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“Endless, endless…don’t you see? This is what my destiny is!” 



sh…rug? My dreams never make sense. Fever dreams, much less so. Micolash had some kind of final form in this one, where he was turning into a Great One. He kept fuckin’ talking, too. Like. He wouldn’t stop talking. Actually, he ended up being eaten by a Great One mid-sentence but he was pretty chill about it all.

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A rare Paul Poiret ensemble for his famous One Thousand and Second Night party, 10th January 1914

Fuchsia velvet harem pants with attached nude organza bodice richly overlaid with bands of Russian silver bobbin lace, with pearl beaded ankle bands; worn under a cloth of silver tunic with long trained hem, raised fuchsia velvet botehs embroidered in silver thread and seed pearls to the chest closure, entirely edged in large pearl beads; the elaborate conical cloth of gold headdress adorned with emerald and sapphire ‘jewelled’ medallions, with wing-shaped wired silver lace side panels and earring-like pearl droplets to each side, topped by ostrich plumes

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Destroya and the Phoenix Witch

viewed as the yin and yang of the zones, in a way, Destroya, the god who would bring life, and the Phoenix Witch, the goddess who guides the dead.

Common offerings to Destroya include broken bot parts, jars of rainwater, and wires twisted into elaborate shapes.

Common offerings to the Phoenix Witch include charms [often metallic or shiny], frankincense, and the glass evil eyes known as Nazars.

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So I first got an anon asking ‘If you made EOS into a person, what would she look like?’ back in 2015…

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Hello everyone!! I know every witch (whether you be a solitary, green, kitchen coven oriented, Pagan, Druid, Heathen, Wicca, Celtic, Norse or any other kind) celebrates the holidays differently. I personally love making wreaths for each holiday that I leave up until the next. I try as often as I can to use natural material but as I live in North Eastern Canada, there is barely grass poking through let alone wild flowers and leaves. So, I have gone to Michael’s to purchase my materials (except for the glue gun, the wire hanger and the tape. These I had at home)

So, here is my Wreath Tutorial!

Step 1: You want to shape a wire hanger into the best circle you can get. (Pliers may be needed for the corners as they can be stubborn)

Step 2: Get some painting tape and wrap it as tightly as you can around the width of the hanger. (this is so the wire is thicker for the glue and the glue sticks better)

Step 3: Get your floral materials together and start picking and choosing your first material. You generally want to start with thick, leafy material in order to cover the tape. Don’t worry if there are spots that are not covered, it will get fuller, I promise! Also, many of the floral materials you can purchase will have wires inside! Use them to your advantage to save glue and make it look more natural. If you are using natural products, a lot of glue will be needed unless you are using coniferous branches. These are pretty pliable.

Step 4: Once you get as much as the tape covered as you think you want, start with one color of flower (or leafs if you re doing a fall one, or pine cones or what not for winter)You want to start to fill in the spots where you can see the tape. Remember to mix it up. The direction and placement of the flowers shouldn’t all be uniform or it won’t look as … natural.

Step 5: Keep doing this for the other flowers colors. Add as many as you want, but remember that the first flowers you start with may end up being chocked out with all the other colors, so remember moderation. 

Now, this step is optional.

Step 6: Use twigs and other flowers to create a unique pentagram to hang in the middle of the wreath. Be sure to measure the twigs to fit in the middle of the wreath. I use ribbon the bind it in a knotted fashion and add ribbon to make it look nicer and brighter.

Just remember to make it your own, to have fun and try your hardest not to burn your finger tips TOO bad!

I hope you all enjoyed this and that if you decide to make one, it turns out the way you want it!

Blessings for you and your family and friends this Ostara!

Idk I think that looks decently convincing? The L shaped wire cover kinda sells it, I  can pretend there’s a hole in the wall.

I tried to post this on mobile and tumblr ate it so I uploaded random drafts just to trigger it to try again and it ate those too. So idk.


But anyway hopefully people quit walking through my breezeway stealing shit. I put up a big sign that says YOU’RE ON CAMERA so.

imagine eleven being back in hawkins when halloween comes around and all boys are talking abt their tricker treating route and what they’re gonna be and els like ‘whats halloween?’ and mikes like 'its this day where everyone goes knocking on doors to get candy and you get to dress up as something you like!!’ so eleven asks 'eggos?’ and mikes like shit man sure why not so then karen, nancy, and the boys (maybe jonathan and joyce too) work together to shape wire into a waffle shape, find material to wrap around it then paint it so by halloween she’ll have a full eggo suit to tricker treat in !!

Wings tutorial

In this tutorial we’re going to show you how we made our god tier wings, though you may use this for any kind of translucent wing.

There are basically pictures of Feferi’s wings (though some of them are Eridan’s since we took the photos whenever we remembered to do so), but well, both of them were done at the same time and in the same way.

Before we get started we believe it’s important to say that, even though the result looks great and it’s pretty comfortable, it takes a lot of time to make those wings (or  was it us since we’re pretty much newbies?).

Let’s get started~

1. Thick wire

2. Spray of the color of your wings

3. Organza fabric

4. Hot glue gun + silicone rods

5. Velcro (Hook-and-loop-tape)

1. Make a paper pattern with the desired shape because it makes it easier to try them on and see how they will look like and also to shape the wings so they are even.

2. Take the wire and shape it following the pattern. Make sure you flatten the wing, since this will make it easier to add the fabric afterwards. Start the wing from the inner part, the one where the other wing will be attached. Join the end of the wire curling it up, we added some tape to make it even and also to secure it. Don’t cut all the extra wire, leave some, since you’ll need it later on.

3. Spray the wire so even if it can be seen through the fabric it won’t stand out.

Note: It took us forever to get the right shape…You don’t need as much extra wire as in the picture, 15-20 cm is enough. If you leave more wire than needed it’ll be more difficult to handle the wings and to sew the fabric.

4. Time for the organza. It’s a beautiful fabric, but it tends to fray and wrinkle. Put the fabric on a flat surface and place the wing on it. Draw the outline and cut the fabric following the shape. It’s okay even if it doesn’t come up exactly the same.

Note 1: That’s the sheer organza.

Note 2: You need to cut leaving some space on the edge.

5. Once you’ve cut the fabric, take the silicone and glue the organza to the wire. Be patient since it’s pretty easy to make silicone globs. We glued the fabric slowly, slightly rolling it up to the wire and flatting it up with a toothpick.

Note: Here you can see how the fabric looks once it’s been glued and also the globs we were talking about. Don’t worry if you also get globs, later on we’ll conceal them. We hope you don’t get as burnt with the silicone as we did.

Note: A lot of people interpret the god tier wings differently than we do, that’s to say: They make the edges translucent and the inside duller. We did it the other way around, which let us make the edges darker so we could camouflage better the wire and the silicone globs :=B

6. Time to add the drawings of the wing. Make a paper pattern; try it on the wings and when you think it’s alright cut it on the fabric leaving some space on the edges just as you did before. Now fold the edge and iron it, put it on the wing, baste it and finally sew it.

Note: By folding the edges of the fabric you can avoid it from fraying without needing to top it off with silicon or anything like that. Also, it makes a darker edge so the drawing stands out more.

7. Let’s start with the flange:

A: Make a long textile strap about 6cm wide (or however you like, just take into account that you’ll have to fold it into four parts). If you don’t have enough fabric, just sew different straps between them, at the end it won’t stand out too much.

B. Fold the straps in half and iron them.

C. Fold both parts of the straps to the inside so when you sew them they stay unseen.

D. When you have the whole strap finished, you only have to sew it around the wing. This step takes a lot of time so take it easy

Note 1: Those may not be the best pictures to explain the flanges part, but the black wire is supposed to simulate the wire of the wing, although at this point it already has the fabric…Well, the point is that the strap is sewed taking both sides of the wing.

Note 2: When you get to the part where there’s the extra wire, just poke a hole into the fabric and put some transparent nail polish so it won’t fray.

8. Now it’s time to attach the wings between them. Try the wings on to see which distance suits your needs and shape the extra wire into two hooks. We added a little bit of silicone at the end of the wire so it wouldn’t’ be an inconvenience (or rip the fabric). Take a piece of fabric or some random strap and try it one once more to see which distance fits you best  on the upper part. Make two straps like the ones you made for the flange of the wings with the desired distance. These ones will have to be wider, specially the one you’ll use to cover the wire which joins the wings. If you do this part like this you’ll be able to fold your wings, which will make it easier to handle them and also to store them afterwards c:

9. Now the restraint system. There are people that just fasten the wings by the neck; we prefer to do so and also around the waist. Take a strap or some string and attach it with pins to the edges of the wing where you put the top strap (the one without wire inside), try it on your neck and fix the measurement. Afterwards measure your waist and make one more strip to make a belt, sew a piece of Velcro on each edge of the strap and it’s done. Sew both straps to the wings as you can see in the drawing below.  Once you’ve done this, take some string and tie it to both straps, this will help tighten the wings and it will also prevent you from being strangled.

Note 1: When you make the strap for the neck you have to take into account how wide is the neck of your shirt or hood, because the wider the opening, the longer you’ll have to make the strap so it won’t be seen.

Note 2: If you’ve got boobs, you will most likely look like some anime girl. We don’t have any explanation for the 90’s (?) anime’s wrinkles on the t-shirt, we didn’t think their existence was even possible.

10. And lastly, to put the strap around the waist we recommend opening two holes on the back of the t-shirt.

TADAAAA!

Ask us if you’ve got any questions, we’re not so good at making tutorials and English is not our first language u_____u


Spanish version here

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For all time is a new artwork in the restored Swan Wing in Stratford-upon-Avon, created by designer and artist Steven Follen.

It’s made of 2000 hand folded stainless steel stars suspended from the ceiling by fine wires to make the shape of a 3 metres tall human face.

The inspiration for the piece comes from Romeo and Juliet, Act III Scene II. In this scene Juliet speaks of her star-cross’d lover Romeo, “When I shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine…”.

The title, For all time, is a quote from Ben Jonson’s eulogy to Shakespeare: “He was not of an age, but for all time!”

the universe asked for more joetroh facts so here we go 

Joe Troh collects wires, of all shapes, sizes and uses, whether or not he needs them. 

While joe troh did not write for a lot of the first few FOB albums, he did specifically co-write The Pros And Cons Of Breathing and 7 Minutes In Heaven with pstump 

Joe Troh’s least favorite music video to shoot was I Don’t Care, for obvious reasons.

Joe Troh’s favorite song off of Soul Punk is Explode

Joe Troh has had a New Zealand Kiwi bird adopted under his name by an interviewer at coup de maine magazine

If he were to be turned into a teenage mutant ninja turtle, joe troh thinks he would be Raphael

Joe Troh has been in countless bands other than fall out boy, but the two he did during the hiatus were The Damned Things, a heavy metal supergroup consisting of members of fob, anthrax, and every time i die, and With Knives, which was a collaboration project between him and his best friend, Josh Newton, who was also in the Damned Things. The Damned Things released one album, Ironiclast, and With Knives had one EP, called Shadenfreude. 

Unlike most of his other projects, for With Knives, joe troh did vocals. 

Joe Troh was the last to agree to go off of hiatus, and only did so after a three hour long phone call with pstump agreeing that he would have a larger part in the band and the writing for it, which he had previously felt excluded from. 

Joe Troh has a french bulldog named Louis, and a tattoo of him on his left thigh. 

these have been Joe Troh facts. 

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Beautiful wire and plexiglass shapes by Matthew Attard

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Bonnet in progress! Haven’t shared any of the WIP photos because bonnets look really strange right up until they are almost done. Now it’s almost done, so here it is!

I made it to pair with a Regency dress so it has a different shape than my previous bonnet (though it’s made with the same material so it looks similar). I used interfacing and wire to achieve the shape and cotton sateen, organza, poplin, and a few bits of vintage lace for the covering. 

Needs ties to hold it in place and flowers, then it will be done!

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Royal Wedding Dresses: 
HRH, The Duchess of Cambridge 

On April 29th, 2011, Catherine Middleton and Prince William got married at Westminster Abby. The Bride chose Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen as her designer for her big day. The dress has a corset bodice, with narrow sleeves, and a padded skirt. The dress was made with ivory and white satin gazar. The skirt echoes an opening flower, with white satin gazar arches and pleats. The ivory satin bodice is  narrowed at the waist and padded at the hips, The back is covered with 58 gazar and organza covered buttons fastened by Rouleau loops. 

Her train was a modest 9ft. It was made of layers of soft, ivory silk netting with hand embroidered flowers. 

Her bouquet was in a shield-shaped wired bouquet of myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth. The bouquet was designed by Shane Connolly and draws on the traditions of flowers of significance for the Royal Family, the Middleton family, and on the Language of Flowers.

Catherine was given the Cartier Halo Tiara for her big day. It was lent to her by The Queen.  It was made by Cartier in 1936 and was originally given to the Queen for her 18th birthday. 

Catherine chose James Pryce as her stylist.  A nine-man team backcombed her hair on top to give it height, then it was smoothed with lacquer and the long tresses were curled at the back. 

Catherine opted to do her own make-up for the important day. The diamond earnings were given to her by her parents and were made by society jewelers Robinson Pelham. They have an oak leaf outline and an acorn shaped diamond suspended in the centre.