I really like to wear my hair up, but in the winter I’m not able to do that and also wear a hat. I’d been putting this project off for too long, but this week I finally bit the bullet and made a headband.

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This shot isn’t great, but it does give you an idea of the back of the headband, in the mirror there.

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The yarn I used was this really sweet, crocheted tube yarn which was super stretchy, so it became a really close, warm knit. I really like the variation in color, which is super subtle (but matches my eyes, if you didn’t notice) and while the knit being so close resulted in it taking a really long time, it was still a really great project.

March Re-vamp: Tube Bracelet

This month’s re-vamp is another literal re-vamp (just like January’s) because I was not quite satisfied with the way that the previous bracelet had turned out. I’m really excited to share with you all!

Tubes really seem to be my thing this month. In truth, I’ve had these silver tubes for a really really really long time, and I’ve always been in love with them. Until now, I’d never really found a design for them which works (including these earrings, which I ended up creating with beaded tubes instead of the silver ones.)


Ultimately, I made a series of beaded tubes using that same technique to accompany them in this great bracelet. I’m super happy with how it turned out!


As part of the revamp, I replaced the beaded link which kept the tubes together with the thick leather. It really works much better for the bracelet, and I feel totally stylish whenever I wear it!

Surprise Corned Beef

Kind of out of the blue, and almost a year later, but I’m adding to the Not Food Project. The show I’m working on now is with the same company as Top Girls, and the director requested a plate of corned beef along the same lines as that food. So I started with this image.

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I cut some cardboard to shape, painted it and added some strategic shrink wrap to make it shine a little bit (just like I did for my apple pie), and added some ribbon rissotto and some bead peas, and then painted it again to give it some depth.


All in all, not bad for a plate of unrealistic corned beef!


Bon Apetit!

Darn(ing) Ipod Case!

A long long time ago I was given an Ipod as a Christmas gift. I promptly made a case for it from denim and beads. And when that wore out, I made another one. And another. Lately, my case has been deteriorating again (check out those fraying corners!) but I don’t have time or a sewing machine with which to make a new one.


So I decided to try darning, which I’ve wanted to have an excuse to try for a while.


This is the result!



Pretty snazzy huh? It’s a good way to keep the case together when I need it to survive until either the Ipod itself dies or I have the ability to make a new one.


A Quick Photo

This is a project I did a while ago, but I just wanted to take a moment and share, since I’ve been so crazy busy lately.


Peacock Inspired Pendant and Earrings

I got some new clothing for a new job a few weeks ago, and to go with them I created these wonderful fanned, peacock inspired earrings…


and this great pendant on an opera length chain.


The colors remind me a lot of the lighter scale of the peacock, and the flare of the fans is a great call-back to the shape of the peacock feathers.

Copper and Glass Earrings

Just a quick photo today of a new pair of earrings.