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vintage recycled shoulder/arm chain by xtarnishedx
this gorgeous arm chain is a one-of-a-kind piece, as xtarnishedx creates all their body jewelry from upcycled, salvaged vintage jewelry. this particular piece features a1950s german franc, a vintage 1920s shoulder piece from an old jacket, and several vintage chains.
A little experiment with resin. They will be made into magnets.
The fish are made from polymer clay and the “water” is resin. The octopuses glow in the dark.
So, the Alethiometer Project is back in full swing, and I’m excited to have added another product to my store! Alethiometer coasters come in gold, bronze and copper (or you can get all three colours if you buy the set) and for an extra 50p, I’ll write a His Dark Materials quote of your choice on the back. Because we can never do enough to celebrate the lyrical awesome of Philip Pullman’s writing, am I right?
Alethiometer coasters are £1.50 each or £4 for a set of three. All proceeds to that amazing fandom non-profit the Organisation for Transformative Works. Check them out on Etsy!
The workshop. In case anyone wanted to see behind the scenes at His Junk Materials… My workbench is a small folding table named Nigel :)
In the midst of all the mess you might be able to spy my latest order of a bronze necklace, which is going in the post tomorrow!
Because I just can’t stop making these into new things, now I’m making earrings as well! These are bottle cap alethiometer earrings, currently only in gold, but bronze and copper varieties to come (and then you can mix and match!) I’m selling them in my Etsy shop His Junk Materials in aid of the amazing fanworks organisation The Organization for Transformative Works, which runs AO3 (Archive of Our Own) and a whole host of other amazing initiatives. To find out more visit http://transformativeworks.org/
Alethiometer earrings for £2.50 - https://www.etsy.com/listing/188198360/bottlecap-alethiometer-earrings
Tell your friends! :D
I lowered the price of these just now to be more in line with my other prices. For anyone who’s curious, the profit margin on each of my items (which is to say, the money going to the OTW) is £1-1.20. After I get about a fiver I’ll make my first donation and post a screenshot :) Thanks to everyone who’s bought one so far!
Just a concept I’m currently messing about with - alethiometer ribbons! Simple in theory, surprisingly tricky in practice. Threading the ribbon through the alethiometer was actually less difficult than tying it in my hair without the aid of a mirror. I’m quite pleased with the effect, though.
I discovered a shorter ribbon is better so that you’re not endlessly wrapping it around and around, and tying a bow doesn’t look as good as I thought it would. I’m considering getting some little gold beads to tie on the ends so they can just hang down and look pretty.
I’ve invested in ribbons of a few colours, but I won’t actually make up one of these unless I get an order. Alethiometers with giant holes in the sides are a bit hard to repurpose. I used a defective one for this little experiment, which is why the face is slightly stained.
Next up: alethiometer hair sticks! Nah, just kidding. But I’m seriously considering sticking one on a barrette or something.
Daemons of His Dark Materials
This is utterly fantastic.
passengers with larger daemons are asked not to travel at peak times where possible and to use the larger outer carriages. people with smaller daemons are asked to exercise caution when in crowded trains. as always please mind the gap.
they say that city daemons are generally smaller, less space you see, but london is a city of immigrants and commuters so you are just as likely to see a dog daemon as you are a lion. cities aren’t built for large daemons, there are crowds and narrow alleys and tubes and trains and buses to navigate but most people don’t let that stop them. there are cars and carriages and buses especially for big daemons and if your daemon is too big even for those well you can always ride them.
Why is this so amusing?
This is the funniest thing ever omgThe dragonfly. I totally wanna do the dragonfly now.
THIS IS THE GREATEST THING EVER