DIY Copper Wire Jewelry. I’ve used this simple technique and exact wire in several collages with beads and different types of wire, so I really like this tutorial that tells you the exact type and gauge of wire to buy at the hardware store. Tutorial from Can’t Stop Making Things here.
Jewelry Inspiration. “Chicago CTA Map Copper Cuff Bracelet – Brown Line”. Saw this on my dashboard from someone I follow and wanted to know the source ie the material of the bracelet, what method they used to get the design etc… but there was no source linked. It’s from the Etsy store of fugudesigns here and she has more really interesting bracelets and jewelry. It’s made by photo etching a CTA Brown Line train map onto copper. *I can see this being done with other materials (so not like the original) with different transfer methods – like onto polymer clay.
DIY Penny Floor, Table etc… I remember seeing these Penny tutorials and thinking how time consuming it would be to hand lay each penny. Well not anymore! Reno201 placed them on a mosaic tile backing (I didn’t know you could even buy this could make mosaic work so much easier) and then grouted them with laticrete epoxy. So much easier than resin, although a different look. Tutorial over at Reno210 here.
Steampunk Goggles and Ray Gun made by Jen at the Ebot blog here. Jen writes:
The gun is made from a glass bottle, brass candlestick pieces, and a custom wooden grip we made ourselves. It also lights up when you pull the trigger. I’ll be doing a tutorial on it just as soon as we build another one… for me.
Steampunk Goggles made by Jen at the Ebot blog here (also of the Cake Wrecks Blog – which you haven’t seen makes me smile every day). She says she’ll have a tutorial on these. She also writes:
This is my pair, which I just finished a few days ago. (The gun is an antique reproduction that belonged to my grandfather.) I’m super chuffed with them; I really like the copper and dark brown leather together.
The iridescent film in my goggles turned out to be our favorite part, and was an easy last-second addition. It makes the lenses look holographic, and I looove all the colors.