Sunday, July 8, 2012

Dragon Glass!!!

In case anyone wonders why my recent obsession with obsidian aka dragonglass, and also why I think that tossing it into the mouth of one of the walking dead (as I suggest here )
may work, here's George R.R. Martin in A Storm of Swords (Vol. 3 of A song of Ice and Fire) on what happens when the "Others" (the walking dead) come in contact with it.
He heard a crack, like the sound ice makes when it breaks beneath a man’s foot, and then a screech so shrill and sharp that he went staggering backward with his hands over his muffled ears, and fell hard on his arse.

When he opened his eyes the Other’s armor was running down its legs in rivulets as pale blue blood hissed and steamed around the black dragonglass dagger in its throat. It reached down with two bone‐white hands to pull out the knife, but where its fingers touched the obsidian they smoked.

Sam rolled onto his side, eyes wide as the Other shrank and puddled, dissolving away. In twenty heartbeats its flesh was gone, swirling away in a fine white mist. Beneath were bones like milkglass, pale and shiny, and they were melting too. Finally only the dragonglass dagger remained, wreathed in steam as if it were alive
and sweating. Grenn bent to scoop it up and flung it down again at once. “Mother, that’s cold.”

“Obsidian.” Sam struggled to his knees. “Dragonglass, they call it. Dragonglass. Dragon glass.”
Need I say more?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

WIP -- obsidian and ammonities

I've actually managed to acquire some obsidian needles -- these are longish, thinnish, more or less pointed naturally formed pieces of obsidian that apparently are found in only a few  places. I absolutely love them--they're obviously natural/raw/primitive, but lend themselves nicely to at least some of my ideas about use.

Here are some pics of the raw stuff along with a few becoming something else:the last one is some less pointy pieces I'm thinking of offering for sale -- among other things, they make lovely-sounding windchimes. Will the sound keep the walking dead away from your house?  I don't know, but it can't hurt.

In addition, I've been working on some of the arrowheads seen in the last post, plus some ammonites I've acquired recently--these pics (and some of the pieces) aren't ready to list yet, but I thought some of you might like to see what I'm up to.  The pics also include one pair of steampunk earrings with fairies--not quite so new, but I think not previously   photographed. So here goes:

As always, comments, questions, etc. are welcome, even encouraged--let me know someone's actually looking!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Be safe from vampires!

I've been reading the Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones books (and have lots of related charms in my supply shop, and a few related pieces--there will be more--on The Creative Block but what I want to talk about is the Others, the vampires.

I don't know about you, but I am taking NO chances here!  Samwell discovered that obsidian is the best defense, so I've acquired a small stock of obsidian arrowheads and even some "Apache Tears"--obsidian drops--I need to do more research, but I have the feeling that stuffing the drops into their mouths, if you didn't have a sharp point about you, might also work.

Meanwhile, here are some photos of my anti-vampire armaments.  I suggest that you take some of the same precautions.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mr. Small's new duds

Mr. Small's new duds-- outfit from nubanded on etsy, Leslie's first fur wig.
Bottom pic, L to R: Margaret O'Brien prototype (1980s?)wearing Emily the Strange outfit: Cara, CED, in outfit by Leslie, shoes by Sherry of Paul Zhangby,with camera: Gala ("Whisper" Goodreau) in commercial outfit (I think Teen Trends or Friends2BMade); Chloe (CED) in outfit by Leslie, Sherry shoes, Mr. Small on lap.