Links, 12 feb 2016

Kelly Jelinek's upholstered fauxidermy.

Kelly Jelinek’s upholstered fauxidermy.

Animated comics from coffee cups

Animated comics from coffee cups

Rent a private island for $350/night.

Rent a private island for $350/night.

Christina Bothwell

Christina Bothwell

Shipwrecks in resin whales by Yamada Isana

Shipwrecks in resin whales by Yamada Isana

Noas Glass

I love this style of glass bead. Even the lampwork is unusual. Gorgeous.

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Mate Burilado

 

Mate burilado is the Peruvian elaborate art of gourd carving. Charring is a common technique, along with more complex pyrography, and dyeing.

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The Genius of Turner

 

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Saturniidae Moth Caterpillar

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Links, 05 feb 2016

Flóra Borsi's Animeyed

Flóra Borsi’s Animeyed

An index of places to take online courses, by subect. h/t Kari.

An index of places to take online courses, by subect. h/t Kari.

Examining the original art of master forger Pei-Shen Qian.

Examining the original art of master forger Pei-Shen Qian.

She Sheds (Alternately: That's What She Shed)

She Sheds (Alternately: That’s What She Shed)

Unusual polyclay bracelets by Anke Humpert

Unusual polyclay bracelets by Anke Humpert

Ori Gersht's shattered mirror photography

Ori Gersht’s shattered mirror photography

Kiva Ford

Kiva Ford

Enchanting Adornments

Carnivale Bohemian Chandelier Earrings

Carnivale Bohemian Chandelier Earrings

Victorian Lace Cuff

Victorian Lace Cuff

TRANSFORMATION ~ Ornate Phoenix  mythical fantasy necklace with hematite crystal stones, fuchsia glass

Transformation

Diana's Mirror Vintage Filigree Blue Luster Czech Glass Goddess Earrings

Diana’s Mirror Earrings

Bohemian Woodlands - Aged Copper Moon and Owl Necklace - Boho Goddess Jewelry

Bohemian Woodlands Necklace

Gothique Vampire Queen Necklace

Dorset Buttons

Beaded Dorset Button Brooch in Olive and Copper

Beaded Dorset Button by Denise Kovnat

Every once in a while I find an intriguing craft I’d never heard of, and of course, I have to try it.

Gini’s Boutique

Dorset buttons originated in the 17th century, and were made and used through the 19th century, until mass-produced buttons became readily available.

I’m not entirely sure I did my rounding properly, but I don’t think it much matters, as there are obviously many ways to stitch these little jewels.

My first effort

My first effort

Other folks must be much faster at it, as this took me about three hours. I tried to add beads, but it was more complicated than I planned, and I didn’t want to ruin the base button.

$34 for this necklace by Wonder Woollens? She must be fast.

If you’d like to know more, I started here:

Handmade and embroidered Dorset buttons

Anita Simmance

The Pre-Raphaelites Documentary

Well, crud. The Andrew Lloyd Webber documentary on the Pre-Raphaelites got blocked in the US. It was excellent, but this one is okay, too.

 

 

Mark Doolittle

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