy as it looks; while the orchid itself does have a bit of weight, the beaded "net" is almost weightless. The chain at the back helps everything to even out. So, well, yay!

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Date: 29 November 2011
Tron Pixel Bracelet

Tron Pixel Bracelet

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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Date: 29 November 2011
Tron Lives Bracelet Set

Tron Lives Bracelet Set

(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.

(For Sale)

Date: 29 November 2011
Rinzler Pixel Bracelet

Rinzler Pixel Bracelet

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.

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Date: 29 November 2011
Red Rinzler Bracelet

Red Rinzler Bracelet

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.

(For sale)

Date: 29 November 2011
Wild Tiger Bracelet

Wild Tiger Bracelet

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.

(For Sale)

Date: 29 November 2011
"Let's believe HEROES" Bracelet

"Let's believe HEROES" Bracelet

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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Date: 29 November 2011
Call Bracelets

Call Bracelets

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.

Date: 29 November 2011


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