No, I was not swept away in yesterday’s storm – I was up at a cabin near Bancroft. It was kind of a whirlwind mini-vacation, and all the rain meant we were mostly indoors, but we had enough books, blankets and food to keep cozy and busy.
Dream! I want to live in this [...]
More. Always more. And more.
Evermore. Sorry, raven.
Really, what I want to do is show off the stuff I made in my silversmithing class. Last night I hit a point where I felt like – BAM. I can everlovin’ DO. THIS. BIZ.
Not that I’m a pro yet, but there’s just so much you can make with no more than a jeweller’s [...]
And why not put them on necklaces too? I’m into it.
This guy’s on a gold-plated chain.
This one, antique brass.
And these fellas are on sterling silver. By my estimation, I only have to cut out another 120 feathers (ay yi yi) before I have enough to make the remaining necklaces [...]
This is about half the feathered earrings I want to have on hand for City of Craft. I was going to bust off the rest yesterday but I had some split skin and pains from making the same three cutting motions for five hours the day before so I took a break.
But I’m [...]
…but I’m going to have to do up a few more licorice-whip-thin belts like this I think.
This plain black belt was made super small – only a quarter inch wide.
Good bye old SFTH swag! You were a good starter name for four long years.
I hope you don’t get bored easily because there might be a lot of the same old, same old on here over the next couple weeks. I’m trying to manage pre-show stress levels by making loads of a dozen or so of my easier-to-put-together items for City of Craft and then working on a smaller [...]
Remember this?I made one in beautiful red bridle leather. A little bit thicker and left long.
I think I’m going to leave all my belts long for City of Craft and cut them to size upon purchase. Easier for all of us.
This guy has hand-set brass rivets and a brass buckle with [...]
Ladies, gentlemen, internets – my new designs for Crown Land have come in and I want to die for loving them so much.
Mike nailed what I was after. This logo is perfect. Unisex, retro, Canadian. And it looks so familiar! Not as in, it looks like something I know I’ve seen before, but as [...]
This is a design that’s been kicking around my sketchbooks for ages – the Gift-Wrapped Belt.
It comes in many colours…well, ok, two so far.
Made of thick beautiful bridle leather, these babies do up in the back by way of stainless steel or brass buckles, complete with roller bars to [...]