So I’ve found that if you take a thimble
and a fashion eyelet / grommet / whatever you want to call it
and drop it inside the thimble
it looks like a stitchpunk optic.
This stemmed from me looking at a “make your own stitchpunk doll” tutorial that involved dropping a googly eye directly into a thimble partly filled with hot glue. I derped around with these fashion eyelets I had lying around and dropped one into a thimble to see how much it resembled an optic. And was surprised and pleased at the results. Even though I had to work it into place because the eyelet kept flipping over so it was upside-down. And then tilting the thimble so the opening was horizontally oriented would make the eyelet just plain fall out.
I then went on to put a small circle of light grey paper - wider than the hole in the grommet but smaller than the outermost rim so it would sit further back in the thimble - stolen black plastic circles from tiny googly eyes, glue, and made these. Using slightly smaller thimbles than the one in the above images. You can tell because the eyelet sits a little closer to the opening than in the other thimble.
Right now I don’t know what I’m going to do with them? I have a styrofoam egg that I carved holes into, to see how the thimble-optics would look on something shaped a little like a stitchpunk head, but I got the spacing wrong / the egg is a tiny bit too big and I have nothing to really sand it down to a better size with, that is if I can manage not to screw up in doing so if I manage to find anything to do the job with.
Posted on: Jul 7, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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Okay, a little about me. I am Acro - 22-year old female, asexual, artist / amateur scientist [specifically regarding biology / zoology], and violin mantis person. Majored in anthropology. I also like to represent myself with something that is essentially an anthropomorphic, okapi-themed lamp, for no reason other than it's fun.
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I like invertebrates, natural oddities, surreal / fantasy-type art, robots, guys without faces / with partly obscured faces, and things that have a somewhat old-fashioned vibe to them, among other things, so expect to see a bit of that around. Fandoms I post about / reblog regularly include mostly Transformers: Prime / MTMTE / misc. other continuities at the moment, plus Shane Acker's 9 [though not much as of late with the latter]. There are also sprinklings of other things as well that have to do with animation, sci-fi, well-done fantasy, and so on - such as Pixar, Studio Ghibli, etc. I also reblog things about feminism and gender / sexual identities and other debate-sparking topics, so if that kind of thing annoys you then here's your warning before you hit the "follow" button.
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