Archive for October, 2011

Chocolate D&D Dice Mold Tutorial

Posted in Chocolate, Chocolate Molds with tags , , on October 27, 2011 by ariels
I’ve had several people request a how-to for the D&D dice mold I created for a client’s cupcake-topper chocolate dice. So, here’s a step-by-step tutorial for this:
which you can use to make these:

(That set hasn’t been cleaned up from the molding yet, but since I keep forgetting to take a picture of the finished product, it’ll have to do for now.)

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Leather Hogwarts: A History How-To

Posted in Leatherworking with tags , , on October 27, 2011 by ariels

Let’s say you want to show off your Harry Potter street cred with the world’s coolest coffee-table book. Or you want a super-geeky guestbook or photo album for your wedding. Or you just can’t resist a really awesome craft project. How about one of these?

Hogwarts: A History Finished Book Cover(Full size picture at the end of the post.)

Now, this is by no means the fanciest book cover out there. This is, in fact, an easy beginner’s project. If you want fancier inspiration, try over here. But let me tell you, this baby looks, feels, and smells like something out of an old-school library, and it works great on a coffeetable or book case. It’s got a three-dimensional design on the front, and it is 100% unique in the world, which just feels damned cool.

[To the HP fans out there who’ve done the mandatory double-take: Remember that whole “custom” thing? Yeah. This is actually a fan art prop for a live-action Harry Potter roleplaying game I wrote, where some of the players created a fifth house. Works just as well with the normal seal, though!]

This tutorial was originally written for a wedding forum; I’ve tried to clean up most of the references, but if I’ve missed some, I apologize in advance.

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Welcome to an Experimentalist’s Record

Posted in Uncategorized on October 27, 2011 by ariels

I’ve never managed a regular blog before, and I doubt I will now. My intent here is simple: I do lots of cool projects, both chocolate and non-chocolate-related. I’d like to share my cool projects, and more to the point, I’d like to record for my own future memory and the edification of anyone interested how exactly I did them. I’ll post irregularly, whenever I have a new tutorial to share or awesome thing to show off. I hope these posts will be educational and entertaining. Please feel free to ask questions, share links, and point me in the direction of other artisans and craftspeople that I can learn from.