Wednesday, April 23, 2014
While going through my stash I found some filigree that fit perfectly, though, with just a little trimming:
I made the loops for the little pink Swarovski crystals myself - which I'm pointing out because it was a PAIN:
And finally, for something completely different:
I saw a similar design on Pinterest, and since I'd just purchased some wing charms anyway, figured I'd give it a try. All you need is a Dremel to drill extra holes in the wing tips:
That chain is one of the coolest link designs I've ever seen, btw. I found it and the other heavy chains in this post from a junky stall at Renningers, the giant antique market out in Mount Dora. There was an enormous box full of random chains, and if I ever find that seller again, I may have to buy the whole thing!
Hope you guys liked the eye candy! I'm debating trying to sell a few pieces from time to time, assuming I can ever bear to part with any, of course. ;) Not ready to take that leap yet, though, so for now I'll just keep making the pretties, and hope they help inspire my fellow tinkerers!
Oh, and you can see my other key necklaces here, if you missed 'em way back when.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Jessica G. sent me a cool story from BBC News: For possibly the first time in 2,000 years, a 13-year old girl named Ashol-Pan has been apprenticed in Mongolia to hunt with Golden Eagles:
Ashol-Pan is part of the Kazakhs of the Altai mountain range in western Mongolia, the only people today to hunt using Golden Eagles. BBC photographer Asher Svidensky spent time with 6 of their apprentice falconers, and described Ashol-Pan as being "more comfortable" and "more powerful" with the eagles than her male counterparts.
Awww yeah. Care to join me in a little standing-and-cheering, my friends?
Head over to the original BBC article to read more, and to see more amazing photos like this:
Now, who else is inspired to write a whole YA series based on Ashol-Pan? And/or cosplay as her? Just me?
Monday, April 21, 2014
Ok, it's finally time for my last installment of MegaCon costumes. Is this a new record? Ha! I like stretching them out like this, though; less stress on me, and I think you guys can appreciate the costumes more in smaller bursts. Yes? Maybe?
Well, either way, ONWARD!
via Orlando Weekly
Check out the exposed leg pipes! And he's even got the two crossed flag poles on his back. Sweet.
This next photo is horribly backlit, but these elves were amazing:
More bad lighting, but here's a lovely gender-swapped Sherlock & Watson:
Plus Zelda's Majora's Mask.
(The red carpet & high lighting in the vendor hall does terrible things to photos. Terrible things, precious.)
This Harley had a great hammer & shoes:
Oh! Remember I promised Disney princesses wearing their princes' clothes?
this artist's drawings.
Steampunk super heroes and the new record-holder for Most Ridiculously Oversized Sword:
[Update: Looks like he might be the Monkey King from The Forbidden Kingdom, a martial arts film. Thanks, Nisay!]
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