I've got the Scottish osprey cam
open right now, and while I can't see the chicks, I'm pretty sure they're active as Mama's looking rather uncomfortable right about now. XD
I found this Japanese kanzashi site
, which seems to be someone's personal site where she displays (and maybe sells) kanzashi she makes. She includes a lot of photos of each piece, sometimes of the back, which is REALLY NICE so I can see the construction. :D
The actual question: On some of them, she attaches small beaded dangly things with a little clasp. (hook clasp thing: look here
and click on the far right picture for an enlargement.) If I wanted to buy similar components for the dangly parts, what do I get? I haven't spent a whole lot of time exploring the chain/ring section of jewelry so I'm not sure if those little components are sold separately, in chains, or if they're those long stick things I see that need to be formed into rings myself. :/ (I also like the ones with little butterfly danglies
on the ends. XD)
I'm hoping to hit the craft store today (preferably at lunch, since I didn't pack mine and have to go out) to get a few components to experiment with and hope to have for A-Kon next weekend, to see how they do.
ETA: Especially because Hobby Lobby has metal jewelry findings 50% off this week
This morning, I grabbed a screenshot of the osprey cam I mentioned a couple of entries back when Mama moved off the babies for a short period. Wasn't able to upload it until now, as magatsu.net was having server load issues, but if you want to see it, it's under the cut.( Cut for osprey!Collapse )
I just put together a beaded dangly like the ones in an earlier post today. It has a few warts, but not bad for a first try! Photos and kittyspam under the cut.( Read more...Collapse )
Anyone have any idea how I can get my hands on a bunch of cards with two small parallel cuts in them near one end in LESS THAN A WEEK?
This is such a winner of an idea for packaging the kanzashi I could probably pop the prices up a buck or so if I did it:
(Yeah, the obvious thing would be to get a bunch of cardstock cut at Kinkos - where I could at least have them Xerox my name and a logo or something on to it - and do the parallel slices myself, but that'd be time-consuming. Hmmm. Need to be bigger than business-card size or I'd just just mine.)
If you're reading 2DGoggles (and if you're not, why not?), part 3 of Lovelace and Babbage vs the Economy