Eraser Dudes

My brother came to visit over Thanksgiving. When I had to make a run out to JoAnn’s he asked me to bring him back something to do. So I brought him some Sculpey Amazing Eraser Clay. We made erasers together. The ones in the picture above are his. It was fun, although as erasers go,…

Wire-wrapping an LED

Something happened to the original version of this post so I’m reposting. Sorry if you’re seeing it twice. Previously I showed how to make an LED dog collar in which I used LEDs that I had wire wrapped. Here I will show the steps for making a wire wrapped LED that you could then use…

Happy Hannukah: Day 5

During the party, I wanted a bigger more present menorah than my little one. So I stopped by Cost Plus World Market and picked up these little votive holders. At Costco I found a set of 30 LED candles for $15 (including a whole extra set of batteries). So I put the ones with fake…

Happy Hannukah: Day 1

For each day of Hannukah I plan to have a different craft to show you. For this first day, I have a simple wreath. There’s actually one on each side of the door, but they’re identical. I chose this one because you can see the mezuzah which hubby and I got for our wedding. Its…

LED Dog Collar

I’ve been meaning to make something with LEDs for a while. I finally got around to doing it. I decided to make a dog collar. It was a good first project with LEDs because it’s fairly simple as they go, and it’s pretty cool because now I can see her in the backyard at night.…

Metal Casting

And here we have the finished product! (set nicely against my new curtain fabric–there will be a post on that later.) I think the hamsa (the one on the right) is my favorite. It came out most how I expected it to. This post describes the steps to make these.

Visiting the Crucible

For a team offsite at work, we went to the The Crucible. The Crucible is an awesome place where you can do crazy crafts like foundry (melting metal and pouring it into molds), glass working, blacksmithing, welding, jewelery making, neon and more. For our offsite, we did glass flameworking and foundry. Unfortunately, I didn’t get…