Monday, February 26, 2007

Helmets Teaset

I constructed an armet-burgonet cross helm for a teapot, and then added three tea cups to the set: Crusader great helm, Hoplite/Corinthian helm and a Norse helmet.

Story time!
Now, the armet-burgonet, great helm and Corinthian helms all have crests of various types that I could tweak into acting as handles, but I have found nothing that indicates Norse helmets having crests that stick out to any appreciable degree.
So what in the world can I do for a handle?
Other than crests, what else sticks out the back of a Norse helmet?

AXES, obviously.

And in conclusion: I am awesome.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Cupid's Arrows: Skewers+Needles Edition

What's Valentine's Day without Cupid? Well, it'd be a bow and some arrows that hurt.

Two 6" skewers, two sewing needles, a scrap of paper, some floss and superglue.

These are pretty dangerous: from about 6 feet away, I can lodge one of these arrows in a piece of hardwood. (With craptastic acurracy, but that's beside the point.)

Directions on how these were made are here (thanks to

Sunday, February 11, 2007


I got the idea for these from a post on Instructables. I've collaborated with the original author, so if you want directions for these dreamcatchers, head there.
Dreamcatcher 1: Half-inch in diameter, copper ring wrapped in upholstery thread.

Dreamcatcher 2: Quarter-inch in diameter. Aluminum ring wrapped in "metallic" thread.

Dreamcatcher 3: Three-eighths of an inch across. Paperclip bent to shape, wrapped in upholstery thread.