So, hopefully everyone had a very nice holiday and has been enjoying this “lovely” weather (ie, snow). And truthfully, I think I like the idea of snow (it’s pretty to look at, it makes you appreciate being inside), but I really do detest the miserly conditions it entails (cold, wind, ice…).
Anyway, since it seems that public libraries close due to snow, I was lucky enough to have my work closed today (which means I won’t get paid, but then, I wasn’t looking forward to the miserable commute!). In light of that, I was very productive today. I cleaned my room, organized my craft supplies, and moved some furniture around. And then, I ended the day by continuing my Christmas Project work.
As you’ll recall, I offered up to my readers and friends a few weeks ago the opportunity to request a handmade craft for their holiday gift. I didn’t get many requests; but then, that meant that I could spend more time actually working on what people did want.
Ta-chan in-particular requested something Steampunk inspired. Now, we’ll all recall a few months ago–the Steampunk Arm disaster. And I think I might even have recalled vowing to never again touch the genre. Despite that, it’s the holiday season, so I agreed to take on Ta-chan’s request.
I’m not really certain if Ta-chan keeps up with my blog. If she does, well… here’s your very special preview! If not, the rest of you are the luckier ^.^
I was very happy with the way that Ta-chan’s gift came out, and am proud enough of it to want to share it with everyone early. It’s a Steampunk-inspired leather bracelet, featuring nickel, brass, and, of course, copper accents. I managed to get a hold of some gears and such this time, and I think that the bracelet came out so strong and kick-ass, yet lovely at the same time. In all, I think that it took me a hour and a half to design and assemble the piece and, actually, I’m now thinking that I should make one for myself as well! I’m hoping that Ta-chan will like it and wear it proudly, just as I was happy to have the know-how to be able to throw something like this together so quickly! Oh, how far I’ve come: