PE: Wire-WrappingThis article is a short introduction to wire-wrapping, including information about wire-wrapping terms and tools, methods, tutorials and a feature of beautiful jewellery.PE: Wire-Wrapping11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
What is wire-wrapping?
"wire-wrapping" is - like the name implies - a technique where wire is wrapped in whatever way. It can be used to hold gemstones in place, and create intricate jewellery. It has the big plus that soldering isn't neccessary, and therefore all the equipment needed is relatively easy to come by.
Terms and Tools
Wire comes in different different sizes and forms, and you can choose between materials as well - you can use brass, copper, silver and gold wire.
Wire diameter is measured in 'gauge' and ranges from 14 gauge (~1/16 inch) to 26+ gauge (1/64 inch), so the higher the gauge number, the thinner the wire.
An easy wire-wrapping tutorialWhen it comes to making jewerly, especially silver, wire-wrapping technique is one of the nicest consider the availability and costs of the materials (it definitely beats Art Clay Silver at these points). But before you get silver wire and start making such fabulous pieces like the ones I've featured in the end, it's good to take your first steps using something cheaper - and here comes the copper wire - and making something simpler, to get used to this lovely technique.An easy wire-wrapping tutorial2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This tutorial I originally posted on my blog a couple of months ago and I thought about sharing it also here.
This is what we're planning to get.
First of all, we need stones - the more regular they are, the better. No need to think about any super duper expensive ones now (: I collected most of them in my garden, there are also parts of my old broken earrings and a small glass ball. We also need sharp pincers, round pincers and a wire, 0.6mm or thicker, 40cm at least. Copper wire i
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Winter in Holland IV by Betuwefotograaf
peace and quiet. by fyrespryteSunrise over the town I by Losianelemonlight by TobbiH
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Crazy Amazing Art 8Hey watchers!!! Sorry for the lack of "entertainment" on my end lately.. The weather has been warming up and I have been enjoying it so much!Crazy Amazing Art 89 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are some of my recent faves worth checking out!
Boiling the Sap, Canadian Pioneer Style by BrettAZimmermanIsland Guard by Oer-Wout
100 Megapixel Yosemite 2014: Yosemite Falls by AugenStudios
Dresden, Germany by hessbeck-fotografixSurge by jaelise
Untitled Slot Canyon by aFeinPhoto-com
CROCUS TIGRES. by BELLESYMPHORINEDragon Flower by organicvision
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Winter ain't done yet - Spring 2014 by CrystalMarine-ArtsDisapparate by Nelleke
Weekly feature LVIHere are some of the best pictures submitted to :iconBreathtaking-photos: this weekWeekly feature LVI6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Turtle Rock by KrzysztofJedrzejak Nightwalker by Phoenixstamatis
-Carpathian enerigies- by Janek-Sedlar
Greta by Lukas3s Painted like a Rose. by dragonfly-oli
Little railway traveler by wolf-minori
38290028 by masyaka-kusyaka The Source by MarcoHeisler
Aurora Borealis from Iceland by porbital
Guardians II by CapturingTheNight
Weekly photo #030 + the green door by augenweide Blue by bwaworga Vortex by A2Matos Wild wild west by ZahirBatin 20cc Scooter by antontang River Lea by georgewjohnson Hearth of Snow by flankers Kofa Twilight by PeterJCoskun Snowy on the Coast by mydigitalmind Capreolus capreolus by JMrocek Take my winter time by Silvermoonswan Morning Glory (Candy) by equine-images Maximus. by VisualEchos Snowy stare by DeeOtter Hyllus diardi. by irassMakroFotografie The Doubt by Inebriantia Monte Negro Canyon by Miguel-Santos Awakened before Sleep by Oer-Wout Winter sunset by m-eralp HDR-Photography-Trolly-Fort-Lauderdale-Bus-Rid by CaptainKimo Summer's gone. by MauiMelle Turimetta Moon Rise by Traniel23 Ice Age by porbital When Giants Fall Asleep by MaximeDaviron Paper kite butterfly by SarahharaS1 Colours, Dust and Memories by Skia Wavy Shapes by FlorentCourty Silent Winter by r3novatio Under The Starry Sky by Nitrok fear of the dark by arbebukWeekly photo #030 +11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A Child of Rain by alexgphoto Central Berbershop by vishstudio dark soul by leelloor Der Winkel by feigenfrucht 33 by KariLiimatainen Icepearl Sunrise by FelixInden Crack by porbital Winter Red by INVIV0 Buffalo treehopper by ColinHuttonPhoto That looks delicious! by Tygrik path in forest by KariLiimatainen Brown-throat by phalalcrocorax
Sage's Elixir by John-Peter Peek a boo. by Cocooue Mess by IvanAndreevich :thum
The Wow Effect: Offsite Tutorial FeatureA Tutorial FeatureThe Wow Effect: Offsite Tutorial Feature9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
DA has an amazing tutorial section, but it's always good to gather resources from more than one place. So, here is a list of some outstanding tutorials I have stumbled upon. Some are old, some are new, but all of them are worth giving a look at!
Giger Style Photoshop Tutorial
Type: Science Fiction, Dark
"For the final installment of our Sci-Fi series, I thought it would be good to up the ante and do something real crazy. The following walkthrough outlines the techniques and resources used to create a Giger influenced ‘Biomech’ piece. Many of the processes are very similar to our previous walkthroughs, however this type of work requires an important added ingredient: patience!!"
Winner For raffleThe winner is; :iconunpopulargeek: she was number 9 <33 Good job~! see? im not lyingWinner For raffle1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The rest of you who entered will all receive your point today or tomorrow ~ c:
Thanks for participating!
The Devil's In The Detail CompetitionCompetition Status: CLOSEDThe Devil's In The Detail Competition1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Also posted here at CRLiterature.
For my 15th literature competition I want to challenge people to do something that may benefit their writing, so I present to you all the Devil's in the Detail Competition.
I'm challenging you to think of something that a person has to do at least once a month, but it could be every minute of every day, and then put it in a fantasy environment.
Brushing your teeth if you are a vampire
Walking your dog onboard a space station
Having a prostate exam when everyone else on the planet is a zombie. (eek!)
The challenge is really to focus your mind on how your characters behave and interact with their environments and how the environment being different than yours (the writers) can affect how they do those things. Hopefully this will
The Intelligence of PlantsThe Intelligence of Plants1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
The Intelligence of Plants
By istickboy, Truepicturesinc.
Psychedelic Blossom by psion005
What if plants were intelligent, exploring and analyzing the world with a sophisticated system of senses?
Over at Reality Sandwich, a long essay outlines a growing body of research about the intelligence of plants.
Increasing numbers of researchers, in a multiplicity of fields, are beginning to acknowledge that intelligence is an inevitable aspect of all self-organized systems—that sophisticated neura
Pikatoot's 2,000 point giveaway! PikatootPikatoot's 2,000 point giveaway!11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hello fellow Deviant Art users!
DannySeir (OC) Contest- CLOSED CLOSED! Judging in process right now. Results will be posted tomorrow!DannySeir (OC) Contest- CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Good luck everyone <3
Alrighty everyone as you may or may not have noticed, VEEDUBBZ and I are really obsessed with our gays so we've decided to host a contest for them and I really hope you all join. Do us a solid. Have a hEART AND HAVE SOME fu N.
Make sure to scroll to the bottom to get info about our RAFFLE as well!
☆ THE BOYS ☆
Danny and Seir
All the extra references you could ever need: http://seirhyoku.weebly.com/art-from-others.html
Extras of Danny: 1 2 3
Excuse me for the rant I am about to unleash.( For those of you who have been wonder: I am doing much better, thank you for all the overwhelming support. When I feel myself crashing, I read through your comments and it helps tremendously! )Excuse me for the rant I am about to unleash.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
( For the time being until I graduate and start working for Amvets, I do live with my dad. )
So, I went to with my dad to Walmart today to buy new lights for my sisters bedroom. The whole way there I could tell he was in a bad mood, so I kept to myself. While at Walmart, his attitude only seemed to get worse. ( I still have yet to figure out why he was so upset. )
We finally found the right lights that we needed, and went to find an express lain. Most were closed, but two were still open with people in line. My dad starts grumbling about this ( acting like he wants to get the hell out of dodge as quick as possible. )
I am standing right behind him and we get behind two other people with one of them almost finished checking out. But suddenly, my dad starts to b
Polymerclay - Unlimited PossibilitiesPolymerclay is a wonderfull material to let every dream and vision come true, and even if its a simple material the possibilities to use it or to combine it with other materials is nearly unlimited - combined with glass, gems, metall or even leather and wood the most beautifull works can be created!Polymerclay - Unlimited Possibilities7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So, to continue with features here some of my very favourite artworks and jewelry pieces made from polymerclay - many of these artist are my daily inspiration and I hope they can inspire you too!
Freebie Friday #08Howdy! Welcome once again to Freebie Friday!Freebie Friday #083 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Sometimes you need to declare something. Sometimes you need to show a little support for the people you love. Sometimes you need to let the world know just how much you love toast.
Of course, you could do this with text but it's often so much better with a stamp.
Stamps have visual impact not only with their content but also with their borders. Use the traditional stamp edging for a classic look or wrap your message in lace for an elegant touch. Or, y'know, just go wild and use something unique like a graphic of an open book or computer screen. There's so many wonderful and creative borders on dA that you'll always be able to find something to suit your message.
Especially because toast goes with almost everything!
2013 - 52 Week Dragon Project - THEME LIST:iconpastelstar1plz::iconpastelstar2plz::iconpastelstar3plz::iconpastelstar1plz::iconpastelstar2plz::iconpastelstar3plz:2013 - 52 Week Dragon Project - THEME LIST2 years ago in Personal More Like This
T H E L I S T
The goal is to complete the list, but 52 is a lot. So do as many as you can.
You DO NOT have to do the list in order. Please feel free to skip around.
Please submit your project entries to the 52 Week Project Folder.
I know time is an issue for most people, as it is for me.
These entries do NOT have to be epic masterpieces; sketches are acceptable though finished work is always proffered.
You may NOT change a theme from the list and submit it to the project folder.
Anything submitted to the project folder needs to be labeled in some way to indicate its part of the project.
it could be as simple as numbering the piece or saying "Pr
Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_5Digital art: good to know/tutorials PART_510 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Lets review some basics for photoshop, and how you can optimize it so it works better. As well as painting hair
If you know about some tutorials that can be helpful to other artists, note me, thank you
Ppl who suggested a few tuts: Yodon, RetSamys, BlissfulImperfection, Pencil-Stencil ty
For more visit their youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/audasicmusic
Digital art: good to know/tutorials
Steve Argyle Lesson video (this is just part 1, theres more on their yt channel) :
For more visit their youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SteveArgyleDotCom
Advanced layer Tutorial by zevenstormsUpdate JPG vs PNG Tutorial by computercomedyguyWacom Starter's Guide 2011 by fox-orian
Getting Started: Setting Up the Tablet by ConceptCookieThe Pen Tool Is Your Friend by AeollPen Tool Paths Create Designs by nmsmith
Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts by ensombrecer
PS - quick hair tutorial by ceruleanvii:thumb48064074
Leather and Metal Crafts - FeatureIn the world of artisan crafts there are two guilds of crafters I really admire: smiths and leathercrafters!Leather and Metal Crafts - Feature7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Here are some of my personnal favourites I stumbled upon here on dA until now - I hope you´ll enjoy this wonderfull crafts as much as I do!
Finyas leathern apron LARP by RoastedMoth
Turtle Totem -Inside by andromeda
~EDIT: Friday Holiday Art Raffles!ENTER BY FAVES!~ ♥ ||~EDIT: Friday Holiday Art Raffles!ENTER BY FAVES!~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hello my lovelies~
I just got a little idea to celebrate the Holidays.
Every Friday I'm going to pick out a number and they'll recieve a free holiday pixel of a character of their choice!
A number will be picked every Friday up until Christmas, and then on Christmas Eve there will be a special prize given away. I'm not sure what it is yet but I'll come up with something by then!
contest update!CONTEST IS CLOSEDcontest update!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry for late response, I have gotten caught up in life esp since I'm moving into the dorm in a week!
Results will be posted in a week ^Q^ Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who participated! Hope you all had fun (: Due to the limited entries however, I unfortunately will not be giving out pixels as bonus prizes
Hello everyone!! UvU I've always enjoyed participating in contests because the creative characters, the innovative prompts, and the medley of different prizes always posed to be great incentives to get my juices flowing for new pieces ^_^ I hope this contest is able to do the same for others!! It would make me happy to see a lot of people participating :")
There are two prompts to choose from!
1. Draw a self portrait.
I'm not looking for a realistic, painted bust. Be as creative as you can! It could be a single symbolic scenery w/ various elements, or a collage of various parts of your personalities, or anything you can think of really.
100 watchers!!! (so to celebrate, a feature!)Ahhhh!!! Thank you so much everyone! All 100 of you. I know there are people with a lot more (and rightly deserved) but for me that's a HUGE number, and such an emotionally gratifying thing to see after so much hard, hard work developing my art. From the deepest, squishiest, heartiest part of my heart, THANK YOU. I mean it.100 watchers!!! (so to celebrate, a feature!)10 months ago in Personal More Like This
In return, I'm going to feature here my favorite piece from every one of you. It was so fun going through everyone's awesome galleries, and I can't even believe many of these talented people are watching me - I'm so honored and flattered. Hopefully this will help you all discover more great artists.
A few watchers didn't have anything posted so this isn't exactly 100, but either way, in the order they started watching me, here we go!
The Thank You Giveaway! 2000 points!Hey Everyone!The Thank You Giveaway! 2000 points!5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
REPOST REPOST REPOST IF YOU HAVE ALREADY ENTERED OR FAVED PREVIOUS JOURNAL DISREGARD THIS ONE!
I promised you all another giveaway and here it is! This is a way to say thank you for all the support and well wishes on my birthday, it was really appreciated. A lot of you voted so this time we will have 10 winners and each gets 200 points! Thank you for voting!
RULES:It's really easy to participate in. All you have to do is be one of my watchers and fav this journal. You can also earn up to 4 more entries by leaving comments on my artwork. One comment equals an extra entry. Just let me know by leaving a comment on this journal with how many comments you left. Not confusing at all, right? I will try and get more artwork up so you have more choices if you choose to leave comments to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is July 31st, Midnight, Central Standard Time.
400 point giveaway! 8 winners! CLOSEDYes that's right! 400 points are being given away in this giveaway! And since I know not many people win point giveaways, lets increase your chance! I will be selecting 8 winners to receive 50! So your chances of winning are increased! How to be entered?400 point giveaway! 8 winners! CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
1. Watch me. (Unless you already have.)
2. Favorite this journal. And write a journal about this giveaway!
3. Write a comment on this journal linking me to your journal!
And then wala! You're entered! Good luck!
Ends on the 27th. (This Friday.)
Edit: irony, you little silly head.
To know what I'm talking about, please look at the journal portal. I'm laughing. and also, the watch me part was not for me getting more watchers, but seeing how many people will follow the directions. You are more than unwelcome to unwatch me when this giveaway ends~
Raffle WinnersWinners:Raffle Winners4 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconxLunariax: | :iconRoamingShadow: | :iconOmeOmeriee:
Special Prize (picked by me):
Congratulations to all winners!
For others, better luck next time
Please note me the character you want me to draw ^_^ OCs or Fanart, Only 1 character
The prize might take 1 month or more lol! since I'm slow and a bit busy...but I hope you guys dont mind waiting!
Stay tune for more Raffle!!
I'm going to have another raffle!
The rules for this one is different from last time
Also!, I'm trying to finish the remaining prizes for the previous contest, will be finish around this upcoming week ^_^
-watchers. unwatchers and not watchers are all welcome
-fave this journal please
-share the raffle, no fun if only few people joining ;__;, all you have to do is make another journal advertising this raffle