Purple haze

A quick post with some recent items i’ve made.

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I also found some nice items in a charity shop recently that should provide some useful beads for more projects (to add to the big pile of such finds!).

2015-03-26 22.56.47Until next time

 

xx

Purple haze was originally published on Kelly's Creations

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Birmingham Comic Con and some work in progress

So last weekend it was MCM Memorabilia/Comic Con at the NEC in BIrmingham. It was the first time Richard had made it along to it. We had a lovely time and came away with a few geeky items, mostly it was a few items of jewellery.

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Unfortunately this year I forgot my camera so didn’t take any photos of the various cosplay costumes on display.

As well as Comic Con last weekend I have been working on a few items, one of which is still a work in progress.

With the passing of my favourite author – Sir Terry Pratchett – I decided I wanted to make some items that were Discworld themed, one of these is below. I have plans for a few other items too, more on those at a later date though.

2015-03-26 22.58.01Until next time

 

xx

Birmingham Comic Con and some work in progress was originally published on Kelly's Creations

In memory…

So being a geek, I’ve always loved things such as Star Trek, but especially Discworld.

And recently the world lost both Leonard Nimoy and Sir Terry Pratchett.

Ook!

Ook!

Of the two the passing of Sir Terry hit me the hardest. I’m an avid reader these days, but many years ago I wasn’t really much of a reader at all. Until that is I picked up a copy of Equal Rites that is.

From that moment I was hooked, not just on the Discworld books, which I grew to love and have since read all the currently published books in the series, but on reading Science Fiction and fantasy works.

As well as sparking my passion for books and reading, Sir Terry’s Discworld books also got me in touch with a great group of people I met via alt.fan.pratchett (admittedly I read rather than posted there, but I did find the #afp IRC channel). Over the following years through the occasional meet I managed to make and the Discworld Conventions (2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012 and 2014) and the Clarecraft Discworld Events (2001, 2003) I made a number of friendships.

I was fortunate to meet Sir Terry on a couple of occasions, albeit briefly. He was always friendly and had time for his fans. When he was later diagnosed with Alzhimers my already great respect for him grew greater as he put a public face to such a horrible illness.

His passing leaves a void. However he leaves behind a beautiful and funny collection of work and one of the best fandoms I have the pleasure of knowing.

I’ll end with a couple of quotes.

 

Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom. — Terry Pratchett

 

No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away… — Terry Pratchett (Reaper Man)

 

UPDATE: I’ve now added GNU Terry Pratchett to the website

 

In memory… was originally published on Kelly's Creations

Star Wars and Doctor Who gifts

So a while ago I mentioned in a previous post that I’d made some gifts for Richard for Christmas. At the time I had no photos of the items I’d made him as they were at his place. I now have photos of them to share.

I’m rather happy with them myself and Richard liked them too, which after all is the point 🙂

So first a box for them to be packed in:

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Then some Star Wars cuff-links and tie pins:

Millenium Falcon cuff-links and tie pin.

Millennium Falcon cuff-links and tie pin. Getting the colours right proved a challenge, but I’m happy with the overall result.

Darth Vader tie pin with previously made Darth Vader cuff-links.

Darth Vader tie pin with previously made Darth Vader cuff-links. Such a simple thing to make these.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Followed by some Dalek cuff-links and tie pins:

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And some K9 cuff-links and tie pin and a TARDIS tie pin:

tardis tie pin

Tardis tie pin. I like how this tardis came out better than previous attempts.

K9 cuff-links and tie pin

K9 cuff-links and tie pin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So those are the gifts Richard got for Christmas, as well as a few other (mainly Star Wars related) items 🙂

Until next time

 

xx

 

Star Wars and Doctor Who gifts was originally published on Kelly's Creations

Green memories

I decided I wanted a new ring and a new bracelet.

The ring was pretty simple and not really any difference between it and previous efforts. I rather like the style and simplicity. I intend to try experiments with a few other designs, but that’ll be for another day.

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I then started to try something else with another ring. But the results were not to my liking sadly.

I have had some memory wire for a while and not really been sure what to do with it until today when an idea struck me. I’m quite happy with the results for a first attempt. I’m by no means in my opinion good at this sort of thing but muddle through best I can.

The most important aspect however are not the results as such but the distraction that making items brings from fatigue, chronic pain and depression. All of which are a part of daily life, so any respite however small is welcome.

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I’m quite happy with it though 🙂

I’ll be trying a couple more I think. As long as I can find enough suitable beads that is, the next one will have to be purple I think as I’ve already got a red one I found in a charity shop.

Until next time 🙂