Mar 12, 2010

Swap pics!

Well my partner for the "one tiny Harry Potter thing" swap over on Crafster, has received, so I will go ahead and show you all what I made...
first we have the letter from Roger Davies, Ravenclaw house quiddich captain, which proclaims Willowe (my swap partner) to be their honorary seeker and bestowes upon her these beauties...
Golden snitch earrings!

in this nifty little pouch no less:

I hand dyed the fabric for the pouch, it has kind of a jagged lined look to it which didn't really pick up on camera. It turned out a little more purple than I would have liked, but I'm still happy with it. The pouch closes with magnets & the crest was made with shrink plastic. I made the earrings based on the golden snitch necklace I had made myself a while back, I just scaled it down & hunted for some smaller gold beads. I decided to put them on chain so that they would have good movement. The letter was printed first on a laser printer, then aged with coffee & heated in the oven. I printed the Hogwarts seal on my inkjet & very carefully aged it w/dry coffee grounds because, as I discovered on my first attempt, inkjet ink will wash out of the paper. I then very carefully trimmed around the crest & glued it to the letter. I then made an envelope with another sheet of aged paper & hand wrote her name on it, trying to mimic the font I used in the letter.

I was pleased overall in the project & my swap partner really liked it too so I'm pretty happy!

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