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kalajessta
04-06-2007, 07:46 PM
I'm attempting to get Guy Cecil (Tales of the Abyss) done in time for TekkoshoCon next week. One of the major issues I am having is finding his charm on his necklace.

Here's a picture for refrence:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/kalajessta/1.jpg

If it comes down to it, I was thinking of possibly getting a dog liscens and using it as that, but it partly 3D. I was also thinking of attempting to make it out of fimo, but I would really like to find something in a bead store or craft store. I've tried Joanns and Michaels and found nothing.

FeelLikeRain
04-06-2007, 08:51 PM
Paperclay is good for this kind of thing (and, well, many things. <3) -- you'd be able to find it at Michaels -- if you ended up sculpting it, which is what I'd do. I used it really extensively for my Lloyd cosplay. o___o It's quite tough when it's dry, it adheres to itself and a fair few other kinds of surfaces when still moist, and is generally rather forgiving. The only thing is that it likes to stick to your fingers and dry there; thus you'd probably want to wash your hands every now and then or at least keep a damp cloth nearby.

You'd just roll out a bit of the clay to the thickness you want the charm to be, trace a circle in it lightly with a toothpick/pin/etc., cut that out with a knife, smooth down the edges and basically make it look like you want it to (making a little hole in the top so that you can attach it to the collar), then leave it to dry for a little while. Afterward you'd just sand it to make it smooth, paint it with gold acrylic paint, and you're good.

neoPootling
04-07-2007, 03:19 AM
i used some gold colored Aluminium spangle things that i found in the jewelry section of joAnns and hammered it out as flat as i could for the main plate thing. it's metal, light, and shiny so i was alright with the hammering even though it didnt come out 100% flat. the rest is made of ribbon and some jewelry rings. i took a lighter and heated a needle to poke/ melt through the ribbon so i could loop the rings through.

guy cecil pix in my gallery and choker details here:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/neoPootling/guy_choker1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/neoPootling/guy_choker2.jpg