15th July 2009: Li Pendant This is the pendant for Li, made the same way as the Fai Pendant. I was worried this would be quite fragile as it's bigger than Fai's and has the spread wing shape which makes it thinner and gives more leverage to snap. To compensate, I tweaked the outline to remove anything spindly and make it wider at the join between the wings that goes behind the shield as this was the bit most likely to snap if the wings were knocked.
Because the shape spans out it took me ages to get it vaguely symmetrical as I'm really picky with this kind of thing. I was poking at it for ages before my sanity told me to make do or lose it. One wrong move and I'd have been kicking myself.
Very happy with the results :)
10th July 2009: Fai Pendant This is the finished Fai Pendant.
In the end I sculpted the wings from fimo, painted them with silver marker and varnished with clear nail varnish.
The shield is black acrylic sheet, wonderfully sanded to shape by Delusional and the edges coloured with silver marker.
All the parts were connected together with jump rings.
3rd June 2009: Wings I've made a start on the group jewellery. Crafting tool of choice? A fork!
For the smallest pieces I'm using Fimo which will be sprayed silver when everything is done. So far I've done Sakuras choker wings and Fai's ring wing.
We've bought black acrylic for the shield pendants and plan to cast the big wing pendants in resin, but I'll have to make the originals out of Fimo. I'm a bit scared of starting them XD
The hunt for black jeans is proving harder than I thought, not popular summer wear.
1st June 2009: A light and simple costume to take to LA for Anime Expo. Should be a fun group with Lex_is_evil as Sakura and Delusional as Li :)
A step ahead on this one. Lex_is_evil lent me a Fai shirt she made for an old group and it's just some black trousers, so that makes a change from my usual 'I have all the accessories, but forgot the clothes'. In return I'm making the wing jewellery for the group :)
Cosplex - 3rd June 2009
Loving the jewelery so far ^_^
Ranma1-2 - 11th July 2009
You sculpted these with a fork!? Girl you got sculpting talents... I'd love to see what you can do with a bunch o proper sculpting tools. Srsly. I'm impressed. :)
BlusterSquall - 12th July 2009
Lounging photos is smex. You look very hot with the scars... I know that sounds wrong, but really it's a compliment!! ... uh... *runs away*
GAINAX - 13th July 2009
Man, I'd KILL for some Mountain Dew... Oh, and you guys looked great! :D
Your pendant looks well pro Amy, like an official product or something =3
Amy-Lou - 16th July 2009
@Silver: That's not makeup, Kat attacked us all! She's vicious I tells ya!
I love the scars, it wouldn't be the same without them. Thanks for the compliments :)
Anonymous - 16th July 2009
You guys look awesome! :D
you had to tease us with your american soda didn't you? :P
Anonymous - 22nd July 2009
wow love the sculpting work! you make an awesome fai 83
Lady Bahamut - 23rd July 2009
Wow, you look amazing! Great photos! :)
Sephirayne - 20th December 2009
"USE THE FORKS LUKE!!!!" XD
But seriously, I love that you used a fork for sculpting. The pendents are brill. I love the photos especailly the 'pimping of the dew' and the attempt at ballet.
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