Yeah yeah, alas. Now to get on with some of the art I've been working on. ;)
Today I'm rambling about: Geeky Keychains
I made these first three for friends. This one was for someone who has a tendency towards playing Chaotic D&D characters:
I figured a dragon is a good thing to put on a D&D keychain. Rawr.
These two were for two of my friends in my D&D game- one loves purple, the other's color of choice is orange:
These were made with Wonky Dice- that's what I call the dice that cracked, exploded, chipped, or otherwise met a strange end. I figured since these keychains are for friends, it wouldn't matter if I used those cracked dice; if they break, I'll just remake them. I just hate the idea of wasting dice. I love all dice, regardless of rollability. ;)
This is one I was experimenting with. I think I'm going to redo it and see if I can get the loops better. Here it is:
This one is yet another cleric keychain (what? That's my default class) and the colors I used represent Holy Water (blues and clears). The sun is for Apollo, one of the Good deities in my D&D world (and my second favorite D&D deity; hey, we clerics of the two remaining Greek deities have to stick together, what with all those upstart clerics of new gods). ;)
It looks good laying flat, but when looked at from a different angle, you can see how off-center the loops are:
This is because I used much thicker wire, so I wasn't sure exactly how (or where) to twist over the wire. I'm experimenting with thicker wire in the hope that it'll make the keychains sturdier, but this is a new snag in the keychain-making process. I really should learn how to wirewrap, but I've been having problems learning that (it frustrates me. Greatly). And I doubt it would work for this thick wire. So I'll just keep experimenting. The thinner wire/headpins work fine for the shorter keychains with just dice, but it's the longer worded ones I worry about. I'm afraid they might snap.
And in this sneak peek picture, you can see all the dicey things I've been working on- three of these will be going into my shops, so you'll get better pictures of them later:
I'll try to post again soon with the other things I've been working on. :)