Michele Carragher, the head embroider on Game of Thrones, made this awesome tutorial to show how she created the dragonscale fabric that appears on several of Daenarys’ costumes in S3 and S4.
Ms. Carragher says that the dragonscale fabric was created because “In season 3 the Costume Designer Michele Clapton wanted a Dragonscale like textured embroidery that starts to emerge on three of Daenery’s costumes, which becomes heavier and more pronounced, growing and evolving as the season progresses” (Carragher).
In stages 9-11 of the tutorial we see how the textile evolves from lightly to heavily embellished. This progression is meant to illustrate Daenarys’ personal growth and the growth of her dragons (source).
Plush is a somewhat friendly octopus hand made from bubblegum pink & mint green polymer clay. Each leg is jointed to the body with metal eye rings and jump rings. The hardware is reinforced with glue making it sturdy for versatile positioning. (via Plush by societysedso on Etsy)
Introducing a variant on my Quizzy dragons, A large ‘Mama Quizzy’! I gave her elongated proportions all over to emphasize that ‘adult’ look, not to mention cute back wings! She stands about 8 inches tall, is made with soft minky, and has button jointed arms you can pose. There is light airbrushed fades on the arms, vintage lace collar, tail, and legs. She also has hand stitched wool felt eye patches and foot bottoms.
She is for adoption, $75 total (that includes USA shipping). International customers add $7 extra for shipping. Please PM me if you are interested. :) If no one claims her on here within a week I’ll put her in my Etsy store. Cheers!
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”
Tatting. Is it just me, or does the name not sound AT ALL like the thing it describes? Things should really. Like wobbly jelly. Sounds like it is. And belly. Well, as a mum I now know why that sounds like wobbly jelly. But tatting?