This piece was commissioned by a friend on myspace
The geometric piece (with the heptagon, pentagram, and diamond inscribed in the circle) is sterling silver and was sawn out. It was then overlaid onto nickel, because at that time, I thought enamel only stuck to copper and nickel (it actually sticks to fine silver as well). These layers were then overlaid onto another solid circle of sterling silver, so there wouldn't be any problems with nickel allergies (alot of people are allergic to nickel, so it's not good to make stuff out of nickel). By the way, nickel is a headache to work with and I have since sworn to never work with nickel again. The little pieces on the front are sterling silver as well, except for the gold-colored cross and wings, which are brass. All pieces were hand-sawn out and soldered on.
After everything was soldered on, I used a low-melting-point black enamel (a black powder which was poured into the recesses on the piece, and then heated to melt it).
The entire pendant took over half a semester to make.
The chain you see in the picture is a hand-made Roman chain. This is one of the chains that cannot be duplicated and mass-produced by machines; it is only available from a metalsmith with alot of patience It's made by cutting out little pieces of fine silver and fusing them into rings, one by one with a tiny torch (fusing them is by far the hardest part! It's very difficult to fuse them without melting them!). Then the rings are stretched into an oval shape and woven into the chain by hand. Actually weaving the chain is quite relaxing and pleasant, even though it is just as time-consuming as cutting out and fusing the rings.
Since the person commissioning the pendant didn't purchase the Roman chain, I incorporated it into another piece: [link] The pendant was designed to go with the chain. I prefer not to sell the chain individually, but it still may be possible if you ask me nicely
I planed on making a Mini Ed for some time and now I had the chance to do so I'm really pleased with how little Ed turned out and especially Al. It's the first time making a felt 'accessory' like that.
These two go to . I hope you like this little duo as much as I do
A set of decorative wall plaques containing 2 pieces all with a Full Metal Alchemist theme. The plaques are made from primarily recycled materials, cardboard, paint, and glue. They're only recommended for indoors and shouldn't be hung anywhere where they're be exposed to alot of heat.
Pictures 1&2 are the two sides of one disc with Ed Elric’s symbol on one side and the homunculus symbol on the other.
Pictures 3&4 are the two sides of the second disc with Roy Mustangs symbol on one side and a flame with the words “Dog of the State” on the other.
Materials/Construction: One of the highlights of this costume was several people actually asking if the dreadlocks were real. I'll take that as a complement towards my wig styling skills!
Pants: Black leggings (already owned) Sandals: Khaki bedroom slippers and beige lycra (with Sharpie drawn logo) Top: White cotton poplin (pattern drafted by me) Travel Jacket (not shown): Dark purple linen (self-modified McCalls pattern) Wig: Normally I don't talk about wig styling in detail... but this one was very involved and definitely the costume's defining characteristic. I pulled the front half of a pirate dreadlocks wig into a ponytail. I then cut dreads from the back and sewed them around the wig edge, pulling them up into the ponytail to cover any exposed netting. To get the messy dreads look, I threaded gunmetal wire through the ones around my face and the exterior of the ponytail. This allowed me to shape them and get them to stick up or out (wherever I needed them) without hairspray.
Make-up was also done by me.
This photo was taken by a friend before we left on Day 3 of AX 2012.
SUPPLIES LIST Uncorrigated cardboard Elmers, rubber cement and super glue White foam sheets Duct tape Black felt Brown vinyl Nylon Sock (for binding the paper together) 200 sheets of computer paper Adjustable hole puncher Exacto knife Metal book corners
We will have this with us at YoumaCon!!! Whoever comes to see us I hope you will enjoy this piece!!!
(c) Full Metal Alchemist is owned by Hiroma Arakawa (c) Book creation and pictures of my book owned by Circe-Baka
Plush of Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist in his Briggs attire ~ commissioned by ~Korona-Korm for a friend.
It was great to get the opportunity to make Ed again. The first plushie I ever made was of Ed [link] ...I think I've improved a lot since then!
He has a cute little pocket watch that opens ~ I'm really pleased with how well it turned out! I've never used fluffy material like this before, but I found it surprisingly easy to add ...however, naturally, both myself and my room were covered in fluff afterwards.