Saturday, November 7, 2009


hello there.

I finished the right arm last night. I also etched another 90 scales and treated 210 of my batch yesterday. today, I scratched on 30 more scales for the day and began adding contractions on the front of the shirt/jacket.

however, I've encountered some trouble! the brass rings connecting the zipper to the scale sheets have a tendency to pop open when bearing the weight of the suit.

I'll need to grab some (much) heavier wire and make some heavy-duty connectors. I've been flirting with the idea of flattening the ends and drilling tiny holes in them to rivet them, since the possibility of soldering is out of the question.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


remember, remember... today's the fifth!

I just finished assembling the left sleeve. oh happy day! I also got my new leather in today. it's about twice as thick as the first sheet I got, so I think it'll be good! this new leather will cover a significant section under the armpit and along the side of the shirt. I think I'm going to mock up the shape out of paper before I cut into any fabric or leather *_*

fun, huh?

the zipper ended up right under my elbow so I couldn't bend my arm at first. I removed a few connections from the zipper, and then it was fine. I'm going to add some extra heavy leather right at that elbow to make it a little more comfortable and durable. going to try to make the right arm match tomorrow : )

Wednesday, November 4, 2009



I was pretty far behind this morning, but I did a 180. literally! I dipped and scratched on 180 new scales in one day. that's 6 days' worth, and now I'm back to being ahead.

that's the sight of 300 scales. I actually did 30 more after I took this picture.

in the last few weeks, I've been taking scales out of one of two bags. one is full, and one always looks like it has about 200 scales in it. or does it? I keep removing scales from this bag and it just never seems to get any less full. it's an endless bag of scales!

doesn't that look like 200 scales? yeah, it looked like that 3 weeks ago, too.

also, here's the last of my butter chicken from the recent half batch:

om nom nom.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I got 30 scales done today, and finished all my homework @_@ now that's a feat in itself! no pictures again this time, just didn't get to it today. g'night!

Monday, November 2, 2009


today was spent mainly doing class things. I've finally made some decent progress on a new website, which I'll link here (and link this blog on the website) when I'm done. as for scales, I've dipped and scratched on 60 of them. I figure you've seen enough of the black-clad little stacks so no pictures tonight!

woohoo getting to bed on time for once. : D

Sunday, November 1, 2009



I spent most of the morning adding grommets to the zipper on the back of the shirt. yesterday, I had only just started, so it was a lot of work today! I also ordered more black leather and I'm hoping it will be the correct thickness this time. the shirt is ever approaching accepting armpit leather : ) exciting! I went to the shop to blacken the grommets and brass rings that connect to the zipper and I wanted to buy more brass wire for the rings, but the cabinet was locked so I'll have to do that tomorrow. making rings is hard work!

that's that! g'night.