I love selling art at conventions, but I'm constantly jealous of all the wonderful crafters out there who can make nerdy jewellery and clothing for others to enjoy. I've wanted to start creating charms and jewellery for ages, but honestly, I'm really not all that crafty at all! I can't sew to save my life, so even the few cosplays I've created tend to just be very basic adaptations of regular clothing or store bought outfits. I've dabbled in Fimo and Sculpey, but never stuck with it all that much, despite making a cute little Poro recently for Valentines Day.
Still, I found some clear cabachons in a local craft store and thought I'd finally give it a go! I ordered a ton of findings, chains and glue after researching a whole day on what best to use and how. Today, the postman came to the door with a sack full of goodies for me, so I finally set to work! This was the result!
I used my own designs for the Personality Cores from Portal 2, and my first attempt was Wheatley. It's certainly a case of trial and error! Wheatley looks pretty good in this picture, but I think I applied too much glue, because there are little trapped air bubbles beneath the cabachon that sadly I couldn't remove for all the squeezing in the world.
Next up was the Space Core, and I'm pretty happy with how he came out. There's one tiny air bubble in the middle but it's only noticable at a certain angle. Last up was Rainbow Dash's cutie mark, where I only applied the tiniest amount of glue. I was actually worried it wasn't going to work because the glue didn't seem to spread around enough, but I gave it a huge squish and stuck it under a book and voila - this one came out perfect! So I think maybe I've conquered the air bubble monster!
If all goes well, I can finally expand my convention stall to including a few more things like this! It'll be nice having a little more variety on the table.
Speaking of conventions, my next con is DevCon in Plymouth on May 4th. What a great way to spend Star Wars Day! ;)
I'm Selena, an artist, blogger and gamer - but maybe not always in that order! Dream Somehow is a blog dedicated to travel, geeky adventures, vintage style and a little bit of Disney Dreaming! If you'd like to learn a little more about me, click here.