It’s that time of year again! International Mr. Leather comes to Chicago on May 27 and so does the anniversary of the leather pride flag. I thought I’d make something cute to celebrate and experiment some more with polymer clay. (Read more…)
When things start to fray, you can weave the ends in or put your fist through it.
I can’t punch my anxiety or my depression, so I’m knitting and listening to David Johansen instead. It’s a viable (and tremendously rewarding) alternative.
I’m still experimenting with the molten solder look on some jewelry designs. For my new stacked ring, I decided to darken the metal to highlight the texture of the silver solder.
I’m fairly new to this so some trial and error ensued. (Read more…)
Normal people with a strained muscle: takes ibuprofen, watches Netflix, relaxes.
Me with a strained muscle: takes ibuprofen, watches Netflix, gets antsy, gets up to make chocolate, tidy the bedroom, solder jewelry…
Sitting still is not my forte. Which probably explains why it took three days to heal completely.
Upside: my new chocolate bar mold works well and is easy to clean.
Last month, I introduced my girlfriend to The Geisha Boy, a Jerry Lewis comedy directed by Frank Tashlin, who initially got his start directing Warner Brothers cartoon (and given some of Harry Hare’s trickster antics in the film, it shows).
The movie inspired me to pull Kristen Rask’s “Teeny Tiny Animal Crochet” kit from the shelf. (Read more…)