|Power Girl, and her marvellous boob-window|
While searching idly for Huntress jewelry on etsy the other day, I realized that I could make any of the things I was finding pretty easily, and probably have great fun doing it! Inspired by a tutorial on F Yeah Lolita, I ordered a bunch of cabochons and settings, some old comic books (not rare-old, just cheep-old), and ribbon for necklaces, and waited impatiently for everything to arrive. When it finally all did, I got to work cutting and pasting like the child I am at heart :).
|Black Canary, all in sepia because this frame was a flashback|
I made four pendants, but the glue on the other two refused to dry clear, even after popping them all in a low heat oven. I'm going to have to practice more to figure out how much glue is enough without being too much, but 50% success rate isn't bad for a first try as far as I'm concerned. I'll just have to go paw through the 1$ comic bins to find more good pictures, oh the horror ;). There will be many more of these, and comic earrings/bracelets/rings in my future, of that we can be certain. Next to find: good pictures of the Huntress, Catwoman, Batgirl, Wonder Woman, and Zatanna. (I have a fondness for the ladies. Because you're never too old for a good role model!)
*and yes, as a confirmed bibliophile, at first I found it physically painful to cut up a (sort of) book. I had to keep reminding myself that I bought them specifically for crafts, and that if they were hard to find editions, I wouldn't have found them on ebay for 2 bucks. Luckily, making them into pretty jewelry is so much fun that I think I've gotten over the initial horror, haha. I would never use a rare or hard to find comic for raw materials though. Even though I read all of my comics in digital form (because I'm too cheap and impatient to buy them), I know that many people spend ages tracking down whole sets, and I wouldn't want to inhibit anybody's reading because of my own crafty urges.