* Under water resin

Posted on April 4th, 2018 by maitreya. Filed under Jewelry, Resin.


These ones are kind of silly, but I still like them.  Tiny rubber toys molded in an ice cube tray.  The shark’s fin sticking out was a happy accident from them floating a little before the resin set.

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* Seedling hardener

Posted on April 1st, 2018 by maitreya. Filed under Home and Garden.


I’m trying to do all my own seeds starts this year.  My main problem with this in previous years was that the plants would mostly have issues after transplant, which was probably because I wasn’t taking enough care with hardening them off.  It’s so much work, though!  I came across these instructions for hardening off plants for people with jobs, which I am hoping will solve my problems.  The idea is to put them outside under 4 mil plastic that somewhat but not entirely blocks UV, but also has some ventilation so they don’t roast.  I just stapled the plastic to my old chicken tractor, which we haven’t used in a while for its original purpose.  I’m testing it out with some artichoke, scallion, and alpine strawberry starts, so fingers crossed!

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* Origami paper resin necklaces

Posted on March 31st, 2018 by maitreya. Filed under Jewelry, Resin.


More resin. Top row is origami paper molded in a pill box. Bottom row is two silicone ice cube trays.

The wedge ones have a short piece of tubing glued to the top for hanging, like this previous necklace.

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* Resin tile birds

Posted on March 15th, 2018 by maitreya. Filed under Jewelry, Resin.


Snippets from a plastic Ikea placemat, molded in a silicone ice cube tray. Pictured before I drilled holes in the top of each of them.

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* Resin planets

Posted on March 10th, 2018 by maitreya. Filed under Jewelry, Resin.


More resin necklaces. These are stickers, molded in a paint palette. Shown before I drilled a hole and added a jump ring for hanging.  FYI, the holes are much easier to drill if you flip these flat side up.  I ruined another piece because the dremel slipped on the domed surface.

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* Resin stamp necklaces

Posted on March 8th, 2018 by maitreya. Filed under Jewelry, Resin.


I got a new can of resin, so now the race is on to Embed All The Things before it expires. Set 1: stamps from my childhood stamp collection.

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* 2018 updates

Posted on February 25th, 2018 by maitreya. Filed under Random.


Some minor site updates: apparently some tweak on the server side made a bunch of my old images disappear.  Luckily the files didn’t disappear, the links were just wrong, so that should be fixed now.

Also updated my link list with a few new ones and purged a few that were out of date.  So interesting how everything has moved to instagram now.

Turns out Sitemeter went out of business years ago and I didn’t notice, so my poor site has been trying to contact it with every page load.  That’s now replaced with Google Analytics.

Favorite new discovery of late: Promoter Pin Hider plugin to remove ads from Pinterest.  I was seriously about to quit Pinterest before I found this.

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* Print, Paper, & Ink

Posted on February 24th, 2018 by maitreya. Filed under Crafty Review.


I was wondering the other day whatever happened to the people who used to run the dear, departed Assemble Shop.  Turns out they wrote a book!  It’s really pretty and has several cute projects.  My favorite is the Spirographed Tote.

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* minimal holiday card

Posted on December 27th, 2017 by maitreya. Filed under Holiday, Paper Crafts.


Loosely inspired by this much cooler gift wrap.  If I had been more industrious, I would have added more holidays.

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* It’ll be fiiiiiiine

Posted on September 5th, 2017 by maitreya. Filed under Cross Stitch/Embroidery.


Cross stitch attempt to comfort students taking a hard course with me.

 

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