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Launch Your Own (Paper) Rocket

Last weekend at CONvergence, we got to do a science! A lot of sciences, really. In the Skepchick Space Lab, folks made handheld comets, built kaleidoscopes, constructed little bridges, launched hot air balloons, and loaded paper airplanes with cargo. And down in Connie’s Quantum Sandbox, we had Paper Rocket Races! …

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The Making of Supergirl

I’ve been working on a new costume for a while now, and it’s been a bit of an adventure. Most of the costume work that I do is in metal. I like metal. I know metal. I know how it flows, and stretches, and drapes, and folds. That is to say, I know …

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WIP Weekend – Beachy Necklace Part 2

Yesterday I posted about the beachy found object necklaces I was planning to make.  Today I am excited to share the final stone necklace I finished over the weekend. First I wrapped black wire around the ends to help hang it. Front Back.  Not the most elegant job, but it …

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WIP Weekend – Beachy Found Object Necklaces.

Last week I was in California for a vacation and industry event.  My Cali friend and I walked the beach at Crystal Cove State Park.  It was gorgeous. I know you aren’t supposed to remove shells from the beach, but I couldn’t help myself.  I mean, just look at them! …

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Is Custom Clothing the Future?

A few months ago Mad Art Lab quickies mentioned the 3D printed Petal dress shown above. It is really cool.  REALLY cool. But as anyone who has ever worn sequins can attest, it is probably impractical.  How do you sit down?  On the petals?  Not comfortable. The company behind the Petal dress, Nervous …

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WIP Weekend: Samus’ Varia Suit from Metroid

Okay, so this isn’t my own WIP, but I’ve been watching the progress of this amazing costume and it’s too good to keep hidden until CONvergence. My friend Danielle Price is building Samus Aran’s Varia Suit from the Metroid series of video games. It’s a significant undertaking, in the works for …

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WIP Weekend – Fun With Epoxy

I am gearing up for the jewelry show season for Lumen Electronic Jewelry.  And one of my favorite parts of creating jewelry is sealing them in epoxy.  Sure most of the steps are fun, but this second to last step is where the circuit boards start to look like jewels, …

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Hyperbolic Crochet

I never took any of the classes in the excellent fiber department at my art school. Maybe I thought it was too 2-dimensional or sedentary or too old fashioned. Visions of acres of granny yarn projects may have turned me off.  I bitterly regret it, because now I know that …

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