I came across this brass pagoda-style bell (pictured above) at a second hand store recently. It’s dimensions are 7″ x 5″ x 2″. It was missing a brass knob screw (top of left post) but it did still have it’s original ringer/striker, that’s it hanging on the right side. I really like making Shrines and… Continue reading Oriental Bell Temple Shrine
A few years back I found this wire mobile at a Flea Market. I think this style is meant to hang photographs on. It had some interesting elements to it like a rusty patina on the wire, a version of alligator clips at the end of each dangling section, it was fairly large (20″ long… Continue reading Suncatcher Mobile DIY
Sorry it’s taken me so long to get Part 4 of the Steampunk Stag posted. My Etsy shop called, we got hit with three snow storms in a row (with more to come) and I stalled out on this guy until I got what I wanted to use for gears sorted out. Remember early on,… Continue reading Steampunk Stag – Part 4
What is a Spirit House? Well, there’s a number of different ways to answer that question depending on location, religion, culture and time, just to name a few. But for me, this is my view point (in a nutshell): ” A spirit house is a dedicated structure to honor the guardians of the land. It is… Continue reading Spirit House (or) Shrine – Part 1
I just had a custom order come into my Etsy shop, Old Raven, for a Christmas Advent Calendar. Advent Calendars have been around since the mid 1800s and they’ve been handmade as well as massed produced in a huge variety of styles from the very simple to incredibly intricate. Some Advent’s are flat and made… Continue reading Custom Christmas Advent Calendar – We Begin!
“When someone told me I live in a fantasy land, I nearly fell off my unicorn.” Anonymous Just acknowledging the fact that I’m a bit weird, but I’ve learned to embrace it and now I just go with the flow when I see a bird cage at a second hand store and think ‘I could… Continue reading Banana Hanger + Bird Cage + Skeletons = Halloween Decor (?) Part 1 of 2
I am having SO MUCH FUN with these paper mache coffins! This is my latest (check out my post featuring the BONE COLLECTOR if you missed my first coffin) and this one’s a candy dish. Or, if you prefer the “trick” side instead of the “treat” side of Halloween, then fill this baby up with… Continue reading Halloween Coffin Candy Dish