Yet another pendant! This one based on Matt’s awesome, glowy keytar. Sculpey Premo! clay, acrylic paints, gloss varnish. Finished 24 November 2010.
I tried to get a pic of the blue glowing in the dark, but my camera wouldn’t pick it up.
OK, OK. I retract my previous statement. I -am- adding the new pendant to the shop. I got requests, so.. yeah.
However. I am not going to have a bunch of them in stock, like I do the simpler pendants. These take a LOT more detail work and more time, and they aren’t as popular, so I am going to make them as they are ordered.
I have been on Muse overload for the past few weeks. Except, I’m not overloaded. It’s kind of scary that I don’t ever get tired of this band. *lol*
I am Muser, Hear Me Roar.
Pendant number three – the Bomber. This one took a LOT of time because of all the colour mixing, washes, and tiny details. As much as I adore it, I will not be making more.
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So. My friend and I were keeping ourselves busy, making little Sculpey accessories for our Doctor Who toys. Yes, we are complete nerds, thank you.
I got bored with the norm, though. So I decided to try making an action figure sized version of my favourite guitar in the whole world – the red glittery one played by Matthew Bellamy.
I made it! And it looks pretty cool! I posted it on my Facebook page. My Muser friends went completely batty over it. Then, one of them suggested a necklace.
Here starts the frenzy.
I made a pendant version of the red guitar. My circle of friends LOVED it, and wanted to pay me to make a few more, to wear to the gigs this Autumn.
And word got around.
I posted the pendant on my deviantART. It got 90 favourites and over 800 views in less than 24 hours.
My friend posted on his tumblr. Over 150 people reblogged the picture.
It’s gone a little mad. LOL
Sudden popularity is quite strange. Though, it has died down to almost nothing again, so *phew*! back to normal. :}
In other news, I am going to Cannon Beach on Friday. I can hardly wait. And yes, I am bringing one or two Doctor Who figurines to photograph. 😛
Also, since my paid LiveJournal account is about to expire, and I don’t think I can use my custom mood theme after that – I’m going to start using it here. Silly, but I love my Tennant theme, and so should you.
Every once in a while, I will look at one of my portraits, and realise “holy shit, *I* drew that!?!”
And then I mentally beat myself down for seeming to have too much of an ego moment.
It’s wonderful and strange to me, to be looking at a portrait I would absolutely love to have on my wall, and know that it was drawn by these tiny hands with crooked forefingers. 😛
I dunno. Just thinking aloud there.
My friend and I have been getting into more artsy craftsy stuff lately, just to keep the boredom from getting us down. We started out making accessories for our Doctor Who action figures. She made a few really cute Jammie Dodgers (my 11 is now holding one), a fob watch, an apple, and 8’s leather bag from the 1996 movie – all out of SculpeyIII.
I started out making a fez for 11, but I tried and tried and couldn’t even get the shape symmetrical, let alone staying on his little head. So I gave up on that and made a Doctor-sized version of one of Matt Bellamy’s guitars – the Glitterati. I absolutely adore that guitar (I cheer when the techie brings it out for soundcheck before a gig). The mini version is almost as cute. I need to make a strap out of ribbon or something for it so the Doctor can actually hold it. *lol*
Anyway. I posted a picture of the MiniGlitterati on my Facebook. Within hours, I had comments from almost every Muser friend, wanting one. One gal mentioned a necklace. So, I set to work on a MicroGlitterati. I now have 8 orders from friends, some wanting both the Glitterati and the Seattle (which is a matte black version of practically the same guitar). It’s tedious work, but it’s a lot of fun. These things are so cute.
I just wish the 3 web clients who owe me money would remember to put their checks in the mail, dammit. I have to get a few small things before I can finish these pendants, and I am broke. These clients have conveniently forgotten to pay my invoices that I sent TWO MONTHS ago.
As if I haven’t been painting enough, I am going to do my nails now.
Thanks for reading. 🙂
Yehh.. cheeseball. But we did have a rather huge hailstorm for the area just an hour ago – looks like it snowed out there.
Also, it is a day to celebrate.
I have installed WP 2.5, and it’s lovely!!! **HUGS** for all the developers!
I got some wild colours in corduroy and velveteen for making handbags. Notions too, of course, to go with. I have a bunch of fabric for making things to sell, but my sewing machine is broken (something wrong with the tension mechanism inside.. no matter what I try, the thing still breaks its own thread) so the fabric just sits.
Mom decided to get a sewing machine for me!!! Happy Birthday & Easter to me! It’s a cheapish Singer – of course they’re all made of plastic these days. This one has 12 different stitches and a bunch of extra feet and stuff that I’m not likely to ever use. :} Shoot, I wonder how many bobbins it came with? Forgot to check that. Anyway, the next-highest-up machine was the all-electronic one, which I don’t trust. The memory can go so easily wonky in those things – and again, I will never use all that extra crap. My sewing involves straight lines and the occasional appliquÃ© stitch.
So I have a design for this handbag floating around in my head, and I need to draw it out on paper and actually make a pattern out of the thought. Then, hopefully, it will sell. :}
On a side note, I’ve started delving into the world of MySQL and PHP. Sure, I can install scripts just fine, and even kind of see where I’ve accidentally missed a bracket or something. But I don’t know how to write anything other than an include in PHP, let alone connect it to a database. I have a friend who wants a very simple script written, and I am quite sure I can figure it out myself, perhaps with a little bit of security know-how from the gals at CodeGrrl. The book that I got is for PHP6, which isn’t even really in use yet, but I’m certain the simple thing I’m writing won’t use any features that have been added or changed since version 2. Heh.