Favorite Videos: “Luv Luv Luv,” Pansy Division

•August 24, 2016 • Leave a Comment

The embroidered brooch project continues this week, with a little help from my favorite queer punk band. I grabbed some floss in the bisexual pride colors and free-handed my favorite song title. The “luv” in this font ended up kind of looking like a minimalist sea monster, but it was a worth a try.

Hello darkness, my old friend…

•August 23, 2016 • Leave a Comment

My 2 oz. bottle of Outers gun blue arrived yesterday. During my research on adding patina to my metal jewelry, gun blue was recommended over liver of sulfur for brass, copper and bronze (less smell, easier disposal). 

The patina for sterling silver was “uneven,” particularly after being buffed with 0000 steel wool, but I was curious (and bored) and decided to give it a shot. I love the slightly industrial effect and I appreciate how much it diguises the join where the wire is soldered together.

Little gardens grow…

•August 22, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Third font test has gone well. I’m thinking this is going to round off a set of three very nice brooches.

Don’t mess around, don’t give me no switch…

•August 18, 2016 • Leave a Comment

A little uneven (aligning the words when working top-down was tricky), but I’m calling this second font test a success!

I had a little 1″ badge that said this ages ago. It’s so nice to bring it back!

Someone finally learned the French knot stitch…

•August 18, 2016 • Leave a Comment

…just in time to finish this sentence. Thanks, weelittlestitches!

Listening to the Dead Kennedys and prepping cross stitch materials…

•August 17, 2016 • Leave a Comment

I’ve got a new font pattern and I’m about  to test it by embroidering some curse words and rude song lyrics. This is by far the best way to spend your lunch hour.

Visceral Elegance: Set of 3 Brooches

•August 16, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Well guys, it’s been a crazy couple of months, but a good jewelry project always puts me in a much better mood! And these three embroidered brooches, designed and completed during GenCon weekend, were no exception. (Read more…)


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