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Evil Snitch

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Published: July 18, 2012
Red leathery wings flapped frantically as the intricate black sphere
lunged murderously at Draco's face.

He jumped, and Marcus Flint, captain of the Slytherin Quidditch team,
laughed as he put the snitch back into its cage.

Draco watched the thing as it gnawed at the bars with tiny razor fangs.
"So..." he asked hesitantly, "the Dark Lord has only been in power for
a few months, and he's already changed the rules of Quidditch?"

"Improved them!" Marcus grinned. He adjusted his grip on the handle of
the small cage, and the snitch let out a piercing, high-pitched shriek
and lunged at the bars, trying to get at Marcus's fingers. The cage
swung wildly and Marcus almost lost his balance.

"If you ask me," he went on, "the position of seeker is the best
improvement of them all. A fine opportunity to prove your cunning and
bloodthirsty ambition. Instead of flying around with your head in the
clouds, you'll be locked in a desperate struggle for your life. The
snitch flies faster than any broomstick. MUCH faster. You can out-
maneuver it for a while, maybe, but if you really want to keep your
team from losing that 150 points when you get taken out, you'll have to
make sure the snitch gets the other seeker first." He flashed an even
bigger grin. "One way or another."

Draco was nodding appreciatively, but inside, he desperately wished his
father hadn't bought those Nimbus 2001s for the team. Or at least he
wished there had been an opening for a chaser or keeper instead.

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Edit: I added a link, so feel free to share this wherever you like as long as you don't crop the link.

Edit 2: It's up for voting on Memebase Made the front page at Memebase right here [link] :boogie: Apparently they changed the name to "Snitches give Stitches" which is a little less obvious, but a lot funnier!


Collaboration with :iconnikita-the-furry-one: who made the wings.

Unfortunately, this is too fragile for a necklace, so it will have to be a sun catcher.

To order one just like it, first send a note to :iconnikita-the-furry-one: to arrange for some more evil red wings to be sent my way. Her price is now over $5 because she's developed a much sturdier wing design: [link] with an optional iridescent coating.

On my end, the price for putting everything together and adding the intricate swirls is $24.

I have a huge variety of different wings she's made. Tune in for more sun catchers soon!

More of my jewelry:
:thumb272168094: :thumb314444556: :thumb312986101: :thumb215626634: Gallery: [link]
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CrystalphaceCrafts's avatar
CrystalphaceCraftsHobbyist Artisan Crafter
love this!
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77DragonHeartsHobbyist General Artist
Ohmigawd i love you.
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SirFranPanProfessional General Artist
What a fun idea to design an alternative snitch! It looks very well made with a lovely attention to detail with the entwining wire (jewellery process knowledge not great!) on the ball part and the creases in the wings. Great looking sun catcher from you both! :)
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TheeFashionistaStudent General Artist
coolio!!!!
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VigonettHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cute =)
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Nikita-The-Furry-OneHobbyist General Artist
Oh, I am so glad they went to use for something... I have a second photoshoot set up for all the jewelry you sent from before- the first one didn't focus on them so well... But I do plan to wear these to the renaissance faire to advertise again this year! <3
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That is beautiful lol
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toriamason General Artist
That's incredible! :love:
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Starlit-SorceressProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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Nightshade9802 Digital Artist
this looks awesome! harry potter forever xD lol
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SerenityAmeHobbyist General Artist
awesome
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Starlit-SorceressProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)

(By the way...how do you ship LeeTen AND NejiTen? Some sort of threesome? :D)
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your welcome. I like both couples seperatley, and somewhere in the back of my mind is a fight for wich one is better. XD
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ClaireKincaidProfessional Artisan Crafter
How did whe make those wings? it looks like some sort of red tinged aluminum foil thats been melted over a wire support. (please correct if wrong) Also, did you use a jig to create the cage around the stone?
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Starlit-SorceressProfessional Artisan Crafter
I haven't asked her how she made them, but they look similar to other awesome iridescent fairy wings around the site. I'm fine with calling it magic for the time being :D

(Seriously, though, from what I can tell, the support is made from craft wire, and the material is like saran-wrap, only much stiffer.)

Nope! No jig was used. I almost bought one last month because they look neat, but I'm worried my work would lose that chaotic, naturally-formed look that I love so much.
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ClaireKincaidProfessional Artisan Crafter
Then did you weave the cage or form each link separately with round nose pliers?
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Starlit-SorceressProfessional Artisan Crafter
My style is very chaotic and freeform. I've never taken a class, and I don't like projects that require careful, monotonous precision.

So I guess I didn't "weave" it or "form each link separately" in the sense that you're used to. I just twisted the wire together until it looked like it does now. I have a bunch of wire scraps next to my computer from a part I had to cut out and re-do because it didn't look right. That's how I roll :D
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ClaireKincaidProfessional Artisan Crafter
I've never really tried freelancing before. I did when I first started out and had absolutely no idea what I was doing, but my mom made me read some books and get some instruction before she'd let me work with silver or anything remotely expensive. Now all of my designs are planned out to what I like best and how to make the most of the materials I have. It would be interesting to try a few of your techniques. :D
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Starlit-SorceressProfessional Artisan Crafter
Wow, I'm the exact opposite! I started out with a spool of $3 silver craft wire from Wal-Mart. Now I work with enameled copper and aluminum wire. It's a lot higher quality, but it's not that much more expensive.

I love the freedom that comes from not being worried about wrecking a piece. Recently, I re-started a necklace 5 times before I was satisfied. I'd just toss aside the one that wasn't working, and cut some new wire. One-by-one, I went back with different stones and beads and turned each half-finished piece into something new and beautiful. One of THOSE didn't even work out, and I had to cut it into two different pieces.

If you haven't checked out FireMountainGems.com, I'd really recommend it. That's where I get almost all of my materials.
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ClaireKincaidProfessional Artisan Crafter
I have. I get most of mine from Riogrande.com though. Since I work with sterling and semiprecious stuff, Its the best place because it sells everything wholesale and cuts you deals for selling them your scrap. Its also the best place for high quality tools like swanstrom or stusa pliers. I get most of my beads from firemountaingems.com though. Occasionally I also visit jewelrysupply.com
:D
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Starlit-SorceressProfessional Artisan Crafter
I'll have to check those other two out :D

If you try anything freeform, I'd love to see it.
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Want! This is awesome!
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Starlit-SorceressProfessional Artisan Crafter
I sent Nikita a note to see if she's interested in making more wings. I'll keep you all posted :)
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