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Custom Wedding Journey Cuff

Custom Wedding Journey Cuff

I'd been wanting to do something related to the white robes in thegamecompany's iconic Journey, but like so very many things, never properly got around to it. And then I got a lovely commission request from someone who was planning a Journey-themed wedding. Ideal.

Two full weeks from start to finish, and a whole lot of very careful tension monitoring, anchoring and reinforcing, but wow that result. I'd also agreed to try a new kind of clasp, which at the time was vaguely terrifying. It turned out looking so incredibly nice, though, and was well worth the learning experience.

Date: 16 July 2016
Company Loyalty

Company Loyalty

The life of a SOLDIER is a stressful one. You have to deal with missions, secrets, and the constantly changing definition of "monster" way too frequently, so it's nice to just be able to treat yourself to something sparkly and fancy. Surely you deserve that at least, right?

I'd wanted to do a companion piece to the Shin-Ra bracelet for the longest time. Then Desert Bus for Hope craft time happened and I was buried under chocobos for a couple of months. Or so. This one's been reinforced similarly so it's incredibly strong, though I decided to add a dash of something a little different and mix chainmaile with my beadwork. In all, double the sparkle! The bracelet itself can currently expands from just a bit over 6 inches to 7 inches, but if you have specific size needs then I can always be commissioned for another. (Sold.)

Date: 25 September 2015
Not So Simple Switchable Materia Bracelet

Not So Simple Switchable Materia Bracelet

You want sleek, fancy, and mass-manufactured? Then you go see Shin-Ra about your fashion needs. You want a hand-wrought, reliably quick-switching linked materia bracelet that doubles as a defense in hand-to-hand combat? Then you come see me. It ain't pretty, but it's gonna get your rear end back home. And the rest of ya, so long as you're not an idiot. I don't work cheap, though.

*cough* So! Immediately upon the news of a Final Fantasy 7 remake, I had a thought: "I wonder if we'll finally get to see materia accessories!" And obviously that immediately kick-started my brain. This is actually the most SIMPLE of the designs I'd wanted to do, in part because I thought it would have more "universal appeal" as I was making it exclusively for Desert Bus for Hope. I started getting this image of certain "underground" materia accessory makers who had to work with what they had on hand, not really caring about making things look pretty; it was about function, utilizing the full power of materia, the ability to switch them out quickly during combat, and the added benefit of the accessory itself being used to shield its wearer if necessary.

Not even gonna pretend otherwise; this was a lot of work but so much fun to do. The rings are stainless steel, the snap is "plated steel", the "decorative bracelet bits" themselves are backed securely with felt for comfort, and this? Is not nearly as heavy as it looks. Oh it's PLENTY sturdy, alright, and that's what took me the most time: using everything I've learned through experimenting with various materials. The bulk of the materials used? Foam and cardboard. Wouldn't know it to look or to feel it; unless you're talking about the weight. And sturdy? Oh yeah, that's sturdy. I took a lot of time destroying test pieces. The great joy of materials testing, you know.

The "mechanism" itself is a simple "rod" of metal which swings down for "materia loading", then swings back into place and holds there with an exceptionally strong magnet. (It makes the most satisfying clacking noise when it's empty.) There's no danger of materia falling out or the magnet itself falling off. As for those beads themselves, they're all vibrantly dyed "candy jade", which won't lose their color in anything short of boiling water or a chemical bath. ...I assume no one would attempt either.

Thank you to badgersprite for you generosity in the final bid of $333.00!

Date: 27 August 2015
Simple Switchable Materia Bracelet

Simple Switchable Materia Bracelet

All of your standard single-equip materia are included to swap out when you need them most: Magic (green), Summon (red), Command (yellow) and Independent (purple), all in a tasteful piece of subtle stainless steel chainmaile jewelry which may, in a pinch, deflect a small attack. But it would likely have to be a very small attack, okay? Don't get yourself hurt out there because you thought you were a bigshot and tried to deflect a 6-foot sword with a tiny little bracelet band. Not cool, and I will not be held responsible.

I wanted to work a single switchable/swappable "materia" bracelet down to its absolute simplest. And it still took me a long time, but the result is definitely a super shiny proof of concept. The idea can (and will) certainly be expanded upon. Plus, well, shiny. Shiny is always important.
(Sold, but always available for commission.)

Date: 02 June 2015
Purple Dragon Spine Bracelet

Purple Dragon Spine Bracelet

Those who wear "dragon spine" bracelets are recognized as having family, be it by blood or by friendship. They have someone to come back to. The bracelet would either be a gift from someone or a reminder for themselves, but either way it was a symbol of the desire to live on, and live for.

I'd had this in mind for... months, probably. A long time. I just didn't quite know how, exactly, to put it all together until I was messing around with the jump rings one day and... I did it! So here it is! An exciting success story, I know. I wanted something a little "lighter" and more "delicate" (yeah, tell that to my hands and the jump rings) than the thick-gauge chainmaile I've been playing with. I'll probably get back to using other bead colors. This is a "proof of concept". And so, so sparkly.
(For Sale)

Date: 26 May 2015
Chaos Flowers

Chaos Flowers

It was one of those "I just wanted to do something different" projects, something that was kind of the exact opposite of Legacy of the Nameless Queens, but using the same seraphinite and medium-dark silver beads. The result was chaotic, shiny, weird and interesting... and reminded me of a bunch of strung flowers. Hence.
(Sold.)

Date: 23 May 2015
Simple Linked Materia Bracelet

Simple Linked Materia Bracelet

Need a linked materia option that's also a versatile fashion accessory? This style has you covered! Magic materia plus an Independent materia make for nearly limitless options! (Personally I recommend Mega-All + Master Magic, but y'know, whatever the battle calls for.)

I really, really wanted to get back to chainmaile. For some reason. And I wanted it to be relatively simple, so... I should have picked another project. Oh, it's a simple enough weave, but the gauge of the wire for the rings is quite a bit thicker than I was used to. Combine that with the fact it's nice, sturdy stainless steel and that pretty much makes the easy method of this chain weave completely impossible to achieve. So it took two days. Can't argue with the results, though.

And yeah, I'm more than up for custom pieces/colors/designs. I mean, this was a prototype. And it worked. Yay there.
(For Sale)

Date: 05 May 2015
Simple Linked Materia Bracelet

Simple Linked Materia Bracelet

Need a linked materia option that's also a versatile fashion accessory? This style has you covered! Magic materia plus an Independent materia make for nearly limitless options! (Personally I recommend Mega-All + Master Magic, but y'know, whatever the battle calls for.)

I really, really wanted to get back to chainmaile. For some reason. And I wanted it to be relatively simple, so... I should have picked another project. Oh, it's a simple enough weave, but the gauge of the wire for the rings is quite a bit thicker than I was used to. Combine that with the fact it's nice, sturdy stainless steel and that pretty much makes the easy method of this chain weave completely impossible to achieve. So it took two days. Can't argue with the results, though.

And yeah, I'm more than up for custom pieces/colors/designs. I mean, this was a prototype. And it worked. Yay there.
(Sold.)

Date: 04 May 2015


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