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27 May 2011 @ 09:24 pm
One of my many new adventures since my foot got well enough to go out and adventure things I happened to run into 3 pelts... could use some ID help. To me it seems like colt/filly that lost the longer hairs (as untanned rotting and mummified pelts often do) since it lacks the cute curly texture of a calf?
http://abandonedplaces.livejournal.com/2348479.html

And Mod Note: if anyone is interested in helping out around here, let us know? Could use some active help for advertising our presence, approving posts, and such.
 
 
23 May 2011 @ 09:44 pm
X-posted from my own journal.

I've had this rock since I was a child, always referred to it as Mister Happyface Rock, but I just recently realized it looks a heck of a lot like the Troll Face. http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/trollface-coolface-problem

Check it out.



I also have a small black rock somewhere... somewhere... that has inclusions in the shape of a question mark. Been meaning to track that down since I first posted the Troll Face, but have been unable to locate it.
 
 
New listed items includes dog, sheep, and pig skulls, a camera tripod, fur, and gar and fish bones.

Most, if not all, of the leftover old stuff prices are slashed.

Also check my shop for cool stuff, including a painted skull: grygon.etsy.com
Not pictured:
lion skull (not 100% i want to sell him)
nintendo DS and games, never played (i can take video of it working for you, lol)

Beware my slow replies but I generally reply within 24hours.


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Offers accepted:
None of the prices are set in stone; if you want to make an offer it can't hurt you at all to try.
 
 
08 May 2011 @ 05:58 am
I started collecting Dec 3rd, 2010. I am very happy with how it looks. What do you think?
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Curious? Come and see....Collapse )
 
 
05 May 2011 @ 02:06 am
Thought you might like this: http://www.rusticattitude.com/index.html

They make jewellery from reshaped vintage silverplate flatware. You can't order direct via the website but I'm told they accept orders via email and phone.

I totally am coveting their bracelets and fork pendants myself.
 
 
 
23 April 2011 @ 05:03 pm
Finally finished this series on deviant art, so here it is for you all!



PART ONE
Deals with cleaning



PART TWO
Deals with degreasing



PART THREE
Deals with whitening



PART FOUR
Deals with sealing
 
 
20 April 2011 @ 10:54 pm
Not safe for work... but no real naughties showing.

Check out this photostream from April 18th to April 20th.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/quemas/
 
 
14 April 2011 @ 09:37 pm
skullgrrl fixed this necklace for me. :)

YinYangUpdate

Under the cut are images of obnoxious sizes for comparison. ;) The "before" shot has another fugly necklace in it, and the "after" shot is on black. The "after" shot is the one that I will actually wear, now that skully has made it beautiful for me.

Could it be he's some old jailbird that the tide now washes in?Collapse )

Pretty bang up job skullgrrl did, I think. What do you all think? :)
 
 
06 April 2011 @ 09:46 pm
My 2nd and my 4th finished needle-felting projects here in this photo. Plus a work-in-progress carved antler top. Click for bigger or go under the cut for bigger.

I am a little more obsessed than is healthy over Inception (movie) and decided to undertake felting a spinning top a few months ago. Then recently did a 2nd. And just might keep making more. lol.

The colors of the felted tops were chosen to match the colors of two character's wardrobes in the movie... I swear the unfortunate shape + color combo on one of them was unintentional and I noticed it way way too late to fix. :(

They do indeed spin. :) Not as straight as the silver one in front as it is casted steel.



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03 April 2011 @ 01:27 pm
I've noticed this "ICE" resin mentioned a LOT in the past 2 weeks on my flist so I thought I'd hit at least one community with a little public service announcement. Particularly for those in the USA as I haven't yet had time for you "lazy foreigners"** who can't/won't call/contact riogrande yourself and ask if they ship to other countries + how much the shipping is. ;)

ICE resin is expensive. And is the exact same stuff as riogrande.com's more-for-your-buck resin.

Read this article:
http://artfortheheart.blogspot.com/2008/09/resins-as-finishes-sealers-and-casting.html

Especially these parts:
Ice Resin was $24 for four ounces of resin and four ounces of hardener
Colores from Rio Grande is $19.50 for eight ounces of hardener and eight ounces of resin plus the cost of shipping
The ICE Resin is as similar to Colores Resin (Doming System) Rio Grande as any two products can be. The amount of the bubbles is the same. The ease of bursting the bubbles is the same. The odor is so similar that I cannot tell the difference in a blind test. The ability to dome on an object is the same. My suspicions from my testing were that this is the same product or at the very least has the same active ingredients and just in a different package.

Then order from riogrande.com.

;)

One thing I know about riogrande's resin, and is probably the same for ICE, is there is no expiration date. So don't let the larger size of the riogrande system deter you at all. Riogrande's system also comes with a stack of mixing cups and sticks.

And a tip I learned with riogrande's doming system: popping the bubbles is EASY. For those who have glasses, you know how you clean them real quick by fogging them up with your breath and then rubbing them on your shirt? Same thing with the resin. Just "haah haaah" breath on the finished product after you cover it with resin and watch the bubbles swarm to the surface. Though I've never seen very many bubbles at all. Also you can flash the surface with a lighter. A lady who works at riogrande as I was buying the product in their store (they are local for me, located in Albuquerque) gave me these tips for bubbles.


** play on the "lazy American" stereotype you guys are always throwing my way, people are lazy EVERYWHERE but that's another PSA for another time, yeah?