I shipped a lot of orders last month and several are nice enough to have a blurb but don't really have enough details to have a story.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
I never received any specs from the client so I can only hope the binder is close to what they had in mind. It gave me an opportunity to finally use some of the brown lining material I've been wanting to try out and I'm pretty happy with the result. It's got a good, supple feel to it and I expect I'll be using a bunch of it going forward.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
The client wanted a set of coins based on the artwork in the 5e PHB. When I was prototyping my original currency I'd started with the 5e coins but soon found that I could get anything like the art on the coins to come out of the 3D printer (at least on a practical scale). I'd still based some of my original coin models on the classic currency so I had a good place to start. Fortunately the client was mostly interested in the shape and color of the coins, not their artwork. In the process I've found this style of coins was much faster to produce and a bit more economical too. I'm hoping to make some small tweaks here and there and start offering them as a permanent listing next year.
Not so long ago I'd made a map for a client's homebrew campaign that turned out awesomely. Turns out that client had a friend with a relation who'd also been running their own homebrew campaign for a few decades. The scale was a bit of a challenge (the original map is handdrawn over 4 sheets of paper) but I really like how this one came out. It's an interesting challenge adapting someone's homebrew map into leather and it's one I get to keep enjoying over and over again.
Dice Bags were some of my original patterns but I don't get to make them too often. This one was a nice return to an old favorite in the middle of a lot of complicated projects.
This happened to be the first project finished after I installed a backdrop over my photobooth. The booth itself is great in a lot of ways but the staining came out more orange than I'd expected and that's always bugged me. I'm not a huge fan of how the background affects the color in the photos. This new backdrop will take some experimenting but I'm hoping it'll solve that particular problem.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
I don't do jewelry/accessories too often but it was a fun challenge to design a pair of bracelets to meet the client's specs and budget. In hindsight I think it might've been ok to use a thicker leather but I'm pretty content with how these came out.