summer of crafts 2014

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Craft                          Summer 2014

This cosplay took me roughly three months to make, it is made from wool felt and weighs around 20 pounds. Thanks to all the cosplayers who made posts about how they put together their gear! I was able to snag some templates from: http://turnonred.tumblr.com/post/22304756914/okay-that-took-forever-im-sorry-heres-the.

Thank you thatgamecompany for making such a game!

Roundup DIY 9 Friendship Bracelet Tutorials. Summer 2014 Part 2. Part 1 is here and and Part 3 is here.

  1. 6 Strand Arrow Friendship Bracelet from Spoonful.
  2. Rhinestone Friendship Bracelet from Passions for Fashion.
  3. Friendship Bracelet from Fenkoplet.
  4. Sliding Knot Closure Beaded Friendship Bracelet from Hey Wanderer.
  5. 5 Strand Friendship Bracelet from Stripes & Sequins (easy).
  6. Braided Bead Friendship Bracelet from Pumps & Iron.
  7. Beginner Braided and Knotted Bracelets from Happy Hour Projects.
  8. 4 Braided Friendship Bracelets from The Purl Bee.
  9. Ariel Gordon Silk Curb Friendship Bracelet from Thanks, I Made It.

Roundup DIY 9 Friendship Bracelet Tutorials. Summer 2014 Part 3. Part 1 is here and Part 2 is here.

  1. Easy Chan Luu Friendship Metal Tube Bracelet from inspiration & realisation. 
  2. Braided Bead Friendship Bracelet from Happy Hour Projects.
  3. Braided Hemp Cord Wish Bracelet from Happy Hour Projects.
  4. Macrame Bracelet with Charms from Pretty Quirky Pants. 
  5. Spiral Braid Anchor Charm Bracelet  from How DId You Make This?.
  6. 8 Strand Heart Friendship Bracelet Tutorial from Honestly…WTF.
  7. Easy Macrame Friendship Bracelet with Adjustable Knot Closure from Anna Evers.
  8. 5 Strand Friendship Bracelet from Flax & Twine.
  9. Satin Nautical Knot Friendship Bracelet from inspiration & realisation.

Roundup DIY 9 Friendship Bracelet Tutorials. Summer 2014 Part 1. Part 2 is here and Part 3 is here.

  1. Knotted Charm Bracelet from My White Idea.
  2. Friendship Bracelet Tutorials from The Purl Bee.
  3. Knotted Friendship Bracelet from Erin Siegel Jewelry.
  4. Tiny Friendship Bracelet with Charm from I Spy DIY.
  5. Friendship Bracelet Kit and Printable from eighteen25.
  6. Removable Friendship Bracelet from Hey Wanderer.
  7. Tiny Friendship Crimp Bead Bracelet from Thanks, I Made it.
  8. 5 Strand Braid Tutorial from Design and Form.
  9. Heart Friendship Bracelet from Hey Wanderer.

Below is a Roundup of 18 Friendship Bracelet Tutorials I posted including a site with hundreds of patterns for bracelets (#9 Bottom Photo).

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“Quequinox Art” equine sculptures, from 2008-2014. They get more recent toward the bottom.

I wanted to make a post like this because I hear from people all the time that they wish they could sculpt like me, or want my “talent” and all that. I think it’s important to show the work and improvement over time. Art is a skill, and while I think talent/ inherent ability has something to do with it, persistence and practice definitely play a huge role in art skill development. My equine anatomy totally sucked when I started sculpting, as you can see. I made and sold tons of sculptures that looked like Atlantic and Linger here, which I find so embarrassing looking back. 

My point I guess is that we all start somewhere. Don’t be discouraged from trying new things!

Shown Here: (top to bottom, left to right)
“Atlantic” - 2008
“Linger” - 2009
“Lissome” - 2009 (later)
“Chiasmus” - 2010
“Ecolalia” - 2010
“Daffy” - summer 2011
“Consonance” - early 2012
“Anneliese” - summer 2012
“Volition” - 2013
“Kismet” - January 2014