Tuesday, July 29

My Apartment Smells Like Leather

At least when there aren't fumes off of spray painting of goggle lenses. Continuing to stock up Cracked Looking-Glass Crafts over on Etsy. Fortunately the new roomie does not disagree with the smell of leather. I have been cranking out the strange leather goods, from goggles to cuffs to pouches. Of course, last night I took a break from that and instead worked on a cuff for the technophile in someones life. I need to learn patience and keep my picture taking to daylight hours so that I can steal the bedroom made of windows for lovely natural light. It really makes for better pictures. May also be getting into reenactment gear, or at least doing a few custom orders of it. Still need to do some pricing first. Ah the madness of creating a second job for myself...

Tuesday, July 22

Brass Goggles

My new addiction has become steampunk. As such, my need for goggles has steadily been rising. Finally, I tracked down enough ideas to actually pull them off.

Just a quick picture from the phone. Better pictures will be on my Etsy site later tonight when I get it listed. The frames are actually spray-painted brass, but are actually metal at least. Lenses are a nice acrylic-plastic and sturdy with car-window tint added to get them tinted. I used leather, antiqued brass eyelets and a brass center-bar buckle. (For the record, I love the nearby Tandy Leather store I found). Hopefully more sets to come with some odd additions, though I want to start with some plain sets. Also listing a set with silver frames on Ebay currently. Just to see what happens.

Other then that, a few trade and gift items and planning to stock up the store. Will make an effort to write a little here as well off and on, though most of my attention has shifted to my writing blog. In my defense, I have been rocking out that particular project with many posts.