Hippie Time

I may not have owned any hand sanitizer when the COVID-19 outbreak began, but I did have a wide variety of strange craft supplies to keep me busy when I couldn't go to work anymore. In the fabric section of my personal store I found many yards of this embroidered stuff that might be silk!... Continue Reading →

Social Distancing Socks

Well, I've been spending a lot more time with my projects. My career is in fine jewelry, which is pretty much the definition of non-essential, and I work out of New York City. The Covid-19 pandemic means that I have been called upon to help save the world by staying home. That's okay. Luckily I've... Continue Reading →

Adam Savage EDC ONE

A few weeks ago I finally cracked out the plans for the Savage Industries Every Day Carry bag. I love bags, but not fancy ones. I'm looking for a bag that solves all my problems, works for almost everything, and never needs replacing. The same goes for shoes, though to my knowledge neither of these... Continue Reading →

3D Printed Trading Card Frame

Those following my Etsy shop will have noticed another non-jewelry addition last week.  I recently encountered another "problem" in my personal life.  People I know and love have started appearing on their very own trading cards (usually as part of a promotional effort for rec sports groups, not at random.  Things aren't that strange around here... Continue Reading →

T-Shirt Project Update

It's been a while since I posted my tutorial on refinishing t-shirts with crocheted edges, but the shirt I photographed for directions has become a favorite, so I thought I'd share! Here is the finished product: I cut this one a bit shorter than I usually prefer, but since it had an unusually wide, boxy... Continue Reading →

3D Printed English Bobbins

My first 3D printed bobbins came out so well that I knew I'd need to design some more!   I decided to give another popular bobbin type a go, the English style lace bobbin.   English bobbins have a long thin shape and a hole in one end to recieve "spangles," usually glass beads on... Continue Reading →

3D Printer Madness

There was a new addition to my household a couple of weeks ago that I am really enjoying.  It’s a secondhand Replicator 2 3D printer by Makerbot. The Replicator 2 prints polylactic acid, a hard, shiny, biodegradable plastic that’s pretty easy for the home user.  The printer is also fairly user friendly, as the seller... Continue Reading →

Crochet T-shirt Re-Styling

Today I want to share a project that is solving three problems for me:  1) Too many odd balls of string around the house, 2) nothing to do with one's hands during long commutes or short vacations,  and 3) too many ill-fitting but otherwise beloved souvenir t-shirts cluttering up the dresser. I've never felt able... Continue Reading →

Thank you, Internet!

Over the years, many strangers I've never met have given me gifts of learning and inspiration by sharing their work on blogs and message boards. Some of their sites were as modest as this and infrequently updated, but were still able to offer me great insight into the processes associated with their creations. Perhaps here... Continue Reading →

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