Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hellooooo, summer!

       I don't know about where you folks live, but the dog days of summer have most definitely hit Casa KatKnits. To the point where I've taken up making Mom and myself home brewed iced coffee, complete with coffee ice cubes (or as Mom and I have dubbed them, coffeecubes.), and I headed over to the park down the block to wade in the stream and cool off in the sprinkler. Thankfully, that seemed to peeve off whoever upstairs has been skimping on sending us rain, and holy balls, we had one hella downpour around 6:45 pm. 

What have I been crafting on, though?!?

       I know, you're probably less interested in my wet wanderings (Don't blame you there. I don't even want to see my lardybutt in wet clothing.) than you are what I've been making lately. Whelp, I've got photos of some chainmaille I made about... A month ago.

First up, wire wrapped amethyst necklace



Amethyst necklace, plain



 Celtic Cross necklace


 Celtic charmed bracelet, revamped

Same bracelet from the last jewelry post, I just added some bead charms to it.

 Flowered heart


I actually found the pendant in Walmart several years ago, and bought it, without having a real project in mind.
       I'm considering selling these, so if you're interested, leave a comment, and I'll get back to you.
~Kat

Sunday, July 3, 2016

More Chainmaille jewelry!

      I mentioned in my last non-video post that I'm teaching myself how to make chainmalle now, and whaddya know? I've got two non-practice pieces down! I finished the first, a chainmaille bib type, on Friday night, and the second, a charmed bracelet, on Saturday morning.

Pentagram bib






Yes, the top folding over is semi-deliberate.
And the tee is an old LMFAO one that I found on clearance at Hot Topic.

       Holy bugger... This project took roughly 6 1/2 432 count packs of the silver jump rings and 1 144 pack of the darker, and took about... 13-15 hours total to construct. The Pentagram charm is from an orphan earring I had hanging around in the jewelry stash. I'm currently planning on adding some (possibly dark) red crystals or beads down near the pendant, and some grey/black crystals or beads closer to the top. So, don't be surprised if this makes further appearances in the blog.

Charmed bracelet



       This... was a spur-of-the-moment project I started after I'd finished the pentagram necklace Friday night, because hey, large project finally done! I'm currently not sure if I'm going to keep this or sell it somewhere.
       And of course, me being me, I had a couple knitting projects going on in the background, but those deserve a blog post all to themselves.

~Kat