Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Face the Raven

"Forget the way you usually look at the world. This street’s going to be hiding in plain sight. If you see something unusual or notable, dismiss it. Just keep walking. But if there’s a bit of London so unremarkable that you don’t even think about it, stop. You could very well be standing right outside a trap street. Count everything that you see. Because when you hit the area around a trap street, it’s very likely you’ll lost count. You’ll lose count because the misdirection circuit is creating confusion in your mind. Details won’t add out. Reality will have glitches in it. Like when you try to read the same simple sentence three times over, and the meaning just won’t sink in." 

Monday, 8 August 2016


Oblivion: the state of being unaware or unconscious of what is happening around one.

Moving from Elvish to circular Gallifreyan! My Gallifreyan inspired jewellery began a few years ago with paper pendants, painted to look like metal. Why? I thought that making them out of wire would be way too complicated. A few months ago, however, I happily proved myself wrong and made a wirework gallifreyan pendant. But I wanted something else, something more. Instead of scaling the project up, I decided to scale it down

This is what I started with a few hours ago: a sketch, wire, my translation sheet, pliers and a mandrel. For a first attempt at a wirework circular Gallifreyan ring, I love it a whole lot! I don't really document my complete process as detailed when I'm just experimenting with a first version This always leaves me with a reason to make a second version and prevent some of the mistakes I made in number one.

The biggest issue I have with this ring is the spelling. Technically, it doesn't say oblivion, but objivion. The "l" requires three dots, which I usually make with small metal beads. For this project, they were way too big. So, I decided to leave them out, and I have to admit: it still looks pretty amazing : ) 

Saturday, 6 August 2016


Brushing up on my Elvish writing skills! And what better to practice with than the beautiful word wanderlust. Wanderlust, a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world. 

Besides practicing in pencil, calligraphy and fineliner, I'm also experimenting with wire-writing. Using 0,6 mm wire at the moment, I haven't found the exact result that I'm looking for, but that's what experiments are for, aren't they! 

Friday, 5 August 2016


“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff.”
And in the end, that’s what it will always come down to: time. But, I’m not at the end of something here, I’m at the beginning. The beginning of a page that, unlike the big ball of wibbly-wobbly stuff time actually is, will get sorted in a linear, chronological matter.
Still, I’m going to start it off with time. Or, more specifically, a Time Turner. Borrowing the first words on this site from a Time Lord, it just kind of seems like a good topic to start with, don’t you think?
The Time Turner pictured here is actually number three I’ve made, but certainly the most magical of them all. Created using nothing but paper, glue, paint, and quite a bit of time, this necklace sure is something different. A full article talking about how I made it can be found here