This time I needed a nice looking staff for an elderly looking character. So off to the woods and some minutes later a nice rod was found. I peeled off the bark with a knife and had a cool stick on the game.
And since the character will be played again I decided to enhance the look of the staff. After peeling it fully I heated the wood with a torch burning only the topmost wood. This gave ma a nice dark look, a transparent paint came along with a brass protector for the bottom end.
And voila thats it, not realy hard to do but very fancy looking.
This time i made a box for the Labyrinth Tarot deck of Lois Ryo. The cards are just so well drawn that i thought i need some more neet than the small cardboard box in which they come. It's made of Brass beechwood and leather.
Long time no see. Last weekend me and my girlfriend took a vacation at spa, 3 days of doing nothing but relaxing. Anyway after those 3 days I realy was eager to craft again and after 2 days working through I'm as tensed up as before my holiday but at least with a new pair of armguards.
The Scales are made of stainless stell and where all heat treated to achieve that nice orange to blue gradient.
Here you can see the gradient has been applied to all the small pieces at the top part too.
And finally this is the look when beeing worn ^^.
First thing in a long time that I'm really proud of again.
Our groups Gnome has got a lot of tools already, but what he really needs is a homeworkers belt pouch to store all the nails and screws to construct his weird machines ^^. The onlyproblem with leather pouches is that small items tend to fall out, so I tried one with a solid wooden side and it worked. Even after heavy shaking no nail fell out.
Since a working colleague of mine wanted to play an archer, I realized that we only got one quiver but 3 archers in our group. So I looked up some quivers in the web and found some realy beautiful works at http://www.langbogen.net/. Having seen thus pretty things I made one of my own and I'm also quiet pleased.
After searching for 2 hours in the hardware store to gather all the parts for the chest, I payed surprisingly much for this thing... 65 Euros after thinking about it i guess i could have bought 3 of them with an online order. But at least I made it ^^. You can also see on eof the many shields i did in last few days for our larp group.
Some weeks ago a friend of mine gave me some old tools he did no longer need. I derusted them sharpened some and made a leather bag so it can be carried around. I really was looking for such an oppertunity since old looking tools are hard to come around.
Hi everone, I haven't uploaded anything for quiet a while but here's something new: The 14 year old brother of my girlfriend made a belt on a workshop and he still needed a buckle fot it so we decided to make it from scratch. One of my first metal crafts, not perfect but handmade ^^.
As my girlfriend and I will play figures in a Harry Potter like setting soon, we needed some wands ! 5 hours later, with the help of her father on the turning lathe we got these fine wands which hopefully will become an handy against Lord Voldemort and his minions ;)
The red one is made of pearwood (handle) and plumwood (on the tip) whilst white one is made of white maple.
Mostimportant thing if you want to wield a sword is that you have a Sheath, so guess what I did today ^^. Making this thing from carpet squares, it really was hard work to archieve a good look, but finally I am pleased.
Some time ago a working collegue of mine, made a bow in shool. Ever since this beautifully piece of work lay in box in his cellar catching dust. When I mentioned that I was working on a crossbow he asked me if 'd like to have it. I said I'd have a look and after seeing all the fancy profund work I gladly took it and wrapped the fibreglass bow in leather and voila. It's not authentic but it looks good and the best thing about it is that you can take the bow appart, this way it easy fits in any bag or rucksack when your traveling. ( Ever tried to explain at the airport check in, that you want that bow in handluggage ^^, trust me you don't want to ) ... so long
We got ourselfs a new Digicam this weekend, so the whole blogging thing can start =>. Second post is a brooch forged of brass I made some months ago. I did some decorational hammering on the needle, what i like most about this thing is it's color. Shiny warm gold tone.
Whilst tillering my new springsteel bow for my crossbow the shaft fell down and 2 weeks of work cracked right away. The shaft was broken at the grip, repairing it seemed useless and now I think it will lay forever in the unfinished projects box -_-.
Meanwhile the search for a new digicam is still continuing ^^.