Saturday, June 7, 2008

May BDC Challenge Entries

Check out the entries into May's BDC Challenge - "U-day Celebrations", the Big Damn Crafters' take on Unification Day. For a reminder on what the Challenge details were, click here.

Unification Day Necklace by NightMaiden

A large open heart with a scrollwork design surrounds a planet charm symbolizing the unification of the planets.

Circular ceramic beads and the small black ceramic bead that is inside are offset with "chicken blood stone" (symbolizing the blood that was spilled in the war) and small wooden beads.

This necklace measure approx. 16" in length and is finished with a silver plated magnetic clasp. The heart is approx. 2" in width with a drop of approx. 2 1/2".

If you'd like to purchase this beautiful necklace, visit NightMaiden's shop, here.

U-Day Rememberance FireFly Serenity Polymer Clay Beads by valeriebeads

My challenge piece is in rememberance of the sacrifices the Independents made, a field of brown flowers to signify the Browncoats, and red roses for the bloody battles fought.

The beads measure approximately 11mm. The beads feature tiny signature cane near the hole. These beads are glossed to give them shine. This listing is for the 6 beads pictured.

If you'd like to purchase these stunning handmade beads, visit valeriebeads' shop, here.

Serenity Now by lunaarcana

Instead of celebrating such an unhappy thing such as U-Day, lunaarcana decided to concentrate on the fact that Hope is still alive and to make a beaded charm for each member of the crew.

The charm bracelet is silver plated C chain, which will keep it's sparkle. There are cultured pearls in shades of steel and platinum (which are rough around the edges, just like our Browncoats!), Czech glass beads in shades of Topaz and steel blue. There are black diamond Swarovski crystals as well as sterling silver rounds to add just the right touch of "shiny".

The bracelet measures 8" and each beaded charm is wrapped directly to the chain so the charms will not come off!

If you'd like to purchase this symbolic braclet, visit lunaarcana's shop, here.

You Can't Take the Sky, A Limited Edition Digital Collage ACEO by scarywhitegirl

The title of the piece, "You Can't Take the Sky," is from the theme song for Firefly. The words are also echoed in the text on the card, which is printed across a bright blue sky with a texture of dry, cracked earth. At the lower right, a woman's back bears the Chinese characters for "Serenity," which is both the name of the ship and the feeling that the blue skies can invoke.

This is a limited edition digital collage ACEO, created in Photoshop. The edition will be limited to 9 prints. The first of these will be donated to the Arizona Browncoats for the raffle at their Serenity Forever/Equality Now! screening of "Serenity" this year. The other 8 prints will be available through scarywhitegirl's Etsy shop... but act quickly, or they may be gone before you get yours!

If you'd like to purchase this gorgeous ACEO, visit scarywhitegirl's shop, here.

Facade by ladyartisan

This journal is 8.5" x 5.5" (214mm x 139mm) and is a limp binding using a longstitch/kettlestitch combination. This book has 8 separate sections with 8 different types of paper, making it a wonderful art, travel, or writing journal. There are a total of 148 pages (counting each side as 1 page) and paper types include 4 different colors of Canson Mi Teintes pastel paper, a green text weight paper, a heavyweight Mulberry paper that's smooth on 1 side and rough on the other, and 2 different colors of Lokta paper, both with a wonderful aged look to them.

The cover on this journal is unbacked, quilted fabric in a lovely, silvery-grey color with dark ice-blue embroidered oriental dragons/designs on the outside.

If you'd like to purchase this amazing journal, visit ladyartisan's shop, here.

All of the Coats in my Closet are Brown by sweettarragon

Some days, all she could remember was the darkness. At night, she saw rocks splashed with blood. She ran a finger over the small scrap of brown fabric she kept hidden from the Alliance and cried. Happy Unification Day.

Mocca Swarovski crystals nestle in black agate and brecciated jasper, a hint of brown shimmering in a sea of red and black. Lead-free open-work pewter beads, pen shell heishi, and a zinc pendant complete the memory. This hand-crafted 22" necklace closes with a toggle clasp in back.

If you'd like to purchase this beautiful necklacejournal, visit sweettarragon's shop, here.

Battle of Serenity - Handspun yarn by inlerah

In honor of our fallen browncoats, here is some Battle of Serenity handspun wool yarn in rich shades of brown and red. The natural brown and cream wool was overdyed by me using professional acid dyes. The yarn is plied with brown nylon thread, which adds a little shine and enhances the colors of the wool.

2 oz / 56 g
96 yds / 88 m
10 wpi

If you'd like to purchase this gorgeous yarn to use in your own crafting projects, visit inlerah's shop, here.

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